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Alaskan GOP kills bill to keep Planned Parenthood from teaching sex ed in public schools

Fr. Mark Hodges Fr. Mark Hodges

JUNEAU, Alaska, April 25, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – Pro-life legislation to ban Planned Parenthood and other abortionists from teaching sex ed to children in Alaska's public schools was stopped April 12 by Republicans.

Critics of Planned Parenthood say the organization sexualizes children with explicit, curricula that encourage children to sexually experiment, and engage in sexual activity alone or in groups.

Family Watch International President Sharon Slater points out that Planned Parenthood is the largest provider of non-abstinence-based sex education in the United States. 

There is an “intentional, targeted effort to get your children and change the way they think about sexuality,” she said.  "If they can sexualize children through the school system with their programs, they can provide them with sexual counseling, condoms, abortions, contraception, STD treatment, HIV treatment, etc.”

“They’re making lots of money off of sexualizing children,” she said.

To curb Planned Parenthood's sexualizing of children, Alaskan state Senator Mike Dunleavy, R-Wasilla, sponsored a bill to disallow abortion businesses from teaching sex ed classes in public schools.  The bill also requires parental permission to teach any sex education classes to children.

The measure passed the state Senate 12-7 in March, and went to the House.  However, House Speaker Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, moved the legislation from the judiciary committee, chaired by Rep. Gabrielle LeDoux, to the House Health and Social Services Committee, chaired by Rep. Paul Seaton.

In response, Alaska Right to Life Executive Director Christopher Kurka sent out a release headlined, "House GOP leadership conspires to kill pro-life bill."

"When the Speaker of the House pulled SB 89 out of the Judiciary Committee (a committee with the votes necessary to pass the legislation) and placed it into Health and Social Services, we knew that it was with intent to kill the bill,” Kurka told LifeSiteNews. “The Health & Social Services Committee is chaired by Representative Paul Seaton who is well known as being the most pro-abortion Republican in the legislature."

The bill was voted down by Seaton's committee, 5-2, this month.

"The only motive in placing a good, life-affirming bill into Rep. Seaton's committee is to keep it from going before the House for a floor vote," the pro-life leader said.

He accused House leadership of "ignoring the signed petitions of thousands of Alaskans who are urging the legislature to support SB 89, in favor of a much smaller, but loud, group of Planned Parenthood activists."

All Republicans, he said, would "do well to remember that they work for 'we the people,' who can unelect them with the same process that they were elected by."

Former abortion business owner Carol Everett explains that the way Planned Parenthood creates demand for their abortion services is through sex education in schools.  "We started in kindergarten," Everett said, and the aim was to erode children's "natural modesty."  Sex-ed was calculated to “separate the children from their values and their parents.”

By third grade, children were shown explicit, “how to” diagrams of intercourse, she continued. By fourth grade, children were encouraged to masturbate, either alone or in groups. 

Finally, in junior high, Everett said, “My goal was to get them sexually active on a low dose birth control pill that we knew they would get pregnant on. How do you do that? You give them a low dose birth control pill that has to be taken accurately at the same time every single day. And you know and I know, there’s not a teen in the world who does everything the same time every day.”

Everett said that her business goal was to assure every girl between the ages of 13 and 18 have three to five abortions.

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