Regional
10:24 am
Tue November 30, 2010

Albuquerque Schools Consider Condom Distribution

Albuquerque – Parents with children attending Albuquerque Public Schools met Monday to discuss a proposal for school nurses to hand out condoms without parental permission.

KOB-TV reports some parents were supportive, others say it would lead to promoting underage sex.

The group of concerned parents wants more parental involvement in the process of sex education, a discussion they believe should be between a parent and their child.

Members of the APS Health Advisory Council, the committee responsible for creating the measure, say they want to provide students with education first and then protection if abstinence fails.

The advisory council plans to vote Wednesday on whether they will present the idea to the APS school board.

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Information from: KOB-TV, http://www.kob.com

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