by Hans Johnson While parents in New York are suing over their child being taken out of school to be given birth control, another district in Oregon is planning to hand out condoms to sixth-graders. Then there is the mother who attended a presentation of sex-education topics with her daughter at Bellingham High School in […]
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by Carder The focus of the assignment is to teach student about D-N-A by having them perform an exercise called “Who’s the Daddy?” which poses a scenario of a woman trying to figure out who the father of the baby is. The options to choose from are: A bartender, a guy at the club, a […]
Birth control is not a woman’s responsibility. Unfortunately, at this point in time, the pill version of birth control — and, according to many rabbis, one of the only halachically acceptable versions of contraceptive — is available for women only. But that doesn’t make fertility a woman’s-only issue. I would be the one who would get pregnant, but it would be our child. Ultimately I’m the one swallowing the pill, but he can and should be just as responsible for reminding me to take it.
At the end of the show, viewers are directed to the East Los High website. Planned Parenthood ads plaster the site, along with “resource links” for abortion and birth control…. The show’s Facebook page announces one of the high school girls “doesn’t regret having had sex, she just wished she would have used birth control.”
Last week American Life League tried to run a full page ad in the New York Times and Washington Post that showed images from actual Planned Parenthood sex education materials for kids as young as 10 years old.
Both newspapers rejected the ad as “too graphic” and “shocking” for their adult readers to see. But the images are okay for kids in the classroom to see – at taxpayer expense.
I have ALL’s ad posted on page 2. WARNING: It’s too vulgar to run on page 1.
The backstory from ALL:
I felt deeply regretful about giving my body to someone who did not value me. But I didn’t learn my lesson then. Not yet. It took a sordid, soul-crushing, disgusting, short-lived “relationship” with another not-very-nice dude to really drive the point home.
After that, I vowed before God that the next time I had sex, it would be on my wedding night. And, by His Grace, I kept that promise. I was married two months ago to a man who treats me like a queen. And he was no virgin, either. He was 43 when we married. But he had learned the lesson I learned: that sexual libertinism is not liberating. It destroys you a little piece at a time….
In every society, there are two critical lists: acceptable conditions for having a baby, and acceptable conditions for having sex. From time immemorial, the one thing that almost every society had in common was that their two lists matched up.
It was only with the widespread acceptance of contraception in the middle of the 20th century, creating an upheaval in the public psyche in which sex and babies no longer went hand-in-hand, that the two lists began to diverge. And now, in 21st-century America, they look something like this:
Conditions under which it is acceptable to have sex:
- -If you’re in a stable relationship
- -If you feel emotionally ready
- -If you’re free of sexually transmitted diseases
- -If you have access to contraception
Conditions under which it is acceptable to have a baby:
Each month, a woman releases an egg (“ovum,” in science speak), which travels down one of two fallopian tubes and hangs out in the uterus for some days awaiting a sperm. If a sperm and egg meet, usually through intercourse, and connect, in a process called fertilization, a pregnancy can occur. The egg, which is a cell and thus cannot be said to have anything like feelings, does not distinguish between the sperm of a rapist and the sperm of Prince Charming.
Suffice to say in the heat of the moment, we hoped the rhythm method would work. Two weeks later I was pregnant. I would say “we” were pregnant, but it really was only me. I was and am still pro-choice. I knew I had options. I considered them all, including marriage, which this young man […]
Republican Congressman… Chris Smith provided indisputable evidence of the victory: AIDS prevention events in African countries achieve successful results when they are founded upon abstinence and fidelity. From the House of Representatives, Smith drew a bill to revive the President’s Emergency Plan for HIV/AIDS. After citing the reports of the U.S. State Department and the […]
As a former sports attorney I have seen with my own eyes the night in and night out temptations that are placed in front of professional athletes. Couple that with having to play on the hottest stage in sports and his limited talents, and I thought: ‘Why not challenge his personal notions’… which to me […]
American Life League is kicking off National Condom Week with a graphic video showing how Planned Parenthood hooks kids on sex through its sexual education programs. From ALL’s press release:
I’m not going to try to conform to what people want me to be or go out there and start partying, have people see me with alcohol. I want to do it at my own pace…. I want to be someone who is respected by everybody…. I want to be able to do what Michael […]
If you lower the cost of things, people will buy more of it…. [I]f you lower the cost of uncommitted sexual encounters, you completely dissociate sex from pregnancy and birth and a lifetime of child care. People will engage in more uncommitted sexual encounters. ~ George Mason University law professor Helen Alvare, explaining the idea […]
I didn’t want the responsibility, I wanted the sex. And so the easy way out was abortion. That’s what I thought. Just pay $300 and the problem goes away…. I thought if you just wanted to have sex just do it, what’s the big deal? I didn’t realize how important sex was – that people […]
My virginity was something I’d decided was very precious, to give away. It was an honor I was bestowing on a young man and he had to be worthy of it. ~ Friends actress Lisa Kudrow, who remained a virgin until her marriage (at the age of 31) to husband Michael Stern in 1995, as […]
Wrote StoryCorps recorded the conversation and set it to animation in a short video sure to make you want to give your mom, or any mom, a huge hug. This is such a touching conversation. Sarah is such a wise mom, and Joshua is the sweetest, most observant, vulnerable thing. Holy Kaw wanted to hug […]
The Politico reported November 9…
Some interesting information comes to us from the 104 Babcock. From 2001 to 2005, US states had the choice to either accept or reject abstinence funding from the Bush administration, and the statistics were compiled by the CDC. With all of their crowing about how “abstinence education doesn’t work,” pro-aborts may want to take note: […]
With Life Site News last year by Psychiatrist
This cartoon by Signe Wilkinson was posted in the Nashville Tennessean on Mother’s Day: Bristol Palin recently became an ambassador and spokesperson for the (Prolifer)ations. As someone who had a child out of wedlock, Bristol is being mercilessly mocked for speaking out in behalf of abstinence….
