Family Research Council

Danger on the Doorstep: CA Condom Delivery Panned by Parents


By Tony Perkins
September 09, 2013

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When it comes to risky health care, California delivers. Hello, I'm Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C. Pizza isn't the only thing you can order by phone--so is birth control! And unlike pizza, the birth control is free. As part of a California health initiative, kids as young as 12 can go online and request ten taxpayer-funded condoms. San Diego and Fresno County are part of the program, which advertises "confidential packaging" so parents won't be tipped off. Under California law, even fifth graders can have condoms delivered to their doorstep without their moms' and dads' consent. "[W]e just want [teens] to be as safe as possible," said a spokesman for the state's Family Health Council. But how does encouraging premarital sex protect anyone? Even if kids have these condoms, there's no guarantee that they'll work! This just gives them an excuse to experiment--without any regard to the physical and emotional costs. A delivery service might be convenient, but in the end, it's only opening the door to trouble.

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