Iím Janet Parshall for Washington Watch.
Maybe youíve already gone back-to-school shopping with your kids. Well, Congress has taken one school supply off your list. Itís called parental involvement. This time school clinics are giving it to students in caplet form. Known as the "morning-after" pill, itís a controversial drug that can be taken within 72 hours of sexual intercourse to either prevent or end a pregnancy. The bill would effectively take the "permission slip" out of your hands and give the pen to Congress. But although the Senate may sign the bill, parents, as taxpayers, are the ones signing the check. And like many other taxpayer decisions before, the check may as well be blank. Senator Helms said the government "[has] been given free reign to distribute to American school children whatever they so please."
Most parents arenít aware that instead of sending their children to school, theyíre really sending them to a distribution center for free contraceptives. And now, thanks to this bill, they may not even be aware that their daughters are aborting a human life when they should be in geometry class. The pill, aside from destroying preborn children and encouraging promiscuity, is available without a parentís knowledge or consent! Americans need to "do their homework" before letting Congress and our schools do the parenting.
For Family Research Council, this is Janet Parshall with todayís Washington Watch. For information about us, call 800-225-4008.
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