RUSH: The New York Post has an exclusive. "Plan B has become Plan A in the Bloomberg administration’s stealth war on teen pregnancy. Handouts of the 'morning-after pill' to sexually active students have skyrocketed under an unpublicized project in which health centers in public schools offer girls a full menu of free birth-control drugs and devices, records obtained by The Post show. Last September, the city revealed it had started giving out Plan B and other birth control in the nurses’ offices of 13 high schools. At the time, officials said 567 girls had gotten Plan B.
"But the birth-control blitz was much bigger than the city had acknowledged. About 40 separate 'school-based health centers' doled out 12,721 doses of Plan B in 2011-12, up from 10,720 in 2010-11 and 5,039 in 2009-10, according to the newly released data."
So in 2009-2010, 5,000 doses. In 2010-2011, 10,000 doses. The 2011-2012 school year, 12,700 doses and climbing. "About 22,400 students sought reproductive care from January 2009 through last school year, records show. Under state law, minors don’t need parental OKs to get contraceptives."
Of course they don't. Of course they don't.
"The revelations stunned Mona Davids, president of the NYC Parents Union, whose 14-year-old attends a Manhattan high school. 'I’m in shock,' she said. 'What gives the mayor the right to decide, without adequate notice, to give our children drugs that will impact their bodies and their psyches? He has purposely kept the public and parents in the dark with his agenda.' Davids, who is black, noted that most school-based health centers are in poor neighborhoods. 'This was population control on blacks and Latinos without our knowledge,' she said."
Oh, man. Oh, man. Well, I know that's all Planned Parenthood, but you don't have liberals saying that. I don't know if the woman's a liberal, but she's African-American, the odds are 93% she votes Democrat. To characterize this as population control on blacks and Latinos? And Mayor Bloomberg, he's a Republican, right? Well, by virtue of party ID he's a Republican, he's a Republican-in-name-only, but by name he's a Republican. And what's he doing? Population control, blacks and Latinos.
Now, there's another way of looking at this. The other way of looking at this is that Mayor Bloomberg and everybody else involved here has just thrown their hands up and said, "To hell with it. We can't handle the costs. All these teen pregnancies, so here. Take the morning-after pill." They're throwing up their hands. "Look, we know you're a bunch of minks, you kids. We know you're gonna have sex. We know we can't stop it. We know you're just going to town out there. We don't want to deal with all your kids. We know you don't want to deal with it, you're not ready, so here." It's just more of the same.
I guarantee you, with 22,000 students getting dosages of this stuff, the word has spread. They all know. All you gotta do is go to the nurse's office if you get pregnant. So there's no disincentive to teen pregnancy because of this program. There's no disincentive to the activity that results in pregnancy. That would be wanton, casual sex. There's no disincentive whatsoever. This has always been my problem with all these supposed enlightened programs. This got started back in the nineties with the old adage, and I had parents actually call me and agree with programs like this. "Well, Rush, you know, kids are gonna have sex. We can't stop that. I mean, that's nature. They're just gonna do it."
I had parents call me who said that they, with permission, let their daughter sleep with their boyfriend in the spare bedroom so that they wouldn't be doing it in the car because the bedroom's cleaner than the car. Honest to God, I had parents call here saying that. There was no effort to stop them. There was no effort to teach them that what they were doing could not possibly have anything good come of it. And even if parents were doing that, here you've got government, in this case mayoral, but other institutions undermining whatever parents might be teaching at home.
"I'm in shock. What gives the mayor the right to decide without adequate notice to give our children drugs that'll impact their bodies and their psyches. He's purposely kept the public and parents in the dark about his agenda." This is Mona Davids. Ms. Davids, if I may, I don't know why you're in shock. What gives the mayor the right to decide? Did you say anything when he said you can't have trans fat? Did you say anything when he said you can't drink larger than 16 ounces? Did you say anything when he said you can't smoke in a public park? Did you say anything when this mayor had his restrictive, authoritarian behaviors unilaterally implemented?
