Charleston, SC: Bogus CRISIS! in Teen Pregnancy

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Sexual Rights Advocates claim the victory for the lowest teen pregnancy rates in decades. They even claim responsibility for the majority of teens choosing to abstain from sex, yet none of their programs promote sexual abstinence or teach the skills to do so.

In order to keep the media hype going and millions of taxpayer dollars flowing in their direction, these teen sex advocates must claim victory where there is none. They use these bogus claims to convince school districts that all teens will have sex so that they will adopt their Planned Parenthood Sex Programs, exclusively, for middle and high school students.

Teen pregnancy rates have been trending downward for well over two decades. In SC, abstinence-until-marriage education was first funded in 1996 under Welfare Reform. Until then, condoms-only programs were the norm, resulting in skyrocketing teen pregnancy rates. Since 1996, pregnancy rates for teens (15-17) and adolescents (10-14) have dramatically decreased by 60% and 80%, respectively.

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SC 10-14 Preg Rate

Heritage Keepers® is the predominant Abstinence-Until-Marriage Education program used in South Carolina schools over the past two decades. It is the only abstinence-until-marriage program in the nation listed by U.S. HHS as an Evidence-Based Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program.(2012) This list of 35 programs is used by school districts to select sex education programs for their students. 

Independent evaluation of Heritage Keepers® in SC public schools reveals that a year after the program, Heritage Keepers® students initiated sexual activity at a rate that is 67% lower than non-program students.

This evaluation included 2,215 sexually experienced and inexperienced students in 7th, 8th, and 9th grade, with 63% of the students African-American.

Heritage Keepers® was shown to be effective across age, gender, and race.

These are amazing behavioral outcomes in the science of teen pregnancy prevention.

In Charleston County, Heritage Keepers® is the only Abstinence-Until-Marriage Education program approved for the public schools, while “safe sex” condom programs are also on the list. When Heritage Keepers® Certified Educators arrive on campus, the sexual climate of the entire school changes. 

Students choosing to abstain feel validated, and those contemplating a return to abstinence are empowered to follow through on their goals.

Pregnancy rates in Charleston have declined even more dramatically than the state, with pregnancy rates for teens (15-17) and adolescents (10-14) decreasing by 72% and 90%, respectively.

Charleston 15-17 Preg Rate

 

Charleston 10-14 Preg Rate

 

 

 

So, is contraception use driving down pregnancy rates? Not according to the most recent CDC Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) for SC released in 2014.

According to the YRBS, only 32% of SC high school teens were currently sexually active at the time of the survey. That means that almost 70% of high school teens in SC were not having sex! Who knew?

The survey also showed that there was a:

  • 26% increase (2005-2013) in teens who DID NOT USE a condom during last sexual intercourse.
  • 80% of girls DID NOT USE birth control pills to prevent pregnancy before last sexual intercourse. (UNCHANGED since 1995), and
  • 95% of girls DID NOT USE an IUD before last sexual intercourse.

The YRBS further reveals that between 1995 and 2013 more teens abstained from sexual activity. There was a:

  • 28% decrease in high school teens who have EVER had sex.
  • 49% decrease in 9th grade teens who have EVER had sex.
  • 46% decrease in 4 or more life time partners.
  • 30% decrease in high school teens who are sexually active.

Clearly, contraception is not the only reason that pregnancy rates have decreased, since their use has flat lined. The facts show that sexually active teens are not increasing contraception use! And, more teens are abstaining from sex.

Since “safe sex” condom programs used in SC do not teach teens how to abstain from sexual activity or teach about the benefits of abstinence and marriage, how can they take credit for any increases in abstinent behaviors?

They can’t, but they do!

The complicit media will not report the good news from the YRBS, because it does not fit the Sexual Rights narrative. They continue the drum beat demanding that abstinence-until-marriage education programs have failed and must be kicked out of schools in favor of Planned Parenthood Sex Programs.

Don’t believe the hype about a teen pregnancy crisis in need of the Planned Parenthood solution.

