Seattle 6th Graders Can’t Get a Coke at School,
But Can Get an IUD
By Kathleen Brown | July 1, 2015 | 11:07 AM EDT
(CNSNews.com) — Middle and high school students can’t get a Coca-Cola or a candy bar at 13 Seattle public schools, but they can get a taxpayer-funded intrauterine device (IUD) implanted without their parents’ consent.
School-based health clinics in at least 13 Seattle-area public high schools and middle schools offer long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs), including IUDs and hormonal implants, to students in sixth-grade and above at no cost, according to Washington State officials.
LARCs are associated with serious side effects, such as uterine perforation and infection. IUDs, specifically, can also act as abortifacients by preventing the implantation of a fertilized egg.
The state and federally funded contraceptive services are made possible by Take Charge, a Washington State Medicaid program which provides free birth control to adults who are uninsured, lack contraceptive coverage, have an income at or below 260 percent of the Federal Poverty Level — or, in this case, to teens who don’t want their parents to know they’re on birth control.
In an email exchange with the Washington State Health Care Authority and CNSNews.com, a Take Charge spokesperson acknowledged that underage students are eligible for a “full array of covered family planning services” at school-based clinics if their parents meet the program’s requirements.
Take Charge added that “a student who does not want their parents to know they are seeking reproductive health services is allowed to apply for Take Charge using their own income, and if they are insured under their parents’ plan, the insurance would not be billed.”
When asked if a sixth grader could get an IUD implanted without parental consent, Take Charge told CNSNews.com: “We encourage all Take Charge providers to offer long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs) in their clinics. A young person does not need parental consent to obtain a LARC or any other contraceptive method…If the young person is not choosing abstinence, she would be able to select a LARC and have it inserted without parental consent.”
So while the students can’t get a soda from the cafeteria due to the Seattle School Board’s 2004 ban on junk food, they can get an IUD implanted at their school’s health center without their parents’ knowledge or permission.
According to the Washington State Medicaid website, health centers at four middle schools and nine high schools in Seattle participate in the Take Charge program. Other Take Charge providers are located in close proximity to schools.
“We have public health departments, community-based clinics, college and university clinics, pediatric clinics, private physician practices, and family planning clinics, like Planned Parenthood” as providers, Take Charge said in the email exchange. A total of 38 Planned Parenthood clinics participate in the Take Charge program.
Seattle school-based clinics participating in the program include Aki Kurose Middle School, Washington Middle School, Denny Middle School, Madison Middle School, Franklin High School, Nathan Hale High School, Roosevelt High School, West Seattle High School, Garfield High School, Ingraham High School, Rainier Beach High School, South Lake High School, and Chief Sealth International High School.
“Something wicked this way comes” as Depopulation of the USA becomes part of normal society instead of an abhorrent and illegal act.
This is one of many totally outrageously intrusive byproducts of Obamacare. Thanks liberal lunatics for allowing young minds to decide something without parental knowledge that is potentially life threatening even for adults and can affect the outlook of that child for years to come. Pelosi and others have continuously pushed unrestrained or unrestricted abortions so now get their way in this as well.
I certainly hope and expect decent, Christians to be appalled and push to change this. It appears the choke-hold of the Potus seems to infect even the highest court in the land on this worthless and costly attempt by one man and his cronies to destroy our citizens.
For shame those who profess religious leanings and everyone else as well, Washington State and ANY state that allows this shold have those pushing use of this investigated. States are supposed to protect and defend citizens that is ALL ages, genders, ethnicities, and religious or non-religious persuasions. This and last trimester abortions are nothing but wholesale killing of human beings.
Parents rights are steadily being stripped away like the illegal kidnapping of children by the child protection agencies without due process and court order. Now we see this being pushed on our children?
Obama, Pelosi, Reid and EVERY signature voting for Obamacare need to lose their healthcare, be placed under federal insurance, and suffer just like the rest of our country. The instigators need to languish behind bars with no hope of being able to get out.
Idiots all and continue to be ever more so with each passing day.