Texas Parents Care texasparentscare.com and Cy-Fair Parents Care are issuing a JOINT ALERT!
We have been informed that HB1057 which will eliminate Abortion Providers and their affiliates from teaching their version of sex ed to our children will be coming to a committee vote TODAY!! Please be praying for it’s passage! The Senate version passed out of committee three weeks ago! If we can get a majority it will be a go to move to Calendars which is the next step!
Please email the Texas House Public Education Committee NOW!!:
Please SUPPORT HB 1057
Keep abortion providers out of schools
Background: Planned Parenthood is the nation’s largest abortion provider, and it claims to be the nation’s largest sex education provider. It is “working with state and federal governments to ensure access to sex education programs.” Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast provides training for education regional services centers. Two Planned Parenthood affiliates in Texas were selected to receive federal funds for teen pregnancy prevention.
*Facilitates sex with children by providing them condoms and birth control as the number one supplier in the United States.
*Profits financially from abortions and is the largest abortion provider.
*Presents sex as “normal” for very young children and has failed to report some crimes of rape, incest and forced sex.
*Helps a minor get an abortion without parental knowledge/consent (judicial bypass) and seeks the removal of parental involvement/consent laws; and promotes “sexual rights for children of all ages”.
*Encourages children to use “outercourse” as a method of birth control and as “safer sex”, including masturbation.
*Advances using sex toys as “safer sex” .
*Benefits from access to youth in public schools by being presented as experts, information resources; and as health care for adolescents (future customers); and by having school-based health centers Planned Parenthood is unique in its unfettered access to our children
*Does NOT SUPPORT the standard of abstinence in Texas law and says that effective abstinence programs are “fear and shame based. http://www.plannedparenthood.org/about-us/who-we-are/planned-parenthood-glance-5552.htm http://www.plannedparenthoodaction.org/issues/sex-education/ http://www.plannedparenthoodaction.org/issues/sex-education/ http://www.catholicbible101.com/plannedparenthood.htm http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/planned-parenthood-sets-new-record-for-abortion-numbers-profit-report http://www.liveaction.org/monalisa/
Medical accuracy is defined as medical information that is verified or supported by the weight of research conducted in compliance with accepted scientific methods and published in peer-reviewed journals where applicable, or is comprised of information that leading professional organizations and agencies with relevant expertise in the field recognize as accurate, objective, and complete. Teaching value-based perspectives is permissible under this statute. However, information may not be presented as factual when it reflects a value or opinion instead of fact. This statement pertains to any materials presented or distributed by the DSHS abstinence-centered education program.
Section 317 of the Public Health Act
Mass produced educational materials that are specifically designed to address sexually transmitted diseases/infections (STDs/STIs) are required by section 317P(c)(2) of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. §247b-17(c)(2)) to contain medically accurate information regarding the effectiveness or lack of effectiveness of condoms in preventing the STDs/STIs the materials are designed to address. In general, information on contraceptives, if included, must be medically accurate and should include information on the effectiveness or lack of effectiveness of the type of contraception discussed in the curriculum.
Neither the state nor any of its sub-awardees may use federal or matching funds under this award to support inherently religious activities, including, but not limited to, religious instruction, worship, prayer, or proselytizing (45 CFR part 87). This statement pertains to any materials presented or distributed by the DSHS abstinence-centered education program.
Section 510(b)(2) Considerations
Programs may determine the relative emphasis to place on each of the A-H components of Section 510(b)(2). Regardless of program, no funds can be used in ways that contradict the A-H provisions. This statement pertains to any materials presented or distributed by the DSHS abstinence-centered education program. Abstinence education programs as defined by A-H means an educational program which:
Has as its exclusive purpose, teaching the social, psychological, and health gains to be realized by abstaining from sexual activity;
Teaches abstinence from sexual activity outside marriage as the expected standard for all school-age children;
Teaches that abstinence from sexual activity is the only certain way to avoid out-of-wedlock pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases, and other associated health problems;
Teaches that a mutually faithful monogamous relationship in the context of marriage is the expected standard of human sexual activity;
Teaches that sexual activity outside of the context of marriage is likely to have harmful psychological and physical effects
Teaches that bearing children out-of-wedlock is likely to have harmful consequences for the child, the child’s parents, and society;
Teaches young people how to reject sexual advances and how alcohol and drug use increase vulnerability to sexual advances; and
Teaches the importance of attaining self-sufficiency before engaging in sexual activity.