Vermont schools provide free Planned Parenthood condoms to students
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In 2019, Vermont governor, Phil Scott, signed into law the bill that mandated that all middle schools and high schools in the state make condoms available to every student for free. The law made Vermont the first state in the nation to mandate access to free condoms in public high schools and middle schools.

The law applies to grades 7-12. Schools also must give students information about how to use condoms properly. Furthermore, the school program must be inclusive of gender identity, sexuality, and ethnicity.

One report of the new program noted that schools don’t have to pay for the condoms; they are provided free by Planned Parenthood of Northern New England.

Here is the text of the law: “In order to prevent or reduce unintended pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases, each school district shall make condoms available to all students in its secondary schools, free of charge. School district administrative teams, in consultation with school district nursing staff, shall determine the best manner in which to make condoms available to students. At a minimum, condoms shall be placed in locations that are safe and readily accessible to students, including the school nurse's office.” (Added 2019, No. 157 (Adj. Sess.), § 4, eff. July 1, 2021.)

You will note that the law specifically states that the condoms are being provided to “ . . . prevent or reduce unintended pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases . . .” There is no evidence that condoms will provide either of the desired outcomes on a long-term basis.

In the last issue of the WSR, we told you about Planned Parenthood’s first philosophy of promoting uninhibited sex. Planned Parenthood of Northern New England is using this law to get nearly free advertising for its promotion of sex among young people. As the source of the free condoms, Planned Parenthood has its name in front of the entire student body. Each student will be told, by school officials, of the work of Planned Parenthood for six straight years as he or she moves through the seventh to the twelfth grades. They will also be deluged with the idea that “it must be okay to have sex because the schools are providing the product to ‘keep me safe.”

Parents in Vermont need to be outraged. Parents in the other 49 states, and the District of Columbia, should see the signs that “they” are after your children and take the steps necessary to prevent similar laws from hurting your families.