High school OKs birth control

GLOUCESTER, MASS.; October 12, 2008

You probably remember the story out of Gloucester, Massachusetts last school year.

Seventeen girls reportedly got pregnant at Gloucester High School.

Last night, the school board there voted to allow contraceptives, such as condoms and birth control pills to be distributed by the school's health clinic.

Gary Verga, on the high school committee, says, "It's not going to please everyone... In fact, i'm sure it'll displease many, But I think it's the right step for us now this community."

Students will still need parents' consent . And parents can opt out.

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