A New York City teacher is facing criticism for showing her fifth-grade students a video about abortion from an unborn baby’s perspective.
The Daily Mail reports Ju Ling Wei, a teacher at Public School 184 in Manhattan, is being investigated after parents complained about the pro-life video.
The 5-minute video “Life Flight” is a skit by a group of teenagers that explains an unborn baby’s development and an abortion. The teens speak from the unborn baby’s perspective, saying things like, “Hi, Mommy! I have a heartbeat!” and “Look, my hair is starting to grow!” As the skit progresses, they notice that “Mommy” is troubled and wants an abortion. The skit ends with the teens crying out, “It burns!” and “Mommy, don’t you want me?” as the baby is aborted.
The YouTube video appears to be from an annual Assemblies of God event for students called the National Fine Arts Merit Festival.
After the class watched the video, students said Wei asked them what they thought about abortion.
Parents said the video was completely inappropriate for young children.
“I was really, really upset and angry and appalled. I was crying. We don’t even discuss the birds and the bees,” said Liset Reyes, the mother of a 10-year-old student.
Ishmael Alvarado told the New York Daily News that his 11-year-old daughter told him how one line stuck with her: “It burns, mommy! It burns.”
“She said to me, ‘What’s abortion?’” he said. “My kids still believe in Santa Claus. They’re still innocent.”
Principal Iris Shiu apologized and said the teacher will be investigated, according to the report.
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New York City Education Department Spokesman Doug Cohen also commented on the situation, saying, “This lesson was completely inappropriate, and the principal immediately addressed this incident and reported it for investigation.”
While the pro-life video drew outrage, the abortion giant Planned Parenthood is given access to hundreds of thousands of students in public schools across the U.S.
Parents often are shocked to find out that Planned Parenthood teaches sex education in many public schools. In November, upset parents flooded a Florida school district with complaints after one of Planned Parenthood’s graphic sex education videos was shown to students without parents’ knowledge or consent.
Among some of its worst teaching points, the abortion chain tells children that promiscuity is not unhealthy. “There’s nothing bad or unhealthy about having a big number of sexual partners,” Planned Parenthood tells students on its Tumbler page. Planned Parenthood’s booklet for HIV-positive youth, “Healthy, Happy and Hot,” also tells young people that it is their “human right” to not tell their partner that they have HIV.
Many fear it is pushing a pro-abortion agenda on students as well. Its president recently admitted that abortion is Planned Parenthood’s “core mission.”
Watch the pro-life video below.