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North Dakota State Ends Partnership With Planned Parenthood

by Steven Ertelt | Bismarck, ND | LifeNews.com | 1/16/13 5:36 PM

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North Dakota State University is getting applause today from pro-life advocates for ending its partnership with the Planned Parenthood abortion business.

Two North Dakota State University faculty members were teaming up with Planned Parenthood to launch a new sex education program. Brandy Randall and Molly Secor-Turner were three-year federal grant to launch the program – after North Dakota officials turned down the funding through Obamacare.

According to one report at the time:

Secor-Turner said the grant must be used to offer comprehensive sex education that also teaches adulthood preparation skills like healthy relationships, setting goals, adolescent development and making the right decisions.

The funding also requires a rigorously evaluated program with evidence to back up its effectiveness, which is why she said they partnered with the regional Planned Parenthood to offer a program that’s well-developed.

As the main grantees, the NDSU faculty members and two research assistants will be closely involved in the courses.

“We’re tailoring the programs that they already do, using some of their expertise, blending it with what we know to be the science of what makes great comprehensive sexuality education programs and creating a program tailored for this grant and for North Dakota,” she said.

After the announcement, Tom Freier of the North Dakota Family Alliance Action told LifeNews, “I certainly am not cheering a very troubling decision to partner with Planned Parenthood in providing sex education for teens in the area.  NDSU should immediately reverse this decision.”

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Today he emailed to announce: “We are very pleased to report that NDSU President Bresciani has made  public that they have reversed their decision to partner with Planned Parenthood on a sex education program funded with over $1M in federal money.”

“Thank you to many of you who have contacted the president and the university, thank you to legislators, thank you to radio hosts like Scott Hennen, and thank you to President Bresciani for making the right decision,” Freier added.