For Immediate Release: April 22, 2010
Contact: Diane Gramley 1.814.271.9078 or 1.814.437.5355
Planned Parenthood Continues to Target Teens
(Harrisburg) – Planned Parenthood of Central Pennsylvania is participating in the “Get Yourself Talking Now, Get Yourself Tested Now” campaign supposedly to educate teens on the dangers of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and the need to be tested. The American Family Association of Pennsylvania (AFA of PA), a statewide pro-family group, questions Planned Parenthood’s motives and notes the targeting of teens and young adults is the same strategy their founder, Margaret Sanger, employed.
“Sanger knew that by lowering the expectations that teens and young adults remain abstinent until marriage there would be an increase in sexual activity thus justifying her call for birth control. In reality, that strategy has resulted in increased out-of-wed-lock births and abortions and the great increase in preventable sexually transmitted diseases among America’s younger generations,” asserted Diane Gramley, president of the AFA of PA.
Prior to 1960 there were only two common STDs – gonorrhea and syphilis – both of which could be easily treated by penicillin. Prior to 1960 most teens and young adults across ethnic and socioeconomic lines did not engage in sexual activity until after marriage. Remaining abstinent until marriage was the norm; now with the help of Planned Parenthood’s promotion of comprehensive sex ed and the overall sexualizing of America’s culture, we are paying the price in damaged lives of young people both here in Pennsylvania and across the nation.
Planned Parenthood has fulfilled Margaret Sanger’s dream by many methods. One was outlined in their March 2010 newsletter where it promoted the comic book style video game “Adventures in Sex City.” Another is by the promotion of the homosexual lifestyle through their Out for Health Project.
“Planned Parenthood’s policies continue to encourage youth to become sexually active and this has caused a devastating epidemic of sexually transmitted disease – an epidemic of ruined young lives that could be prevented through abstinence. History has shown it works. Planned Parenthood should be urging youth to get talking about abstinence now and then there’d be no necessity for testing now,” Gramley noted.
From the Black Genocide website:
From the beginning, Sanger’s advocacy of sex education reflected her interest in population control and birth prevention among the “unfit.” Her first handbook, published for adolescents in 1915 and entitled, What Every Boy and Girl Should Know, featured a jarring afterword:
It is a vicious cycle; ignorance breeds poverty and poverty breeds ignorance. There is only one cure for both, and that is to stop breeding these things.
“Instead of laying down hard and fast rules of sexual conduct,” Sanger wrote in her 1922 book Pivot of Civilization, “sex can be rendered effective and valuable only as it meets and satisfies the interests and demands of the pupil himself.”
A Sanger biographer, David M. Kennedy, said her primary goal was to “increase the quantity and quality of sexual relationships.” The birth control movement, she said, freed the mind from “sexual prejudice and taboo, by demanding the frankest and most unflinching re-examination of sex in its relation to human nature and the basis of human society.
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