Imagine sending your daughter to school and her coming home with a three-year contraceptive implanted into her body--courtesy of a school field trip.
You're probably thinking, "Never." But no, it's happening now. Miracle Foster, an Oklahoma mother, allowed her daughter to go on a field trip to a youth services clinic, after she had taken a sex-ed class and wanted to learn more.
But Life Site News reports that this clinic had a definite agenda:
"Youth Services of Tulsa is part of the Tulsa Area Teen Pregnancy Prevention Collaborative, whose PregNOT program began in 2010 with $1.5 million in tax funding from the Obama Health and Human Services' Office of Adolescent Health. Its stated goal is to reduce pregnancy among poor youth ages 11-19 via 'youth-friendly' contraceptives."
Foster's daughter came home with a three-year chemical contraceptive implant inside her arm. Foster was never notified, and after sharing her distress, both the school and the clinic absolved themselves of any responsibility.
Principal Rodney L. Clark released a statement saying "The student was well within her rights of Title X, which is a federal guideline that provides reduced-cost family planning services to persons of all reproductive age."
Foster shared her grief with local Fox station KOKI.
“I just feel like my rights as a parent were violated. I feel like the school is responsible. I think they should’ve given us more information, because like I said, I thought she was going to get information. … So, therefore, she could come back home and we could discuss what was best for my child.”
"I think that is something that a mother and a daughter should discuss," Foster said, weeping.
No kidding. Not only is that something that should only be decided by the parents, but the contraceptive Foster's daughter was implanted with carries major risks.
"The Norplant contraceptive implant has been connected to several health problems," shares Life Site News.
"Its chemical, Levonorgestrel, causes severe hormonal changes and cervical cysts. The implants have been known to dislodge and get lost in the woman's body, and in some cases cause permanent sterility."
"Within six years of Norplant's 1990 FDA approval, more than 6,000 women filed complaints of "adverse medical consequences," including heavy bleeding and vision impairment. Some overseas women were bedridden for months, some literally went blind, and some died because population control officials refused to remove the implants."
Talk about life-changing. And the government, through the school and the clinic, made the decision over the head of the mother--and is not apologizing.
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