First Topic – Maine middle school to offer the pill without parental notice
After an outbreak of pregnancies among middle school girls, education officials in this city have decided to allow a school health center to make birth control pills available to girls as young as 11. King Middle School will become the first middle school to make a full range of contraception available, including birth control pills and patches. Condoms have been available at King's health center since 2000. And parents need not know! We examine this situation with Dr. Meg Meeker.
Second Topic – Bella: A Review
It’s the kind of against-all-odds success story every film school student hopes and dreams about. Three first-time film producers — a first-time writer–director, an actor, and a co-writer — set out to make a film with a script and no money. After connecting with entrepreneurs and getting financing, they shoot the film over a little more than three weeks in New York. The finished picture is selected for a major film festival — Toronto — gets some press, and winds up scoring the People’s Choice Award, catapulting it into the spotlight and leading to additional honors and success, including theatrical distribution. Steven Greydanus reviews the toast of the pro-life movement – “Bella.”