STDs Reach Record Highs Despite Planned Parenthood and Its Taxpayer-Funded Sex-Ed Programs

National   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Aug 30, 2018   |   6:12PM   |   Washington, DC

Planned Parenthood is trying to hide its own failing sex education and health programs by claiming it needs Americans’ tax dollars to combat rising STD rates in the U.S.

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found nearly 2.3 million people were diagnosed with chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis in 2017, an increase of more than 200,000 from 2016, according to Vogue.

The 2017 numbers represent the fourth consecutive year of an increase and the highest number of STDs ever reported, according to the CDC.

Dr. Gillian Dean, senior director of medical services at Planned Parenthood, responded to the report Wednesday, saying, “These numbers make it clear that too many people aren’t getting the health care and education they need in order to keep themselves healthy.”

Dean is right, but part of the blame appears to lie with her own organization.

Planned Parenthood claims to be an expert in this field by providing STD education, testing and treatments through its sex education programs and facilities. It repeatedly has claimed it needs Americans’ tax dollars (about half a billion annually) to continue providing these services – and even touts itself as the “nation’s largest provider of sex education.” 

“Even with rising rates of sexually transmitted infections, the Trump-Pence administration is doubling down on its agenda to make it more difficult for people to access preventive care at Planned Parenthood,” Dean said.But with the abortion nonprofit reporting a record income, growing name recognition and record tax funding during the Obama administration, one would think it already would be making headway in reducing those numbers.

Instead, the opposite is occurring.

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And Planned Parenthood’s materials suggest why. In 2015, pro-lifers discovered a Planned Parenthood booklet telling patients that it is their “human right” not to tell their sexual partner that they have HIV.

“Some countries have laws that say people living with HIV must tell their sexual partner(s) about their status before having sex, even if they use condoms or only engage in sexual activity with a low risk of giving HIV to someone else,” the booklet states. “These laws violate the rights of people living with HIV by forcing them to disclose or face the possibility of criminal charges.”

The abortion chain also tells children that promiscuity is not a bad thing. “There’s nothing bad or unhealthy about having a big number of sexual partners,” Planned Parenthood tells students on its Tumbler page.

Ryan Bomberger of the Radiance Foundation wrote more about Planned Parenthood’s connection to the STD crisis in 2017:

Our nation is facing an STD epidemic. The 18% failure rate of condoms is alarming. Birth control pills, shots, implants, rings, and IUDs don’t prevent STDs at all. Abstinence is the only 100% effective way to avoid STDs, HIV, HPV and unintended pregnancy. Should a business that profits from selling abortions, birth control and STD treatments to be teaching our teens that there’s nothing wrong with promiscuity?

Bomberger offered a motive as well: “[A]bstinence doesn’t generate a profit for Planned Parenthood. Risky behavior does.”

Planned Parenthood is the largest abortion provider in America, aborting about 320,000 unborn babies every year. Abortion is a lucrative practice, and sexual promiscuity often is connected to abortion.

Planned Parenthood does not need more tax dollars. It should not get any as long as it continues to promote dangerous behaviors that may lead to STDs and innocent unborn babies’ deaths.