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"Sex Manual" for 12 Year Old School Children has Nova Scotia Parents Riled
Lifesite ^ | September 17, 2004

Posted on 09/20/2004 5:49:16 AM PDT by NYer

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia, September 17, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A sex manual, aimed at Nova Scotia school children from grade seven and older, has many parents fuming. The manual -- Sex? A Healthy Sexuality Resource -- contains subject materials totally inappropriate for children, according to a parents group, Parent Advocates for Accountability Group (PAAG).

As a result of parental concern, the proposed deadline for the release of the booklet has been extended from September 9 to the end of the month, giving parents time to review the 124 page document which tells children (among other things) that being 12 years old is a fine time to have sex with a 13 year old friend.

In a rhetorical question on the PAAG web-site, a parent asks: "Is it appropriate for Public Health and School Boards to dictate to parents when and how their children be introduced to some of the topics contained in 'Sex?' Are you prepared to sit down with your child and discuss all of the topics contained in the resource ( i.e. all forms of sexual intercourse, the low age of legal consent, what a vibrator is and the 'morning after' pill)?"

The manual authors suggest 12 years old may be an appropriate age for children to begin consensual sexual relations: ". . . a person who is 12 or 13 can consent to sexual activity but only with a person who is less than 2 years older than he or she is."

The authors also provide information on how to obtain contraceptives, as well as the "necessity" for a child to be carrying them at all times: "In many communities there are places where you can get inexpensive or free condoms and oral dams. For example: Planned Parenthood . . . Be prepared! Carry condoms and oral dams with you. If you don't need them, a friend might."

The manual also suggests abortion and abortifacient morning-after pills as acceptable options in case of unexpected pregnancy: "If your partner gets pregnant she has to make some difficult decisions-Adoption? Raising the baby? Abortion?" They also recommend that children can access this without parental consent: "You do not need your parents' permission to get ECP."

Read the parental concern web page at: http://www.paag.ca

Read the document itself (PDF) at: http://www.gov.ns.ca/ohp/publications/Se
x_A_Healthy_Sexuality_Resource.pdf


The PAAG is recommending parents contact officials to voice your concerns:
Jim Gunn, Annapolis Valley Regional School Board (AVRSB) Superintendent of Schools: (902) 538-4606
Nancy Pynch-Worthylake, AVRSB Director of Programs & Services (902) 538-4611

Rodney MacDonald, Minister Responsible for Office of Health Promotion: macdonr@gov.ns.ca

Also, for a list of Nova Scotian MLA's, go to: http://www.gov.ns.ca/legislature/MEMBERS
/directory/constituencies.html


Related Stories:
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http://www.lifesite.net/ldn/2003/feb/030
21306.html

Scotland's Cardinal Criticizes School Sex Ed Programs as "State-Sponsored Sexual Abuse"
http://www.lifesite.net/ldn/2004/sep/040
90205.html

UK Sex-Ed Backfire: Survey Reveals Increased Pregnancy Rates in Teens Subjected to Program
http://www.lifesite.net/ldn/2004/mar/040
31505.html



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1 posted on 09/20/2004 5:49:16 AM PDT by NYer
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To: american colleen; sinkspur; Lady In Blue; Salvation; narses; SMEDLEYBUTLER; redhead; ...
Catholic Ping - let me know if you want on/off this list


2 posted on 09/20/2004 5:49:57 AM PDT by NYer (When you have done something good, remember the words "without Me you can do nothing." (John 15:5).)
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To: NYer

Too bad they don't emphasize "Sports - The Complete Manual" instead.


3 posted on 09/20/2004 5:51:56 AM PDT by coconutt2000
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To: NYer; Argh

Whew........


4 posted on 09/20/2004 5:53:08 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Guess what? Your 72 virgins look like Michael Moore!)
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To: NYer

Sounds like their schools are rife with pedophiles. Yet another reason to home school.


