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

  1. Peggy May 21, 2017 at 9:45 pm #

    Thanks for reading Mandie. Unfortunately, you repeat the tired lines of Planned Parenthood and SIECUS.

    Have you stepped in a pregnancy center? Have you seen their ultrasound machine (science)? Are you aware they counsel the whole woman and many have mens’ programs for her partner? Do you know they follow up and create a long-standing loving relationship, they don’t kick clients to the curb when the visit is over? They actually describe abortion so all options are on the table. That’s why pregnancy centers are the true pro-choice option for women and those close to them. If you would like, I can arrange a tour for you of a pro-life pregnancy center. Just let me know.

    Talk to women who have been used by Planned Parenthood and compare their statements with how they were treated at a pro-life pregnancy center. The reason you bash them is you don’t want readers to know the truth about pro-life options. YOU are scaring women and teens.

    Yes, it’s 2017 and it’s about time we face the reality that the many decades of sexual freedom and promiscuity have done nothing for women, men, and our society. Thanks again, let me know if I can help you. Please share this website with anyone who needs: http://www.abortionworker.com. It is anonymous.

    • Mandie May 30, 2017 at 9:06 pm #

      Once again you are lacking credible facts and sources.
      I have been to a crisis pregnancy center and spoke to many women who have accessed services. I have comfortrd women who have been shamed by the staff for being sexually active. Crisis pregnancy centers lie about abortion . They trick scared and vulnerable women to come to their clinic by false advertising services . Many women think they can get terminations st these centers only to find out they will be shamed if the choose to terminate elsewhere.

      I will extend you an invitation to tour the Family Planning Title X clinic I’m involved in. We do not offer terminations, instead we offer unbiased factual options counseling. We refer our pregnant clients to case managers to help guide them through their pregnancy , adoption journey or support them before and after they terminate . Best of all, we offer them contraception so they can prevent future unplanned pregnancies . We are a safe place. We do not judge. We meet clients where they are at.

      Please actually answer my questions and do not avoid them.
      1) I think we all have the same goal, to give teens the tools and education so they can lead healthy lives. So why are crisis pregnancy centers anti birth control? Shouldn’t we give teens who choose to have sex contraception ? Why do they not provide condoms?

      2) What is wrong with teaching teens comprehensive sexual health education? I agree that parents should be having this conversation with their kids, but what about the kids who have absent parents, parents with addictions, or teens with no adult support system? Who is there to talk to them ? Thank goodness for educators who help guide these teens.

      3) What is so wrong with sex? Sex can be pleasurable and a healthy expression of your feelings for someone else. Why stigmatize sex? The more we talk about sex, educate teens about healthy behaviors , and be up front and honest , the easier it will be for teens to talk about sex with their partners. Just imagine teens talking about their boundaries, and sexual history with confidence and maturity. Healthy relationships would become a norm.

    • Peggy June 3, 2017 at 2:45 pm #

      I have laid out the problems with Comprehensive Sex Ed throughout my website and also provided many links. You can read, so go for it.

      Again, I am begging someone to show me how society is better off since Planned Parenthood has become a mainstay in our culture. Look at the whole culture, look at how we treat each other, look at women becoming sexual objects. It’s all tied together because PP does not address the whole woman and the whole family. Family is the vital cell of any society and PP breaks apart women and families.

      Stay tuned as we continue to lay out the case against Planned Parenthood.

      Thanks for reading.

  2. Mandie May 17, 2017 at 3:24 pm #

    No I would not approve a pro-life pregnancy center as a resource for teen who are sexually active for multiple reasons.
    1. They do not provide birth control or condoms. Some teens are not going to choose abstinence so we need to give them the tools and education to have safe sex.
    2. Pregnancy centers are not credible. They continuously provide unscientific information regarding terminations, birth control, and emergency contraception. They lie to, shame and intentionally mislead women about their reproductive-health-care. I want teens to be able to access scientific based, factual information regarding their health.
    Resource should be given to them, not just Planned Parenthoods, there are other resources like Family Planning Centers, Health Departments, and Teens Clinics.

