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