A Massachusetts bill that recommended teaching children as young as 12 about oral and anal sex failed in the state House last week amid growing public outrage.
The College Fix reports state Senate Bill 2128 passed the state Senate but died in the House last week when the legislative session ended.
The bill seemed harmless enough at first. It would have required public schools to provide “comprehensive” sex education that is medically accurate and age-appropriate. This included “the benefits of abstinence and delaying sexual activity” and “the effective use of contraceptives and barrier methods.”
However, Andrew Beckwith, president of the Massachusetts Family Institute, examined the bill closely and discovered the “age-appropriate” recommendations were more than what they seemed.
He found that one of the recommended curricula was “Get Real,” published by Planned Parenthood. The middle school program teaches children as young as 12 “how to perform oral and anal sex,” Beckwith wrote at the New Boston Post in July.
Not satisfied with merely introducing the concept of certain non-reproductive sex acts, “Get Real” goes on to teach twelve-year-olds in eye-watering detail how to properly use a “dental dam,” which is “placed over the vulva … or anus during oral sex.” Concerned that your seventh-grader might not have a “dental dam” handy? No problem. State education officials and Planned Parenthood want your child to know they can “also use non-microwavable saran wrap.” [This reference also happens to dilute S.C. Johnson & Son’s trademark.] When the nation’s largest abortion provider tells young children to make their own prophylactics at home out of kitchen implements, that ought to concern us.
Beckwith pointed out that the age of consent for sexual activity in Massachusetts is 16 – “so why would we want to mandate teaching children four years younger than that about an act which the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recognizes as one of the riskiest sexual behaviors?”
Another recommended curriculum that Beckwith discovered included a 20-minute workshop about masturbation.
“Why in the world would legislators want to take that authority out of the hands of their constituents and give it to bureaucrats at the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education who think 12-year-olds should act like porn stars?” he wrote.
Thankfully, state lawmakers listened to concerned parents and did not.
Planned Parenthood teaches sex education to at least 221,000 students in 31 states, according to CBS News.
But the abortion giant is losing ground. Earlier this year, parents’ massive protests prompted a North Carolina school board to reject Planned Parenthood’s sex education program in its middle schools.
Concerned parents in Pennsylvania, Michigan, California, Washington state, New York and other parts of the country also have protested Planned Parenthood’s involvement in their students’ education in the past year.
In 2017, President Donald Trump’s administration cut taxpayer funding to one of Planned Parenthood’s sex education programs. HHS spokesman Mark Vafiades told the New York Times last year that there is very little evidence that the Teen Pregnancy Prevention program was successful. The abortion chain is suing to block the cuts.
Planned Parenthood is the largest abortion chain in the United States, aborting more than 320,000 unborn babies every year. Its sex education programs have been criticized for promoting risky sexual behavior to vulnerable young teens and tweens.
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.
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.