Denver’s schools debate whether to offer contraception to pupils
February 23, 2008
DENVER – Denver’s public schools are debating whether to offer contraceptives in school clinics.The debate began last week in a school board meeting. The board took no action except to accept a report on the proposal.The Rocky Mountain News said the report calls for several additions to the clinic system, including contraceptives. Other additions would be preventative dental care, more nurses and creating a school for students with severe mental or chronic mental problems.The contraceptive proposal drew predictable responses from religious groups and organizations who want to reduce the teen pregnancy rate.