We can't decide what's the better headline:
CREEPY BUT TRUE
CREEPY AND SMART
REALISM: CREEPY OR SMART?
Regardless, the Portland School Committee will consider a proposal tonight that would allow students at King Middle School to obtain prescription birth control medication. The committee meeting will take place at 7 p.m. in Room 250 of the Portland Arts and Technology High School.
Here's some background on the issue (a quick Google turns up countless other blog opinions):
Press Herald article (plus 198 comments)
Bill Nemitz column (with 80+ comments, including at least one that is truly disgusting)
[Allow us to point out the kind-of irony -- or at least the related fact -- that this debate is taking place in Maine, where at least one college (Bowdoin) has had to stop offering birth control to its students because of a federal 'oversight' that dramatically bumped up the price of contraception at college health centers. (Now, Bowdoin's health center simply issues prescriptions that can be filled at regular prices at local pharmacies or Planned Parenthood clinics.) Will some 11 year olds have better access to contraception than some college co-eds?]