CA's Acalanes Union High School Teaches Planned Parenthood's Progressive Sex Ed, Outraging Some Parents
You might want to sit down for this one, people, because it's a total shocker. In California, Planned Parenthood's sex ed classes have dared to cover consent and gender identity, in addition to stuff like safe sex and anatomy. What's that? You're not actually shocked? Well, clearly you're not from the 'round those parts, because the parents of Lafayette, CA are outraged that the organization would try to educate their innocent children in such a despicable manner. Everyone knows 14-year-olds are pure as the driven snow.It all started last month, when local parents rediscovered that the Acalanes Union High School District partnered with Planned Parenthood for their sex ed classes (the practice has been going on for 10 years). Now that the classes have actually begun, they're continuing to make a fuss with increasing levels of hysteria, Jezebel reports. Some are accusing the organization of pressuring students to have sex, and others told Fox News that that it's all part of a dastardly plan to create lifelong clients from an early age. That's right everyone, it turns out Planned Parenthood's mission to "provide comprehensive reproductive and complementary health care services in settings which preserve and protect the essential privacy and rights of each individual" is a shameless lie. It's actually out to impregnate your 9th grade daughter and make sure your son gets as many STDs as possible, because that will create more business.
“They get more grants from the promiscuity of children,” Pacific Justice Institute president Brad Dacus told Fox News. “The material they have provided was material that mirrored their agenda.”
What sort of wicked materials did this entail? Writes Perry Chiaramonte for Fox News:
Included in the materials provided to students were documents and worksheets that included a checklist entitled, “Sex Check! Are You Ready For Sex?” in which the 13 and 14-year-old students are asked questions such as if they have water–based lubricants and condoms and if they could handle a possible infection or pregnancy. Another worksheet reads like a how-to on obtaining consent from a possible sexual partner and offers possible statements like “Do you want to go back to my place?” and “Is it OK if I take my pants off?”
So... basically really useful stuff that I wish I'd been taught when I was in high school. Sure, the stuff about gender identity doesn't apply to everyone, but I don't think these parents understand just how much of a difference it makes to hear just one adult tell a teenager struggling with their identity that they're not alone. Also, point-blank asking teenagers if they're ready to have sex forces them to think about the consequences rather than getting caught up in being rebellious.
These outraged parents are either uninformed or completely ignoring how study after study has shown that abstinence-only sex ed completely ineffective. In April of this year, a study found that 80 percent of teens have had no formal education on the subject before they have sex for the first time. However, comprehensive sex ed actually works, as demonstrated by the pregnancy rate in California literally being cut in half after sex education became compulsory in schools. Planned Parenthood's approach is particularly effective, mostly because they take teen sexuality into account instead of wagging their fingers and shaming adolescents for acting on totally normal urges.
But hey! Apparently wanting the next generation to make sure their partners consent every step of the way, or to be educated about people who don't fit the gender binary, is crazy talk by bleeding-heart liberals. In addition to wanting your daughter to be barefoot and pregnant, one parent stated the class was an excuse for Planned Parenthood to promote their "social justice" agenda.Man, Planned Parenthood sure does have a lot of ulterior motives to keep track of.The concerned parents have enlisted the help of the Pacific Justice Institute, which claims the Acalanes Union High School District is in violation of California law because the PJI hasn't seen "any documentation to indicate that distribution of the surveys complied with either Federal law of the California Education Code as to parental notification [of the topics covered in class]." Parents are expected to turn out tonight for a public district meeting, where no doubt they will make sure everyone knows how they feel on the subject.Images: sweet-melissa/Tumblr