Planned Parenthood Launches New Sex Ed Program for Kids
by Steven Ertelt | Washington, DC | LifeNews.com | 12/30/10 5:05 PM
The Planned Parenthood abortion business is continuing its mission to attract more eventual customers but using sexual education to build relationships.
As they have in the past, the abortion giant is seeking to push comprehensive sexual education on young people, and now it is taking the campaign further with a push to reach children. As CNS News reports in a new article:
Specifically, Planned Parenthood’s Web site announced the group is preparing to launch a nationwide “social change initiative” to end the “stigma and shame about sex” in American culture. The project aims to teach parents and caregivers how to educate children about sex — from birth. And it recommends telling teenagers about masturbation, oral sex and “where to go for help to prepare to be sexually active.”
The “Real Life. Real Talk” initiative began as a pilot program in communities in Maine, New York, Connecticut, and Arizona between 2004 and 2008, according to a report about the initiative that is for sale on the project’s Web site.
Now Planned Parenthood is preparing to launch the program nationwide, with funding from donors and private groups, including The Ford Foundation.
The initiative is geared to parents and caregivers of children aged 8 to 18. In the four pilot states, parents were invited to attend workshops where they received Planned Parenthood’s guide to “Sex Ed for Parents, Real Life. Real Talk.” The events were held at different community venues, including schools, churches, social services facilities and libraries.
And what will children be exposed to in the new programs? Guidance on preparing children and teenagers to become sexually active — which flies in the face of the good news in the latest reports showing a decline in the number of teen births.
One talk-to-your-child tip includes the following bulleted item: “Take your child to the drugstore and point out the pads, tampons, condoms, etc. Take your teen to a clinic for contraception and exams, or let your teen know where to go for help to prepare to be sexually active.”
Planned Parenthood has a history of taking credit for the decline in teen births — even when the credit is undeserved.
The recently released CDC report entitled “State Disparities in Teenage Birth Rates in the United States” acknowledges that teenage birth rates have continued to decline since their peak in 1991. It then examines the ethnicity of teen mothers in 2007, and finds they are predominantly Hispanic and black in almost every state.
In response, Planned Parenthood issued a press release that stated, “This new CDC report makes it crystal clear that the teen birthrate is lower in states that provide students with comprehensive, evidence-based sex education.”
“This is another illustration of how Planned Parenthood uses deception at every level to promote its deadly agenda,” said Rita Diller, national director of Stop Planned Parenthood International (STOPP), an ALL project.
Diller notes the CDC report makes no mention of what type of sex education (or abstinence message) is used in a given state or geographic area.
“Planned Parenthood conveniently ignores the fact that the decrease in teen sexual activity and teen pregnancy coincide with the availability and popularity of giving abstinence messages to kids across the U.S. in the 1990s and into the 2000s,” she said.
The report affirms that “[t]here has been a broad consensus on the goal of preventing teenage pregnancy, and a wide variety of public and private programs have been developed to meet this challenge.”
Planned Parenthood also received considerable attention when it promoted a sexual education guide at a UN event sponsored by the Girl Scouts.