Skip to comments.Arizona School District May Violate State Law to Allow Planned Parenthood Sex-Ed Class
Posted on 03/08/2014 7:08:52 PM PST by Coleus
Alliance Defending Freedom issued two letters Thursday concerning Planned Parenthoods involvement in sex education curricula that an Arizona school district has considered in recent weekscurricula that, if adopted, would likely violate a state law that requires preference to be given to abstinence, childbirth, and adoption, not abortion. One of the letters exposes falsehoods in a recent Planned Parenthood Arizona e-mail about the pro-abortion groups involvement in the Tempe Union High School Districts sex education curriculum considerations. The other letter asks the school district to recuse one of its board members from any consideration of the districts adoption of sex education curriculum because of his close ties to Planned Parenthood.
Schoolchildren should be able to have a healthy education free from influence by Planned Parenthoods abortion marketing campaign, said Alliance Defending Freedom Litigation Counsel Natalie Decker. Students and parents deserve better. They dont need misstatements of the facts from Planned Parenthood, nor do they need a board member who has been public with his support for Planned Parenthood to be making decisions on sex education materials, especially since Planned Parenthood has promoted and endorsed his political aspirations.
The letter directed to Planned Parenthood Arizona President and CEO Bryan Howard points out that, contrary to his organizations claims, Planned Parenthood has participated in the development and/or promotion of the curricula it presented to TUHSD. The letter also presents other compelling facts about Planned Parenthoods activities, including statistics that demonstrate that the abortion giant is responsible for one-third of the 1.2 million abortions committed annually in the U.S.
The letter directed to Tempe Union High School Districts legal counsel requests the recusal of TUHSD governing board member David Schapira, a former state senator, from any decisions related to sex education curricula. The letter explains that Schapira has exhibited public support for Planned Parenthood; has received campaign contributions from Howard; and has received endorsements from Planned Parenthood Arizonas political arm, which praised him for voting consistently with Planned Parenthoods positions.
District policy requires that board members who have a substantial interest in any decision of the District shall make known such interest in the official records of the District and shall refrain from participating in any manner as a Governing Board member in the decision at issue. Arizona law defines substantial interest as any pecuniary or proprietary interest, either direct or indirect, other than a remote interest.
Given Mr. Schapiras direct relationship with Planned Parenthood and Planned Parenthoods political contributions to Mr. Schapira, there clearly exists a pecuniary interest which makes it prudent and appropriate, consistent with District board policies, for Mr. Schapira to recuse himself or to otherwise be disqualified by the Board from any involvement in or consideration of sexuality education curriculum for District schools and students, the Alliance Defending Freedom letter states. We are not aware that Mr. Schapira has publicly disclosed or otherwise made known to the Districts Board his close relationship with Planned Parenthood.
Planned Parenthood is in the business of killing.
THEN ARREST THEM! Oh, wait. I forgot. Arizona is led by captain gutless.