Planned Parenthood's 'Bedside' advice designed to entice teens into sexual activity
This article originally appeared in this issue of the WSR: 2011-11-16

Having been there before, I can tell you that browsing Planned Parenthood’s website is something that I always dread.

I can’t help but wonder how many parents have ever gone to the Planned Parenthood website to see what the evil organization is broadcasting into their homes, in its never-ending quest to conscript our children into promiscuous, immoral, perverse lifestyles.

Today I received a Google alert about “Bedsider,” and it brought me to the Planned Parenthood web presence for teens, where I saw a picture of a girl on a bed poised to leap onto a boy who is on the floor with his legs draped over the bed. It bears the heading “You didn’t give up on sex; Don’t give up on birth control either.”

Remember, this is designed for teens. Clicking the picture, the curious teen ends up on a website called Bedsider, and the first thing to be seen there is a pop-up that says, “Thank you for making Bedsider more sexy. Seriously. We love you for visiting our website. We'll love you even more if you tell us what you think.”

Having dispensed with the pop-up, the teen—or younger person—sees a page containing all sorts of birth control, including a menu that lists “most effective,” “party-ready” (subtitled “Some methods mix better with booze. As in, you don’t have to think in the heat of the moment.”), “easy to hide” (“Some women have to keep their birth control a secret.”), and [sarcasm] that abstinence-encouraging phrase “do me now” (“These methods are ideal for spontaneous, hot sex. Anywhere. Any time.”).

The Bedsider website is a part of The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy. Seriously. Prominent on its website is a video that follows a day in the life of a man wearing a condom, ostensibly in plain view, but covered in the video by a glowing blur or an opaque disc. The video ends with the admonition: “You should be proud to wear a condom. But save it for more intimate situations.”

Following Planned Parenthood’s playbook, the website of the so-called “National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy” includes a section entitled “Religion.” It is “designed to provide visitors with, or direct them to, materials on how teen and unplanned pregnancy prevention can be addressed in faith settings. It includes links to sermons, counseling resources, proclamations and mission statements, and other resources for the faith community.” Seriously.

Oh, and in the sidebar of that “religious” page, one sees a lead-in to a “public service announcement” entitled “The Foreplay Flop,” where, once again, we see the girl on a bed looking down at a guy on the floor who has his legs up in the air and his pants pulled down below his knees. Seriously.

With Planned Parenthood and its cohorts working around the clock on so many levels to steal the minds, hearts, and souls of our children, we must redouble our efforts to stop Planned Parenthood in its tracks. Our website, www.stopp.org, contains a wealth of information about the abortion giant and how to keep it away from our children. Our Defund Planned Parenthood Action Center, stopplannedparenthood.com, contains action alerts and provides the resources you need to take action. Visit us today and take action to stop Planned Parenthood’s advance on the young people of your community. To book one of our expert speakers to organize or bolster your local opposition to Planned Parenthood, send an e-mail to [email protected].