Right to Life is pleased with the reduction in teenage pregnancies, now the lowest ever recorded. Our rate the second highest in the developed world is still a matter of concern. Right to Life challenges the claim by Francis Bird of Family Planning that we need more comprehensive sex education.
It is a matter of concern that 26 per cent of our teenagers are sexually active. To promote the health and happiness of our teenagers, we need to promote abstinence until marriage. Abstinence sexuality education promotes chaste teenagers, who are free of STDs, unplanned pregnancies and abortions. It also results in happier marriages, fewer divorces with fewer mothers being abandoned to raise children alone.
Comprehensive sex education promotes contraception and promiscuity. Our community should be aware of the plans that Family Planning have for our children. Family Planning is promoting compulsory sex education for all children from the age of five. It wants five year olds to know what condoms are. We are now depriving very young children of their innocence and initiating them into the web of sexualisation that permeates our society.