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Another furor over contraceptives

Another furor over contraceptives

By law, public school students in Maryland do not need their parents' permission to receive reproductive health services from school-based clinics. Nor are the schools under any obligation to inform parents when their children access such services or what kind of services they are given. This has been true of school systems throughout Maryland for many years. Parents who complain they were unaware that their children could get contraceptives at school obviously haven't been paying attention. Such public health efforts have helped cut teen birth rates in Baltimore in half in recent years, and if anything they need to be expanded to more schools. Yet as The Sun's Erica Green...