It is only a distraction to hide the Sexual Rights Agenda, which has nothing to do with health. It has everything to do with recruiting adolescents and teens into a sexual lifestyle that benefits their business model.

It’s all about the money.

 

 

 

Sex Ed Racists and Bigots

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People raised with strong beliefs about certain classes of people, faiths, income or education levels, intelligence, lifestyles, knowledge or ideologies, find it difficult to tolerate other beliefs. Neural pathways develop during early years making it easier to think, accept and act based on their own perspectives.

 

Unless something dramatic happens in their lives, this is their world and life view.

Many Black and White parents in the South taught their children “to not judge others by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” Thanks to Dr. King, we saw results from those efforts in Charleston, SC after the tragic slaughter of nine faith leaders at Mother Emanuel AME Church. Much of Charleston’s response was based on looking beyond color to the content of character and understanding that it is the inside of a person that causes evil, not the outside.

Racism and bigotry are learned behaviors.

There is another, more insidious type of racism and bigotry doing great harm to all people and their families. That is the bigotry of low expectations, especially regarding sexual behavior. Planned Parenthood, SIECUS, and other Sexual Rights Bigots have targeted children for over 30 years through Comprehensive Health Education. These racists and bigots have specifically targeted Black, and other minority, children by using them to “test” sex programs and then by herding them into those sex programs through public schools.

For decades, these sex programs have taught that most kids their age are having sex, which is a lie, and that they have a right to experience sexual pleasures regardless of the consequences. (Kinsey Sex) As a result, millions suffer and are enslaved to a Master – the Government.

No one escapes this enslavement. Either you are forced to pay for welfare entitlements with your taxes or you must subsist on them. Many do both. Unless new generations learn the life-script for success and self-sufficiency, there will be nothing, but further social decline for our children and grandchildren.

There is simply not enough money in the world to support a welfare system that has more dependents than those paying into it.

Change is not easy. The majority of adults – who have never known a day without birth control, abortion, and STDs and have no idea how to form healthy relationships or make marriages work – are raising children to do the same. Not only are their brains wired, their children’s teachers, also groomed, normalize sex acts as entertainment. Sex is just sex. They cannot imagine a world where sex is meant for life-long marriage, intimacy, and procreation or where healthy married families thrive.

Their world is a complex mix of chaotic families, single parents, divorce, STDs, abortion, infertility, porn, sex trafficking, lack of job skills, poverty, domestic and sexual abuse, life-long dependency on welfare, depression and addictions, and more and more indulgence in sex acts as entertainment to escape their dire reality.

Many so-called “safe sex” programs do not teach children about puberty, conception, or reproduction. And, none teach your child about abstinence until marriage or about the benefits of marriage. They use pregnancy and STD prevention to teach sex acts (tricks), grooming the masses for self-destruction.

The proven, ideal life-script for centuries has been censored in public schools for decades. The benefits of marriage and delaying sex until marriage are barred topics from health and sex classes. Even now that Same Sex Marriage has been legalized in the U.S., these subjects are censored! (This proves that much of the Same Sex Marriage Movement is/was about sexual freedoms, not about so-called equal rights or about family.) Students are not taught how sex leads to pregnancies and babies, and therefore when pregnancies occur, they demand that the baby be eliminated. “I didn’t sign up for this! All I wanted was great sex!” Cohabitation and hook-ups are presented as normal, expected, healthy lifestyle choices, regardless of the impact on children.

There is institutional racism and bigotry within our government and academic bureaucracies to transform all people into sexually dependent minions. This is a bi-partisan issue! Both Republican and Democrat leaders have promoted this agenda in our schools and state agencies since the early 60’s. Federal funding will only pay for the implementation of Planned Parenthood Sex Programs in school districts, eliminating quality Evidence-based Abstinence Until Marriage Education programs from consideration. As a result, Sexperts teach vulnerable adolescents and teens how to perform “fun and pleasurable” sex acts to fit the Planned Parenthood/Sexual Rights narrative that “all teens will have sex,” thus leading them down the dark path towards chaos and welfare dependency.

