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.
The community should recognise that Family Planning is in business; its business is selling sex. Our children are their client base. Children are encouraged to be sexually active when they choose to be and with whoever they choose. Right to Life believes that children are encouraged to be sexually active and to use the products of Family Planning.
Family Planning is the enemy of the family. It provides contraception to teenagers without the knowledge or consent of parents. It smuggles girls out of school for an abortion without the knowledge or consent of parents. The Association is lobbying government to provide more free contraceptives to our children and teenagers.
The Association is opposed to schools having the right to protect their children by opting out of the programme. It is also opposed to parents having the right to take their children out of these programmes. The Association refuses to accept that parents are the primary educators of their children.
Parents should be outraged at the plans that FPA has for our children. Right to Life calls on New Zealand parents to protect their children by speaking out against Family Planning’s destructive policies in our schools. It is outrageous that the New Zealand taxpayer should be funding this perfidious organisation.
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