"Kid's today can't talk to their parents..."
With this brilliant statement, the article below is neatly summed up. And thus stands the most profound rationalization for offering chemical contraceptives to children ages 11-14, without parental consent, and in lieu of a traditional health care plan that might, oh I don't know, involve the parent or legal guardian in the decisions concerning medication and treatment of their child. But who really knows best, mom or Big Brother? It's not like these kids can really talk to their parents, they hardly know them, they spend fewer than 10 waking hours a week with them, and the love they are so desperately searching for? They settle for a cheap and dangerous counterfeit, mimicking the choices they see unfolding at home and on the TV screen, blindly searching for that which they have not been given: unconditional love.
Parents, you have a tremendous responsibility to your children in particular and to society as a whole. What have we come to, that an 11 year old girl can walk into the school nurse's office and request the birth control patch or pill, hoping to stave off any unwanted complications that may result from her sexual involvement with her schoolmates. We are giving children contraception. We are creating moral orphans, raised in a vacuum of relativism and unable to recognize truth, goodness, or real beauty. Having no concept of "the real deal", they'll settle for less; anything to answer the ache of solitude felt by every human heart. We long for love because we were never meant to be separated from it. This is not knowledge that many people will come to readily through natural law alone, and if so, it may be an arduous and painful process spanning a lifetime.
But better this than "forcing your belief system" on anyone. Better this than the imposition of an archaic and restrictive values system that inhibits individual freedom and personal growth. For that matter, why do we teach anyone anything? Better to let calculus reveal itself naturally, allowing each mind the freedom to discover, evaluate and accept the truth (or the falsity) of mathematical formulas and equations.
Children are born to parents because, hey, human beings don't arrive on earth as self-sufficient and completely differentiated individuals. They need to be cared for, nurtured, educated, loved. Otherwise, why not simply clap an electric shock collar on them and have them spayed or neutered? I mean, kids will be kids, right?