Skip to comments.North Carolina 7th Graders to Learn About IUDs, Abortifacients, Condoms
Posted on 06/08/2010 1:58:00 PM PDT by NYer
RALEIGH, North Carolina, June 8, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) Schools in North Carolina are preparing to implement the "Healthy Youth Act," which was signed on June 30, 2009 and is set to take effect in the 2010-11 school year. It states that students from 7th to 9th grade should be taught "about the effectiveness and safety of all FDA-approved contraceptive methods in preventing pregnancy."
This means that they will be taught about male and female condoms, diaphragms, sponges, cervical caps, spermicides, oral contraceptives, contraceptive rings, the abortifacient "morning after pill," and other methods of birth control, unless their parents explicitly request that they be excluded from these classes.
The measure was backed by the ACLU of North Carolina, Planned Parenthood, NARAL Pro-Choice NC, the North Carolina Association of Educators, and the "gay-rights" group Equality NC.
The original version of the bill would have required schools to offer both an abstinence-only curriculum and a comprehensive sex education program, allowing parents to decide which program their child would attend. It was modified, however, so that students will attend "comprehensive sexual education" unless parents affirmatively opt them out of it.
Prior to the Healthy Youth Act, abstinence-only education predominated in North Carolina schools. School boards were required to hold public hearings before schools could offer comprehensive sexual education. The ACLU of North Carolina hailed the law because it eliminated this requirement. Such hearings, the ACLU stated, would now be "a thing of the past."
Nevertheless, the Healthy Youth Act also states that abstinence from sexual activity is to be taught as "the expected standard for all school-age children." It also instructs schools to teach that abstinence from sexual activity is the only certain means of avoiding pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases.
Finally, it also instructs classes to teach that "a mutually faithful monogamous heterosexual relationship in the context of marriage is the best lifelong means of avoiding sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV/AIDS."
The ACLU and the homosexualist Equality NC decried such aspects of the bill. Equality NC stated that it was "disappointed [that] the final bill left in inaccurate and discriminatory language from the existing curriculum."
But it nevertheless maintained that the law was a "huge step forward."
See related stories on LifeSiteNews.com:
Wisconsin Senate Passes Bill Banning Abstinence-Only Education in Schools
Wisconsin Ponders Replacing Abstinence-Only Program with Contraceptive Sex Ed
I am 38 year sold, and I do not know what an abortifacient is.
Will they also be taught about the ineffectiveness of things like condoms to prevent STDs like crabs, genital warts, etc?
Yes, do away with community oversight and hand over your children to liberal indoctrination from the state.
I bet you can read and write at a 6th grade level. That is more than most of the 7th-9th graders in public schools can do these days.
Count your blessings, which is also more than the average public school child can do as well!
“I am 38 year sold, and I do not know what an abortifacient is. “
RU-486, Pennyroyal Tea, anything that causes a miscarrige.
They are anti-abstinence. Not because it doesn't work, but because they oppose it in principle. They believe that everyone should be (sex positive) sexually active at every age enjoying the pleasures of sex with no moral judgements of any kind.
When you ask people to consider abstaining from action on the basis of age, sex, marital status (your own or your partner's), family relation to the love interest, or number or species of partners, well that's just "wrong" in their worldview.
“Will they also be taught about the ineffectiveness of things like condoms to prevent STDs like crabs, genital warts, etc? “
NOPE, they will just be taught about preventing the most horrible of all STDs, to a liberal that is pregnancy.
The 6th and 7th graders will be instructed on what an abortifacient is but not what our founding fathers wrote in our Constitution.
They will be instructed on how man is killing the planet but not informed on when life begins.
Yet- after 13 years ++ of free taxpayer paid education, they are basically UN-EMPLOYABLE by any average employer.
In the times like this I wish there was somethign like Norplant that could be given to the teenagers before puberty that would kill any sexual desire in them until after they get out of high school.
Of course the real solution is good and consistent parenting.
I used to chat with a teacher who handled sixth and seventh grade kids in southern Alabama. Over a two-year period, she had five girls who came up pregnant. I admit its really crazy to make this a school topic....but this is affecting classroom life, and bringing a significant negativity on teachers when they observe this happening. We aren’t talking about Chicago....but rural areas in the south. Something has gone wrong...and parents are acting like they are still in the 1970s.
Well, I have always loved reading. English was a struggle for me though. I was not ever able to achieve an A until my very last course which was Ancient English Literature/ Essay.
I cannot believe that they are teaching these children about things like this now. I mean, my God, what the heck is wrong with people >_<;
Thay left out “fisting”.
The purpose is to forever settle the argument of IF teens should be having sex and changing that to WHEN...
positive.org and others run a “just say yes” campaign.
Our college medical schools and some public hospitals likewise fund these efforts at indoctrination.
I understand making them “aware” of options, that is not the goal. Our safe schools czar had a scandal with a school program to teach kids about safe fisting and to introduce a text with “first experiences” stories from homosexuals who described how often their first experience was with an older member of the same sex.
When you know their end game, it's easy to see that they are not after solving teen pregnancy.
I say that teen abortions need to be tallied AS teen pregnancies (that did not go to full term). To classify them as anything else is to pretend that they never really happened.
What is next? Give them instructions on how to acquire firearms and hold up a bank for re-distribution of wealth?
When you aren’t in a relationship with complimentary equipment for fornication, your sexual habits have to addressed as well.
They can’t teach the kids how to safely handle a firearm. They might “get ideas” and go out and behave violently.
Undermine the role of the parents in the lives of their kids. Their parents may take them to church and try to impose their morality on them, but their peers and their educators will just tell them that the parents are "wrong" (just as they are "wrong on global warming").
Secular Humanism is a religious worldview too. Worship of the self.
(By the way, I never knew that was Patricia “Magenta” Quinn playing Cleese’s wife.)
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One for the ARTH list, too. More evidence (as if any more were needed) that sending kids to public school is butchery.
Most parents won't even know this stuff is being taught so they won't know to opt out; plus even if a kid is opted out, he or she will wonder what the heck the classes are about, and the other kids will tell them. So this will affect every child who goes to these schools. They're not taught the basics (the Constitution was mentioned), or about the value of family life, monogamy, waiting until marriage, etc. They're just taught how to prevent pregnancy without a pinch of morality or virtue at all. Such things are now considered hateful because they are founded on religion. Only Vice and Evil can be taught in schools, according to the ACLU.
Children need protection from the promotion of vice, not sent to school to be saturated in such promotion.
Excellent comments on the thread!
In any other context, an adult’s getting together with a 7th grader (12 years old!) to discuss these subjects would be actionable sexual abuse. How could this *not* desensitize young teenagers about sexual approaches from adults?
Of course the ACLU and the homosexual organizations support it: they want to have sex with 12-year-olds!
am 38 year sold, and I do not know what an abortifacient is
anything, usually a drug, which causes an abortion. The “morning after” pill is such a drug.....if fertilization occured, it kills the baby.
Don’t you wonder how the race managed to reproduce itself without “proper “sex education.. maybe we were just smarter and figured it out for ourselves
Birth control pills are also now known to be Abortifacients
Sex is a very basic urge. With proper guidance from parents, things seemed to have worked out well for most of time, until now.
Now what I wonder about now is rampant homosexuality, espeially lesbianism. I really think that it is a result of the indoctrination of young children by sicko lefties who need to keep this stuff out of classrooms until much, much later in the very least.
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An oversight that will corrected in next year’s curriculum.