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Planned Parenthood teaching Sex-Ed Classes Anger Parents
Angry parents of children at a California high school have slammed a sex education class — taught by employees of Planned Parenthood — that they claim encourages young teens to have sex. Parents of 13- and 14-year-olds at Acalanes High School in Lafayette are furious at the methods and materials being used to teach sex-ed without their prior knowledge or consent, FoxNews.com reported.
The students are handed worksheets that include a checklist titled, "Sex Check! Are You Ready For Sex?" The document asks the young teens, both girls and boys, if they have water-based lubricants and condoms, and if they could handle a possible venereal infection or pregnancy. The documents also explain how a boy should receive consent before having sex with a possible partner, with such statements as, "Do you want to go back to my place?" and "Is it OK if I take my pants off?"
The freshmen at the high school, which is near San Francisco, are also being taught about gender identity with a cartoonish "Genderbread Person" to teach them how to identify themselves as either "agender," "bigender," or "two spirit," according to FoxNews.com. "[Parents] are very concerned," said Brad Dacus, president of the Pacific Justice Institute, a nonprofit legal group aiding the worried families. "Planned Parenthood is not exactly the best when it comes to putting young people first.
"They get more grants from the promiscuity of children. The material they have provided was material that mirrored their agenda." The outcry began when ninth-graders told their parents that they felt they were being pressured to have sex and that one instructor threw a model of female reproductive organs at a student.
"Some of the kids were distracted because it was divergent from what they were taught at home," Dacus said. John Lyons, whose two children attend the school, told FoxNews.com, "Our daughter took this course two years ago, after being provided the opportunity to opt out of the class. "The opt-out form provided a handful of bullet points about what the course would cover. After completing the course, it was apparent that some of what was 'taught' went beyond what was represented on the opt-out form.
"This is disappointing to us, because we are actually strong supporters of teen sex education in a peer environment to complement our home-based discussions." Lyon said the classes appeared to promote Planned Parenthood's agenda regarding "social justice" through the sex education of teens. Parents have now launched a petition calling on the high school to give them a preview of the sex-ed class before their kids take the course so they can then decide whether they want their children to attend, FoxNews.com reported.
The Pacific Justice Institute, meanwhile, has warned Northern California's Acalanes Union High School District in a letter that it may be breaking the law. "We have not seen any documentation to indicate that distribution of the surveys complied with federal law of the California Education Code as to parental notification," says the letter, referring to the federal statute that schools must receive parental consent before a student takes part in surveys or evaluations.