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Lies, Half-Truths, and Deliberately Misleading Adolescents about Sex at Hillsboro High

May 27, 2013

More on this when I’m not sick with a sore throat. For now I will just say that I consider it morally repugnant to mislead teens and to present them with religious opinions about sex in a public school setting instead of facts that could help keep them healthy. Want to complain about the possibility of condoms failing? Then talk about correct use, back-ups, and emergency contraception. This lecture was nothing more than fear-mongering and trying to drum up new clients for a faith-based “clinic” that will not provide birth control or refer for abortion services – in other words, they want women to make very specific choices around sex and pregnancy, rather than in actually providing a full range of information and services around reproductive health.

The claim that “all” scientific, medical, and biological texts define life as beginning at conception is an outright lie, by the way. Apparently that’s what you get when you invite an anti-sex, anti-choice Christian religious messenger into schools about sex – lies and deliberately misleading takes on truth.

Hillsboro High sex talk from group is questioned

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Irwin permalink
    May 29, 2013 7:59 pm

    So…when does life begin?

    And if we’re relying on literature to define life, consider the possibility that this fetus happens to be alive, otherwise we wouldn’t have to abort it.

    Then tear him from limb to limb, flush him out of the womb, or snip him at the neck a la Kermit Gosnell.

    Then what does it matter what the literature says. What does it matter that I’m religious or not. I either respect life or I don’t.

  2. June 24, 2013 1:16 pm

    It’s absolutely insane that the religious right has this level of control over the scientific curriculum in an industrialized country such as the US. I’m all for freedom of religion, but deliberately presenting students of a PUBLIC high school with misleading information should not be allowed under any circumstances.

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