October 6, 2012 by SquarePegDem
Last month, the Christian Broadcasting Network covered a news conference organized by NYC Parents Choice to voice opposition to the NYC Department of Education program offering emergency contraceptives to sexually active teens without parental consent.
Parents in New York City are protesting a new program that makes the controversial birth control pill Plan B available to girls in more than 50 public high schools.
Many parents and opponents say the city is trying to take the parents’ place.
At a recent news conference, child psychiatrist Dr. Miriam Grossman noted that the schools actively try to scare students about what harm even one cigarette can do, but not about the possible consequences of a sexual encounter.
“There can still be a pregnancy,” Grossman warned. “You can still get herpes. Herpes: lifelong. Other STDs, HIV – these can all occur as the result of one poor decision.”
Some 7,000 girls got pregnant last year in the Big Apple, with 64 percent of those pregnancies aborted.
Greg Pfundstein, executive director of the Chiaroscuro Foundation, predicted the controversial new program will just lead to more risky behavior, likely meaning more pregnancies and abortions.
“You end up with actually more sexual behavior and you end up with higher risk behavior and you end up with an increase in STDs,” he told CBN News.
“And you have no change in the number of pregnancies and no change in the number of abortions because people have actually changed their behavior based on their perception of risk,” he explained.