“Child Abuse by Misinformation”
Between us, my husband and I have spent over 69 years as classroom teachers. We have two children and five grandchildren. Our lives have been centered around loving and caring for children, and we have dedicated ourselves to do what we can to guide them to make good choices. Sometimes this involves exposing those adults and their organizations that practice “child abuse by misinformation.”
My husband and I just got back from attending a protest rally against Planned Parenthood’s Nobody’s Fool conference in Waco, Texas, where children (Grades 5-9) have their ears filled with Planned Parenthood’s “child abuse by misinformation.”
For some years, Planned Parenthood (PP) has spread its misinformation through www.teenwire.com. Now PP has set up an even worse site called www.takecaredownthere.org that blatantly encourages promiscuous and deviant heterosexual and/or homosexual sex. If you think I am exaggerating, please view the sites for yourself. Anyone can access them – even very young children.
Planned Parenthood half-heartedly recommends abstinence, but PP never mentions the word “marriage.” These Grades 5-9 attendees at Nobody’s Fool are assured that if they want to have heterosexual and/or homosexual sex, all they have to do is to wear a condom.
Participants will not be told that condoms slip or break 1.6% to 3.6% of the time under the best of conditions and that even when used correctly and consistently, those involved in sexual activities can contract the deadly diseases of HIV/AIDS at least 15% of the time.
These students will also not be told that condoms offer little-to-no protection against the discharge diseases of HPV, genital herpes, syphilis, and chancroid. These STD’s (STI’s) can be transmitted through skin-to-skin contact on the parts of the body not covered by the condom.
Again practicing “child abuse by misinformation,” Planned Parenthood does not tell these vulnerable young people that HIV/AIDS is still largely transmitted through the CHOSEN behaviors of male-to-male sex, bisexual sex, and/or drug use.
AIDS/HIV STATISTICS (CDC REPORT FILED LAST WEEK)
84% of AIDS cases (70% of HIV cases) among male adults and male adolescents are contracted through homosexuality and/or drug use with another 14% of AIDS cases (29% of HIV cases) involved in such risky behaviors that no single risk factor could be identified.
52% of AIDS cases (28% of HIV cases) among female adults and female adolescents are contracted through injection drug use, high-risk heterosexual sex with injection drug users, or high-risk heterosexual sex with bisexual males. Another 45% of AIDS cases (71% of HIV cases) of female adults and adolescents were involved in such risky behaviors that no single risk factor could be identified.
The good people of Waco have not been asleep. This year the pro-family supporters outnumbered the Nobody’s Fool workers. In years past, Nobody’s Fool drew 600+ students. Today less than 270 participants came. Gone are the days when yellow buses loaded with hundreds of students would arrive; this morning most participants arrived in individual cars and in small groups.
Among our pro-family group were two gentlemen who are running for Congress in the Houston area. John Faulk and Eric Story drove all the way from Houston to join us in our efforts to counter Planned Parenthood’s message. John Faulk is running against Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee and Eric Story against Rep. Gene Green.
For over 15 years, Rep. Gene Green and Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee have supported the interests of Planned Parenthood and NARAL Pro-Choice almost 100% of the time and National Right to Life 0% of the time. Both Rep. Lee and Rep. Green are outspoken supporters of the Human Rights Campaign, the largest gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender organization in the U. S. (Please see voting record on www.ProjectVoteSmart.org.) To encourage John Faulk and Eric Story in their run for Congress, please go to http://teamamericafirst.com/ to learn more.
On the floor of the U. S. House, Rep. Michele Bachmann recently stated that Planned Parenthood is a 501 C-3 non-profit organization and pays no taxes; yet Planned Parenthood is a big business, making more than $1.02 billion in 2007 with reported profits of nearly $115 million; $336 million of PP’s funds came from us taxpayers through federal and state grants and contracts.
Using our tax dollars, Planned Parenthood kills over 200,000 unborn babies each year, orchestrates brainwashing sessions such as Nobody’s Fool, and puts up deplorable websites such as www.takecaredownthere.org.
On the other hand, life-care centers that provide positive alternatives to women receive no taxpayers’ dollars and must rely upon local donations.
Rep. Bachmann is working hard to defund Planned Parenthood; and when elected to Congress, John Faulk and Eric Story will work with her to do the same.
With the support of those in the public who are outraged by Planned Parenthood’s “child abuse by misinformation,” we adults can join together to cut off the tentacles of this very harmful organization.
Donna Garner is a researcher/consultant/writer who frequently publishes articles on such issues as education, politics, and social issues.