New York Post harpie-in-residence Andrea Peyser, what are you shrieking and yowling about this morning? Oh, that teen pregnancy has gone down 25 percent in New York City over the past decade, so we should stop teaching sex ed and giving out birth control? Madam, you are genius. Come, let us listen at Peyser’s gentle murmurs, together!
They’ve gone too far.
City schools routinely provide mandatory lessons in deviant sex to 11-year-olds. But kids can forget about wrapping their little fingers on a fattening, contraband brownie.
Now schools are tinkering with young girls’ bodies at an alarming rate.
We would like to hear more about this “deviant sex” but unfortunately La Peyser does not tell us of any. But she does tell us that schools are handing out “Plan B.” And is there a problem with this? Sure why not!
We reported in September that members of the Bloomberg administration lie awake at night, worried that girls, especially minority girls, are getting knocked up. (The rate of teen pregnancy in the city has dropped more than 25 percent in a decade.)
So officials took it upon themselves to nip female breeding in the bud, handing out doses of so-called Plan B — the morning-after pill — to young ladies too young to understand what they’re doing to their bodies.
It’s true. Girls are “too young to understand what they’re doing to their bodies.” We know this, because they’re not even having sex and think Plan B is Pez. Oh wait no, these are girls who are doing something to their bodies, but should bear the consequences because whores.
Getting Plan B requires no parental consent.
One mom told me this social tinkering amounted to “child abuse.” Yet as it turns out, The Post’s Susan Edelman reported, the anti-pregnancy scheme is bigger, riskier, more intrusive and secretive than previously known.
Officials don’t want you to know this about Plan B, which can block a pregnancy up to 72 hours after sex:
Some 12,721 (!) doses of the drug were dispensed during the 2011-12 school year by Health Department doctors and school nurses. That number grew like a baby bump from the previous year, when 10,720 girls swallowed Plan B. It gets worse.
It gets worse? But how is that even possible?
Between January 2009 and last school year, an unimaginable 22,400 students waltzed into 40 health centers, mostly in poor neighborhoods, to stock up on birth-control pills, intrauterine devices and tablets that knock out pregnancies before it’s too late.
Let us get this straight. Sexually active teens are mamboing down to their student health centers and getting on birth control. And teen pregnancy is down 25 percent. And this is bad why?
“This is an outrageous infringement on the rights of parents to care for their children,’’ said Lisa Schiffren, senior fellow at the Independent Women’s forum, and mom of three girls.
Oh, because the Independent Women’s Forum says so.
“At worst, it allows for sexual abuse of young girls, with no consequence to the males involved. We live in a culture that sexualizes girls ridiculously early, which is a boon to boys, but wreaks havoc with their ability to plan their lives and exert control.”
As a mother, I resent the intrusion.
And as a mother, your Editrix is elated by the availability of condoms and The Pill and such, or she would be a 39-year-old grandmother. And that shit ain’t even funny at all.
My worry is that by removing potential consequences from rampant premarital sex, schools will serve to increase it, not to mention the spread of sexually transmitted diseases.
If schools take measures to stop girls from getting pregnant, girls will get pregnant. Also: STDs! Does Andrea Peyser have Thoughts on condoms?
And we used to worry about schools distributing condoms! Giving out powerful, potentially harmful drugs without a parent’s say-so is destined to backfire. It gives girls, and randy boys, no excuse to just say “no.”
Anything else from Peyser’s fever dreams?
This, in a school system that mandates middle-school lessons on the joys of anal and oral sex. Kids as young as 4 must learn how to prevent AIDS.
Oh, so just some crazy bullshit then. Fair enough.