Planned Parenthood targets Hispanics with ‘East Los High’
HOLLYWOOD, August 7, 2013 (American Life League) - Planned Parenthood’s has its guns aimed squarely at Hispanic teens, as it continues its latest foray into eugenic targeting via an unbelievably salacious novella featuring an all-Latino/Latina cast.
Set in East Los Angeles, Episode 1 of East Los High (ELH) features Vanessa, who has just been crowned Winter Queen. She receives a text and, stopping mid-dance with her boyfriend, the Winter King, dashes to a car and has sex with the caller. The scene flashes from the dance floor to the car, where Vanessa is seen gyrating and moaning, while someone videotapes the sex scene with a cell phone.
This is Planned Parenthood’s avenue for curbing teen pregnancy?
A Hollywood Reporter headline proclaims: “How Hulu lured Latinos to East Los High” with a subtitle that says, “The streaming service’s racy soap, designed to curb teen pregnancy, uses ‘salacious’ storylines to lure kids to the message.”
Hulu streams video via the Internet, and is very popular among the teen population.
Population Media Center (PMC) is the creator of East Los High. PMC’s founder and president is William Ryerson, a former Planned Parenthood executive. Since 2008, he has also served as CEO of the Population Institute, which works in partnership with his social engineering organization Population Media Center.
The Hollywood Reporter article trumpeting East Los High continues:
It’s a hit drama set among Latino teens with themes of love, sex, violence and revenge—all the elements of a racy telenovela. But East Los High is designed to teach as much as titillate.
The first TV series exclusively on Hulu in English with a Latino cast, the show is the brainchild of the nonprofitPopulation Media Center, which creates serialized content to promote social change, and is designed as a PSA of sorts for the target Latino audience. Storylines have a moral, characters become role models, and viewers ultimately are directed to websites with resources on such issues as teen pregnancy.
Which begs the questions: What kind of public service is done by the airing of this trashy novella directed to Hispanic teens? And just what is the “moral” of Episode 1? Finish the dance with your boyfriend before dashing to the car to have sex with someone else? Watch out when you have sex in a car because someone may be videotaping you? Being voted Winter Queen will make you extremely popular on the hookup circuit?
How can anyone even use the word “moral” in connection with this series?
Vanessa does become a role model, however. Not one that parents would want their teens to emulate, but a role model nevertheless, as borne out by comments on the East Los High Facebook page, where a teen comments that Vanessa is “real,” but the girl who plays the role of a virgin is “annoying.” Getting her out of the “virgin’s club” is a recurring theme of the series.
A quick visit to EastLosHigh.com will show that the websites and resources offered are from Planned Parenthood and its cohorts. The trailer for the series on YouTube shows scene after scene of sex, dirty dancing, sex, violence, sex, foul language, and more sex.
The Reporter article continues describing the methodology of pulling Hispanic teens in to Planned Parenthood’s web with the soap opera:
“You start out with a very salacious soap opera and get them in,” says Evangeline Ordaz, who writes the show with creators Carlos Portugal and Kathleen Bedoya. “Then hit them up with, ‘If you’re going to have sex, be responsible.’”
After watching Episode 1, this author found no hint of a responsibility message connected to the sex taking place on camera or the sale of cocaine that is the subject of the last half of the episode.
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A July 30 Huffington Post article pinpoints Planned Parenthood as an originating partner of the series: “The series grew out of partnerships with sexual health organizations and the Latino advocacy groups Planned Parenthood, Advocates for Youth, Voto Latino and the California Family Health Council.”
The series shows teens putting themselves in inappropriate, dangerous situations—including drug sales, alcohol use, violent relationships, and engaging in sex—and having no regrets, except when they fail to use contraception or end up on the wrong end of a gun.
Some of the excerpts from the show are featured on the ELH Facebook page as memes, including: “Sexaholic and proud of it,” “You can’t get out of a DUI with a hand job,” and “You’re getting buried—I mean married.” Teens are also instructed on the Facebook site, “Watch Maya get personal—with a banana. You too might learn something.” Also included are tips on how to “pleasure your partner.” Remember, all this is supposedly presented by Planned Parenthood and friends to curb teen pregnancy. Vanessa’s Winter Queen sex video is also featured on the Facebook page.
How could Planned Parenthood orchestrate a more blatant attempt at targeting the Hispanic teen population to draw them into its facilities? The series hands teens the recipe for their demise on a platter via Hulu—which is owned by Walt Disney Co., News Corp. and Comcast, and claims a subscriber base of four million—and frames it to teens, to parents, and the public as education.
Interestingly, Disney collaborated with the Population Council, founded by John D. Rockefeller, as early as 1968 to produce a “family planning” propaganda cartoon employing overpopulation scare tactics. The propaganda piece was translated into 25 languages. Rockefeller was an initial supporter and funder of Margaret Sanger and Planned Parenthood. The Rockefeller Foundation continues to be a major funder of Planned Parenthood today. The Ford Foundation is another longtime supporter of Planned Parenthood, so it comes as no surprise that as the credits roll at the end of Episode 1 of East Los High, thanks is given to the Ford Foundation and Planned Parenthood supporters Fred and Alice Stanback. The Stanbacks gifted Planned Parenthood in North Carolina with $300,000 in 2012 alone for “affiliate-wide support.”
Parents and concerned citizens should contact Hulu’s corporate headquarters at 310-571-4700. Let them know that the targeting of Latino teens by Planned Parenthood is not acceptable, and request that the videos be removed and a second season contract not be extended.
This article originally appeared on the website of the American Life League and is reprinted with permission.