Right wing world has their panties in a bunch over Seattle school based clinics which offer free birth control to students. So are we surprised that, as the mouthpiece for right wing world, a Fox News program would express absolute indignation over what appears to be a practical - and legal - approach to teen fertility.
On today's Outnumbered, an incensed Jedediah Bila claimed that "controversy is roiling" over the Seattle school birth control distribution program. (A quick check of mainstream Seattle media didn't come up with "roiling" controversy but right wing media is chock full of it!) As Bila asserted that "girls as young as 11" can "access invasive [OMG] birth control" without parental consent, the banner reinforced the manufactured Fox outrage: "Outrage Over Policy That Allows 11 Yr Olds To Get IUD Contraceptive."
Bila informed us that [OMG] some of the state sponsored birth control include IUD's and hormonal implants. After she read a statement from a program spokesperson, she framed the OFFICIAL FOX MESSAGE: "This goes beyond condom distribution, you're talking about young kids" in 13 schools. She asked Kennedy, as a parent, "does this drive you crazy." The banner was typical misinformed Fox agitprop: "Seattle Schools Offer Invasive Birth Control Without Parents' OK." What is missing is that Washington does not require that underage teens notify parents in order to access birth control.
Kennedy responded that she is "freaked out" about "where schools are going." Although she is not a doctor, she claimed that the aforementioned "invasive" birth control methods cause cancer. Bila chimed in that the methods don't prevent STDs and that the schools have "overreached."
Andrea Tantaros then provided us with more right wing pious baloney. She said that this program, as well as sex-ed, is a way for schools to "control" students and whined that schools aren't teaching what they're supposed to teach. After she posited that this is an example of how progressives, who control education, think that they "know better," she opined that "this is not the business of the schools." Tantaros, who doesn't have a ring on it, reinforced the "controversy" by saying that if she were a parent, she would be "furious" and predicted "tons of lawsuits." Nobody mentioned that this program HAS BEEN AROUND SINCE THE 90's.
Bila, not a parent, quipped that she is "disgusted beyond belief" over schools acting as parents. Harris Faulkner, whose kids do not attend Seattle schools, complained that kids should be studying and not having sex "at the wrong time." She referred to the program as "a power grab." Tantaros: "this is an 11 year old." (Nobody mentioned that the program encompasses all teens in the schools.)
#One Lucky Guy, Rob O'Neill said this is ridiculous and, of course, cited the availability for 11 year olds. He grinned as he joked about how the Northwest is leftist. All the ladies agreed when he said that "it's a parent's job." Bila encouraged parents to "speak up" because "the pushback will be incredible."
If Outnumbered were about facts, as opposed to propaganda, they might have noted that voters have supported this program since the 1990's. While Kennedy ranted about cancer, somebody could have said that the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends the types of birth control which this segment demonized.
Andrea Tantaros says birth control is not the business of the schools. I would say that a successful school birth control program is none of Outnumbered's business!
Don’t those uber-leftists in Seattle realize that, as long as they don’t provide birth control, and never talk about sex, those kids will never think of doing it?