I listened to a minute of the Michael Medved show and heard a Code Pink representative going on about how 24 year olds can’t be expected to understand their mortality and should not be trusted with a serious decision such as joining the military. (This is all apropos of the ongoing Code Pink attack against the Marine Recruiting station in Berkeley.) As I was listening to her, I wondered what her stance is on parental notification for abortion and birth control. I’d be willing to bet, although I have no way of knowing for sure, that most of the Code Pink people are very strongly pro-choice, and don’t believe anything should be put between a woman/girl and her birth control or abortion.
As part of that whole birth control/abortion package for girls, I’ll note that, while many schools pass out condoms, the Maine school’s decision to make pills available to middle school girls is a quantum leap in another, very frightening direction. Condoms are merely barriers. Pills seriously affect the hormones of a growing girl, and it’s anybody’s guess what the long term consequences of that interference are going to be. This goes well beyond saying, “if they’re going to do it, at least let them do it safely,” and drifts into scary realms of doing potentially dreadful things to a child’s body — all without the parents having any say in the matter.