5 posted on 09/20/2004 5:54:15 AM PDT by Teflonic
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To: NYer

The leftist (progressive) agenda moves forward.


6 posted on 09/20/2004 5:54:30 AM PDT by w1andsodidwe (Jimmy Carter allowed radical Islam to get a foothold in Iran.)
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To: Coleus; cpforlife.org; Mr. Silverback

Ping!


7 posted on 09/20/2004 5:55:05 AM PDT by NYer (When you have done something good, remember the words "without Me you can do nothing." (John 15:5).)
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To: NYer
Disgusting. Why is the world pushing sex on children?

I may be in a tiny minority, but I didn't even look at girls until I was a sophomore in high school. I just wasn't interested. Nothing was more fun to me than playing ball. Admittedly, I was among the last of my friends to find the opposite sex attractive, but I know from observing my own children those kinds of emotions don't normally occur until about eighth grade and in some kids it doesn't start until high school.

8 posted on 09/20/2004 5:57:31 AM PDT by old and tired
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To: NYer

I wanna know if the authors, promoters and publishers would (if they have children) let thier kids do what the book teaches? I kinda doubt it.


9 posted on 09/20/2004 5:59:14 AM PDT by Dallas59
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To: NYer

Yikes.

Sex ed should be done by the parents. And that goes for this country too.


10 posted on 09/20/2004 5:59:16 AM PDT by I Blame the Parents (Hangover is the wrath of grapes)
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To: NYer

Put me on the ping list. I'm not cathloc, but I care about many of the same issues that cathlocs do.


11 posted on 09/20/2004 5:59:29 AM PDT by foobeca
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To: NYer

What ever happened to Sixth graders learning about Geography,advanced math , The Body Systems, Solar Systems, Spelling, etc.?


12 posted on 09/20/2004 6:02:39 AM PDT by AmericanMade1776 ((John Kerry is now in full retreat))
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To: NYer

Page 17 - discusses the low risk of STD's with "Anal sex with a condom and lubricant". This is for 12 year olds?!?!

Page 20 - A "How Heathy is Our Relationship" checklist (pschobabble for pre-teens) - with "Can we talk about Sex" question.

I can't read any more. ARggghhh!!!


13 posted on 09/20/2004 6:03:20 AM PDT by Uncledave
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To: NYer
Oral dams for 12-year-olds. God help us.

If you think it's not happening in your school, you're kidding yourself.

14 posted on 09/20/2004 6:03:37 AM PDT by Aquinasfan (Isaiah 22:22, Rev 3:7, Mat 16:19)
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To: old and tired

Yes, they seem to be getting into it at younger and younger ages these days. It's getting revolting. Then again, kids just imitate what they see in the popular culture and the pop culture is quite saturated with sex, not like when I was growing up. I have seen some TV shows where 12 year olds go on dates.

Britain has a big problem with girls getting pregnant at 13 and 14 years old. If this is the solution, then they are really going to the dogs.


15 posted on 09/20/2004 6:05:21 AM PDT by I Blame the Parents (Hangover is the wrath of grapes)
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To: NYer

I do fear for the souls of people who are so determined to rob children of their innocence. I am so glad that I homeschool and my kids don't know about most of those things yet.


16 posted on 09/20/2004 6:09:46 AM PDT by aberaussie
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To: Dallas59
I wanna know if the authors, promoters and publishers would (if they have children) let thier kids do what the book teaches? I kinda doubt it.

Sadly they would probably encourage it. I have seen these types. My ex sister-in-law was such. She told her son "If you are going to use it, cover it".

17 posted on 09/20/2004 6:10:42 AM PDT by w1andsodidwe (Jimmy Carter allowed radical Islam to get a foothold in Iran.)
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To: old and tired

Yes, indeed, a "date" for a 12-year-old girl would include all of hanging out with a boy at the playground during recess.

This is entirely disturbing.


18 posted on 09/20/2004 6:10:59 AM PDT by AmericanChef
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To: old and tired
Why is the world pushing sex on children?