These racists and bigots discriminate against entire classes of people, based on race, gender, and religion, to push their new world order. They target the most vulnerable when their brains are experiencing rapid growth.

The only solution is for parents to take responsibility for teaching their own children about sex, reproduction, and marriage.

Parents need to opt out (Sample from Defend the Family or write your own) of all classes or programs teaching sexual information and/or that refuse to teach about delaying all sexual activity until marriage, and the benefits of marriage. If the schools will not allow you to sit in on all of the sex classes for your child and allow you to view all DVDs, workbooks, and teacher manuals of a sex program, then we recommend that you opt out. Please, do not blindly turn your child over to the state. You have options.

Parents and their kids can sign up for Evidence-based classes in the community. And, faith leaders can be trained to teach science-based, medically accurate lessons consistent with their faith.

Tell your schools to teach Johnny and Susie to read, write and do math, and leave the sex information to you, the parents! 

Parents looking for help: Sex, Lies and Hook Ups. A Parent’s Guide for Fighting Back

 

 

Feds and Planned Parenthood Connection

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IMG_0157Did you know that Heritage Keepers is approved for all schools in Texas and Mississippi? It is the only Abstinence Until Marriage Education program in the nation that is on the U.S. HHS list of Evidence-Based Teen Pregnancy Prevention Programs.

 

 

However, the Feds will only fund the implementation of Planned Parenthood Sex Programs through Comprehensive Health Education. If a school district wants Heritage Keepers, or any other abstinence until marriage program, they have to pay for it themselves.

Poor school districts can never afford that.

That’s how Planned Parenthood Sex Programs saturate public schools and gets into your teen’s heart and mind. They are “free.”
It is also how quality programs are eliminated and put out of business. Don’t let Planned Parenthood and the Feds pick the winners and losers for your vulnerable child.

The internet is full of so-called “safe sex.”  But, abstinence and marriage is censored in America’s schools.

Ask for Heritage Keepers in your schools. It’s on the U.S. HHS list that you pay for with your taxes!

ACLU and Activist Judge Need Sex Ed Lesson

Activist JudgesDid you hear the one about the ACLU and the Activist Judge in California? They don’t understand human anatomy, reproduction, or adolescent brain development. Or, do they?

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!

Parents, take the “Predictors of Sexual Risks” Survey!

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The Sexual Rights Networks do not want you to know that there is an Evidence-based Abstinence-Until-Marriage Education curriculum approved for Teen Pregnancy Prevention and listed on the US Health and Human Services website.

Heritage Keepers is celebrating their 20th Anniversary! The following is reprinted with permission from the Healthy Family Formation Coalition, a social media component of Heritage Community Services:

 Parents, take the “Predictors of Sexual Risks” Survey!

Is your pre-teen/teen at risk for sexual activity, pornography, unhealthy relationships, and/or dangerous liaisons?

 Do they lack goals for the future and feel like they have few options?

Check all of the following behaviors that your adolescent/teen exhibits. 

My adolescent/teen: 

