PP’s ‘comprehensive sex education’ exposed
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Wrapped in a blanket of government approval and intentionally misleading rhetoric —and fueled by billions of government dollars—Planned Parenthood’s “comprehensive sex education” emits the offensive fumes of debauchery, rising like stench from a hog farm. A report released by the National Abstinence Education Association (NAEA) serves to methodically take apart the intricately woven, lie-encrusted wrappings and lay bare the disastrous effect of Planned Parenthood’s “comprehensive sex education” (CSE) on children and teens.

The report lays waste to the hollow lies that form the basis for acceptance and mega-million dollar federal funding of morally corrupt comprehensive sex education and uncovers the political, ideology driven suppression of abstinence education by the Obama administration.

Entitled Sexual Risk Avoidance (SRA) Education: Considerations for Protecting Teen Health, the report tracks the history of Title X funding that facilitated the flow of money for community-based “educational pregnancy prevention programs” for teens. “As a result of this policy, minimizing the physical consequences of sex has become the overwhelming priority in most sex education classrooms today,” the report says. Meanwhile, the consequences of sex on the teens involved are largely ignored. The report consists of two parts. This article deals only with Part 1.

Below are some of the more salient facts presented early on in the report:

Young teens are especially vulnerable to mental health problems when sex is added to casual dating relationships. More than two-thirds of sexually experienced teens express regrets about having sex so soon. . . .

Teens who engage in casual sex “are at greater risk for lower grades and problems in school, and are more likely to be expelled or suspended, less likely to be attached to school, and less likely to go to college.” . . . A recent study found a causal relationship between teen sex and more than twice the risk of divorce later in life.

A teen may not become pregnant and may even escape contracting an STD, but still experience difficult consequences to sexual activity. These consequences are not diminished by consistent or correct condom use; they are not eliminated by the use of any form of contraception. Only by avoiding sexual activity are consequences eliminated. . . .

Despite the fact that CSE proponents insist that the approach places significant emphasis on abstinence, even sometimes referring to these programs as “abstinence–plus,” a 2007 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Report, entitled Review of Comprehensive Sex Education Curricula, examined the most popular CSE texts and found very little abstinence within the pages. A CSE curriculum might contain an obligatory statement such as “abstinence is the only way to assure 100 percent protection from pregnancy and STDs” but few, if any abstinence skill-building exercises are included, leaving teens without any meaningful help in maintaining or regaining a behavioral choice of abstinence.

The skill-building skills that are taught in the typical CSE program revolve around condom use, the report says. They include this exercise:

The ideal way to demonstrate the proper way to use a condom is to use a plastic or ceramic model of a penis. . . . Give each participant a condom and lubricant. Each participant should practice putting condoms on their fingers. Then let them give you a demonstration.

[Student Activity]: Researching Methods of Protection . . . Name of store . . . location . . . Describe where the protective products (e.g., condoms, foam) are located in the store. . . . What protective products are sold here? (List up to three brands of condoms and up to two types of spermicides): Product . . . brand name . . . price . . . lubricated? . . . reservoir or plain?

The study then cites an exercise from a Planned Parenthood curriculum entitled Making Sense of Abstinence that says:

Participants will define sexual abstinence for themselves. . . . Ask participants what sexual behaviors a person could engage in and still be abstinent. . . . Imagine someone has decided to be ABSTINENT. According to your own definition of abstinence, circle the following sexual behaviors you believe a person can engage in and still be ABSTINENT.

Among the choices for students to select: “reading erotic literature,” “cuddling naked,” “mutual masturbation,” “showering together,” and “watching porn.” . . .

A report released by the U.S. Department of HHS on August 23, 2010, found approximately 70 percent of parents opposed pre-marital sex in general and for their own children. Most parents favored the delivery of abstinence messages within their children’s sex education classes. Teens registered similar views. A 2007 survey of American parents found that they want their children to understand that condoms do not make sex safe and they do not support condom demonstration exercises in the classroom. Most parents favor a risk avoidance abstinence message over a CSE approach by a margin of 2:1.

This thoroughly documented report is an essential item in the toolbox of those fighting Planned Parenthood’s “comprehensive sex education.” Print it, study it, and use it daily in your fight against the sex-belching abortion giant. You can access Part 1 of the report here.