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June 24, 2010

I’ve been to Provincetown, MA.  In fact, there’s a Portugese restaurant there that’s probably one of the five best meals I’ve ever had in my life.  That said, it’s way too weird for me to ever want to go back.  And that was before Hot Air reported on this:

Students in Provincetown — from elementary school to high school — will be able to get free condoms at school under a recently approved policy that takes effect this fall. The rule also requires school officials to keep student requests secret, and ignore parents’ objections.

The policy, which requires school nurses to supply condoms to any student who asks, drew criticism yesterday from some parents, a family-advocacy group, and even the town manager, who expressed alarm that children would be able to acquire condoms beginning next school year.

But Singer assured critics that, despite the strict wording of the policy, its practical application will be more flexible, and that not every child who requests a condom will necessarily get one. For example, if a student in the early elementary school grades requests a condom, the nurse will ask the student a series of questions and almost certainly deny them, she said.

“If that were to happen, we would deal with it in a professional and appropriate way,’’ she said. “I don’t anticipate that this policy is going to affect youngsters. It’s there for adolescents.’’

Because it’s fine for adolescents to get  condoms and wonder what to do with them.  Having been there, I think it’s safe to say that Provincetown is happy to be a, um, “free” society.  This is just the birthplace of the Pilgrims focusing on Pilgrim values of casual sex and the loss of innocence at an early age.  I’m almost sure it was in the Plymouth Compact, I just can’t immediately find it.

The article actually talks about making sure pre-schoolers can get one.  Really, what’s the point here?  It’s to desensitize these kids to sex at such an early age that they have virtually no choice but to start experimenting long before they’re mentally ready.

Allahpundit has a good question, as usual:

Question: If, in the name of safety, you’re going to enable risky behavior by kids, why draw the line at condoms? Why not make clean syringes available too for the aspiring junkies of tomorrow? Or what about a craps table on the playground so that kids can learn to gamble responsibly? Imagine how many future loan-shark victims will be spared by learning to manage their winnings properly now.

Sure, let’s make sure they get all they can eat as well. I’m sure  we can figure out how to get them on all the seven deadly sins by fifth grade as a new varient on No Child Left Behind.

And people wonder why I stopped with dogs.

Updated 6/25: Thanks to Cassy for the ping.  She’s still way cool.

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  1. Cassy Fiano

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