    Your point about smoking and drinking is a stretch but I will humor you. Yes, we should teach kids risk reduction. If they choose to drink we should tell them not to drive. We should teach them the dangers of binge drinking…. and I think most schools do this. And by the way, no sex ed curriculum teaches kids HOW to have sex. They are not tell them what position to do it in, or have to give good oral sex. They teach them how to reduce their risks of STIs/HIV and unplanned pregnancy.

    You said, “I stick with facts, science, results, and values that have proven correct for centuries” – Give me a break . Abstinence-only education programs are not effective at delaying the initiation of sexual activity or in reducing teen pregnancy.
    A federally-funded evaluation of four carefully selected abstinence-only education programs, published in April 2007, showed that youth enrolled in the programs were no more likely than those not in the programs to delay sexual initiation, to have fewer sexual partners, or to abstain entirely from sex.

    Another study by the National Survey of Family Growth, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics found the following:

    •Young people who received comprehensive sex education were significantly less likely to report a teen pregnancy compared to those who received no sex education.
    •Abstinence-only programs were not significantly associated with a risk reduction for teen pregnancy when compared with no sex education.
    •In comparing abstinence-only programs with comprehensive sex education, comprehensive sex education was associated with a 50% lower risk of teen pregnancy.
    •After adjusting for demographics, abstinence-only programs were not significantly associated with a delay in the initiation of vaginal intercourse.
    •Comprehensive sex education was marginally associated with reduced reports of vaginal intercourse.

    Peggy, it is 2017, it is ok to talk about sex, especially when we are doing it in the context of health and risk reduction. Quit stigmatizing it, it is natural, it is pleasurable, and it is ok.

  3. Chloe May 2, 2017 at 10:51 am #

    This blog post is lacking in credibility, and most importantly, factual information. It is imperative that TUSD provides students with resources to take charge of their sexual health, especially since TUSD’s sex education curriculum is so limiting and exclusive. Planned Parenthood is an incredible resource to offer to students. The link you provide to a website that published an article about Planned Parenthood having “abortion quotas” is not credible, since perusing through the website more it is clear it is very biased towards an anti-choice agenda and is dedicated to defaming Planned Parenthood. Planned Parenthood offers youth the opportunity to take charge of their health and well-being by offering them family planning services, like contraceptives, and even has STI screening, pregnancy testing, and exams. Why are you in favor of taking away care that women, especially low-income women, in Tucson rely on? This is the only accessible comprehensive care in Tucson that does not promote outdated societal norms, like putting pressure on women to give birth a child that they may or may not want. I would advise you to maybe reconsider pushing your agenda onto women that may or may not align with your beliefs and have empathy for others that do not share the same views as you.

    • Peggy May 7, 2017 at 12:07 am #

      I have never hidden the fact that I do not support Planned Parenthood and any of its “services”. You are exactly right! This site and many others do not need to defame Planned Parenthood, the organization does it on its own.

      I am for choice. Pro-life pregnancy centers explain three options–keeping the baby, adoption, and abortion. They are also now assisting mothers with the abortion reversal pill if applicable. (Don’t tell me this is junk science because the over 200 children who have survived due to the abortion reversal pill may take issue with that!) Those are four options. How many of these options are in Planned Parenthood’s portfolio?

      If you want to know more about the abortion quotas, please talk to abortion workers who have left the industry. Abby Johnson is a well-known spokeswoman for what really goes on at Planned Parenthood. Google her and you’ll get more information about this government funded entity.

      I base my information on facts. The data is piling up regarding the physical and emotional problems of post-abortive women and men. Planned Parenthood doesn’t share this information. There are several support groups for those experiencing problems after abortion, whether it is immediate or decades later. I don’t want to see anyone else have to go through this trauma, it’s wrong to stand by. Therefore, I will continue to share the truth about the abortion agenda being carried out with the help of Planned Parenthood through our elected officials, schools, and society.

      Finally, it is not any school district’s responsibility to act as parent for a child. School districts need to get back to the basics of teaching and have higher expectations for the ability of parents to raise their children.

      Thank you for reading. If you know anybody suffering from abortion, please contact http://rachelsvineyard.org/. If you know anybody who would like to venture out of the abortion industry anonymously, please contact http://abortionworker.com/.

  4. 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.

  5. 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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