Teen Received Birth Control During School Field Trip Without Parent's Consent.

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A Tulsa teen received a birth control device implanted  into her arm during a trip from school. The teen's mother, Miracle Foster, is outraged  and said her  parental rights were violated.

Rodney L. Clark, the school's principal, says he called Foster to get permission to allow her daughter to go on the trip before they left according to Fox 23

Fox 23 stated "Title X federal guidelines allow for children as young as 12 to receive birth control without parental consent."

Clark's statement went as follows: 

 "This was not a field trip. Youth Services of Tulsa does an annual in-service on Sex Education. They offer students an opportunity to contact them on their own for more information. The parent gave her child permission to leave the school.  Under Title X once young people are at the clinic and are of reproductive age, they can make decisions on their own without parental consent. As you can understand this situation involves a minor and we do not release information about students. Nevertheless, the student was well within their rights of Title X which is a federal guideline that provides reduced cost family planning services to persons of all reproductive age."

Miracle Foster would have liked that her and her daughter would be able to discuss the options together before this happened. 

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