There are many groups and organizations which support these programs for various reasons.

Planned Parenthood does it because it's good business. $400 cash per abortion. Children no longer need parental permission to undergo abortions in many states, and most school counselors refer children to Planned Parenthood.

Socialists, marxists and postmodernists seek to destroy the current social order by undermining the fundamental building block of society, the family. Fatherless and sexually active children are malleable and make great cannon fodder.

Homosexuals seek to normalize homosexuality. Some homosexuals want to recruit young men to their ranks. Others don't want homosexuality to be "suppressed."

Pedophiles want to inure children to promiscuity.

20 posted on 09/20/2004 6:12:14 AM PDT by Aquinasfan (Isaiah 22:22, Rev 3:7, Mat 16:19)
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To: w1andsodidwe

I wanted to add to this. No moral training of any kind was given to this child.


21 posted on 09/20/2004 6:12:18 AM PDT by w1andsodidwe (Jimmy Carter allowed radical Islam to get a foothold in Iran.)
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To: Aquinasfan

If it's already prevalent, and nothing has stopped it...maybe some education is required.


22 posted on 09/20/2004 6:12:23 AM PDT by stuartcr (Neither - Nor in '04....Who ya gonna hate in '08)
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To: aberaussie
I am so glad that I homeschool and my kids don't know about most of those things yet.

Our only recourse. But you're not completely safe at home either.

Yesterday, our five-year-old next door neighbor told my 6-year-old daughter that he wanted her "to get naked."

23 posted on 09/20/2004 6:15:08 AM PDT by Aquinasfan (Isaiah 22:22, Rev 3:7, Mat 16:19)
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To: w1andsodidwe

honestly i don't think that this is a left or right issue. i think it is just stupid. i cannot think of anyone on either side who would stand up and take credit for this nonsense, although i'm sure that a few people here might be able to make me some suggestions. :)


24 posted on 09/20/2004 6:17:33 AM PDT by darknessbreaks (lower case letters do not a troll make.)
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To: NYer
From the article:

Now, if it's ok for children to engage in sex with children, then why is it wrong, other than the draconian laws based upon archaic societal taboos, for children to have sex with adults?

Can they present an External, Transcendent, Objective Truth that declares such activity as immoral?

If not, then it's perfectly alright for consenting children to engage in sexual conduct, and even sexual commerce, with adults.

Once you exclude God and His law, no behavior is unacceptable. It is only Mankind's opinion, one way or another, and subject to the vicissitudes of the majority.

And if acceptable behavior is based only upon the opinion of the majority, then we mustn't be surprised when acceptable behavior continues its decline to the lowest common denominator.

25 posted on 09/20/2004 6:18:07 AM PDT by Westbrook
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To: stuartcr
If it's already prevalent, and nothing has stopped it...maybe some education is required.

Why does a child need to know about any of this stuff?

I learned more than I needed to know on the playground. The purpose of this "education" is normalization. It has nothing at all to do with education.

You might want to do some googling on the groups that sponsor these aberrant sex normalization programs and determine their motivations for yourself.

26 posted on 09/20/2004 6:19:55 AM PDT by Aquinasfan (Isaiah 22:22, Rev 3:7, Mat 16:19)
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To: Aquinasfan

I'm not concerned with any groups, I'm just thinking, that if these kids are educated, then maybe it may help some of them in making a decision that could have far-reaching results. I learned stuff on the playground too...but I later found out that it was incorrect.


27 posted on 09/20/2004 6:23:11 AM PDT by stuartcr (Neither - Nor in '04....Who ya gonna hate in '08)
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To: darknessbreaks
honestly i don't think that this is a left or right issue.

Well actually I disagree. There was a post just a couple of days ago talking about all the Hollywood movies coming out promoting sex with children. It is supposed to be the next movement, now that the homosexual agenda has been pushed into our faces.

