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.


Abortion… Education.. Freedom

I do not understand why African-Americans are not furious about the abortion statistics in the State of Mississippi.  With only 37% of the population as African-American, 72% of the abortions are of African-American babies.  How is it that this population is being culled and no one speaks up.    During the 15 years between 1995 and 2010 over 39,000 abortions of African-America babies took place in Mississippi.  (Today the carnage continues even though in much of Mississippi there are no abortion clinics so pregnant women are going to Alabama and Louisiana)    How many successful, happy and productive members of society will not be there to support communities in Mississippi because of this?  Is this why so many in Mississippi live in poverty?

Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood was clear in her writings that her goal was to cull what she felt were undesirable genetic traits.  She personally believed that African-Americans were inferior.  Her quotes bear this out.    Even though some texts try to put a soft touch on this, some of the things she said could be interpreted as her wanting to eliminate “Black People”.   She known for her rabid eugenicist’s views.    No matter how you view the modern planned parenthood, it is clear from the results that Ms. Sanger’s views are being implemented in Mississippi.  Look at the placement of Planned Parenthood clinics.  In what neighborhoods are they most prevalent? The facts are irrefutable.  A whole generation of African-Americans does not exist it the State.  Although advertised as preventing unwanted babies, and a way to promote economic freedom, the result in Mississippi is more poverty than in almost any other state.

According the Annie E Casey Foundation 23.5 percent of the population lives in poverty and the median household income in Mississippi is just over $20,000.  The mantra from the pro-abortion folk has been that abortion increases woman’s freedom, makes it possible for her to get an education and keeps her from being held back by the burden of having a child.  Looking at Mississippi, which is just a mirror of the change happening across America, would anyone conclude that the promotion of abortion is improving the lives of anyone in Mississippi.

What about the argument that more women are gaining access to education because of abortion?  It is true that the percent of Mississippians with college degrees has gone up in the years from 1995 to 2006.  At that point only 18 percent of the population had a college degree.  The result is paltry and the education promoted in not leading to more stable lives and lifestyles.

It seems to me, that if I saw my community being whittled away by the encouragement of abortion, I would step up and say that this approach to our young women is not working.  They are not enjoying stable, prosperous family lives.  Their economic opportunity is not exploding into something that resembles success.  Their children are not growing up and adding to stable families and extended families. I would look at the message that killing babies is good for the community and I would look at the facts.  If the two do not match, change the message.

Planned Parenthood and much of the government today does not promote stable families.  Stable families destroy poverty and the abortion industry. They are not dependent on government and are less influenced by those in power.  They support their members getting an education and their members as they work their way toward prosperity.   True freedom comes from economic success.  Abortion does not provide that, it provides the opposite.  It drags the whole community into long term poverty.