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Apr 8, 2009
As we told you on Monday, a Virginia high school student faces a two week suspension and possible expulsion for the terrible, terrible crime of… taking her birth control pill. The most atrocious part of this sad affair is that school policy gives the same punishment for carrying a loaded handgun, and even a more lenient policy for possessing heroin.
This calls for immediate action. The Fairfax School Board and Virginia’s state school board need to rectify this ridiculous policy immediately.
Please send the board members this letter, telling them that taking birth control (which is quite responsible behavior in light of the rise in teen birth rates) is in no way a comparable crime to possessing a handgun or heroin on school grounds.
Let them know that we need common sense in our schools, not irrational policies that treat birth control like a lethal weapon.