The Scottish Government plans to set up sex clinics in all secondary schools, offering pupils free condoms and pregnancy tests in an attempt to curb teen pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases. The Church there likens the plan to "pouring petrol on a fire".
Catholic schools will be allowed to opt out of the scheme, said UK's Daily Record.
The plan follows a pilot project in rural areas. The services will be available to under 16s. Parents would only be notified if the nurses who run the clinics think they are being "abused or exploited".
"It is vital that young people's services are available when and where they require them," said a government spokeswoman. Scotland has some of the highest levels of teenage pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases in Europe.
The report cites Peter Kearney, a Catholic Church spokesman saying: "As these services have expanded, sexually transmitted infections, teenage pregnancies and abortions have exploded. This approach is tantamount to pouring petrol on a fire."
Sex clinics plan for secondary schools (Daily Record, UK)