A Michigan school district says it will not use a Planned Parenthood sex education program for students after its plan to work with the abortion chain sparked a strong public outcry.
The NPR Michigan affiliate reports Saline Area Schools, located south of Ann Arbor, recently asked local residents for their opinions about a proposal to allow Planned Parenthood-trained teens to teach sex education to students at its schools.
This week, school officials said they abandoned the proposal because of the overwhelmingly negative responses they received from the public.
“… it is very apparent that moving forward with any Planned Parenthood connected curriculum, at this time, would be too divisive in the Saline Area Schools,” Superintendent Steve Laatsch said in a statement.
Laatsch said the feedback came from comment cards, a public hearing, a survey and general comments from people in the community. A meeting to discuss future sex education programs in the school district is scheduled for May 30.
During a public forum earlier this month, high school health teacher Natalie Freeburn explained that the proposal would allow students who complete 50 hours of training with Planned Parenthood to teach their peers one lesson about birth control methods, The Saline Post reports. She said health teachers still would teach the rest of the sex education curriculum.
According to the newspaper, most of the local residents at the meeting were upset that the nation’s largest abortion provider would be teaching their students.
Here’s more from the report:
Several people said Planned Parenthood will encourage promiscuity and abortion in Saline High School classrooms.
Kathy Dobrowolski said sex education has been a failure in schools and asked the council to not allow Planned Parenthood to participate in the sex education program.
“Teens are told they can have sex whenever and with whoever they want as long as it’s safe sex with contraceptives,” Dobrowolski said. “Planned Parenthood’s version of sex ed isn’t about health, it’s a social movement.”
Paul Dobrowolski said that teaching reliance on safe sex leads to abortions.
“54 percent of all women who are seeking abortions are doing so because their contraceptives failed,” he said. “After failure of contraceptives, Planned Parenthood will be in your student’s visibility to offer abortions for the price of $500.”
One of the Planned Parenthood-trained students who was at the meeting responded by saying she only mentions the name of the abortion chain once during her talk.
Planned Parenthood is the largest abortion provider in the United States, aborting more than 300,000 unborn babies every year. The abortion chain also teaches sex education in public schools across the country, and promotes risky sexual behavior to vulnerable young teens at its clinics.
In 2014, Live Action release an undercover video series showing Planned Parenthood employees encouraging young teens to participate in sado-masochistic sexual activities, including gagging, whipping, asphyxiation, shopping at sex stores and viewing pornography.
The abortion giant also publishes multiple “resources” for children and teenagers concerning sexual activity. These materials claim to provide “age appropriate” sex education to children starting at age 4.
Planned Parenthood justifies starting sex-education at such a young age by stating, “Ideally, medical accurate sexuality education would be taught each year in our schools from pre-kindergarten to 12th grade.”