Stephen Colbert reports on the War On Birth Control in Fairfax County, Virginia, where 17-year-old Freesia Jackson, an honor student and varsity athlete, was caught taking her birth control pill at lunch. She faced expulsion, but got away with a two-week suspension for “possession of a controlled substance.” From the Washington Post:
If she had been caught high on LSD, heroin or another illegal drug, she found, she would have been suspended for five days. Taking her prescribed birth-control pill on campus drew the same punishment as bringing a gun to school would have.
As Colbert says: “There’s one more criminal off the streets. Now, if there were only some way to keep them from breeding.”
In response to some of the comments: The girl’s mother knew she was on the pill. The doctor had suggested taking the pill at the same time each day. She’d started taking it at lunch time during the summer and wanted to stick to that.