28 posted on 09/20/2004 6:24:56 AM PDT by w1andsodidwe (Jimmy Carter allowed radical Islam to get a foothold in Iran.)
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To: darknessbreaks

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/1210425/posts


29 posted on 09/20/2004 6:27:01 AM PDT by w1andsodidwe (Jimmy Carter allowed radical Islam to get a foothold in Iran.)
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To: NYer

I thought Canadians had gotten past this. Not very enlightened, are they?


30 posted on 09/20/2004 6:35:21 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: NYer

Author: William Jefferson Clinton
Foreword by Bob Packwood


31 posted on 09/20/2004 6:36:12 AM PDT by RockinRight (W stands for whoop-a**!!!)
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To: Uncledave
I can't read any more. ARggghhh!!!


32 posted on 09/20/2004 6:43:34 AM PDT by kanawa (Only losers look for exit strategies. Winners figure out how to win.)
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To: old and tired

I think that some of it has to do with emotionally abandoning your children from an early age.
Many people think that it is perfectly ok to let other people raise their children. Day Care and Aftercare become Mom and Dad.
These kids are crying for love and looking for it from each other.
I do understand that some people need to do this, but it should be the exception and not the rule.
I grew up in the seventies and eighties. The girls who were the most sexually active were the ones from two working parent families. I kid you not.


33 posted on 09/20/2004 6:44:34 AM PDT by netmilsmom (Does a clean house indicate that there is a broken computer in it?)
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To: netmilsmom
I have to agree with you.My children are 11 and 16 and we as parents have taken time to explain the importants to be
abstinence until they are more mature and can fully accept responsebility for there own actions.We also set strict guidlines for dating.As of yet my 16 year old son is more focused on school than on girls.Parents involvement in their childrens life is very important.
34 posted on 09/20/2004 7:07:41 AM PDT by Nooseman (mrs. nooseman wrote this comment)
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To: NYer
Liberal Sex Ed people live in Ratherland. In other words, the evidence of their fradulent claims is not allowed to contradict what they know to be true.
35 posted on 09/20/2004 7:15:04 AM PDT by kezekiel
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To: 2nd amendment mama; A2J; Agitate; Alouette; Annie03; aposiopetic; Askel5; attagirl; axel f; ...
If this stuff doesn't touch of some kind of revolution, I don't know what could.

ProLife Ping!

If anyone wants on or off my ProLife Ping List, please notify me here or by freepmail.

36 posted on 09/20/2004 7:21:38 AM PDT by Mr. Silverback (If the Cambodia "lie" 100% discredits John O'Neill, what do 50 Cambodia lies do for Kerry?)
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To: kanawa

Thanks; I needed that.


37 posted on 09/20/2004 7:32:13 AM PDT by MegaSilver
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To: Aquinasfan

There is only one thing to do. When parents get an inkling that something like this travesty is happening in their schools and if they are upset enough about it, they have to withdraw their children and set up their own schools. Rent classroom space in churches, hire their own teachers, and develop a curriculum.


38 posted on 09/20/2004 7:38:42 AM PDT by ladylib
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To: NYer

When I was 13, the naughtiest thing we did at school was all the girls huddled around a copy of the book "The Exorcist", and read all the dirty parts. Squealing and giggling and going "ewwww" every 5 seconds. When a girl from what we considered to be a 'weird' family used the word "vagina" out loud, we shunned her. And nobody liked those "this is your body" films by tampax.


39 posted on 09/20/2004 7:52:05 AM PDT by Awestruck (The artist formerly known as Goodie D)
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To: w1andsodidwe

i have a disagreement with people who say hollywood is necessarily a leftist propaganda machine. i think movies are made to irritate people and get a rise out of them because then people talk endlessly about how disgusting or distasteful they are which encourages their friends and colleagues to go watch to see how distasteful or disgusting the film or show or book or song is. so all that happens is that people talk about it and make the people who make this crap rich.
i do not disagree that hollywood is a very liberal culture, i just don't think its agenda is social. i think that its aims are purely economic


40 posted on 09/20/2004 8:11:28 AM PDT by darknessbreaks (lower case letters do not a troll make.)
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To: NYer

What's chapter 8? How to rape a girl who doesn't want to acquiesse to class instructions too for "frustrated" young boys.

