URGENT: Contact MA Senators to Stop Planned Parenthood Sex-Ed Bill

This just in from Mass Resistance

Radical Planned Parenthood sex-ed school bill — being voted in Mass. Senate today, Wednesday Nov. 18!

You can still take action NOW (see below)

Call the Senate President’s office: 617-722-1500
Email: Stan.Rosenberg@masenate.gov

Say that we don’t want Planned Parenthood’s radical agenda in our schools at all. At a minimum, it should be “opt-in” for parents. DO NOT pass S2048.

Planned Parenthood’s radical “comprehensive sex ed” bill, S2048, which has outraged parents across the state, will be before the full Massachusetts Senate, Wednesday, Nov. 18. There is a separate House version that has not been voted on yet.

Planned Parenthood has been mobilizing their activists to lobby the legislature as hard as possible to pass their bill.

Wednesday is the last day of “full formal” sessions of the Massachusetts Legislature until January, when it continues its 2-year session. Bills not passed this week – including the House version of this bill — will still be active until December 31, 2016.

Push for radical “comprehensive sex education”

Making their version of “comprehensive sexuality education” mandatory in all Massachusetts schools has been a major goal of Planned Parenthood in every legislative session since at least 2006. In every session (so far), MassResistance and others have been able to successfully lobby to get the bill stopped in committee. But this year they are pushing extraordinarily hard.

Planned Parenthood even started a separate website, Sex-EdMatters.org, to promote this horrible bill among youth!

A major part of that objective has been to mandate the use of the Department of Education’s odious “Comprehensive Health Curriculum Frameworks” document, written in 1999, which outlines objectives for teaching in grades K-12 about sexuality, broad homosexual issues, “family life”, mental health, birth control, abortion, and other controversial topics. Currently, the document is optional.

What this bill does

Planned Parenthood’s goal was clearly stated during their testimony at the June 3, 2015 public hearing. They want to require that any school in Massachusetts that offers sex education at all, would have no choice but to do the full Planned Parenthood approach. The school would not legally have the option of offering a lesser version of sex-ed that the parents might be more comfortable with.

The Senate bill, S2048, “An Act Relative to Healthy Youth” does some very disturbing things:

  1. It replaces the current Parents Notification Law (originally written by MassResistance/Parents Rights Coalition).  The required notification to parents would be narrowed from from the general “human sexuality issues” to the specific “comprehensive health education provided by the school.”
  2. It continues to be “opt-out” – which has caused enormous problems for parents, instead of the widely-preferred “opt-in”.
  3. It mandates that homosexual sex “education” be taught to students.
  4. It mandates that contraception be taught.
  5. It makes the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks document the de facto standard for schools to use.
  6. It introduces the often confusing terms “medically accurate” and “age appropriate” which school officials have been able to use and manipulate with great latitude to serve their agenda, by cherry-picking their “experts”.

Amendments to bill being offered by Republican Senator

Sen. Bruce Tarr, (R-Gloucester) has offered several pro-family-oriented amendments to S2048. These will be taken up on Wednesday when the Senate debates the bill.

The amendments include:

  • Make all the material “opt-in” rather than “opt-out” – which is how just about everything else is done in schools, and what most families want. This is by far the most effective amendment.
  • If the “opt-out” is left in, a different amendment would require 30 days’ notice before putting kids in any of the classes.
  • A requirement that any outside contractor teaching comprehensive sexuality be certified by the state every year.
  • Include instruction on “the consequences of pregnancy and responsibilities of parenthood”.

Unfortunately, Republican amendments to Democrat-sponsored bills do not have a history of success in the State House. But we applaud Sen. Tarr for his efforts and hope for the best.

What you must do RIGHT NOW:

This bill needs to be stopped. Planned Parenthood knows exactly what it wants to do with your children. If they get this passed, they will move their sexual, homosexual, and pro-abortion agenda as deep as possible into the schools.

Bill 2048 will be taken up by the State Senate on 11:00 am on Wednesday morning. If possible, make calls before then.

Tell them: We don’t want Planned Parenthood’s radical agenda in our schools at all. At a minimum, it should be “opt-in” for parents. DO NOT pass S2048.

1. Call the Senate President’s office: 617-722-1500
Email: Stan.Rosenberg@masenate.gov

2. If you live in Massachusetts find your Senator HERE and call now!

5 Responses to URGENT: Contact MA Senators to Stop Planned Parenthood Sex-Ed Bill

  1. Mass Citizens for Life has just sent a similar notice out this morning. They said:

    The Health Curriculum Frameworks bill will be voted on by the full State Senate today!. It is now Senate Bill SB- 2013 – “An Act Relative to Healthy Youth”

    The Republican Caucus is sponsoring an “opt in” Amendment #4. We know that “opt out” doesn’t work because so many parents dot know what their children are being taught. With “opt in” only those children whose parents want them in the classes would be there. The bill is still awful (see below) but at least “opt in” would protect children and parents.

    Please call your state senator NOW at 617-722-2000. The message is to vote for the “opt in” amendment to SB-2013 and against the entire bill.

    Here is Linda’s analysis of the bill:

    This bill makes the MA Health Curriculum Frameworks normative for sexuality education throughout the Commonwealth
    The Health Curriculum Frameworks would teach young people how to get an abortion, and contraceptives without parental knowledge
    They give tacit approval to teenage sexual activity and abortion regardless of what parents may wish to teach their children
    They do not respect the Freedom of Religion, by which parents would pass on their values to their children
    Passage of this bill would make “comprehensive sex education” a one-size-fits-all for all children regardless of individual maturity and readiness
    A public policy of “comprehensive sex education” has failed our young people over the last few decades (26% of teen girls in America have an STD, this includes 48% of black teenage girls; Massachusetts has the 11th highest teen abortion rate in the nation)
    This bill would have the Commonwealth determine how many parents have opted their child out of sexed – without determining how many school districts have notified parents of the radical nature of the Frameworks objectives. Therefore the number of opt-outs is likely to be small, and may be used as a justification for eliminating parents’ right to opt-out.

  2. Get-the-Gov't (and PP) -OUT-of-our-bedrooms, bathrooms & schools says:

    I wonder how them Chinese get by w/no sex education and trans gender bathrooms? I mean really how did the Indians manage? Or the stone men in the dark ages? These people are murderous pagans more savage than the Muslims–do they murder 3000 babies a day? Or ‘assist’ their relatives who need care to death (i,e. murder) them? Surely Nancy Pelosi, and Cecile Richards are worse than any of the Nazi women. These legislatures need to be disbanded.

  3. T says:

    Cardinal wants compassion for the Syrian refugees … not much compassion for the youngsters targeted by Planned Parenthood and their so called “education”.

  4. Dave says:

    Did it pass?

  5. Dave says:

    Never mind. I re-read it.

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