IN THEIR OWN WORDS: According to their newly released Annual Report, “Planned Parenthood is the country’s largest provider of sex education. Our programs reach 1.5 million people in schools, community centers, correctional facilities, faith spaces, and more every year.
We produced and launched our “Consent 101” online video series in September 2015. The videos explain and model what consent is and what it looks like in different situations. They are geared toward older teens and young adults, and are inclusive of diverse sexual orientations, races, and ethnicities. The videos have been viewed more than 380,000 times on YouTube and won a 2016 People’s Voice Webby Award in Public Service and Activism. In October 2015, we published the results of a national survey, which found that shockingly few young people receive any education about sexual consent.”
In testimony for the Supreme Court, the FBI explained that investigators “found that child pornography is used by child molesters to:
- Demonstrate sex acts to children. Offenders commonly use pornography to teach or give instructions to naïve children about how to masturbate, perform oral sex and/or engage in sexual intercourse.
- Lower the sexual inhibitions of children. Some children naturally fear sexual activities. Some offenders show pictures of other children engaging in sexual activities to overcome these fears, indicating to their intended victims that it is all right to have sex with an adult because lots of other boys and girls do the same thing.
- Desensitize children to sex. Offenders commonly show child pornography to their intended victims to expose them to sexual acts before they are naturally curious about such activities.
- Sexually arouse children. Offenders commonly use pornographic images of other children to arouse victims, particularly those in adolescence.
Groom them into a sexual relationship. Some offenders take advantage of the fact that some children are curious about sex. They show them images which appear to depict other children enjoying sexual activities with adults to encourage their victims to engage in sex. Others take advantage of the guilt and shame commonly experienced by their victims by taking pictures or videos of the sexual activities with their child victims to use as an insurance policy against disclosure by them.”
Unfortunately, Planned Parenthood uses similar tactics to groom students for sex and create demand for abortion.
Planned Parenthood has released new videos and lesson plans targeting 16-22 year olds. The videos include “How to Talk about Having Safer Sex”, “How to Talk About STD Testing”, and “How to Tell Someone You Have an STD”.
“New STD Videos and Lesson Plans to Enhance Sex Education
Planned Parenthood Federation of America recently developed a series of three new videos to educate young people about STDs that model the skills they need to communicate and negotiate. Young people need support to negotiate safer sex, getting tested, and disclosing that you have an STD. This new set of resources fills that educational gap.”
“They are geared for older teens and young adults (16-22), and have lesson plans that can be used in schools and community programs:
Healthy Futures Texas, founded by Dr. Janet Realini, is ‘dedicated to reducing teen pregnancy and unplanned pregnancy in San Antonio and Texas’ with very little mention of STD prevention. The R U Ready cards were posted on the Programs page and listed four clinics. Two of them are Planned Parenthood centers, Las Palmas and Ashby.
Dr. Janet Realini is also the author of Big Decisions, a Sex Ed program used in Austin ISD, Dripping Springs ISD, Lake Travis ISD, and many San Antonio school districts. In some school districts, Planned Parenthood provides the instruction of Big Decisions in the classroom.
UT Prevention Research Center has a map for each school district in Harris County showing teens the location of Planned Parenthood and other clinics. The chart for each school district shows costs and what services require Parental Consent.
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Houston School Districts –
When parents hear that consent is being taught, would they be surprised that it is sometimes more like a dance class rather than a self defense class? Consent requirements should include the definition of “sexual contact” according to the Penal Code and include the law for the “age of consent”.
Does your district teach a consent lesson? Does it look like this video from Planned Parenthood (https://www.youtube.com/watch…) or do they review the law? What type of role plays are in the Human Sexuality Instruction curriculum?
In Texas, the age of consent is 17 and the definition of sexual contact means “the following acts, if committed with the intent to arouse or gratify the sexual desire of any person: (1) any touching by a person, including touching through clothing, of the anus, breast, or any part of the genitals of a child; or (2) any touching of any part of the body of a child, including touching through clothing, with the anus, breast, or any part of the genitals of a person.”
Link to Section 21.11 of the Texas Penal Code:
Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast’s teenREACH team, made up of 13-19 year olds, created a video for Condom Awareness Month in 2013. The children are seen wearing and dancing with a giant condom costume as well as rolling on a floor covered with condoms. The lyrics include the phrases ‘I know you’re horny’ and ‘we can love safely’. The footer of the Application for this team states: “Love is the most wonderful thing in the world. We just want to help you keep it that way. Planned Parenthood. A plan you can love with.“