This is what happens. These big time authoritarian statist types issue these decrees, and if it's smoking, most people hate smokers, "Yeah, yeah, you can't smoke, good." The liberty and freedom aspect never registers. Then the trans fat business. And the people that hate the obese and the food Nazis, "Yeah, yeah, you shouldn't be eating that anyway, fine." And then the 16 ounce, the 32 ounce soda ban, "Well, yeah, yeah, these people don't need to be drinking all that sugar." And then finally the mayor does something that these people care about, and all hell breaks loose. "I'm in shock"? Ms. Davids, if I may be so bold, I don't understand why you're in shock. This mayor is doing nothing out of character, behaving in a unilateral fashion like this.
Why are you in shock? How long has it been the law of the land that parents have no right to know what their daughters are doing when it comes to reproductive decisions? This has been the law of the land since the nineties at least. Parents have no say so. Planned Parenthood rules the roost, right? A parent may not, cannot, must not be informed what their daughter decides to do. So what are you shocked at? This is just the next phase, the next step. But now to look at this as population control. I wonder how Mayor Bloomberg's gonna react to that. I mean, that is an allegation of blatant racism, undisguised, undiluted.
You don't think he cares? Well, you start making racist allegations against a liberal, they care, that stuff bothers them. Sexist stuff, ah, they can handle that. Guns, they can handle that. "The school-based health centers run under contract with local hospitals. The city spent $2.7 million," on these health centers that give away Plan A and Plan B drugs, this fiscal year. "Students without health insurance get the birth control free of charge. A city-founded nonprofit prescription service, NYCRx, reimbursed the centers $390,861 for contraceptives last school year, the report says."
Now, the age of consent in New York City is 17. If they are giving these pills to any girls younger than that, would they not be aiding in the commission of criminal activity? So in New York City, salt is illegal, trans fat is illegal, 32 ounces of a Coca-Cola is illegal, but all of Plan A and Plan B you want, fine, bought and paid for by the taxpayers. Now, Mona Davids could well be a conservative. She's a big advocate for charter schools and other conservative ideas, and if she's upset about this, she probably is a conservative. I ran the numbers. It says here she's African-American, and 93% African-Americans vote Democrat, or liberal. In this case, Bloomberg would be a liberal. But she could very well be a conservative. But whether she's conservative or liberal -- and I understand her saying she's in shock. She probably really isn't, she's just saying it. "What gives the mayor the right to decide without adequate notice to give our kids drugs that will --" What gives him the right to tell a restaurant that they can't serve trans fat?
What gives him the right to do 90% of what he wants to do? Well, what gives him the right, at the end of the day, is when nobody stands up to oppose it. Seriously, he gets away with it. It's the same thing with Obama or any other authoritarian or statist. But the root of this, the problem here is, if you want to look at it as population control, like Margaret Sanger and Planned Parenthood, I can understand that. But in addition to that, what you have here is basically a bunch of enlightened leftists throwing up their hands on human behavior, saying, "Ah, we can't stop it." So they are making that behavior possible. And there is nothing good that can come from teen pregnancy. They are effectively, with this policy, encouraging the behavior and thinking, thinking that they're doing good work here by providing all these contraceptives. Anyway, the downward spiral just continues. If the kids can't count on people being smarter than they are, they don't have a chance.
RUSH: So, as I understand this now, President Obama says that even kids in college, and even some of those playing pro-football are too young to decide whether they should play. America's youth have been misled. They do not know the dangers. They have been lied to about the dangers, the risks of concussion and other injuries playing this brutal, barbaric game, and so something needs to be done at the federal level to make the game safer and to tell these young kids that it's dangerous. But, schoolgirls are old enough to decide when to have sex, when not to have sex, and when to get birth control pills and morning-after pills.
Young girls, we can't say a thing. We can't warn their parents, we can't tell their parents, we can't even engage in serious education, 'cause it's discriminatory. And Obama knows that. These young girls, they're okay, they understand, and if they don't, the morning-after pill, fine. These young guys don't know enough, gotta police it. I'm just telling you what I have heard.