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A sex education debate! Yay!

The debate is “Are schools encouraging kids to have sex?

Shaunti Feldhahn thinks so,

King Middle School in Portland, Maine, has handed out condoms to 11-year-olds since 2000. And the school board just decided to provide prescription contraceptives without parental approval. So the school nurse can know a young girl is sexually active, privately put her on the pill so she can avoid pregnancy and keep that knowledge from parents who want to teach their daughter about sexual choices. If this isn’t encouraging students toward sex, I don’t know what is.

Should kids be having sex at 11? No. But unfortunately, some kids do decide to have sex at 11 and they need the proper education and protection. And parents can still teach their kids about sex and try to persuade their sexual choices, but in the end, it’s not their choice. And we all know we have to get to these kids early now! They are bombarded with sex…everywhere.

Oh right, and we know that abstinence-only education doesn’t help one bit, and it’s pretty much a pile of crap, so even if kids are taught abstinence-only, they will still have sex. Probably without protection.

Moving onto Andrea Sarvady, who thinks that schools aren’t encouraging kids to have sex. And she does the beat down on abstinence-only education!

Pregnant teens? No one wants that. Yet I doubt the solution lies with people like Pam Stenzel, a Bush appointee to the Department of Health and Human Service’s task force for abstinence education guidelines. Here’s Stenzel, when she thinks she’s among “friends,” addressing the effectiveness of an abstinence-only curriculum at a religious convention: “I don’t care if it works, because at the end of the day . . . I’m answering to God.”

Oh, and…

She adds: “AIDS is not the enemy . . . a hysterectomy at 20 is not the enemy . . . An unplanned pregnancy is not the enemy. My child believing that they can . . . sin without consequence . . . spending eternity separated from God, is the enemy!”

This is sick! Where has religious freedom gone in the United States? I mean, that’s not what we’re talking about here…but it sure seems like the government is simply pushing abstinence-only education on every youth, whether they are Christian or not, because the Christian Bible forewarns of pre-marital sex. I really have no problem with this being taught in homes or churches, but to bring abstinence-only into schools under this condition is simply not right.

Ran a little tangent there, didn’t I? The point is, we really do need youth educated about sex and they need to know the protection that is out there and they need to use it when having sex. Sex is going to happen, and the government, as well as some conservative Christians need to stop denying this.

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