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Abortion Defenders Condemn HB 1055

May 18th, 2007 by mopns · No Comments

HB 1055 does a few things. First, it stresses that public school course materials about human sexuality shall be “medically and factually accurate” and shall:

            (1) Present abstinence from sexual activity as the preferred choice of behavior in relation to all sexual activity for unmarried pupils because it is the only method that is one hundred percent effective in preventing pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases and the emotional trauma associated with adolescent sexual activity, and advise students that teenage sexual activity places them at a higher risk of dropping out of school because of the consequences of sexually transmitted diseases and unplanned pregnancy;

            (2) Stress that sexually transmitted diseases are serious, possible, health hazards of sexual activity. Pupils shall be provided with the latest medical information regarding exposure to human immunodeficiency virus, acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), human papilloma virus, hepatitis and other sexually transmitted diseases;

            (3) Present students with the latest medically factual information regarding both the possible side effects and health benefits of all forms of contraception, including the success and failure rates for the prevention of pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases; or shall present students with information on contraceptives and pregnancy in a manner consistent with the provisions of the federal abstinence education law, 42 U.S.C. Section 710;

            (4) Include a discussion of the possible emotional and psychological consequences of preadolescent and adolescent sexual activity and the consequences of adolescent pregnancy, as well as the advantages of adoption, including the adoption of special needs children, and the processes involved in making an adoption plan;

 

This, of course, has Planned Parenthood in a tizzy. Why would they have a problem with giving alternative information? Because a decline in the number of teenage girls who are considering abortion means a significant blow to their finances. Journalist Marvin Olasky, in his book ABortion Rites,  quoted Planned Parenthood employees who supported abortion “if not for principle, at least for principal.”

 

Planned Parenthood of Missouri is also peeved about this little part:

 

7. No school district or charter school, or its personnel or agents, shall provide abortion services, or permit a person or entity to offer, sponsor, or furnish in any manner any course materials or instruction relating to human sexuality or sexually transmitted diseases to its students if such person or entity is a provider of abortion services.

This would essentially end Planned Parenthood’s monopoly on sex-ed and make it harder for them to indoctrinate students–which is something they were recently caught doing by a brilliant student journalist.

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