New Taxpayer-Funded App Pushes Birth Control and Sex Education on Teenagers

National   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Feb 24, 2016   |   5:44PM   |   Washington, DC

A new taxpayer-funded app in Pennsylvania is sending teens to abortion clinics for questions about sex and reproductive health.

The Philadelphia-based group AccessMatters, formerly the Family Planning Council, created the app for young adults ages 14 to 24 in southeastern Pennsylvania who are looking for “accurate, timely information about sexual and reproductive health,” according to CNS News. The group announced its launch of the “It Matters” app on Feb. 17 as part of National Condom Week.

“Users can find answers to common questions on topics such as relationships, birth control options, LGBT health, STDs, and more,” according to a press release from the group. “The app even features a video explaining what to expect during a visit to a health center, featuring local youth from Philadelphia.”

The purpose of the app is to help teens and young adults who receive inadequate levels of sex education in school, “forcing them to turn to friends or the internet for information that may not be accurate,” according to the press release. The app “aims to address this problem by establishing a user-friendly source of information about health topics, videos, a health center finder featuring AccessMatters’ Network health centers, and other interactive elements.”

Though AccessMatters does not mention abortion, its “Health Centers” page lists several Planned Parenthood abortion facilities in southeastern Pennsylvania. In Bucks County, Planned Parenthood clinics are the only health facilities listed on the website. The app allows users to find a local health center on the AccessMatters’ list with a simple zip code search.



To fund the development of the app, the organization received grants from the Health and Human Services’ Title X Family Planning and the Centers for Disease Control’s teen pregnancy prevention program, both taxpayer-funded entities, according to CNS News.

The app currently targets young adults in southeastern Pennsylvania, but the organization said it plans to expand the clinic location function of the app to encompass the whole state.

“AccessMatters will add more dynamic content and launch future phases of the app with increased functionality,” according to the press release. “Features may include allowing a user to set automatic reminders for health appointments or to take medication, trivia or quizzes testing user knowledge of sexual and reproductive health topics, and expanding the age range for users and providing tailored information based on age, sexual orientation, and gender.”

Planned Parenthood does more abortions than any other group in the nation. And its sexual education programs in public schools and colleges are well-known for promoting dangerous behavior. In 2014, Live Action release a video of Planned Parenthood employees telling young teenage girls that “stop,” really doesn’t always mean, “stop” and encouraging them to participate in sado-masochistic sexual activities, including gagging, whipping, asphyxiation, shopping at sex stores, and viewing pornography.

In the International Planned Parenthood Federation’s booklet for HIV-positive youth, “Healthy, Happy and Hot,” it claims that it should be a “human right” not to tell your sexual partner that you have HIV, LifeNews previously reported.

Additionally, the abortion giant has published multiple “resources” for children and teenagers concerning sexual activity. These materials claim to provide “age appropriate” sex education to children starting at age four. 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.”