By Mary Kizior
It comes as no surprise that Planned Parenthood has an organized campaign against our young people. The abortion battle is not just taking place outside abortion clinics and in lawmakers’ chambers, but also in classrooms across the nation. Children as young as kindergarten age are primed with graphic sexual education which exploits their natural innocence and leads to the destruction of their sexual instincts. Planned Parenthood is using our children. Unless we act to defund Planned Parenthood and remove its sex ed from our schools, our children will become the next round of Planned Parenthood’s victims of abortion, abuse, and exploitation.
There is only one way to stop this vicious cycle of evil. Planned Parenthood is obsessed with sex, but our children don’t have to be. With Stop Planned Parenthood International (STOPP), American Life League works diligently to expose the lies of Planned Parenthood and to get sex education out of our schools. Just as Planned Parenthood uses education to lure teens into abortion clinics, we can use education to keep our kids safe. In addition to fighting to keep Planned Parenthood out of our schools, we should encourage the inclusion of materials which support the culture of life, show the beauty of a preborn baby’s development, and teach kids how to stand up for the defenseless in our society.
Here’s our plan of action: Start telling children the truth.
The Culture of Life Studies Program’s Life Is Precious unit study for kindergarten through 2nd grade helps young children realize how God created them to be special and unique from the very first moment of their existence. In units on the development of a preborn baby and standing up for the defenseless, students receive a firsthand look about what their lives were like growing inside their mom and why we should stand up for innocent preborn babies.
CLSP also recently released The Miracle of Life Coloring & Activity Book—the first ever pro-life coloring and activity book of its kind for children aged three and older. The coloring book features charming images of people in all stages of human development, preborn babies in various stages of development, and families to help reinforce the pro-life message among young children. With this coloring book, American Life League and the Culture of Life Studies Program are planting a seed in young children to help them understand that the life of every human being is a miracle—a gift from God. As Planned Parenthood teaches children to reject authority, be sexually promiscuous, and morally irresponsible, the Culture of Life Studies Program encourages students to embrace the lowly and defenseless in society, become concerned and active citizens, and celebrate God’s gift of life and His plan for the human family.
Founded less than a year ago, the Culture of Life Studies Program is already making a difference in lives of students and their teachers. See what these moms and teachers have to say about Life Is Precious:
While it is a terrible shame that we must prepare our children to meet such a confusing world, there is nothing at all discouraging, ugly, or awkward about this program. The language is beautiful and the messages reinforce the love and tenderness with which each human being is held by our loving Father.
– Melody Lyons, blossomingjoy.squarespace.com
The Life Is Precious unit study is an answer to the question many parents of faith find themselves asking in this current culture: What can I do to help my young children embrace a culture of life?
– Mary Haseltine, Betterthaneden.com
There is immense power in the simple message that each person—independent of age, physical appearance, measure of intelligence, or financial background—is created in the image and likeness of God and thus deserves dignity and respect. In today’s world, we need to teach our children about the culture of life and the value and dignity of all human beings. One day they may be faced with challenges to the truth about the dignity of the human person so they need to be ready, like soldiers in training for the big battle ahead.
The mission of American Life League’s Culture of Life Studies Program is to put the materials you need at your fingertips so that you can easily teach the principles of the culture of life to your children and transform our culture for life, one student at a time. Together, we can end abortion if we teach our children in an age appropriate way, that all human beings are beautiful and precious gifts from God, that sex is sacred, and that we have a duty to stand up for the innocent preborn babies growing inside their moms.
Mary Kizior is a content developer for American Life League’s Culture of Life Studies Program, which stresses the culture of life as an integral part of every academic discipline. CLSP is dedicated to helping students become effective communicators of the pro-life message. Sign up for our e-mail newsletter to see how we can help you foster a culture of life at home and in school.