Washington, D.C. (18 August 2010) – In the face of intense pressure from the Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia, American Life League is asking parents to support Gov. Bob McDonnell’s continued stand against Planned Parenthood-style sex education.
Judie Brown, president of American Life League, responded to news that Planned Parenthood is conducting a systematic campaign to pressure states to reject Title V abstinence education funding and is instead pushing funding for the new “Personal Responsibility Education Program” (PREP), intended to indoctrinate youth with what Planned Parenthood terms “comprehensive, medically accurate sex education.’” She stated,
While American Life League has long known that any type of classroom education dealing with human sexuality is bound to fail, the current push by Planned Parenthood is among the most hypocritical steps the organization has ever taken. As purveyors of porn, Planned Parenthood operatives would not know a sound chastity education program if their lives depended upon it.
Parents in Helena, Montana, recently got a close-up look at Planned Parenthood-style “comprehensive” sex education and turned out in droves to oppose it.
“Parents across the country are recognizing and rejecting the insanity peddled by Planned Parenthood as ‘education,’” said Rita Diller, national director of American Life League’s Stop Planned Parenthood International (STOPP) project. “We urge Gov. McDonnell to stand strong against pressure from an organization that profits from the sexualization of children.”
A column in Tuesday’s Washington Post highlighted Planned Parenthood’s efforts to pressure Gov. McDonnell to embrace its failed “comprehensive” sex education.
The column quotes Stacey Johnson, spokesperson for Gov. McDonnell, saying the state has until Aug. 30 to decide which grants it will apply for.
“It is important that Virginians who understand that education about sexual matters belongs in the home chime in immediately to support Gov. McDonnell for holding the line against requesting the PREP funding that would likely end up in Planned Parenthood’s coffers,” American Life League told supporters in its Wednesday STOPP Report.
Contact Gov. McDonnell’s office by sending an e-mail via his web site (http://www.governor.virginia.gov/Contact.cfm), by phoning his office at 804-786-2211, or by faxing 804-371-6351.
American Life League was cofounded in 1979 by Judie Brown. It is the largest grassroots Catholic pro-life organization in the United States and is committed to the protection of all innocent human beings from the moment of creation to death. For more information or press inquiries, please contact Katie Walker at 540.659.4942.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
- American Life League: Planned Parenthood pressures Gov. McDonnell to ditch abstinence education (17 August 2010) http://www.stopp.org/wsr.php
- Washington Post: Planned Parenthood urges McDonnell to accept federal money for sex education (17 August 2010) http://voices.washingtonpost.com/virginiapolitics/2010/08/planned_parenthood.html
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