Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Planned Parenthood Says "Enjoy Sex" to 10 Year-olds

The new report by the International Planned Parenthood Federation blasts Catholics and evangelicals for sheltering children from the awareness of sexual pleasures.

UPDATE 2/11/10: Religion is not the problem

-- From "Planned Parenthood Pushes Intensive Sex Education for Kids as Young as 10" by Ed Barnes, FOX News 2/8/10

"Young people's sexuality is still contentious for many religious institutions. Fundamentalist and other religious groups — the Catholic Church and madrasas (Islamic Schools) for example — have imposed tremendous barriers that prevent young people, particularly, from obtaining information and services related to sex and reproduction. Currently, many religious teachings deny the pleasurable and positive aspects of sex." the report ["Stand and Deliver"] states.

The report demands that children 10 and older be given a "comprehensive sexuality education" by governments, aid organizations and other groups, and that young people should be seen as "sexual beings."

"Young people have the right to be informed about sexuality and to have access to contraceptives and other services," Bert Koenders, the Netherlands Minister for Development Cooperation, wrote in the foreword to the report. It was his organization that helped fund the report.

Much like a U.N. report released last August that advocated teaching masturbation to children as young as 5, "Stand and Deliver" has set off a wave of protest among religious and conservative groups.

Michelle Turner, president of the Maryland-based Citizens for a Responsible Curriculum, said Planned Parenthood was simply trying to eliminate parental say.

"What are they trying to do? They are trying to eliminate the role of mom and dad in the family," Turner said. "For Planned Parenthood to decide that governments, private organizations and religious organizations should make decisions about kids' sexuality is just going too far."

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From "Planned Parenthood Pushes Sex Ed for Kids" by John Rossomando, NewsMax.com 2/9/10

Children 10 and older should be seen as “sexual beings” and receive “comprehensive sexuality education” because sexuality should be seen as “a positive force for change and development,” as well as an “embodiment of human rights and an expression of self,” according to the report, titled “Stand and Deliver.”

It decries the religious emphasis on sexual abstinence before marriage as “ineffective” and calls for pragmatism when it comes to sex before marriage.

“By highlighting strong values in faiths and religions, and overcoming stigma and stereotypes that religious conventions perpetuate, communities and leaders can help improve young people’s access to sexual and reproductive health information and services,” the report said.

The report raised the ire of many religious traditionalists who say it misses the bigger picture.

“Effective sex education deals with the whole person, not as objects driven uncontrollably by a sex drive,” Concerned Women for America President Wendy Wright told Newsmax. “The release of Planned Parenthood's 'report' comes at a bad time for the group, with a ground-breaking study released last week showing that teaching abstinence is more effective in helping kids make right choices.”

Wright said Planned Parenthood is an organization of “sex-obsessed adults” with a nefarious ulterior motive for luring children to experiment with sex.

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