SILVERTON, Ore. — 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 told 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 a 14-year-old girl who received the condoms, Daniel Cote, was offended and said it was inappropriate to give them to children without parents’ consent.
Kathleen Harris said giving the condoms to the 14-year-old was a mistake. She said their usual practice is to ask teens if they’re 16 or older and to give them a speech on safe sex.