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Planned Parenthood speaker: Good parents let teens have sex at home
life site news ^ | 3/21/2012 | Ben Johnson

Posted on 03/21/2012 12:54:47 AM PDT by Morgana

IRVINE, CALIFORNIA, March 20, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) – As critics accuse Planned Parenthood of trying to facilitate the sex lives of minors, a featured speaker at one of the abortion provider’s local affiliates has suggested parents allow their teenage children to have sex in their home.

Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernadino Counties invited Amy T. Schalet, author of Not Under My Roof: Parents, Teens, and the Culture of Sex, to keynote the organization’s “Consider This” luncheon last week.

Dr. Schalet, an assistant sociology professor at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, said American parents should be more like their counterparts in the Netherlands, who allow teenagers to have sex openly under their roof.

Schalet told local media she finds it unfortunate that America, girls believe “in their parents’ eyes they would be a disappointment if they were to engage in sex.”

“In the Netherlands if a girl is in a relationship, she’s not a slut for wanting sex, for making decisions about sex,” she said. Most parents deem teen sexuality a “part of your life that you are allowed to own and make choices about.”

The sociologist, who spent part of her life in the Netherlands, said Dutch parents consider children ready for intercourse at age 16. “Teen pregnancy rates are about four times as high here. Birth rates about eight times as high.”

She added nearly 60 percent of Dutch teens are taking contraceptives by the time they begin having sex.

As she did in a New York Times op-ed, last year Schalet suggested parents who allowed open sexual activity in their homes exercised greater parental control over their children than those who preached abstinence. Schalet wrote that a Dutch teenager who told her parents about her sexual relationship with her boyfriend “enjoyed time and a new closeness with her family.”

“Obviously sleepovers aren’t a direct route to family happiness,” Schalet wrote. “But even the most traditional parents can appreciate the virtue of having their children be comfortable bringing a girlfriend or boyfriend home, rather than have them sneak around.” Unlike the American teenagers I interviewed, who said they felt they had to split their burgeoning sexual selves from their family roles, the Dutch teens had a chance to integrate different parts of themselves into their family life.”

Much of Schalet’s work is funded by the Ford Foundation.

In a CNN interview, she said if a child’s parents would not have a “wholistic” discussion of sex, which by definition includes methods of contraception, the young person should speak to “clinicians.”

The speech adds fuel to those who say Planned Parenthood is trying to get American children “hooked on sex.”

“American Life League has been spreading the word for decades that Planned Parenthood’s game plan is to sexualize children in order to build lifetime customers for its sex and abortion business,” Rita Diller, the national director of the American Life League’s Stop Planned Parenthood project, said in a statement e-mailed to LifeSiteNews.com. “Certainly, Planned Parenthood’s promotion of Amy Schalet’s ideal of a ‘sex playhouse’ for teens in the family home is one more manifestation of its tireless quest to promote sex among unmarried youth.”

“Planned Parenthood has long sought to duplicate the European model, which succeeded in gaining public approval of sex between unmarried young people,” she added.

She highlighed its 2002 publication We Can Do Better: Oregon Team Report on Western Europe’s Successful Approaches to Adolescent Sexuality which states: “It is the societal thinking—the norms—that make the Dutch, German and French successes possible. It is the openness and the acceptance that young people will have intimate sexual relationships without being married and that these relationships are natural and contribute to maturing into a sexually healthy adult.”

“Good parents and morality are stumbling blocks to Planned Parenthood,” Diller told LifeSiteNews. “This is one more example of the abortion giant’s never-ending attempt to create a society that will accept the unthinkable and embrace it as perfectly normal.”


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Good writers don't write stuff like this.
1 posted on 03/21/2012 12:54:57 AM PDT by Morgana
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To: Morgana

I don’t want to hear what they think great parents should do with their teenagers.


2 posted on 03/21/2012 12:57:30 AM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Morgana

Good parents are rightly worried about their kids even thinking about sex.


3 posted on 03/21/2012 12:59:16 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Morgana

Very sickening.


