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.


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