If You Think U.S. Planned Parenthood is Bad…
By Brenda Steele
I had to count to 10 before I was able to simmer down after reading this tripe from the International Planned Parenthood Federation. They are “demanding” that children as young as “10 years of age” be provided with “comprehensive sexuality education.”
IPPF calls young people, “sexual beings.” I call them children.
IPPF claims that “With young people as partners, today’s adult decision-makers have the chance to recast sex and sexuality as a positive force for change and development, as a source of pleasure, an embodiment of human rights and an expression of self.”
Gee, and I thought our role as adults and Catholic parents was to provide our children with moral education and spiritual formation. My parents were certainly not my “partners,” and I, certainly, was not a partner to my children. I was their parent…someone who understood that it was my duty as a parent to emulate through prayer and service those Christian virtues that were necessary for them to be “reborn to life” and become “children of God” as St. Augustine said.
JPII had this to say in his Letter to Families (LTF): “To give birth according to the flesh means to set in motion a further ‘birth,’ one which is gradual and complex and which continues in the whole process of education.”
So, the IPPF thinks it should “parent” the children of the world. What we experienced in the 60s as the “free love” movement, would be nothing compared to this.
New York, NY (LifeNews.com/CFAM) – In its new report “Stand and Deliver,” the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) is demanding that governments, religious institutions and society at large provide “comprehensive sexuality education” for children as young as ten years old.
In a foreword, Bert Koenders of the Development Cooperation of the Netherlands, which helped fund the publication, asserts that, “Young people have the right to be fully informed about sexuality and to have access to contraceptives and other services. These rights are enshrined in various internationally agreed human rights convention and treaties, but – unfortunately – they are still not universally respected.”
According to IPPF, as “young people are sexual beings,” it should be self-evident that “sexuality education promotes individual well-being and the advancement of broader societal and public health goals.” IPPF argues that “comprehensive sexuality education” must be mandatory in school, and governments must also ensure that this education is delivered to those young people who are out of school.
IPPF contends that comprehensive sexuality education is necessary to encourage young people’s “self-esteem, thoughtful decision-making and negotiation skills and it helps them to develop satisfying and pleasurable sexual lives.” Moreover, IPPF expounds that the “power” of comprehensive sexuality education “to challenge traditional gender roles” must not be underestimated.