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Just as Congress is working to defund Planned Parenthood at the national level, we’re working hard to stop them at the local level – specifically, your neighborhood school. This morning, several parents and I went to the State House to testify against the Sex Ed Mandate. These two identical bills would take control over what is taught about sex (and when it is taught) out of the hands of local school committees and cede it to state education bureaucrats. (And let me tell you, the curricula they are already on record as endorsing is outrageous! More on that in a minute.)
Senate Bill 234 and House Bill 2053, both entitled “An Act Relative to Healthy Youth,” would require all schools in MA to align their sexual health curricula with the Massachusetts Health Education Frameworks standards (for those of you following the Common Core debate, you know how this works). If either of these bills is passed, schools will be scrambling for Sex Ed curricula that is consistent with the Health Frameworks, and it is no surprise that the MA Department of Education and Planned Parenthood are already working together to promote “Get Real,” the new curriculum designed by none other than the Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts. Here at MFI, we acquired a copy of the “Get Real” student workbooks for grades 6 through 8. Although they are shot through with offensive material, I brought them to the hearing to ask the legislators if they believed they should be forcing these things on our local schools children. For example, in the Planned Parenthood workbook pictured here, 7th graders are encouraged to use “non-microwavable saran wrap” as a prophylactic for certain non-reproductive sex acts, which I will not repeat in this email (You can read for yourself here). The MA Department of Education has approved this curriculum as “age appropriate” and “medically accurate,” and this bill would give them authority over every sex ed class in the state!
In 2016, an earlier version of this Sex-Ed Mandate was passed in the MA Senate before getting stalled in the House. It was the first time that this type of legislation had passed in either chamber. This year’s version of the bill, however, is far, far worse. For example, SB 234 and HB 2053 would require your local sex ed instructor to do the following:
Despite being titled “An Act relative to healthy youth,” these bills are
really a state-wide Sex Ed Mandate, which would give state bureaucrats
the authority to dictate what local schools teach about sex and at what
age they teach it.
Friends, there was a lot of support at the hearing to pass these bills. Planned Parenthood and the National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL) are backing them. So I am asking you to email your State Representative and Senator TODAY.
Together, we can send a clear message to Beacon Hill that we DO NOT want
Planned Parenthood poisoning the minds of our young children.
Dear [Decision Maker],
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]
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