Condoms and Grade School Children

Dr. Peter Kreeft wrote in Back to Virtue, “The patient, Western civilization, may indeed die soon and will certainly die some day, for everything human is mortal. But it need not die now. Though we are sliding towards the abyss…we can (still) turn back the clock which keeps false time.”

It seems we are bound and determined to continue the slide.  The Associated Press reports today that the Provincetown School Board in Massachusetts has approved a policy in which condoms will be made available to any child in the public school system, no matter the student’s age. And it reports there is no parental notification requirement.

Providing contraceptives to any minor is not the place of a school system… its simply wrongheaded and immoral – though I know some would disagree, but should not everyone see the absurdity of this policy which effectively makes them available to even kids in public elementary schools? Be warned, this is surely coming to a school near you. Parents must simply stand up and say, “Enough already!”

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Deacon Michael Bickerstaff is the Editor in chief and co-founder of the The Integrated Catholic Life.™ A Catholic Deacon of the Roman Rite for the Archdiocese of Atlanta, Deacon Bickerstaff is assigned to St. Peter Chanel Catholic Church where he is the Director of Adult Education and Evangelization.

He is a co-founder of the successful annual Atlanta Catholic Business Conference; the Chaplain of the Atlanta Chapter of the Woodstock Theological Center’s Business Conference; and Chaplain of the St. Peter Chanel Faith at Work Business Association and co-founder and Chaplain of the Marriages Are Covenants Ministry, both of which serve as models for similar parish-based ministries.

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