The mantra of the sex education crowd for years has been that if we only taught these sweet little cherubs the intricate details of sex and the downside of teenage pregnancy that they would catch the vision of proper precautions and the teen pregnancy rate would decrease. Well, the enlightened ones got some sort of come-uppance the other day. It seems that the New York City school system has been handing out “Plan B” emergency contraception for the past year, in an attempt to decrease the teen pregnancy numbers afflicting the system. Plan B is a “backup” plan that consists of one tablet of levonorgestrel that helps prevent pregnancy after unprotected sex or birth control failure. It seems that over 7,000 teenage girls became pregnant last year in New York alone, with the majority dropping out of school. Sixty four percent of these pregnancies ended in abortion.
The New York City school system had to do something. What they did seems to me to be a tacit admission that sex education programs don’t or can’t deliver on their promises. If they did, then there wouldn’t be a need for this Plan B.
What’s next, RU-486 (the abortion pill) prior to gym? Or a walk-in abortion clinic after chemistry class? And why even have sex education at all, if this is where it is going to lead?