Friday, November 18, 2011

ObamaCare Mandates the Outsourcing of Public School Sex-Ed Classes?

Should state schools be compelled to outsource their sex-education classes?

The Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ObamaCare) authorized $75 million a year, for five years, in mandatory funding for teen pregnancy prevention. (see PREP) This is on top of the $114.4 million that President Obama and Congress are providing to community organizations and local governments for teen pregnancy prevention this year. Fifteen Planned Parenthood affiliates were selected by the Department of Health and Human Services to receive the new grant funding as part of ObamaCare’s Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiative.

Planned Parenthood plans to partner with states to provide sex education for public school students. Planned Parenthood's website states that its goal is to put an end to abstinence-only programs and “partner with states to provide effective sex education for adolescents, so young people can have the information and skills they need to help them delay sexual activity and to protect themselves when they do become sexually active.”

Planned Parenthood has already begun using these funds to give presentations in public schools across the country. These presentations have some parents up in arms.

note: PREP (Personal Responsibility Education Program) is the first state-grant program from the federal government that funds comprehensive sex education.

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