Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Speaker at Planned Parenthood Supports Teen Sex in Home

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LifeSiteNews reports that Amy Schalet (left), an assistant professor of sociology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, made a presentation to Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernadino counties (California), suggesting that American parents should behave towards teenage sex more like the Dutch. Schalet grew up in the Netherlands, where drugs and sex laws are much laxer than in America. She says that 60 percent of teenage girls in the Netherlands use contraceptives and in the Netherlands, she said, parents allow their sons and daughters to have sex in their homes:

"In the Netherlands if a girl is in a relationship, she’s not a slut for wanting sex, for making decisions about sex part of your life that you are allowed to own and make choices about. Teen pregnancy rates are about four times as high here. Birth rates about eight times as high.”

Schalet added that it was unfortunate that American teenage girls feel that "in their parents’ eyes they would be a disappointment if they were to engage in sex.” Her book about the subject, Not Under My Roof: Teens, and the Culture of Sex, argues that if parents allow their daughters to have sex at home, then the parents will retain more supervision. She writes,

Obviously sleepovers aren’t a direct route to family happiness. But even the most traditional parents can appreciate the virtue of having their children be comfortable bringing a girlfriend or boyfriend home, rather than have them sneak around. Unlike the American teenagers I interviewed, who said they felt they had to split their burgeoning sexual selves from their family roles, the Dutch teens had a chance to integrate different parts of themselves into their family life.

Rita Diller, National Director of the American Life League, noted that her organization has known about the Planned Parenthood agenda for some time:

American Life League has been spreading the word for decades that Planned Parenthood’s game plan is to sexualize children in order to build lifetime customers for its sex and abortion business. Certainly, Planned Parenthood’s promotion of Amy Schalet’s ideal of a ‘sex playhouse’ for teens in the family home is one more manifestation of its tireless quest to promote sex among unmarried youth. Planned Parenthood has long sought to duplicate the European model, which succeeded in gaining public approval of sex between unmarried young people…. Good parents and morality are stumbling blocks to Planned Parenthood. This is one more example of the abortion giant’s never-ending attempt to create a society that will accept the unthinkable and embrace it as perfectly normal.

Diller also noted that Planned Parenthood publications were more or less overt in purpose. The 2002 publication We Can Do Better: Oregon Team Report on Western Europe’s Successful Approaches to Adolescent Sexuality states: “It is the societal thinking — the norms — that make the Dutch, German and French successes possible. It is the openness and the acceptance that young people will have intimate sexual relationships without being married and that these relationships are natural and contribute to maturing into a sexually healthy adult.”

The work of Amy Schalet in this area has been funded in large part by the Ford Foundation. As LifeSiteNews has previously reported, Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood of America, is on the Ford Foundation’s Board of Trustees. In 2007, the foundation granted $559,220 to Planned Parenthood internationally, including $159,200 to affiliates in China, where the “one child” state policy is brutally enforced. The Ford Foundation grants to Planned Parenthood have grown since then with $1,237,741 given in 2008 and $1,260,000 in 2009.

The money may not seem that much to Cecile Richards. Her salary is more than $353,000 per year, and the salaries of Planned Parenthood's 81 affiliates average about $158,000 per year. Planned Parenthood executives in Dallas, Chicago, and San Jose made in excess of $300,000. This sort of enrichment by executives of this “non-profit” organization were so outrageous that in 2011 Planned Parenthood of Northern New England lost part of its funding.

Professor Schalet is also in a cushy job. She works as a public employee for the University of Massachusetts. In January it was reported that 93 out of the top 100 paid employees for the state worked for the University of Massachusetts. Out of those university employees, 1,200 made over $125,000 per year and 150 brought home over $200,000 per year.

Teaching teenage children that it is acceptable to be promiscuous was once itself a crime in America. Today, however, people are well paid by the state and by tax exempt organizations to do just that.

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