BY BEN JOHNSON, LifeSiteNews.com
A featured speaker at one of Planned Parenthood’s local affiliates has suggested parents allow their teenage children to have sex in their home.
Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernadino Counties in California invited Amy T. Schalet, author of Not Under My Roof: Parents, Teens, and the Culture of Sex, to keynote the organization’s “Consider This” luncheon last week.
Dr. Schalet, an assistant sociology professor at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, said American parents should be more like their counterparts in the Netherlands, who allow teenagers to have sex openly under their roof.
By Erin Roach
A new sex education mandate by the New York City Department of Education has drawn opposition from parents, congressmen and representatives of the True Love Waits abstinence movement.
Starting in January, the city will require students to take one semester of sex education in the sixth or seventh grade and one in ninth or 10th grade. Schools can choose the curriculum, but the city recommends a program called HealthSmart and another called Reducing the Risk, according to the New York Daily News.
HealthSmart in particular contains graphic lessons which many parents find objectionable, including assignments that would have students cataloguing condom brands at a local drug store, visiting a reproductive health clinic and browsing a provocative sex advice website.