Planned Parenthood teaches sex education in public schools in 16 states
A sex-ed curriculum developed by an offshoot of Planned Parenthood to teach children about abortion and radical gender ideology is being imposed on school districts in Idaho’s red state.
The program, called “Reducing the Risk,” is a nonprofit education, training, and research (ETR) project developed in partnership with Planned Parenthood and already deployed in 16 states, including Idaho.
Students in the “gay-centric” program, which is behind a paywall, are presented with a new definition of abstinence, which has been changed from its true meaning – abstaining from sex entirely – to “choosing not to do no sexual activity that carries a risk of pregnancy or STD/HIV,” according to the curator Idaho Freedom Foundation. The program then offers explicit material on “porn literacy,” condoms, anal and vaginal sex with contraception , transgender ideology and even abortion advice, the state think tank reported.
Anna Miller, director of education policy for the Idaho Freedom Foundation, denounced the program in a video posted to Twitter in September. The video features an apparent clip from the ETR package, which shows animated students watching porn.
The Idaho Department of Health and Wellness, a state agency, facilitates the program in state schools with federal grants, bypassing the state Department of Education.
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While the program is designed for high school students, the state has reported to the federal Department of Health and Human Services that children as young as 12 are receiving the materials.
According to the Idaho Freedom Foundation, all seven health districts in Idaho have recommended or implemented the controversial program in local schools. Districts also began promoting links to additional resources, including Power to Decide, where children can find where to get abortions. Other resources include links to where students learn how to hide their browsing history from parents and explore polyamory.
In a September statement responding to outrage over the teaching of pornography in Idaho schools, the Idaho Department of Health and Wellness described the Planned Parenthood-sponsored program as meets the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s “National Health Education Standards”. But the department’s teen pregnancy website is not tied to CDC standards.
Instead, it is tied to the “National Standards for Sex Education,” which were created by a series of radical left-wing interest groups, including the Human Rights Campaign and Planned Parenthood, which became the country’s second-largest supplier of transgender hormones. In other words, Planned Parenthood’s trans-focused sex-ed materials encourage children to become its lifelong mutilated clients. The standards state that students must understand and “describe” the “role of hormone blockers on young people who identify as transgender” by the end of fifth grade.
In a bizarre student manual for the “Reducing the Risk” program on the Planned Parenthood website, students are trained to call clinics to inquire about sterilization, buy condoms, and answer questions about different hypothetical situations. One situation describes a scene where “a lot of kids are getting high and some couples are leaving – maybe to have sex.” Another worksheet guides students to document how to get to a so-called “family planning clinic,” like abortion giant Planned Parenthood, by bus or train.
The cross-centered program in Idaho is implemented without informing parents, many of whom are left in the dark by administrators claiming to teach “abstinence education.”
Children have become a prime target for leftist ideologues promoting radical transgender ideology. Health care networks have taken notice, capitalizing on gender-confused children who then become lifelong patients when they begin undergoing irreversible gender-neutral treatments.
According to a report by Grand View Research, a California-based business consulting firm, transgender surgeries will become a $5 billion industry over the next 10 years. In September, Vanderbilt University came to national attention for openly placing dollar signs on children as a “big money maker.”
Boston Children’s Hospital has also promoted “gender-affirming” hysterectomies and sterilizations for minors, who are almost always introduced to transgender ideology, whether on social media or in the classroom.
Tristan Justice is the Western correspondent for The Federalist. He has also written for The Washington Examiner and The Daily Signal. His work has also been featured in Real Clear Politics and Fox News. Tristan is a graduate of George Washington University where he majored in political science and minored in journalism. Follow him on Twitter at @JusticeTristan or contact him at Tristan@thefederalist.com.