This is wrong on so many levels.
One of the rationales for this is that a small percentage of parents do nothing to equip their children to deal with sexual issues and those kids have no where else to turn. Let me get this straight--because a small percentage of kids can't talk to their parents, let's penalize the families that are functioning well and do try to talk about important issues. Let's make birth control available to eleven year olds who for pity's sake are not even teens yet and who do dumb things just because they think like eleven year olds.
Then, to further muck things up, let's keep everything secret, especially from the parents who, if they knew their child was interested in birth control, might stand a fighting chance at connecting with their kid and helping them to delay this grossly early onset "maturity." We can't have parents involved at all because that small minority might mess it up. The fact that most parents care deeply about their children is immaterial.
While we're at it, why don't we reinforce the idea that children don't have to answer to anyone--except perhaps the state--certainly not to their parents who, while they are held accountable for their children's actions, are not even allowed to find out about some of them until it's too late.
Laws like this make it clear that there are some who view parents mostly as drones to do the work of raising a child on behalf of the state to whom the child really belongs. Unless, of course, the kid messes up, and then authority reverts to the parents because someone has to take the fall, and you can bet it won't be the folks who deemed parents irrelevant and intrusive back when the young person needed guidance from someone who cared.
I feel bad for kids who don't have concerned and involved parents, but that doesn't mean that you take from the other kids the support and involvement of parents who are trying to do a good job. At the very least, there ought to be an opt-out clause for parents who do NOT want their child to receive contraceptives at school or anywhere else while in junior high.
I've said this before, but I think it bears repeating. I'd like to see sex education classes for PARENTS to learn what and how to teach their kids what they need to know. Many people stumble and fumble in this area because they don't feel equipped to do the job properly. So teach THEM how to teach their kids. Then it can be done in the context of a family with their values included. Such a program could be done in conjunction with the school offerings instead of the school side of things trying to render parental involvement moot.
I know this is an old, tired cliche, but the truth of it really stings. Kids need parental permission to get their ears pierced, but they're on their own when it comes to the entire arena of reproductive activity. This crazy business of reducing sexual activity to a dangerous blend of hydraulics and personal rights is doing a terrible disservice and injustice to children and their families.