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State program delivers condoms to pre-teens

Screen Shot 2013-04-30 at 10.44.24 PMSAN DIEGO, CA — People as young as 12 in San Diego County can now go online and sign up for a state run condom delivery service.

“It will prompt you for your address and your birthdate and if everything lines up you’ll be able to order and receive a package of free condoms and educational information,” said Amy Coy, spokesperson for the California Condom Access Project.

Teens can getup to 10 condoms delivered to their doorstep at no cost and in confidential packaging.

The federally funded program targets counties with the highest numbers of sexual transmitted diseases among teenagers.

San Diego County has the second highest rate of Chlamydia and the 6th for Gonorrhea among teens statewide.

California law allows teens to gain access to contraceptives without parental consent.

State officials are hoping more access to condoms will help lower the number of STD cases in San Diego.

The program is drawing criticism from conservatives, not just over the debate between abstinence and safe sex; many believe the Condom Access Project is comes between parents and their kids.

“It’s one more example of the government’s intrusion on parental rights,” said Chris Clark, Pastor at Clairemont Baptist Church in San Diego.

“I would ask parents the question; who should be making decisions for the welfare of your child? You or should the state,” said Pastor Clark.

“We really just can’t keep our heads in the sand and pretend like there isn’t a problem,” said Coy in response to critics.

The program is in effect right now and runs on a budget of 5 thousand dollars per County it serves.

In its first year, C.A.P. has already distributed 30 thousand condoms across the state.

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9 Comments to “State program delivers condoms to pre-teens”

    Guest said:
    May 1, 2013 at 12:59 PM

    Finally something being done to help California's pedophile citizens!

    Michael said:
    May 1, 2013 at 3:28 PM

    Religion saves but it shouldn't be the premise that keeps kids STD free. There's a current reality that even God didn't brace for. We as decent human beings should put options on the table that address reality, this is one step. "We really just can’t keep our heads in the sand and pretend like there isn’t a problem".

    Read more: http://fox5sandiego.com/2013/04/30/state-program-

    Jose Grecko said:
    May 2, 2013 at 7:00 AM

    This is how the slippery slope starts. It is not legal for a 12 year old to have sex. But the liberals push the envelope, then push it further, laying down attacks on people who disagree. Then eventually pedophilia will be legal. Count on it. This is exactly what they did with gays. Count on beastiality and polygamy coming soon too.

    Joeann Jernigan said:
    October 14, 2013 at 11:43 AM

    of course breast cancer is avoidable, all you need is early detection and proper medical care**

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