JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- "Plan B" is a pill that is supposed to keep females from getting pregnant, and health officials in New York City hope it will do just that for teenagers in 13 public high schools.
"It's getting to a place where the school, and the government doesn't really belong," said Colleen Klapp.
"I think if girls want the morning-after pill, they should take it up with their parents," said Kate Aube.
Under the new pilot program, girls as young as 14 can pick up the "morning-after" pill from the school nurse without telling their parents. "I think it kind of could encourage this," said Kelsey Eldridge.
"It's taking someone who doesn't necessarily care about the children and putting them in the place of someone who loves them and is there to guide them and take care of them," said Klapp.
More than 7,000 teens age 17 and under in New York City got pregnant last year. More than half of those pregnancies were aborted. Organizers hope Plan-B will help stop the problem.
"There's other ways to teach our kids I think," said Jennifer Eccleston.
"It's great to have it accessible, but in schools is not the proper way to do it," said Eldridge. In New York parents can opt out of the program, but so far only one to two percent have.
Schools in New York City already pass out free condoms and birth control to students.