4 posted on 03/21/2012 1:02:21 AM PDT by U-238
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To: TigersEye

In a way you should if only for personal knowledge. This is the deception they are using and believe it or not some young skulls full of mush just might fall for it. Or at lest liberal skulls anyway. Push God out of our life and the devil comes in. I see this kind of crap on Dr. Phil all the time!


5 posted on 03/21/2012 1:07:27 AM PDT by Morgana (I only come here to see what happens next. It normally does.)
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To: Morgana
Many years back I was channel-surfing and had the misfortune to run across a Kirsten Dunst movie (eek!) “Crazy/Beautiful”.

This was an underlying theme of the movie in the 10 unfortunate minutes I saw.

Interestingly, I surfed across another movie around that same period of time that had a high-school election, maybe prom queen or some such, and one girl was touted as “the pro-choice candidate”.

The Hollywood lefties have been subtly weaving this stuff in for decades.

No wonder so many are brainwashed into voting for Bammy.

6 posted on 03/21/2012 1:09:22 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Morgana

Amy Schalet is an assistant professor of sociology at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She received her Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of California, Berkeley and a Bachelor's degree in Social Studies from Harvard University.

Ugh. Sociology.... Berkeley.... Could not ascertain if the good professor is married and / or has children or not. But, I'm thinking .... NOT! She just wants to tell us how to raise ours.

7 posted on 03/21/2012 1:10:10 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Morgana
In 18th Century America, I think it was called *bundling*.


8 posted on 03/21/2012 1:12:05 AM PDT by Daffynition (On Andrew Breitbart: In his honor, I'll fight harder...He'll be back and he'll be millions.)
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To: TigersEye

Loud group sex with vibrators, squeaky bed and everything. /s


9 posted on 03/21/2012 1:16:30 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Morgana

Evil is the new good.


10 posted on 03/21/2012 1:22:33 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Morgana

This is another example of how misguided religion (e.g., in this case, the religion of Planned Parenthood) blinds objective reason and fact.

First of all, I wonder if the author has her own children and, if so, puts her advice into practice?

Secondly, I wonder if she is aware of (or even cares about) the demonstrated effects of premarital sex, including:

- The emotional baggage that often comes with premarital sex, including guilt.
- The fact that premarital sex often leads to sexual dysfunctions in marriage.
- The fact that studies have shown that premarital sex is linked to an increased rate of cheating after marriage.


11 posted on 03/21/2012 1:28:00 AM PDT by jda ("Righteousness exalts a nation . . .")
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To: Morgana
“In the Netherlands if a girl is in a relationship, she’s not a slut for wanting sex, for making decisions about sex,” she said.

Ask Natalie Holloway how that worked out with Joran Van der Sloot.

12 posted on 03/21/2012 1:42:30 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: F15Eagle

“The Hollywood lefties have been subtly weaving this stuff in for decades.”

Those idiots are just the tools. The true author of this evil is far older and wiser. He just happens to hate us and God.


13 posted on 03/21/2012 2:06:14 AM PDT by piytar (Rebellion is here! Free Republic is on the front line! NEVER SURRENDER!)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

“In the Netherlands if a girl is in a relationship, she’s not a slut for wanting sex, for making decisions about sex,” she said.”

No. She becomes abandoned by the father.

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/Healthday/story?id=7578204&page=2

“More Single Women Are Having Babies

The largest increases were seen in the Netherlands, where out-of-wedlock births rose from 4 to 40 percent. In Spain, out-of-wedlock births increased from 4 percent to 28 percent, in Ireland the numbers went from 5 to 33 percent and in Italy they rose from 4 to 21 percent....”


14 posted on 03/21/2012 2:10:42 AM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: Beowulf9

I think we are approaching 40% in this country — at least among minorities. It is a very sad situation.


15 posted on 03/21/2012 2:28:29 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

This is a large reason why we are finished as a nation.


16 posted on 03/21/2012 2:44:37 AM PDT by MachIV
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To: Morgana; All

This is all a joke. Right?


17 posted on 03/21/2012 2:44:43 AM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: Rummyfan

Massachusetts is a blight upon America.


18 posted on 03/21/2012 2:58:08 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Vendome

“Good parents are rightly worried about their kids even thinking about sex.”

