Results for - Former Teen Mom Bristol Palin Is Very Upset That Washington Teens Can Get IUDs
1. Bristol Palin thinks it's "crazy" for states to provide young women with birth control options free of charge. Do you think it is "crazy" for states to provide young women with birth control options free of charge?
2. She continued, "It is crazy that the government is offering a controversial form of birth control that can have serious life-long side effects to 10-year-old CHILDREN, but then to do all of this behind a parent's back is simply outrageous!"
Washington, along with 25 other states and the District of Columbia, does not require minors to have parental consent to obtain birth control. Additionally, research has shown that IUDs are just as safe for teenagers to use as they are for adults, and studies haven't found any impact on long-term fertility.
Do you think it is okay for minors to obtain birth control without parental consent?
3. Earlier this year, the conservative site Judicial Watch obtained public records from the state for the past three years that break down the number of students who received birth control implants and their ages. Unsurprisingly, the vast majority of the girls are between the ages of 17 and 20. A small number are between 10 and 12.
Even though it is only a small number of girls between the ages of 10 and 12 who are obtaining the birth control implants - do you think they should still have access to them?