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In my home state of Connecticut, the legislature is currently considering a bill that would require students to complete a course of sex education in order to graduate from high school. The nation's largest provider of abortion, Planned Parenthood, is supporting the bill.

According to the Family Institute of Connecticut, which opposes the bill and is providing testimony against it, "Planned Parenthood should have nothing to do with the sexual education of our youth. PP's real goal is to convince teens, their future clients, that when birth control fails surgical abortion would also be 'responsible parenting.'"

The state of sex education across the country is appalling, and should be a source of outrage to Christians from sea to shining sea. An article I wrote for the current issue of Salvo magazine lays out the real agenda of the sex education industry, and it's not a pretty picture.

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Individual horror stories abound. In Middletown, Conn., the local newspaper reports that last December a group of college students were brought in to a ninth grade classroom to teach 14-year-olds about sex:

Two parents, who asked that their names not be used, said slang terms of sexual acts were used as part of a PowerPoint presentation to mixed groups of male and female students and that students were asked to write the slang terms down on a sheet of paper in one of two columns to show their preferences: "Oh yeah, baby" and "Nah, not for me."

Students were then asked to role play what they would say before, during and after sex with each other, the parents said.

"She's only 14," one parent said about his daughter. "They basically took her innocence away."

Up until this incident, the school district did not inform parents when the sex-ed portion of health class started, although they insist that students have the choice to opt out. I can't imagine too many ninth graders who would choose to do that on their own. That's what parents are for, isn't it? And if the proposed legislation passes, presumably opting out won't be an option.

Marcia Segelstein
Marcia Segelstein

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