  1. Hangs-out with kids who drink alcohol, use drugs or tobacco.
  2. Seems depressed and lonely.
  3. Is home without parents for long periods of time.
  4. Has few/no rules about phone use.
  5. Watches too many shows or plays video games that have sexual content.
  6. Does not understand the differences between love, lust and infatuation.
  7. Only, feels good about themselves when they are in a relationship.
  8. Hangs out or has friends that I do not know.
  9. Likes to take risks and thinks he/she is invincible.
  10. Seems to view sex as “just sex,” or as a recreational activity.
  11. Does not have personal or career goals for the future.
  12. Spends too much time on entertainment, games, internet, and on social media/networking sites.
  13. Already drinks alcohol, uses drugs and/or tobacco.
  14. Identifies with a group, pack, gang, or clique rather than with family or as a unique person.
  15. Has a computer, phone, or other mobile devices in their bedroom.
  16. Does not have a curfew or rules that must be followed.
  17. Goes to a school where students talk openly about sexual activities.
  18. Is so attached to their friends and/or social media that they are depressed without them/it.
  19. Does not see marriage and family in their future.
  20. Is crushed or deeply hurt if their peer group laughs or ridicules them about clothing, rules, etc.
  21. Seems desperate to have a girlfriend or boyfriend.
  22. Gives in to peer pressure easily.
  23. Thinks that everyone their age is having sex.
  24. Thinks that using contraception justifies having sex.
  25. Has electronic devices that lack pornography filters.
  26. Posts provocative pictures or sexual content (sexting) to the internet.
  27. Thinks that couples who are not having sex are old-fashioned or weird.
  28. Intends to have sex after graduation or to “get it over with” so that they can tell their friends.
  29. Thinks that oral sex and anal sex are safe.
  30. Believes that sex has no impact on emotions.
  31. Does not believe it is valuable to wait until marriage before having sex.
  32. Believes that “serious” dating relationships justify having sex.
  33. Talks about sex proving popularity or maturity or desirability.
  34. Cannot verbalize why abstinence is a healthy choice for himself/herself.
  35. Lack confidence in their ability to abstain.
  36. Thinks that sex is a good way to show a dating partner love.
  37. Believes that sexually transmitted diseases do not exist in his/her school or community.
  38. Has sexually active friends.
  39. Is only interested in dating someone older or younger.
  40. Prioritizes dating relationships over educational or household responsibilities.

 

What are Predictors of Sexual Activity?

Through more than twenty years of reviewing surveys of more than 650,000 students across the USA, Central America and Russia, Dr. Stan Weed of the Institute for Research and Evaluation has identified statistically significant predictors of whether a young person is likely to abstain or initiate sex.

If your teen exhibits any of the above statements, they may be more likely to initiate early sexual activity than someone who does not.

 It is important for parents to understand these Predictors of Sexual Activity and be able address them as they talk to their teen about sex and their intentions to abstain. While many predictors cannot be easily changed, these predictors are subject to your influence and if you are not doing the influencing, you may be assured that someone else – in school, through the media, or in your teen’s peer group – is!

 The Heritage Keepers® Abstinence-Until-Marriage Education program is designed around these scientifically derived Predictors of Sexual Activity. This means that every Certified Heritage Keepers® Educator has been trained to positively influence these Predictors in every lesson that they teach.

This is why the Heritage Keepers® program works to increase abstinence! It is also the ONLY Abstinence-Until-Marriage Education Curriculum listed by US Health and Human Services as an Evidence-based Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program!

 After one year, Heritage Keepers® students abstain at a rate 3 times that of non-program students!

In SC, Heritage Community Services conducts FREE workshops to introduce the program, provide resources, and inform participants about how they can be empowered to protect teens from risky behaviors. Each participant or couple receives a copy of our adult training manual entitled Sex, Lies and Hook Ups: A Parent’s Guide to Fighting Back

 Heritage Keepers staff have trained school districts, state health departments, and non-profits to provide their program nationally and internationally. Contact us today about the Heritage Keepers® program!

61% Decline in SC Teen Pregnancy Rates!

Who knewTeen Pregnancy Rates in South Carolina have dramatically decreased since abstinence-until-marriage programs were integrated into the state’s public schools in 1995.

Until then, teen pregnancy rates were at an all-time high due to HIV Condoms-Only programs that had saturated the state.

Coincidentally, Heritage Keepers®, a non-profit established in 1995 and the first statewide recipient of Title V, Section 510 Abstinence-Until-Marriage funding under Welfare Reform (1996), was implemented and continues to be the most effective abstinence-until-marriage program in the state, and the nation.

SC Teen Pregnancy Picture

(Pregnancy rates are defined as “the estimated number of the sum of live births, abortions, and fetal deaths.” Therefore, regardless of the outcome of the pregnancy, rates have decreased drastically.)

The Planned Parenthood Sex Ed Network, and the complicit media, certainly do not want you to know this and, in fact, they are taking credit for all drops in national teen pregnancy rates, even for the almost 75% of teens (15-17) who have not had sex! (CDC)

Using CDC’s own data, if only a fraction of the 25% of teens (15-17) nationally, who are currently sexually active used condoms, or birth control, then it stands to reason that the pregnancy rates would decrease.

