Planned Parenthood Celebrates Jocelyn Elders, Who Claimed Pro-Lifers Have a “Love Affair With the Fetus”

National   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Feb 21, 2017   |   8:09AM   |   Washington, DC

Planned Parenthood celebrated former U.S. Surgeon General Jocelyn Elders last week to mark both Black History Month and “Condom Week.”

Elders, a controversial figure under President Bill Clinton, was forced to resign after she made several comments about sex education and pro-lifers that sparked outrage.

On Thursday, Planned Parenthood wrote on Twitter, “We salute Joycelyn Elders: 1st black US Surgeon General and all-around badass sex education advocate. #tbt #BlackHistoryMonth #CondomWeek”

Former pro-abortion President Bill Clinton forced Elders to resign in 1994 after she said schools should teach children masturbation and she criticized pro-lifers as “fetus lovers.”

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Earlier that year, Elders told the New York Times, “We really need to get over this love affair with the fetus and start worrying about children.”

A Los Angeles Times article from 1994 reported:

Clinton had disagreed with a series of earlier Elders statements, according to White House Chief of Staff Leon E. Panetta. “There is a record of those statements, as all of you know,” Panetta said. “But some of them involved Catholics having a love affair with fetuses, comments about legalizing drugs, comments regarding teaching 5-year-olds the use of condoms.”

But the latest comment, Panetta said, “is just one too many.” Clinton believes notions that schools should teach masturbation “are wrong, and feels that’s not what schools are for,” Panetta said. “And it is not what a surgeon general should say.”

More than 20 years later, it’s clear that Elders’ remarks align closely with Planned Parenthood’s risky sex education and abortion agenda.

The abortion chain teaches sex ed 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.

LifeNews also reported that Planned Parenthood’s booklet for HIV-positive youth, “Healthy, Happy and Hot,” tells young people that it is their “human right” to not tell their partner that they have HIV.

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.”

Some pro-lifers say Planned Parenthood uses its sex ed program to gain students’ trust and sell more abortions.