Good parents think about sex too but they ought to be doing more to curtail their kids’ activity at home and elsewhere.


19 posted on 03/21/2012 3:11:50 AM PDT by equaviator
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To: Morgana

Dutch parents consider children ready for intercourse at age 16. “Teen pregnancy rates are about four times as high here. Birth rates about eight times as high.”
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I’m Shocked! The pro abort writer is praising the Netherlands because their children choose abortion far more frequently.


20 posted on 03/21/2012 3:18:05 AM PDT by Neidermeyer
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To: Neidermeyer

Are you implying that there are ulterior motives involved, like maybe money? Planned Parenthood? I find that hard to believe {sarc}.


21 posted on 03/21/2012 3:35:55 AM PDT by jda ("Righteousness exalts a nation . . .")
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To: jda

If the planned parenthood creeps don’t kill you through abortion, they want to get their claws on you when you are older to undermine any moral standards you may develop. Just why do they hate life and living a moral life? What moral degenerates.


22 posted on 03/21/2012 4:33:34 AM PDT by hal ogen (1st Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Morgana

PP must really despise human life at all stages. Their ideology and mission are social poison.

I feel sorry for those who fall for liberalism’s darkness and deploy it onto themselves and their children. This reminds me of the 60’s and 70’s. It is another wave of destruction. The ones who follow the social herd today are in for some serious sin and consequences. This is one time where normal people must not to go along to get along.


23 posted on 03/21/2012 4:54:41 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Morgana

Good parents train up a child in the way he should go—and teach their children well that sex is for “marriage” and sex outside of “marriage “ is fornication,and adultery, prostitution , or sodomy-none of which glorify God.


24 posted on 03/21/2012 5:06:59 AM PDT by StonyBurk (ring)
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To: Morgana

The doctor is a seriously disturbed individual.


25 posted on 03/21/2012 5:40:35 AM PDT by Caipirabob (I say we take off and Newt the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure...)
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To: Rummyfan

Does Amy need a pound of fried bacon on her chest to have someone make love to her???


26 posted on 03/21/2012 5:51:47 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, thanks for the rain, but please let it rain more in Texas. Amen.)
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To: Rummyfan

Two sociologists were walking down a gravel road when they cam upon a man, beaten and bleeding, barely alive, slumped in a ditch.

“This is awful,” one sociologist said to the other.

“You’re right,” said the other. “We’ve got to find who did this and help him.”


27 posted on 03/21/2012 5:57:34 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Beware the Sweater Vest)
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To: Arrowhead1952

Brings me back to the old story about: If your friend jumped off a bridge does that men you should jump off one too?

My answer to this is that I have a home , not a whorehouse.


28 posted on 03/21/2012 6:02:57 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Morgana

If they are old enough to be having sex, they are old enough to get their own home.


29 posted on 03/21/2012 6:06:49 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Morgana

Planned Infanticide is the nation’s leading provider of infanticide. $500 per dead baby.

This is just business.


30 posted on 03/21/2012 6:08:29 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: Morgana

That would be like the local fire department encouraging parents to have their children play with matches.


31 posted on 03/21/2012 6:13:00 AM PDT by jmcenanly ("The more corrupt the state, the more laws." Tacitus, Publius Cornelius)
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To: who knows what evil?

-—Massachusetts is a blight upon America.-—

I’m from MA and you are.... right.

It’s the cities and colleges.

In the Exurbs, we’re overwhelmingly conservative. My town of 7k is 2:1 Republican.

95% of colleges are harmful to our country.


32 posted on 03/21/2012 6:15:25 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: patriot08

“This is all a joke. Right?”

No deer, this is planned parenthood trying to sell you an abortion down the road. All off this leads to PP trying to sell you an abortion.


33 posted on 03/21/2012 6:15:57 AM PDT by Morgana (I only come here to see what happens next. It normally does.)
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To: Morgana

Having sex at home under the fondly approving aegis of their parents would deprive teenagers of one of the truly defining moments of becoming adults—the adrenalin rush of dangerous semi-public sex in the backseat of Daddy’s car.


