Birth Control Controversy

By: Kieran Wilson Email
By: Kieran Wilson Email

Students at a Maine middle school can now get birth control prescriptions from the student health clinic. It's a decision that has sparked national debate, and prompted a look that's closer to home.

The last three years in Colorado more than 300 girls ages 10 to 14 have given birth, seven of them in Mesa County. For girls between 15 and 19 the number of births in Mesa County is 700, and looking at the entire state that number climbs to more than 20,000.

When asked if School District 51would consider implementing a program like the school in Maine. They responded that while they do have Sexual Education classes it is the responsibility of the parent to make the decision of whether their underage child should take birth control.

KKCO firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKCO 11News.

powered by Disqus
KKCO NBC 11 News 2531 Blichmann Avenue Grand Junction, CO 81505 Station Phone: 970.243.1111 Business Fax: 970.243.1770 Newsroom Fax: 970.245.3793 News Tip & Contest Line: 970.255.8477
Copyright © 2002-2015 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 10656726 -
Gray Television, Inc.