The Andrew Jackson Language Academy, which is a public school in Chicago, is receiving criticism after parents discovered that their fifth graders were being presented with graphic sexual education curriculum. The presentation given to students included slides that were very inappropriate, and “demonstrations” of applying male and female condoms.
According to EAG News, female condoms were stressed because it can be inserted “hours before vaginal sex, so you don’t have to interrupt foreplay to be safe!” The presentation also said it is great for “Women, men, transgender folk,” and you can use if you are “gay” or “straight.”
Bill McCaffrey, a Chicago Public School spokesman, said in a statement that the “objectionable material presented at Andrew Jackson Language Academy this week is not and never was part of the student sexual education curriculum” as reported at the local NBC affiliate, the slides shown to parents are also posted at Waters Elementary School as part of the “Sexual Health Education” curriculum for “Grade 6.”
However, another school in Chicago, Walker Elementary, opted out of the condom demonstration; this makes some people believe that the presentation was in fact a part of their curriculum.
Additionally, fifth and sixth graders were assured that the “morning after pill” is “NOT an abortion pill,” and that “Youth 12 years of age or older can receive sexual health and reproductive services without parental consent.” Clearly, by “reproductive services,” they mean students can get abortions without parental involvement.
Furthermore, “Plan B One Step” is a form of contraception that many in the pro-life community believe can act as an abortifacient.
“New studies have revealed that all forms of emergency contraception can cause abortion. A report by the Lozier Institute, the education and research arm of the Susan B. Anthony List, summarizes the studies, explaining how each form and brand of emergency contraception can cause an abortifacient by changing the chemistry of a woman’s uterine lining, making it inhospitable to any human embryo that is conceived in her body.
These methods include the Paragard T 380, Ella® (ellaOne®), and Plan B. The primary mode of operation of these devices and drugs is to prevent sperm and egg from joining in the first place. But they do in fact interfere with implantation if they fail to, or are not taken/inserted in time to achieve the primary modes of operation.”