Oregon couple give condoms to teen trick-or-treaters
SILVERTON, Ore. (AP) – Having a safe Halloween took on a different meaning in one Oregon neighborhood, where trick-or-treating teenagers received condoms in their goodie bags.
Daniel and Kathleen Harris, of Silverton, tell The Statesman Journal the free condoms were part of their effort to promote health. They also handed out toothbrushes as well as candy bars.
The father of one 14-year-old girl who received the condoms, Daniel Cote, was offended and says it was inappropriate to give them to children without parents’ consent.
Kathleen Harris says giving the condoms to the 14-year-old was a mistake. She says their usual practice is to ask teens if they’re 16 or older and to give them a speech on safe sex.