Skip to comments.North Carolina Pushes Planned Parenthood Sex-Ed Program on Kids
Posted on 03/07/2013 12:42:24 PM PST by Morgana
If you think by abstaining from teaching about sex within a moral framework that Planned Parenthood is not teaching a definite belief system to children, think again.
ETR Associatesa sex program clearinghouse and offshoot of Planned Parenthood of Santa Cruzadmits on its webpage that a program being taught in North Carolina schools and elsewhere across the nation teaches toward four major outcome expectancies or behavioral beliefs. Belief number 4 is described in the ETR overview as Hedonistic Beliefs. Hedonistic philosophy places pleasure above everything elseas the greatest good.
For more than 13 years, North Carolina mandated that its schools teach abstinence until marriage as a part of its health curriculum.
But the ACLU and Planned Parenthood of North Carolina decided, in their infinite wisdom, that North Carolina kids needed more. Characterizing abstinence until marriage education as a deceptive, harmful thing, a 2009 ACLU blog entry says, For 13 years, many of NCs young people have received inaccurate information in a context that engendered fear and used shame to discourage sexual activity instead of providing information and educating young people about healthy relationships and healthy decision-making.
Having had enough of schools teaching kids to abstain from sex, the ACLU and Planned Parenthood of North Carolina formed a coalition with NC NARAL, Equality NC, the Pediatric Society, Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Campaign, and many others, to force comprehensive sexuality health education into every public school in the state. Their vehicle of choice for doing so was the North Carolina Healthy Youth Act.
As a result of that Act, middle school children are no longer protected against Planned Parenthoods hedonistic philosophy and the smut that is used to propagate it. On the contrary, according to local news reports, children in the Lenoir County School District are the first in the state to be faced with the abysmal program known as Making Proud Choices.
Making Proud Choices is the typical Planned Parenthood fare. We just want to let kids know that they do have an option. They have a choice. To give kids the confidence to either say no they dont want to do this, or if they do choose to have sexual relationships, they can have the confidence to be safe when they do it so that we dont have unintended pregnancies or STDs, said health and P.E. instructor Trenton Lovekamp in the WITN news report. What he fails to mention is that the curriculum has a component that teaches children that sex is fun and pleasurable when a condom is used and [students] are taught how to incorporate this belief into role-play scenarios.
The program purports to prevent STDs and pregnancies by hands-on practice with condoms and a penis model. According to a report published on the Department of Health and Human Services website, the key theme of one of the modules is the notion that participants can protect themselves against sexually transmitted diseases by correctly using condoms every time they have sex. Another module teaches children that they can protect themselves against pregnancy and STDs by using condoms and contraception when they have sex.
The module entitled Developing Condom Use Skills and Negotiation Skills teaches children negotiation skills to address partner pressure as well as ways to make condoms pleasurable. One must wonder how in the world instruction in how to make condoms pleasurable is going to lead to less sex among these young people. Oh, its not! Thats the idea, obviously.
The program is long on role-playing. Small group activities and visual data abound.
Program facilitators are well trained and must sign a statement of fidelity to the curriculum. The program may be delivered, according to the HHS report, to mixed gender groups. Peer educators are allowed.
The study on the HHS website found that three months after the program those participants who were sexually experienced when the program began were significantly less likely [now theres a statistic you can nail your jello to!] to report having had unprotected sexual intercourse in the previous three months, and reported a lower frequency of unprotected sexual intercourse. Program impacts on unprotected sexual intercourse were not statistically significant for youth who were sexually inexperienced at baseline. At six months and a year after the program, findings were similar.
Which begs the question: Why are all these children being exposed to graphic, hedonistic sexual instruction when a very small percentage of eighth graders will have engaged in sexual intercourse before the course begins, and the program supposedly does not significantly impact those who are not sexually active when it begins? And are we really to believe that children exposed to such graphic, hands-on sex instruction and role-playing are not encouraged to become sexually active by participating?
According to the report, the impact of the program on attitudes about abstinence were not considered for the review because they fell outside the scope of the review.
North Carolina parents must act immediately to fight this program. Other interested citizens have a right and duty to fight it, as well. Parents are encouraged to begin contacting their school districts to find out whether this program is in place and to opt their children out of the program, as a stop-gap measure. Parents must go to the school and camp out, if necessary, to gain access to the curriculum. Concerned citizens must work together to completely rid the schools of these evidence-based programs that are nothing more than a tool for indoctrinating children in Planned Parenthoods hedonistic philosophy. Jim Sedlaks book Parent Power!! is available here for download, and contains invaluable, step-by-step information on how to get these programs out of schools.
Concerned citizens in Lenoir County have already begun contacting STOPP. Please let us know if you are willing to engage in this fight in North Carolina, and we will put you in touch with others who are ready to get the ball rolling. E-mail us at email@example.com.
Planned Parenthood of North Carolina is now known as Planned Parenthood Health Systems, Inc. It operates facilities in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia.
Kids in public schools aren’t safe anywhere in the country. As homeschooling at this age is not feasible for us, I have to watch our local schools like a hawk.
If you can’t homeschool there is always Catholic/private school. Anything but the cesspool called pubik skools.
Obviously it’s to destroy moral teachings passed on down from the parents and religious organization. Its goal is to instill a materialistic approach to the whole issue of reproduction.
Although there are a couple of good ones nearby, not an option in our case.
“But whoever causes one of these little ones believing in Me to offend, it is better for him that a millstone turned by an ass be hung on his neck, and he be sunk into the depth of the sea.”
Here is one result of a Planned Parenthood type of sex ed:
I can happily say that they are good kids, they are not pierced or tattooed and they still go to church.
I was therefore free to teach them sex ed myself the way God intended.
Yes, and all the driving was totally worth it.
Good for you. I think it was around 48 miles a day I drove one of them to a good preschool.
Fortunately, we haven’t yet seen serious problems at their public schools but there is more “enhanced health” education than I would like.
I shudder to think what they will encounter in college in a few years.
Maybe we will all be martyrs by then, anyway.
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“Having had enough of schools teaching kids to abstain from sex, the ACLU and Planned Parenthood of North Carolina formed a coalition with NC NARAL, Equality NC, the Pediatric Society, Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Campaign, and many others,”
Note that the PEDIATRICIANS are on board with this. It is VERY IMPORTANT for EVERY parent to understand just who these people are - as they have access to YOUR KIDS and can remove them from you, if they determine that is the best option.
Good Lord. Making this stuff seem everyday WILL lead to earlier implementation. So the kid that typically might wait to have sex until they’re 17 or 18 will probably bump that up by a couple of years now, since they now feel “empowered” by the “education.” Great.
This is one of the reasons we homeschool ... though I don’t DARE tell that to my lib friends here in California. Here, I talk about school test scores, wanting freedom of opportunity and expression, etc. All these are true ... but the part I don’t tell *them* (but WILL say here!) is that I don’t want those Leftists teaching my kids what *they* think is right and wrong. (**shudder!!**)