Right to Life wholeheartedly congratulates the Accident Compensation Corporation [ACC] for recognising the urgent need for promoting abstinence based sexuality education for our children. The arrival of the ACC hopefully signals the departure of the ubiquitous Family Planning Association with its unhealthy destructive plans for our children and families. Right to Life looks forward to the introduction of the pilot programme, “healthy relationship” designed to reduce sexual violence.
The ACC recognises that comprehensive sex education programmes produced by the Family Planning Association [FPA] are seducing our children into being promiscuous and even sexually violent. The programmes are not only damaging the morality of our children but are also costing the country millions. Last year the ACC dealt with 4,800 sexual violence claims and spent $44 million treating the victims. The sexual freedom promoted by the NZFPA comes at a great cost, for our children, teenagers and for the taxpayer.
It should be recognised that Family Planning is a business and its business is selling sex.
The FPA’s objective is to encourage as many people as possible to be sexually active. To increase its client base it needs to have access to our children through comprehensive sex education programmes. An example is the Q & A booklet for 10 year old children. The booklet states, “How old do you have to be to have sex, the answer provided is, “there is no right age to have sex. The age someone chooses is different for everyone. ” The booklet asks, “How old do you have to be to have a baby?” The book states, “There is no right age to have a baby, everyone should decide when it is right for them.”
Family Planning promote a hedonistic and narcissistic false understanding of our sexuality; they promote sex for recreation and enjoyment. The fruit of this philosophy is teenage pregnancies, abortions, sexually transmitted diseases, abused exploited and abandoned women. Our sexuality is a precious gift from our Creator. Its prime purpose is procreation and should be respected, protected and exercised within marriage in a loving permanent relationship.
Polls reveal that parents and teenagers are overwhelmingly in support of sexuality programmes that promote chastity. The fruit of chastity is no teenage pregnancies, no abortions, no sexually transmitted diseases and no emotionally distraught teenagers who now enjoy excellent physical and mental health. The long term results are stronger and healthier marriages and a more cohesive and stable society.
It is hoped that the ACC will recognise that parents are the first educators of their children and that the Corporation will work with parents to equip them to provide abstinence based sexuality education to their children and teenagers. The ACC should also consult with parents in preparing its proposed programmes. They should also respect the right of schools, in consultation with parents, to decide what programmes should be introduced into their schools. Lastly the ACC should respect and uphold the right of parents to withdraw their children from sexuality programmes in their schools.
Right to Life,