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Birth control for kids: Houston parents weigh in

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HOUSTON (FOX 26) -

Would you want your teenager to have easy access to the morning after pill?

We asked that question after learning 13 high schools in New York offer the contraceptive to students.

At Hermann Park, parents were well aware of the issue since the board of education announced they would expand their CATCH or "Connecting Adolescents to Comprehensive Health" program.  Basically, it makes the pill available at campus clinics in poorer neighborhoods.

Advocates believe this will help curve teen pregnancies, but critics like Linda Goodwin said otherwise.

"Her mom and dad will do a good job of raising her and talking to her and her aunt and grandparents are always going to be here and that's how it should be," Goodwin said of her three-year-old granddaughter.

Lily is clearly too young to talk about the birds and the bees but when it's time, Goodwin said the district will have nothing to do with it.

Teresa Harring, another mom at the park, felt differently.

"I think it's a good thing," Harring said.  "I think that a woman should be in charge of her body, no matter what age."

Lauren Vavasseur said she could see both sides of the issue, recalling her teenage years.

"I remember when we were in school, they didn't even want to talk about it," Vavasseur said.  "Now, it's like all in schools, so I kinda understand why everyone's fussing about it."

That proves everyone certainly has a "Plan B", just not the same one.

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