34 posted on 03/21/2012 6:19:59 AM PDT by wildbill (You're just jealous because the Voices talk only to me.)
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To: Morgana

Does this woman have children? Probably not. None of these f’ing idiots have kids but they sure do love to tell parents how to raise theirs.


35 posted on 03/21/2012 7:09:43 AM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: Morgana

My three daughters 15,13 and 8 know about sex age appropriate of course and know that its a GREAT THING to do in Marriage.

I guess I’m a bad parent ‘cause I won’t allow my 15 year old daughter to even single date until she is 17, and quite honestly she isn’t really interested in dating she finds education much more appealing right now... Whew...


36 posted on 03/21/2012 7:18:31 AM PDT by Rightly Biased (How do you say Arkanicide in Kenyan?)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas
95% of colleges are harmful to our country.

You are correct, and I would add that the same applies to public schools.

37 posted on 03/21/2012 8:29:44 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Neidermeyer
I’m Shocked! The pro abort writer is praising the Netherlands because their children choose abortion far more frequently.

Try again. The math is fairly simple.

38 posted on 03/21/2012 9:59:43 AM PDT by Moltke (Always retaliate first.)
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To: Neidermeyer
Hmmm, OTOH, perhaps you were correct after all. Depends on what she means by:

“Teen pregnancy rates are about four times as high here. Birth rates about eight times as high.”

I had taken that as meaning Holland, as reference was made to her stay there in the preceding sentence.

39 posted on 03/21/2012 10:06:23 AM PDT by Moltke (Always retaliate first.)
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To: wagglebee; little jeremiah

Planned parenthood wants it out of the back seat and in the home courtesy ping.


40 posted on 03/21/2012 10:24:01 AM PDT by Morgana (I only come here to see what happens next. It normally does.)
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41 posted on 03/21/2012 10:35:11 AM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: Morgana

As more kids suffer “Failure to Launch” syndrome, thay have to have some place for their booty. I wonder if PP counts mom and or dad joining in?


42 posted on 03/21/2012 10:42:22 AM PDT by Mike Darancette (Romney just makes me tired all over.)
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To: wagglebee
That is a steaming pile of happy horse pucky.

Their agenda is to drive our children insane so they will be easier to manipulate all their lives.

It's so nauseating and evil that I can barely think about it.
43 posted on 03/21/2012 12:10:40 PM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: Moltke

I took it that birth rates in the US were double their rate per 100 teen pregnancies.


44 posted on 03/21/2012 12:44:49 PM PDT by Neidermeyer
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To: Neidermeyer
I must agree. I had read it "...four times as high as here..." from the previous mention of Holland and the topic of the high rate of teen sexual activity - in which case a higher pregnancy rate seemed logical. My bad.
45 posted on 03/21/2012 1:17:20 PM PDT by Moltke (Always retaliate first.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Aiyeeeeeee! See? Now that’s why I didn’t want to hear about it. lol


46 posted on 03/21/2012 1:58:45 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Morgana

I have no need for that personal knowledge. At 57 I think I have heard about pretty much every perversion that exists. It’s not going to change any liberal minds for me to hear about it.


47 posted on 03/21/2012 2:04:29 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Morgana

Why do liberals always go after having sex with children???

Liberalism is a mental illness.


48 posted on 03/21/2012 3:03:35 PM PDT by CodeToad (I'm so right-wing if I lifted my left leg I'd go into a spin.)
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To: Morgana
At home? I can see how that would go over.

If I got busted for sleeping around, especially at mom and dad's, my mom would cry. And then I'd be in big trouble for making my mom cry.

49 posted on 03/21/2012 3:27:04 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (Time for brokered convention)
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To: patriot08
This is all a joke. Right?

It's a joke, but not funny. It's just Business.

Something happens and 17 year old girl gets pregnant. You often have embarrassed parents, panicked boyfriend (who often pressures for abortion or skips town), boyfriend's parents, and social pressures all trying to point a confused and scared girl into an abortion, where Planned Barrenhood makes their money. Business.

I wasn't a perfect guy by any stretch of the imagination, but I was brought up a certain way. If she's pregnant, get the ring. Do the right thing.

50 posted on 03/21/2012 3:43:35 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (Time for brokered convention)
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