This means that a girl basically sends a text message to request the abortifacient, and without a checkup or even a cursory physical examination of the girl, a nurse meets her at the local chips stand and hands it over.
Schoolgirls will be able to request the morning-after pill by text message to their school nurse as part of a scheme being introduced this year.
The service will focus on contact with pupils outside school hours. It will also operate on weekends and holidays, when a nurse will arrange to meet the child to give her the pill.
"Some girls won’t want to talk to people face to face, and the process of getting the emergency contraceptive pill should be made easy for them . . ."
In a joint statement, Oxfordshire County Council and Oxfordshire PCT said: “This service would provide an extra level of support for those young people who think they have taken a risk, or have another health problem, and don’t want to approach a doctor or a pharmacist but can text a nurse and ask what they can do.”
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
CU 4 RU 486?
In the UK, it seems your daughter could be texting more than her BFFs.
Incredible! If a child thinks "they have taken a risk, or have another health problem," isn't a doctor exactly the person they should be seeing? It is maddening enough to think of a group like Planned Parenthood handing out the Pill without medical histories, but to meet up anonymously and hand over a strong medication like this is frightening. Who is to say some enterprising young lass keeps texting . . . and starts a black-market pharmacy out of her school locker?