By Julie Quist – BarbWire guest contributor
In the wake of horrifying scenes from undercover videos of Planned Parenthood marketing unborn baby parts for profit, shipping severed heads of aborted babies, and then shamelessly defending these practices, alarms are being sounded about PP’s prominent Sex Ed role in our schools.
Who was to know that International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) has a published manifesto describing its extreme sexual views for youth? It’s a 40 page Declaration called, “EXCLAIM! Young People’s Guide to Sexual Rights” and is distributed worldwide by the United Nations. EXCLAIM! describes in detail PP’s sexual agenda in our schools. Promoting unbridled children’s sex is obsessively urgent to PP.
Family Watch International has written extensively about PP’s teaching children their “right” to sexual pleasure. Family Watch states:
IPPF’s sexuality programs are designed to raise up the next generation to demand their “sexual rights.” For example, an excerpt from IPPF’s publication EXCLAIM!, distributed at the United Nations states, “young people . . . are entitled to sexual pleasure and how to experience different forms of sexual pleasure is important for their health.”
This is what they are teaching to children as young as age 10. The EXCLAIM! publication also teaches children how to organize and advocate for their sexual rights.
With that in mind, consider that Planned Parenthood was also a key player in creating the National Sexuality Education Standards, which are currently being aggressively promoted as the official Sex Ed framework in the United States.
According to its own website, “Planned Parenthood is the largest provider of comprehensive sex education in our communities. Each year, Planned Parenthood affiliates reach 1.5 million young people and parents with effective sex education and outreach in programs run by professional educators and youth peer educators.” [Emphasis theirs.] Its website also states that they provide “young people with positive messages about sex and sexuality as natural, normal parts of life.” This means that there is no such thing as right or wrong when it comes to childhood sexuality. Planned Parenthood is teaching a truly radical philosophy of sexuality to our children.
As quoted from the EXCLAIM! Proclamation, Planned Parenthood states:
Young people are sexual beings. They have sexual needs, desires, fantasies and dreams. It is important for all young people around the world to be able to explore, experience and express their sexualities in healthy, positive, pleasurable and safe ways. This can only happen when young people’s sexual rights are guaranteed. [Emphasis ours.]
Sexual rights are human rights related to people’s sexuality. Like everyone else, all young people are entitled to them and they are necessary for the development and well-being of all people and societies in which they live. However, discrimination, stigma, violence, fear, ignorance and some cultural and traditional beliefs threaten people’s sexual rights. [Emphasis ours.]
Should our schools instruct even the very young they have a “right” to have sexual pleasure, including the how-to’s of vaginal, oral, and anal sex, and “genital rubbing?” Should same-sex and opposite sex partners be casually promoted as equivalent options for kids?
Planned Parenthood is actually indoctrinating kids into engaging in terribly destructive sexual activity—by describing it, exploring it, and removing all boundaries or moral guides. Planned Parenthood is additionally teaching our kids that their parents have nothing to say about their children’s sexual activities. (See below.)
Here are some Planned Parenthood tips from their teen website:
- Before you have sex, think about what things you feel comfortable doing.
- You — and only you — get to decide when you’re ready to have sex.
- The definition of virginity is complicated. Some people don’t even care about it.
- “Coming out” means telling people that you’re LGBTQ (or any other identity). You get to decide if and when to come out, to whom, and how to do it.
- You may have heard the word “heteronormative” — which is when people assume that everyone is straight… For example: someone who asks a girl if she has a boyfriend without knowing her sexual orientation is being heteronormative.
- Should I involve my parents when making decisions about sex? Make sure to tell your parents what role you want them to play in your decision making.
- A great sex life is one that fits in with everything you’re about, including: whether you want to be in a committed relationship before you have sex. [Emphasis ours.]
Is it any surprise that sexual promiscuity and STDs typically get worse after children are taught this Sex Ed? It’s hard to imagine that anything could be worse than Planned Parenthood’s curriculum.
So why don’t parents know what Planned Parenthood is doing to their children? Take the state of Hawaii as an example.
Hawaii parents found it difficult to get access to the PP-promoted Sex Ed curriculum called Pono Choices. As reported in Life News:
As Planned Parenthood’s noxious sex education rockets across the country at unprecedented rates—propelled by millions of dollars in Obamacare PREP grants—those who bear great responsibility for the oversight of children’s education are being denied the opportunity to know what their children will be taught in these taxpayer-funded programs…
After parents told state representative Bob McDermott about Pono Choices—the program that teaches middle school students about same sex relationships and oral and anal sex—McDermott attempted to get copies of the entire curriculum from the state department of education, but incredibly, his request was denied. He then approached the University of Hawaii, which received, in partnership with Planned Parenthood, almost a million dollars in a teen pregnancy prevention grant to develop and implement the program. The state legislator was once again turned down…a DOE spokeswoman, told reporters that “the curriculum is sensitive in nature and can be misinterpreted.”
Sensitive, indeed! To again quote from PP’s EXCLAIM! Proclamation, parents are violating young people’s sexual rights by interfering with their children’s choices:
There is a common assumption that young people are incapable of making decisions for themselves, so parents or other adults should have full authority over decisions related to their sexuality. Resistance to recognize young people’s sexuality and their decision-making abilities makes the realization of young people’s sexual rights all the more challenging…In all situations, the evolving capacities of young people to autonomously exercise their rights must be recognized.
Yet, according to the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, most parents believe that teens should be encouraged to delay sex until after high school, and most teens who have been sexually active wish they had waited longer to initiate sexual activity. The American College of Pediatricians states that, “By every measure, adolescent sexual activity is detrimental to the well-being of all involved, especially young women.”
We need to get Planned Parenthood out of our schools. They are certainly promoting an extreme, anti-family, dangerous sexual agenda.
Take time to investigate what programs and what groups are in your school and who is being invited in to speak. Keep Planned Parenthood away from your school and your children!
Julie Quist serves on the Child Protection League Action Board of Directors and is a former District Director to Congresswoman Michele Bachmann.
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