But, there is no way the amazing decreases in teen pregnancies nationally would, or could, be primarily due to contraception!

imagesCA4NUD1CIt is a matter of common sense and biology, that not having sex (abstinence) is the best way to decrease pregnancies and it is by far the safest method. Teens are absolutely capable and willing to abstain if they are given the medically accurate, age appropriate information that they need and the skills to set high standards for their behavior.

Certified Heritage Keepers® Educators have taught in schools that also provide condoms-only programs. Those so-called “safe sex” programs have never deterred the staff at Heritage Keepers®, who believe that, regardless of sexual history or sexual orientation, every student deserves to know the benefits of marriage, the benefits of abstinence-until-marriage, and to learn the skills to achieve their goals.

This is why a year after the Heritage Keepers® program, students abstain at a rate 3 times greater than students not receiving the program. Even when students are being exposed to Sexual Foreplay programs in the same schools! Students know the difference between real abstinence and counterfeit abstinence programs.

Students who are abstaining, or want to abstain, feel validated in their decisions just by knowing that Heritage Keepers® is in their school and community! And, teens, who learn that they can have real control over their lives, want to avoid the sexual pressures in their culture, and escape the DRAMA, poverty and shattered dreams that sex outside of marriage can bring.

Heritage Keepers® continues to be the ONLY Abstinence-Until-Marriage Education program on the US HHS list of proven effective Evidence-based programs. It continues to be the ONLY proven effective Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program listed that changes teen attitudes and behavior regarding abstinence until marriage.

Don’t be fooled by imitation Abstinence Education programs! If the programs in your schools and community do not promote marriage and abstinence until marriage, they are not teaching boundaries and neuro-science tells us that teens need boundaries for healthy brain development and to reach their potential.

Abstinence-Until-Marriage programs, when implemented effectively by educators who believe in what they are teaching, can and will reduce teen pregnancies and that means fewer single teen moms struggling to make ends meet.

For the already drained taxpayers, it means fewer reasons for lawmakers to increase taxes to support these fragile families. 

South Carolina has a long way to go to aleviate poverty due to out-of-wedlock births, but teen pregnancy rates (15-17) are going in the right direction.

Check out Heritage Keepers® today so that your state, your church’s youth group, and your community can also get on the right road to success.

 

 

ACORN vs. Abstinence Education Programs

The following Op Ed, entitled Abstinence Ed, first appeared in The Post and Courier, in Charleston, SC, July 31, 2014.

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Most people are aware that Congress cut off funds for ACORN after the organization was filmed undercover, advising potential clients on how to start a brothel.

I am sure the public is not aware, however, that President Obama and Congress defunded 169 contracted abstinence education providers across the country, effectively putting most out of business in 2010.

Heritage Keepers, a program I am familiar with in South Carolina, had to let 50 teachers go, even though Health and Human Services later put their curriculum on its approved list for middle and high schools as an evidence-based pregnancy prevention program.

For over a decade, anti-abstinence organizations have systematically portrayed abstinence education as an application of Bible-belt reactionary sentiment and as being rooted in ignorance.

However, the program above is based on a Utah statistician’s study of risk factors for teen sex on five continents.

As an example, he identified a child’s future orientation – whether he had aspirations beyond high school – as a risk factor for early sex. Those factors that could be impacted in a classroom setting were included in the syllabus.

Teachers were trained in medical accuracy and periodically evaluated on how well they impacted the attitudes and behavior of their students after the classes.

The South Carolina program served over 200,000 students before funding was cut. After one year, students receiving this program abstained at a rate three times greater than comparable non-program students.

The program was proven effective across age, gender and racial lines, regardless of a student’s sexual history. It was evaluated by Mathematica Policy Research, a Princeton, N.J., independent contractor.

The evidence against ACORN was anecdotal, with only a handful of observations. The evidence for good abstinence programs in our state is empirical, and is based on extensive documentation.

William McLellan

Charleston, South Carolina