Outrageous San Francisco School Board OKs Condoms for Middle-Schoolers
A big controversy is brewing in San Francisco after the city's school board unanimously approved a proposal to give middle school students - ages 11 to 14 - access to condoms without parental approval.
The decision has divided parents, some of whom say that schools should indeed reinforce the importance of safe sex while others say that should be left up to parents.
On "Outnumbered" today, Andrea Tantaros said that middle school is simply too early to give children access to condoms. She said the school should instead focus on education, and let parents make the decisions regarding reproductive health.
Harris Faulkner said she's OK with making condoms accessible to students who may already be sexually active, but she believes a parental permission slip should be a requirement.
"You need to contact me. Let's talk about how we move forward with that. And if you want to open the cabinet with a bucket [of condoms] in it, I have to sign a permission slip," Faulkner said. "In the meantime, she's still my kid, so she may never get that far."
Watch the "Outnumbered" co-hosts discuss above.