School making emergency contraception available to teens

Plan B

NEW YORK — One school district is allowing girls as young as 14 to get the Plan B emergency contraception pill without parental consent. 

Some New York City high schools are making the morning after pill available to students as part of a pilot program with their department of education.

Parents have been notified about the new program and have been given the option of having their daughters opt out of it.

Officials said about 7,000 girls become pregnant by the time they reach the age of 17 in that district. 

New York City schools already distribute free condoms to students.

How would you feel if this program was offered in your child’s school?