Washington, D.C. – (June 13, 2018) – The Sacramento Bee is reporting that the Sacramento City Unified School District has launched an investigation into a Sacramento public school teacher showing a Live Action video to students during a sex-education class. The video in question shows Dr. Anthony Levatino, a practicing obstetrician/gynecologist who has performed over 1200 abortions, discussing how abortions are performed during various stages of pregnancy. The video, titled “Abortion Procedures” shows medical animations of the most prevalent abortion procedures in America.
Lila Rose, Founder and President of Live Action, responds: “According to the Sacramento Bee, the district’s governing board states that family life and sex-education classes should ‘help students learn how to gather and organize pertinent facts, discriminate between fact and fiction, draw intelligent conclusions and respect the opinions of others.’ These videos were designed to be teacher aids and are medically accurate, created in consultation with a group of doctors and experts, and have been viewed online nearly 100 million times. The abortion procedure series are medical animations, not graphic footage, and accurately depict the most prevalent abortion procedures in a format suitable for teens.”
“California allows abortion clinics to perform an abortion on a teen girl without her parents knowledge or consent – making it absolutely necessary that schools educate students about the facts of abortion. Tens of thousands of teen girls have abortions every year in America, and they deserve the information about fetal development, what happens during an abortion procedure, and its risks. The district’s own policies advocate for sex education classes that “help students understand the biological, psychological, social, moral, and ethical aspects of human sexuality and shall comply with the requirements of law and administrative regulation.’ How can students understand the biological, moral, and ethical aspects of abortion without knowing what the abortion procedure entails for both the developing child and mother? We encourage the Sacramento City Unified School District to be a leader in accurate abortion education by using the abortion procedure videos in all middle school science, sexuality, and family life classrooms.”
“Abortion Procedures” videos can be viewed at https://www.abortionprocedures
Please contact Alison Centofante at 609-517-7235 or [email protected]