by intern Heather B. Recently, Feministing.com, and
Just in time for prom season, the
I free.will.power video campaign, obviously aimed at young abortion customers. I thought I didn’t ‘get’ the first two videos because I’m not ‘cool’. But others of you had the same problem, so we are uncool together. On December 10, NARAL released its final video, “power.” Here ’tis: I got a little more out of this […]
As the article below states, here we have a study catching up with common sense, as will be reported in the November issue of Pediatrics according to
Here’s the shocking opening line in this August 9 rejected federal abstinence funding last year as well as conducted a campaign to distribute
CNN reported July 11 that according to the National Institutes of Health, U.S. teen pregnancies in 2006 rose for the first time since 1991…. In the same article, CNN reported a “striking decrease” in the percentage of 8th graders smoking…. While federal health experts were at a loss to explain the spike in teen pregnancies, […]
CNN remarkable op ed, “Let my people go, AIDS profiteers,” June 30 in The Washington Post that is well worth reading in its entirety (posted below). An excerpt…
Relevant magazine must certainly be enjoying its 15 minutes. The backlash continues re: statements Obama made in a “mental distress” and Huffington Post and
I’m not crazy for signage on any girl’s butt. If my daughter were still the age to be attracted to backside messaging, I’d nix the purchase. It draws the young male eye to the wrong place. But if a teen queen insists on wearing such advertisement I’d rather it be something along the lines of, […]
Brent Bozell’s June 7 column, Townhall.com, June 6: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention just released its 2007 report “Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance”…. The good news is that fewer teens engage in risky behavior. The bad news is that far too many of them still do!…
Hello from DC again. I had just returned home from a weeklong business/pleasure trip when I got a call 2 days ago to replace a cancelled speaker at a pro-life event, and here I am again, happily. Get to visit my daughter Daena as well as connect with pro-life policy friends. So I’ll be blogging […]
The shocking news is that 1 in 4 teenage girls has an STD, according to a just-released CDC study. But the spin starts there. You would never know by the biasedly biased Guttmacher, in its typically backward way: So here are excerpts from the AP article, defying intelligence to blame abstinence ed for the STD […]
The March 10 issue of Details…
by Jacqueline Harvey and Valerie Ryan President Bush’s proposed 2009 budget includes an initial $550 million to Title X funding for “family planning,” most of which goes to Planned Parenthood. But the plan also includes a cumulative $3.3 billion cut to Title X over the next 3 years, while increasing funding earmarked for abstinence education. […]
It’s ridiculous that the most supposedly credible source of abortion statistics is the abortion industry, and Planned Parenthood to boot. Proven over and over to be full of liars, crooks, and creeps, PP is as trustworthy as Hugo Chavez providing statistics of Venezuelan supporters. The numbers will certainly be skewed for their purposes. But here […]
The View had 2 segments yesterday on the emerging issue of granting pregnant high school students 4-6 weeks of maternity leave. You can watch the segments currently demands new young mothers return immediately after delivering or face unexcused absences and/or expulsion. In the 2nd segment of The View, the conversation veered on to the topic […]
Oh, the pro-aborts will have grand mal seizures about this one, a public service announcement sponsored by
detailed study of how teens interpret abstinence and sexual activity. The report appears in the Journal of Adolescent Health. Children ages 12 to 16 from throughout CA were asked their perceptions on sexual behaviors. According to the study, 12% of the children interviewed believed that they were abstinent if they were engaging in sexual (vaginal) […]
This cartoon by Ted Rall was published in newspapers yesterday: l What falsehoods/spin about sex did Rall perpetuate? What falsehoods about abstinence? What truths? Why would people disparage promoting abstinence to our youth?