Is it Sex Education or Authorized Pornography for School Kids?

As difficult as it might be to believe, people of my generation managed to get through school without having to complete a sex education class. But these days, public school educators argue it is their job to teach children about sex. Their argument goes like this: If we don’t do it who will? Forget that the public schools are graduating students who cannot read, write, speak, compute, or think at the sixth-grade level; for some reason educators think they should be devoting their limited resources to teaching students about sex. The only thing adults taught children of my generation about sex were the concept of abstinence and personal responsibility, and—imagine this—the teenage pregnancy rate in those days wasn’t a fraction of what it is today. Unfortunately, these concepts—abstinence and personal responsibility—are not in vogue with the liberals who control public education in America.

Townhall’s Christine Rousselle (September 2014) catalogued what she called “7 Shocking Sex Ed Stories.” If anything the editors at Townhall were being kind using this title. The list could have been titled “7 Revolting Sex Ed Stories.” The examples on this list need to be shared with the broadest possible audience and subjected to public scrutiny and debate, as does the whole concept of sex education. Frankly, what passes for sex education in public schools these days is nothing but authorized pornography for children, titillation for teachers, advancement of a pro-abortion, free-sex agenda by the organizations that peddle sex-education curriculums, and a waste of taxpayer dollars. Abstinence and personal responsibility are not at the core of any of these curriculums.

The first entry on the list is the sex education curriculum peddled by Planned Parenthood, an organization whose agenda includes legalization of abortion on demand at any stage in a pregnancy, including abortions for under-age girls. Planned Parenthood has vigorously opposed laws that would require parental consent when an under-aged girl wants an abortion. The organization’s curriculum materials are so gratuitously graphic that the state of Louisiana’s Legislature has proposed bills banning Planned Parenthood’s curriculum materials from the state’s classrooms. According to Rousselle, the materials produced by Planned Parenthood were deemed “too graphic” for adult readers of two of the nation’s most liberal newspapers: The New York Times and the Washington Post. But, according to Planned Parenthood, the materials are appropriate for school children.