Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Planned Parenthood Teaches Sex Acts in Iowa School

Parents are outraged after young teenagers were instructed on graphic sexual acts during a Planned Parenthood sex education class at the local high school in Shenandoah, Iowa.

“As far as we were concerned, it wasn't sex ed, it was sex demonstration.”

-- From "Sex ed class raises ire" by Elizabeth Ahlin, Omaha World-Herald Staff Writer 6/22/10

Some parents said they were shocked by the content of a two-week sexual education unit — comprising both abstinence education from a Christian group and instructions on sexually transmitted infections, contraception and reproductive anatomy. The district did not notify parents in advance about the curriculum, a problem that won't happen again, according to the superintendent.

Of particular concern, for some, was what they called the graphic nature of the curriculum offered by a Planned Parenthood educator.

Despite the protests, [Superintendent Dick] Profit said he received an equal number of calls from parents and students who said the instruction they received the Planned Parenthood representative was appropriate and positive. Those students, and their parents, said they had neither seen nor heard of anything troubling happening in the classroom.

[Parents] criticized Jennifer Horner, the Planned Parenthood educator, for using a phallic item to teach the correct application of a condom to the class, which contained both male and female students. Both parents said they were told that Horner equated condom use to abstinence, something Horner denies.

Horner said she discussed with students the definition of abstinence. She told the students that, in her class, abstinence means refraining from any activity that could result in a sexually transmitted infection or pregnancy.

Prior to Horner's unit, biology classes were led by an instructor from Bethany Christian Services. That group uses a federally funded abstinence education course, called Keyed-In to Abstinence, said Susan Hubbell, interim director of Bethany Christian Services. The program focuses on teaching students the consequences of premarital sex as well as how to resist sex. It also teaches students how abstinence can enhance future relationships.

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From "Graphic Sex Ed Class Under Fire" by Todd Starnes, 6/22/10

[Colleen] Dostal’s 14-year-old son was one of a handful of eighth graders in the class. The students, she said, were given instruction on how to perform female exams and the instructor used a 3-D, anatomically correct male sex organ to explain how to use a condom.

But Dostal said she was most upset over the instructor simulating sexual acts using stuffed animals designed to resemble STD’s.

“I do not understand why any adult with a classroom of children would show them sexual positions,” she told Fox News Radio. “I think that’s horribly inappropriate.”

As for the photographs, “I believe some of those photos were pornographic,” she said.

“Had we known this was going on, I would have sat in the classroom or I would have pulled him out,” Dostal said.

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