Raising Healthy Kids

Planned Parenthood has a program designed to promote ‘Sexual and Reproductive Health‘ among teenagers.   Similar to previous programs designed to promote ‘Safe Sex’ with condom giveaways this program, called Teen Advocates For Sexual Health’ will result in more unwanted teen pregnancies and a further explosion of STDs.  Of course, the more teen pregnancies there are, the more profit Planned Parenthood makes.

If the message to teens is that all sex is ok, you just have to be safe while participating sounds good to you, I would suggest examining both the audience and past results.  The condom giveaway program with counseling created two additional unwanted pregnancies per 1000 women.   2014 was a bumper year for STDs.  Clearly telling  young as yet to mature people that casual sex is OK is not the best method of raising responsible kids.  Whether or not kids choose to have sex in more committed arrangements and whether or not they do so safely is a function of maturity.  There is no way 14 and 15 year olds have the maturity to make those decisions.

Still, that fact has not kept Planned Parenthood from promoting this is schools.  The message that abstinence it a valid choice for young people is laughed at.  Yet, abstinence is 100% effective in preventing unwanted pregnancies and 100% effective at stopping the spread of STDs.    Abstinence also allows kids to mature so they can make intelligent decisions.

The argument that they will do it anyway is a self full-fulfilling one.  Providing the means, such as birth control pills or condoms tells young people that they should have sex no matter the consequence.  The study above and the proliferation of STDs shows the consequence.  Is Planned Parenthood willing to council all those with now life long afflictions that it was a good choice?  Some of those STDs are HIV or viruses that cause cancer.   That is the unintended consequence of this type of program.

At what point will society realize that most children are really not capable evaluating when it is safe to have sex and most children are not mature enough to take all the proper precautions.   The data proves this and schools have no business allowing this type of program in their doors.

 

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