Peekskill Parents Sue Schools Over Birth Control Pills

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A lawsuit has been filed against Peekskill schools for allegedly providing birth control to a minor without parental consent.
A lawsuit has been filed against Peekskill schools for allegedly providing birth control to a minor without parental consent. Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons

PEEKSKILL, N.Y. -- The parents of a former Peekskill student have filed suit against the school district after representatives allegedly took her to a clinic that gave her birth control pills without the parents' consent, according to LoHud.com

The suit claims that two other parents associated with the district worked together to provide the student, who was a minor, with access to a physical and birth control pills in 2011 and that the parents were never provided an opportunity to opt out, LoHud.com reported. 

The Board of Education, Dawn and James Tosto, and former Schools Superintendent James Willis were all named in the suit, LoHud.com said. 

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Yes, it is so sad that those parents want to be involved in the life of their child. They should not have rights! Lets change the law! The school knows better than the parents! It takes a villiage! Forget about parents rights!

The school prevented a possible unwanted baby from being born to a 16 year old. Now they get sued or not looking the other way?!?!?!? Sad!!!!!

@George...the Tosto's were "OUTOF ORDER"....could it have been your child?!...his arse should have been fired when this first came out,and he should be removed from the City of Peekskill's Parks and Rec payroll as well....#violation

At 16, if the student was or about to be sexually active-cheers to whomever helped her get medical care and contraceptives. Why must we always pick on the people who help our children.