Planned Parenthood and cohorts churn out National Standards for public schools--Part 1: The players
This article originally appeared in this issue of the WSR: 2012-02-29

Once again, Planned Parenthood is knee deep in a coalition with government officials and morally bereft sex-pushing organizations, to the great detriment of American school children. The group is pushing to define and standardize the sex ed core curriculum, content, and skills for students in K-12.

The National Sexuality Education Standards are published by The Future of Sex Education (FoSE) Initiative, a partnership between Advocates for Youth, Answer, and the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the U.S. (SIECUS). All three organizations are intricately intertwined with Planned Parenthood.

Planned Parenthood leaders are on the Advisory Committee and among the additional reviewers of the FoSE National Standards. In addition, Douglas Kirby of ETR is on the list of additional reviewers. ETR began its existence as the education arm of Planned Parenthood of Santa Cruz, California.

SIECUS was launched in 1964 by the Kinsey Institute to teach the Kinsey philosophy of sex education in American schools. Dr. Mary Calderone, a former medical director at Planned Parenthood, was the first director of SIECUS.

Dr. Alfred Kinsey authored the “Kinsey Reports” in 1948 and 1953, which were the basis for a sexual revolution that promoted and sanctioned promiscuity, pornography, and homosexuality. Kinsey’s research was disproportionally based on surveys of prison inmates, sex offenders, and prostitutes.

Quoting Concerned Women of America’s report, A Nation Deceived:

To obtain data about the sexual behavior of children, Dr. Kinsey worked with trained pedophiles who sexually abused hundreds of children (as young as two months) to prove to the world that infants, toddlers, and juveniles could enjoy sex pre-puberty with the help of an adult. Their sexual torture was recorded as pleasure.

Family Watch International’s Special Report on Comprehensive Sexuality Education, highlights comments by Dr. Miriam Grossman. Dr. Grossman is one of the top experts on sex education in the United States. She warned about the dangers of SIECUS, Planned Parenthood, and comprehensive sex education at a parallel event given during the UN Commission on the Status of Women in 2010.

In a nutshell, Kinsey was convinced that traditional morality is irrelevant and destructive. For this man it was “anything goes” when it came to sexuality. And I mean anything. He believed that pedophiles were misunderstood and that their punishments were unjust. Sexuality is not an appetite to be curbed, Kinsey insisted. He taught it and he lived it.

Answer promotes a Teen-to-Teen Sexuality Education Initiative called Sex, Etc. It offers the usual Planned Parenthood fare, including links to Planned Parenthood websites, advice on how to skirt your parents, immoral sexual advice, abortion rights information, gay rights information, and instructions on how to have gay sex. Its website features a video claiming that when it comes to sex, “parents obviously don’t have the answers, and teenagers still need them. That’s where honest sex ed comes in.”

Advocates for Youth was founded in 1980 and was originally called “Center for Population Options.” It was founded by Joy Dryfoos, who is often considered the "mother" of the School Based Health Clinic (SBHC) movement. It mirrors Planned Parenthood’s philosophy with its facilitation of immoral, dangerous sexual behavior under the guise of safe sex. It actively lobbies Congress to defund abstinence programs. It retained the ACLU to fight against abstinence programs. Its Sex Education Resource Center provides lesson plans for “comprehensive” sex education, national standards, and policy and advocacy tools. It publishes its own sex ed curricula.

FoSE craftily partnered with other organizations that are in a position to fast-track its national standards—and from there the sex education its members and advisors publish—into the schools.

The national standards were reviewed by officials from organizations that push for school-based clinics, like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Adolescent and School Health; the National Assembly on School-Based Health Care; and Planned Parenthood. The standards push sexual orientation issues from the earliest ages, and the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) is listed among the national resources, along with Planned Parenthood’s “independent” research arm, the Guttmacher Institute.

Click here to read Part 2 of this report, which reveals the contents of the standards and how you can fight to keep Planned Parenthood and its deviant sex education out of your schools.