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A yearlong investigation in Colorado uncovered shocking information. Colorado state law allows children to have access to “reproductive health services” without needing their parents’ knowledge or consent first. And at these “BC4U” — Birth Control 4 You — clinics, funded by taxpayers, children as young as 12 are able to get birth control pills, IUDs, and even Plan B….

If the child went to the pediatrician’s office without telling their parents, the pediatrician would not be able to disclose the reason for the visit, or even call and notify the parents. But parents would still receive a bill, letting them know that their child had seen a doctor without them knowing it. These clinics offer an easy way to get around that possibility, and they’re funded by taxpayer dollars and federal grants….

confidentialUnsurprisingly, if a child has any kind of complication after receiving birth control or Plan B from the clinic, things get complicated… because in Colorado, a doctor must have parental consent before treating a child….

The blatant hypocrisy in Colorado law is, frankly, stunning. Children must have parental consent in order to be seen and treated by any doctor, but the exception is reproductive services: birth control and abortion. But both of these have risks like any other medical procedure.

Teenagers also are literally incapable of weighing the risks and benefits of, say, getting an IUD implanted or choosing to have an abortion, because the area of the brain that controls reasoning and long-term thinking has not yet been fully developed in teenagers. It’s why so many teens engage in reckless, high-risk behavior. They can’t understand the potential consequences of their actions.

A 14-year-old couldn’t choose to get a tattoo, have a boob job, or even whiten their teeth without parental consent, so why is it that birth control and abortion should be the exception?

~ Cassy Fiano, LiveActionNews.org, May 20

[Graphics via bc4u.org]

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