NYC Schools Offer Morning-After Pill Without Notifying Parents

As reported by FOX News, the New York City Department of Education is “providing morning-after pills and other birth control drugs to students at 13 city high schools.”

The morning-after pill, also known as Plan B, is touted as a form of “emergency contraception.” The truth about Plan B, however, is that it’s an abortion pill. Read more about it here.

What’s worse is that school nurses “can reportedly dispense ‘Plan B’ emergency contraception and other oral or injectable birth control to girls as young as 14 without telling their parents — unless the parents opt out of the program after receiving a school letter informing them of the new policy.”

The New York City Department of Education shouldn’t be implementing this program at all, but the department should have at least brought parents into the discussion before moving forward. Notifying parents after the fact is wrong. Furthermore, dispensing Plan B to minors without parental consent should be illegal. There are already many states that outlaw performing abortions on minors without parental consent, and since Plan B is an abortion pill, it should be treated the same way.