This week, an activist judge ruled that abstinence-only education is “medically inaccurate” and should be illegal in schools. Not only is the teaching of abstinence a state mandate, but abstinence must be taught as the only sure way to prevent pregnancies, HIV and other STDs.
That sounds “medically accurate” to me!
The ACLU is using an 8-year old complaint against the Clovis School District to assault abstinence education and pregnancy care centers who deal with the consequences of sex and unplanned pregnancies every day.
Now, it seems the plaintiffs want to be reimbursed their legal fees, so they are using an activist judge to get them money, while denigrating all abstinence education and smearing pregnancy care centers – at the expense of children.
In 2007, the Clovis School District received complaints from some parents that the abstinence lessons were shaming sexually active students. The school district corrected the issues. Now the ACLU and the parents that sued the district want reparations or restitution for the time that the school district was in the wrong.
While some “mom & pop” abstinence resources have used shame-based rhetoric to encourage delay of sex, it is certainly frowned upon by professional Evidence-based Abstinence Education programs. In fact, most such programs that we have studied encourage all students, regardless of sexual history, to consider abstinence. They explain in great detail the scientific benefits of not having sex until they are in a mutually faithful, monogamous relationship, like marriage. There is no shame; just hope for a better future.
The situation in Clovis sounds like it was a training issue, not a medical accuracy issue!
However, many if not most of the so-called “safe-sex” programs that the ACLU and others in the National Coalition to Support Sexuality Education , promote sexual activities without boundaries as the only normal, healthy, and expected behaviors for children, adolescents, teens and adults. Sex is forced as the only “choice” for young people.
Virgins and those who have decided to commit or recommit to an abstinent life-style are made to feel ashamed of their decision. And, many sexually active students, who do get to hear a strong science-based abstinence message, are relieved to know that they can say NO! to sex.
Girls will say, “No one ever told me that I didn’t have to put out.”
And, boys will comment that, “Now, I know that I don’t have to have babies all over town. I can finish school, get married, and then have children.”
These students, and millions like them, need to be validated and admired for their mature decisions to look beyond the orgasm to a future of real intimacy, health, and success!
One only has to review Making Proud Choices!, a popular sex program for 11-13 year old minors, to understand the extreme pressure that students are subjected to by their teachers and other authorities in the public schools. They are groomed to experiment with sex, delay marriage – if at all, and to engage in risky sexual behaviors. All, while taught that “abstinence” means “avoiding unprotected sex” and if they use condoms, they “do not have to worry.”
Clovis High School did their due diligence to correct their sexual health program years ago. We hope they fight this idiotic decision and win.
When are the Sexual Rights Activists going to take responsibility for the generations of chaotic families they have produced over the past decades? What about all those children who grow up in poverty and dependency on welfare checks with little hope of escape? They are given no “choice.”
It is the Sexual Rights Cartel that should be shamed for their legacy of lies built on the fraudulent science of Alfred Kinsey, and it is their brand of sex education that should be ruled illegal based on “medically fraudulent information” and obscenity statues.
They are the ones that need to pay restitution or reparations to the taxpayers and get kicked out of the schools!