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School shows sex-drenched Planned Parenthood video without parents consent

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November 26, 2018 (Family Research Council) – It was supposed to be a video about sexual consent, so why weren't parents asked for their consent to show it? Good question, Breitbart's Susan Berry points out. Pine View High School is scrambling to answer it, but the damage – families say – has already been done. And the culprit is a familiar one: Planned Parenthood.

English Literature doesn't have anything to do with sex education, but that didn't stop teachers from using the class to show a hugely controversial video. The footage, which included a man groping a woman's chest and same-sex couples making out, was dropped into the weekly curriculum without so much as a courtesy letter home. Now, the local Fox affiliate reports, the school board is getting "a flood of e-mails, phone calls and Facebook [comments]."

Eric Robinson, a school board member, understands why moms and dads would be so upset. The content (which you can watch for yourself on Breitbart) is so graphic, he points out, "As an adult it can be hard to watch without being uncomfortable." Imagine, Robinson goes on, how a teenager would respond.

The video, which Planned Parenthood produced, was shown by their partners at the Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center (SPARCC). For now, parents are so outraged that the district is suspending SPARCC from other programs until they can comb through all of the materials. In the meantime, SPARCC has apologized. "The staff member did not follow established protocol regarding the programming presented, and the organization has acted to ensure that this does not happen again."

Unfortunately for SPARCC, the problem is much bigger than a staffer not following protocol. The larger issue is that this kind of material is being shown to kids at all. But what do we expect from Planned Parenthood – who, Dr. Berry warns, hired a former director at the Gay Men's Health Crisis as its vice president of education? That person, Sara Flowers, has made it quite clear that her job isn't discouraging unhealthy life choices, but using Planned Parenthood's platform to encourage them. "Right now, it's more important than ever that we respond to the evolving needs of young people and ensure that they have access to sex education that's inclusive of all people, sex-positive, shame-free, and skills-based."

More than a half-billion tax dollars a year are being funneled to Planned Parenthood, and their idea of teen health is "sex-positive" education? Parents across the country need to be on alert that extremists – including America's biggest abortion business – are co-opting school curricula to put these graphic messages in front of kids. When it comes to sensitive, controversial, or even inappropriate subject matter, parents – not bureaucrats, schools, or any other outside group – should have the final say in what their children are taught. Too many families don't do their homework about what their kids are learning. Don't be one of them!

Published with permission from the Family Research Council.

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