Skip to comments.Planned Parenthood speaker: Good parents let teens have sex at home
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 providers 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 organizations 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, shes 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 arent 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 Schalets work is funded by the Ford Foundation.
In a CNN interview, she said if a childs 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 Parenthoods 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 Leagues Stop Planned Parenthood project, said in a statement e-mailed to LifeSiteNews.com. Certainly, Planned Parenthoods promotion of Amy Schalets 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 Europes Successful Approaches to Adolescent Sexuality which states: It is the societal thinkingthe normsthat 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 giants never-ending attempt to create a society that will accept the unthinkable and embrace it as perfectly normal.
I don’t want to hear what they think great parents should do with their teenagers.
Good parents are rightly worried about their kids even thinking about sex.
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!
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.
Loud group sex with vibrators, squeaky bed and everything. /s
Evil is the new good.
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.
Ask Natalie Holloway how that worked out with Joran Van der Sloot.
“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.
“In the Netherlands if a girl is in a relationship, shes not a slut for wanting sex, for making decisions about sex, she said.”
No. She becomes abandoned by the father.
“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....”
I think we are approaching 40% in this country — at least among minorities. It is a very sad situation.
This is a large reason why we are finished as a nation.
This is all a joke. Right?
Massachusetts is a blight upon America.
“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.
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.
I’m Shocked! The pro abort writer is praising the Netherlands because their children choose abortion far more frequently.
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