An Alaska state House committee shot down a bill on Tuesday that would have banned Planned Parenthood from public schools, according to the Alaska Dispatch News.
The bill, sponsored by state Sen. Mike Dunleavy, would have prohibited school districts from contracting with pro-abortion groups like Planned Parenthood or accepting instruction or materials from them, according to the Juneau Empire. The bill also included penalties for school employees and abortion group employees who knowingly violate the measure.
The bill passed a state Senate committee in March, but the state House Health and Social Services Committee rejected it Tuesday, according to the Dispatch News.
Though his bill failed, Dunleavy hopes to enact the changes through an amendment to a House education bill.
“Our schools are evolving into indoctrination centers. They’re evolving more away from the basic intent of education, which is to give kids skills and knowledge,” Dunleavy said, previously.
According to the report:
A version of HB 156 that passed the Senate Education Committee Wednesday evening included a provision requiring classes on sex education to be taught by a person with a valid teacher license. Dunleavy introduced the amendment and chairs the committee.
“It does not block any group or any subgroup,” Dunleavy said. “What it basically says is the teaching of sex ed will be done by a teacher with a Type-A certificate.”
The amendment would also require school boards to approve any curriculum, literature or materials related to sex education, human reproduction education or human sexuality education. Another change offered by Dunleavy says parents can opt out of tests, activities and programs, and the amendment would also require schools to give parents two-weeks notice of sex ed courses or activities.
Like Dunleavy, many parents across America have expressed concern about Planned Parenthood’s influence on young students. The group, which aborts more babies than any other group in the U.S., openly opposes abstinence education programs and lobbies to teach its own sex ed programs in public schools.
In 2014, LifeNews reported that Hawaii state Rep. Bob McDermott tried to get copies of Planned Parenthood’s sex education curriculum after hearing complaints from parents about what was being taught in Hawaii public schools. The state department of education denied his request, saying “the curriculum is sensitive in nature and can be misinterpreted.”
Some pro-lifers oppose the abortion group’s sex ed program because they say Planned Parenthood uses it to gain students’ trust and sell more abortions. Others oppose it because they say Planned Parenthood promotes risky sexual behavior to vulnerable young teens.
In 2014, Live Action release a video of Planned Parenthood employees telling girls that “stop,” really doesn’t always mean, “stop” and encouraging young teen females to participate in sado-masochistic sexual activities, including gagging, whipping, asphyxiation, shopping at sex stores and viewing pornography.