20 Oct Sex-ed Program Taught by Planned Parenthood: A Model for the Nation
The sex-ed program in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District is to become a model for the nation. At least that is what organizations like the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States hope.
Why is this a concern?
First and foremost, because 50% of the curriculum for 9th and 10th graders is taught by representatives of Planned Parenthood. Planned Parenthood is one of the largest opponents to the pro-family movement and one of the most outspoken proponents of unlimited abortion.
Proponents of the Cleveland program claim that a handout listing 20 other organizations providing medical resources outweighs the explicit advertisement for Planned Parenthood by having them in the room presenting the information. In reality, this sends a very direct message to students that premarital sex is perfectly acceptable behavior and abortion is a right.
Additionally, the classes taught by Planned Parenthood are only the last stages of a sex-ed curriculum that begins in Kindergarten. The program, entitled “Responsible Sexual Behavior,” is a “comprehensive” program exploring varied aspects of family and human development.
CNSNews.com provided a brief overview of the material:
Kindergarteners are asked to define the word “family,” identify family members and relationships with family members, explain how families are alike/different and “describe the difference between good and bad touch.”
First graders are asked to define the term “feeling,” and “physical, emotional and sexual abuse.”
In 2nd grade, students are asked to define “friend” and “bully” and to “identify ways of getting along with people.”
Third graders are asked to define “puberty,” “self-esteem,” and “appropriate touch.”
The “F.L.A.S.H.” program for grades four, five and six includes students being asked to “identify common gender stereotypes” and “identify who is at risk for HIV/AIDS and other STDs, and how disease transmission can be prevented, including abstinence and consistent, correct condom use.”
The “Making Proud Choices” program for 7th and 8th graders includes information about STDs and HIV/AIDS and “sexual coercion and acquaintance rape.”
In Cleveland, facilitators from Planned Parenthood and five other organizations helped teach this curriculum to students K-12. And Planned Parenthood was provided direct federal funding to promote its beliefs and practices in these public schools.
Just another reminder that sex-ed involves so much more than educating students about “safe-sex.”