“But They’re Going to Do It Anyway”

We’ve all heard it before. Kids are going to have sex anyway, the argument goes, so we should teach them how to have “safe sex” “safer sex”. Wrong. Pro-Contraception Sex Education programs (often referred to by the term “Comprehensive Sex Ed” by supporters), have repeatedly been shown to be not only ineffective, but harmful to adolescents. And these programs are always closely connected to pro-abortion organizations. I’ll be talking more about this connection and about the harm done by so-called comprehensive sex ed programs — and, on the other hand, the well-documented success of abstinence education programs — at the GFL Pro-Life Youth Conference next Saturday, October 21st. (If you haven’t registered yet, I encourage you to do so.) Anti-Playboy student activists My interest in this topic was piqued last summer, when we first heard about a fundraiser — which we picketed — for the Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health (ICAH). The goal of ICAH is to strip all funding of abstinence-only education for Illinois schools and instead require them to use “comprehensive” sex education programs. (They recently succeeded in doing so in the Chicago Public Schools.) The adults-only fundraiser was held at — of all places — the Playboy headquarters. You can view the invitation here [PDF]; I blogged about it here. The guest of honor at the event was Playboy CEO Christie Hefner. It was she who decided that the company could make more money by producing increasingly harder-core pornography — something that even her father, Playboy founder Hugh Hefner, was reluctant to do for a long time. At the time, I wrote that this fundraiser tells us everything we need to know about the advocates of so-called comprehensive sex education. Oh, and did I mention that the nation’s leading abortion provider, Planned Parenthood, is one of the major partners of ICAH? I invite you to come to the conference to learn more.

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