Another Government Arm Sends Kids to Planned Parenthood, This Time it’s Tucson Unified School District

Tucson Unified School District (TUSD) has been flirting with adding Planned Parenthood’s sex ed curriculum to its schools over the past year.  For now, the Sex Ed Committee is meeting and pondering what direction to go, as many parents spoke out against the abortion mill and Comprehensive Sex Ed back in June.  However, it seems the District has already included Planned Parenthood under its umbrella.

Teenage Parent High School is a TUSD school geared towards the needs of teen parents as they balance the challenges of being a parent with schoolwork.  These students’ needs and responsibilities are unique so the school is a good resource for them.  Many of them need a support system, but some of the references shared to them by Tucson Unified are head-scratchers.  We know that Planned Parenthood promotes sex, and sex produces babies, so TUSD has recommended Planned Parenthood to them.  Could this be so if a girl gets pregnant again Planned Parenthood can remind her how difficult life already is so an abortion can be her quick solution?

Here is page 13 of Teenage Parent Highs School’s student handbook:

 

The Arizona Legislature has worked to keep Planned Parenthood away from the state’s students.  Legislation mandating pro-life and adoption must take precedence over abortion in Arizona school curriculum has been the law since 2012.  There is no way sending students to Planned Parenthood cooperates with state law since Planned Parenthood must fill abortion quotas.

Let’s look at the very clear and direct text of SB 1009 from the 2012 Arizona Legislature.  Is Tucson Unified breaking this law?

If the Tucson Margaret Sanger Planned Parenthood has taken up adoption, good for them.  However, that is doubtful because the abortion quotas wouldn’t be met.

The second phone number in question from TAP’s student handbook links to a Pima County Health Clinic in Tucson.  The referral is called “Family Planning.”

When searching Pima County’s Health Department website on family planning, there is some questionable material.  There is no indication they provide surgical abortions, but they do provide “emergency contraception”, which is also abortion.  The students in Tucson Unified who are receiving this pro-abortion material have already demonstrated they are pro-life.  Referring the students to Planned Parenthood and a government clinic which will provide them with abortion-inducing drugs sends a mixed message.  The school is encouraging the young parents for keeping their babies while at the same time indicating a child is a burden.  These students need a more caring, long-term counseling approach than a quick fix which will dog them in the future.

Finally, the referral to Teenage Outreach Pregnancy program is problematic.  It is great to help kids with their pregnancies and new babies, but the organization also promotes Comprehensive Sex Ed and the Office of Adolescent Health.  Both of these promote acceptance of teen sex.  Is this to perpetuate a situation so TOP can keep raising money?

March of Dimes is also listed as a TOPS partner.  This once-respected organization has come under fire in recent years for its promotion of abortion and selling baby body parts.  While Tucson’s Teen Outreach Pregnancy program may have good intentions, it has become involved in the abortion/sex ed/government web that is endangering our youth.

It is time Arizona’s SB 1009 is enforced, and it’s time those behind Tucson Unified’s student handbook do the right thing and rid it of dangerous and controversial information.

 

 

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4 Responses to Another Government Arm Sends Kids to Planned Parenthood, This Time it’s Tucson Unified School District

  1. Harry April 20, 2017 at 6:32 am #

    Peggy,
    The response you got just goes to show how desperately your reporting is needed

    • Peggy April 23, 2017 at 12:06 am #

      Thank you. The First Amendment lives here.

  2. Mandie April 18, 2017 at 10:37 am #

    You are so misinformed and I am troubled that you are involved in influencing parents and their children. First off using emergency contraceptive pills prevents pregnancy after sex. It does not cause an abortion. In fact, because emergency contraception helps women avoid getting pregnant when they are not ready or able to have children, it can reduce the need for abortion. Emergency contraception will not work if a woman is already pregnant.

    Second, comprehensive sex education works in preventing teen pregnancy. This again reduces abortions. Unfortunately, some teenagers are going to choose to be sexually active. Why not teach them to prevent STIs and unplanned pregnancy by encouraging them to use condoms and contraception? Why not give them with the resources would need if they do choose to have sex?

    Researcher Douglas Kirby for the National Campaign to End Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy examined studies of prevention programs which had a strong experimental design and used appropriate analysis. Two-thirds of the 48 comprehensive sex ed programs studied had positive effects. 40 percent delayed sexual initiation, reduced the number of sexual partners, or increased condom or contraceptive use.
    30 percent reduced the frequency of sex, including a return to abstinence.
    60 percent reduced unprotected sex

    Not everybody is religious, not everybody has the same values and morals as you do. We cannot push religion in schools. Not everyone believe in sex until marriage. We have to stick to the facts, science based data. Be realistic! Lets empower teens to take care of their sexual health. Tell them abstinence is the best way to prevent STIs/HIV and pregnancy, but if they choose to have sex, use a condom and contraception.

    Remember some teens cannot talk to their parents . They do not have a safe household. Their parents may have addiction issues or be violent. A Family Planning center might be the only safe and confidential place for these teens to go to discuss their sexual health in a non-biased setting.

    • Peggy April 19, 2017 at 6:12 pm #

      I’m misinformed because I posted screenshots of a school website? I get no money for posting these screenshots. The people who are negatively influencing our children are reaping financial and/or political rewards. Ask them why.

      Would you approve of a pro-life pregnancy center as a resource for these teens who are in the situations you describe? Or just Planned Parenthood as a teen resource?

      Do you understand a law is being broken by Tucson Schools, whether you like the law or not?

      Since kids are going to try smoking and drinking anyway, like you say they will try sex, should we arm them with Coors light and a few cigarettes just in case, of course after we show them how to drink and smoke? Should school districts use resources and valuable classroom time teaching kids how to drink and smoke safely?

      I don’t push religion; this is not a religious site. I stick with facts, science, results, and values that have proven correct for centuries.

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