Sanity out the window...


41 posted on 09/20/2004 8:31:24 AM PDT by Fruitbat
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To: kanawa

I'd like to bang whoever's idea that was there. LOL

You know what though, it is parents everywhere who tolerate this crap from leftist educational systems. Sadly, I see more harm than good coming from the public educational systems in this country. I know this was Canada, but it can't be that much different.

Home school at least until high school when your kids are old enough to raise the BS flag on their own with good parenting.


42 posted on 09/20/2004 8:33:22 AM PDT by Fruitbat
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To: old and tired

>> Why is the world pushing sex on children <<

This is why

>>> a person who is 12 or 13 can consent to sexual activity <<<<

The pervs are working the age limit to ZERO!


43 posted on 09/20/2004 9:00:28 AM PDT by quietolong
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To: NYer
This is still Canada so I don't know if this would help: Canada Homeschooling
44 posted on 09/20/2004 9:07:46 AM PDT by scripter (Thousands have left the homosexual lifestyle)
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To: AmericanChef
..would include all of hanging out with a boy at the playground during recess.

...back of a buss and/or maintenance rm./dark stairwell @ school.

45 posted on 09/20/2004 9:33:51 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (Just because you're paranoid, doesn't mean they aren't out to get you :)
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To: Aquinasfan
I advise people to learn about the Sex Positive Agenda. The Homosexual Agenda is the battering ram used to knock down sex laws and morals issues. This is the end game they are after.

The website http://www.allaboutsex.org/ got hounded out of existence but they still link to a lot of other "educational" websites that encourage young people to engage in all sorts of sexual practices.

It is why the "abstinence only" programs will never be pushed in schools. Not because "some" kids are going to have sex anyways but because they see abstinence as "unhealthy" because you are suppressing sexual desires.
46 posted on 09/20/2004 9:37:40 AM PDT by weegee (What's the provenance, Kenneth? Where did the forged SeeBS memo come from?)
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To: stuartcr
You misunderstand the Sex Positive Agenda. It seeks to encourage an active sex life at all ages. Not necessarily intercourse but whatever sex acts you want to engage in (with a partner of either sex, animal, or relative; there are no moral offenses in the Sex Positive world; although rape is frowned upon, rape fantasies are "okay").

It is one thing to say "if they are going to engage in it", it is quite another to tell kids "you should engage in it...".

47 posted on 09/20/2004 9:43:28 AM PDT by weegee (What's the provenance, Kenneth? Where did the forged SeeBS memo come from?)
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To: weegee

OK


48 posted on 09/20/2004 9:47:53 AM PDT by stuartcr (Neither - Nor in '04....Who ya gonna hate in '08)
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To: Westbrook
They know that they will best accomplish their goals by whittling down resistance a little at a time (as homosexuals have done).

If one thinks about it, an adult male is more able to provide for the expenses of young motherhood than a 12 year old boy is (or even to pay for an abortion). Not to defend the practice, just to say that "within 2 years" is just a bogus argument. They mean to do away with age of consent laws just as laws against unmarried sex (fornication laws), sodomy, and adultery have been done away with. Right now, age of consent laws are a joke because of "Romeo & Juliet/now "Romeo and Romeo" exceptions and a lack of willingness to prosecute for statutory rape.

49 posted on 09/20/2004 9:50:59 AM PDT by weegee (What's the provenance, Kenneth? Where did the forged SeeBS memo come from?)
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To: Uncledave

UH-mazing!


50 posted on 09/20/2004 10:07:14 AM PDT by Eagle of Liberty ("If you understood what communism was, you would pray that we would be communist." - Jane Fonda)
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