NYC Mayoral Candidate Quinn Wants Contraceptives for 11-Year-Olds

New York City mayoral candidate and current city council member Christine Quinn said she is fine with allowing girls as young as 11 to have access to contraceptives.

Quinn received an endorsement from the Planned Parenthood of New York City Political Committee on Wednesday and promptly stated the plan to give eleven-year-olds contraceptives:

This is a really important option we need to make accessible. I understand it can make some people uncomfortable. We need to recognize the reality of what’s happening in children’s lives and give them what they need to make the right choices and protect themselves. I think that it may become a reality. If that is what the data shows us would be most helpful, that is what we’ll do.

Planned Parenthood spokeswoman Christina Chang said:

The realities facing our young people these days are different and we would like to make sure that whatever choices that young people are making, that they have options available to them if birth control fails. We would like to see it made available widely to young people. We may have to start in middle school.


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