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The School Nurse and the Wilder School Board

Here’s what appears to be the latest. The school board in Wilder spoke to the two parents who were concerned about their daughters having been given birth control (Depo shots) at Southwest District Health Dept in Caldwell.The Argus Observer in Ontario has news for the far western reaches of Idaho. KIVI – Channel 6* has a neophyte on it as well.

Without wandering over to the Law Library or talking to my representative in the state legislature, I tracked some information about parental consent and obtaining birth control.

Twenty-one states explicitly allow all minors to consent to contraceptive services without parental permission.

[Source: “Minors Access to Contraceptive Services,” State Policies in Brief, AGI, Dec 1, 2005.]

As of the information provided at this website, Idaho is one of those 21, as of Dec 1, 2005. The Baltimore Sun has some graphs provided by the Guttmacher Institute that shows similar information as of October 19, 2007.

However, the Guttmacher Institute has this on its website which shows Idaho is STILL one of the 21 states that allows minors to obtain contraception without the consent of parents.  As with the other 21 states, the phrase ‘all’  applies to or includes those age 12 and above.

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*not necessarily conducive to use in Firefox; more partial to Internet Explorer


Where’s the Holy Spirit When Mike Huckabee Needs It?

The “I just can’t keep my mouth shut” award to Mike Huckabee. Between quarantining AIDS patients, having wives everywhere joyfully subservient to husbands (“A wife is to submit herself graciously to the servant leadership of her husband even as the church willingly submits to the headship of Christ.”) ….. now we can add, ‘don’t Mormons believe jesus and Satan are brothers? Oopps – forgot the ‘oh, now – global warming is just a tad ‘overblown.’ Doinnkkkk!

Please – please – keep it up . . . .

Really. I don’t care at all for Blandana Mitt at all, especially given that he’s right up there with the best of the “whenever I open my mouth stupid shit falls out” and think I look great while saying it dimwits. But doggamn it!™This is taking away from the REAL ISSUES of :

  1. Who would Jesus shoot?*
  2. Who would Jesus waterboard.
  3. Who would Jesus send to Guantanamo?
  4. Who would Jesus stop at the border?
  5. What language would Jesus speak?

Of course, I’m sure I’m missing a few. Feel free to add to the doggamned™ list.

Additional disclaimer:  Our beloved NosyBear showed us what Mike Huckabee really wants to tell us (courtesy of TPM)

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*h/t Jenn! My LDS friend in SLC after discussing the Holy Spirit’s “role” in the death of shooter Matthew Murphy at the New Life Church in Colorado Springs.

 ~ cross-post:  Les Enrages.org

Got a spare 35 bucks . . . .

…… and totally unsure what to get your winger-nut boss for Christmas?! (‘cuz they are Christian, AND it is Christmas, ya know!)

I found it.


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