Carol | February 11, 2011
The high schools around here have a problem. They have an extremely high teen pregnancy rate. Coincidentally, it began to really get out of hand a year after they introduced a more comprehensive (and graphic) Sex Ed. program. Now, because that has worked so well (NOT!), they have increased their efforts and have begun to exploit the children in ways like never before in this area. I came across a study that describes what is going on quite well.
Study: Contraceptive failure at the root of unintended pregnancy. Solution? More contraception!
“Look: contraception, on a collective scale, is an illusion. It gives you the illusion of making pregnancy impossible, especially to younger people.”
“The truth is: it’s roulette. You use condoms, or the pill, even perfectly, and you can still get pregnant.”
“This the message they are not getting, and which is not sinking in.”
The message is definitely not sinking in. But that’s not their plan, is it.
Why DO they teach twelve-year-old boys in our local schools how to insert tampons? One reason is to break down the children’s natural inhibitions. The people in charge of the programs are not content to be the only ones with regrets in their lives. They seem to want to drag down as many children as possible. Instead of raising the bar like they do with smoking, they EXPECT the children to participate in behaviour that is much more risky than smoking. Children usually live up to these expectations. After a child is taught to do a math question, they are expected to do it the next time, right? Once a child is taught how to put on a condom, of course they will feel expected to put that knowledge into practice. Otherwise, why did they learn it? School is about teaching children to do something and expecting them to do what they are taught, right?
Those in charge profess to teach the children from an amoral or non-judgemental perspective. It is based on values clarification. Whatever the child wants goes. Do you really want someone to counsel your child with that foundation? They are teaching your child to making decisions based on ”choice” instead of on Christian values.
Those in charge say, “We care! We are concerned about the high pregnancy rates.” Their line to the parents is always, “Oh, no, YOUR child would never do that! These things are for the kids with the LOSER parents.” Sounds like we are risking our own children and completely abandoning the children without strong family backgrounds. Instead of helping them, we are giving them the green light to exploit each other.
Those in charge say they are there, “to help the children who have nobody to teach them morals and values!” Remember, the schools say they are NOT teaching morals and values – just the facts. But really they are. They are just not teaching YOUR morals and values. If you examine the material and talk to other parents, you might be shocked. They are teaching some very dirty things. They are offering some very dangerous options.
And about your daughter… Are you positive you can keep her from being seduced and exploited by the cute guy in school? She wants to be loved. Is it time to say, “Whatever will be will be?” or do you still have a responsibility to protect, nurture, and raise your children in your Christian faith - even during school hours?
Those in charge say they, “want the BEST for the children!” Children don’t need the stress and complications and emotional baggage of being sexually active when they are CHILDREN! No wonder so many children are on anti-depressants! And that’s without mentioning the physical ramifications of sexual activity!
At our local high schools, they advertise free condoms and STD testing WITHOUT parental knowledge or consent. There are posters on the walls. They will even give the young school girls Plan B which is an abortifacient.That means they will arrange for your child to chemically abort your newly conceived grandchild without your knowledge or consent. Plan B (abortifacients) can cause incomplete abortions, uncontrollable bleeding, etc.
Our local high schools even provide the abortion option in counseling. They say it is only in case your daughter doesn’t like the giving birth/adoption options.
The public nurse could say to your daughter, “Hmmm, child, the tests show you have an STD. Here are free condoms. Make sure you use them!” [Does she tell her that condoms aren't 100% effective and might not protect her?] “Oh, and if the condoms fail, you just didn’t use them right. Here is how you use them.” [Although she already learned that in Sex Ed.] “Oh, maybe you should back the condoms up with the pill. EVERY woman is on the pill!” [Do they tell them the risks of oral contraceptives? Blood clots, even death?] “Oh, honey, you were caught up in the moment last night and didn’t use protection? Plan B will fix your problem. Your parents never have to know.” [What happens if the child begins cramping and bleeding and needs medical help? The parents don't know what is wrong!] “What? Plan B didn’t work? You’re still pregnant? And you’re scared of having the baby? And you don’t want anyone else raising your baby? You could have a termination. This doctor will help you. Nobody ever has to know.” [But of course YOUR child would never end up down this road. You taught them morals and values at home. They would never make a mistake.]
What I find especially disturbing is that Christian parents know what is going on in our local schools, and they send their children to school the next day… And the next… And the next…
I think the school administrators should be more cautious in what they are doing in regard to the minor children in their care. The teacher/school health nurse and the child have a relationship based on trust, authority, and dependency. Teachers/school health nurses are providing condoms for a 13yo and her 16yo boyfriend. Sexual relationships among minors is illegal. Will the school be held responsible for aiding and abetting in a criminal offence? Same with a 14yo and her 19yo boyfriend. Also illegal.
“The age of consent for sexual activity is 16 years… A 14 or 15 year old can consent to sexual activity with a partner as long as the partner is less than five years older and there is no relationship of trust, authority or dependency or any other exploitation of the young person. This means that if the partner is 5 years or older than the 14 or 15 year old, any sexual activity will be considered a criminal offence unless it occurs after they are married to each other… There is also a ‘close-in-age’ exception for 12 and 13 year olds: a 12 or 13 year old can consent to sexual activity with another young person who is less than two years older and with whom there is no relationship of trust, authority or dependency or other exploitation of the young person… The Criminal Code protects 16 and 17 year olds against sexual exploitation, where the sexual activity occurs within a relationship of trust, authority, dependency or where there is other exploitation.” Age of Consent to Sexual Activity Criminal Code of Canada
PLEASE, parents, protect your children. Your children deserve better. And we should care about those other children who have nobody to look out for them.
MAKE the schools clean up their act, or get your child OUT!
By the way, during the past couple years, I have become aware of two locations that I believe are unsafe for pre- and early teens. The local movie theatre and the high schools after hours. Observe groups of giggling pre- and early teens that go in and out of the theatre. What are they doing? Also, since having my baby, I have often wandered around the local high school while my children are busy with sports activities, and I find (very) young couples in hidden places and empty corridors. There is no supervision in those places. A few parents are contentedly cheering on their children in the gym, and there are a couple coaches, referees, life guards, etc., but nobody is watching what really goes on. Step up the supervision. Most sexual activity among young people happens when they are given the opportunity.