New York Program Pushes HIV Tests for 13-year-Olds and Sex-Ed for Elementary School

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   May 22, 2014   |   10:24AM   |   Washington, DC

LifeNews recently ran an article about a former abortion business owner who is now pro-life. For six years Carol Everett operated four abortion clinics in Texas and, over the years, she has shared the secrets of the abortion industry.

Everett has talked at length about how the abortion industry uses sex ed to recruit young girls as clients who will ultimately have abortions when they become pregnant. Everett said that the counselors at the clinics are more like telemarketers. They are trained to schedule abortions and use wording to eliminate a potential clients’ fears and objections concerning abortion.

kids2Everett, who left the abortion industry after a Christian business counselor she hired lead her to Christ, also talked about how damaging government-funded sex education programs are. In her speech at the Rose Dinner, she took aim at the programs for stealing away the innate modesty of children and creating a rift between children and their parents.

She says that the programs aim to teach children that talking to their parents about sex is uncomfortable and then they offer to be the people the children turn to for support. She says that girls are then provided with low dose birth control, which is ineffective if not taken at the same time each and every day, which is close to impossible for any teenager. When the girls get pregnant, they then turn to abortion clinics, she says.

Keep that in mind as you tune in to this report out of New York state, which wants to test 13-year-olds for HIV and bring sex ed to elementary schools:

To reduce the rate of HIV, the state suggested mandatory offerings of HIV testing to all persons 13 or older. Some argued that 13 might be a young age for such worries.

“Thirteen might be, you know, a little young for that, but sadly not by much,” said Jeffrey Ernstoff of the Upper West Side.

Father of three Joshua Stillman agreed.

“I work around teenagers and the vast majority of them at 13, when I ask them if they’re sexually active, look at me like, ‘Are you crazy?’” said Stillman, of the Upper West Side. “And to put HIV testing on the plate in front of them, I think, would be not only weird for them, but probably make them think about something that’s not anywhere close to their consciousness.”

The plan also suggests starting sex education in elementary school – for interested districts.

“Somewhat sadly, I think the age for it seems to be getting lower and lower,” added Ernstoff.