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Planned Parenthood recently released a book on sex, targeted at adolescents. “In case you’re curious: Questions about sex from young people with answers from the experts,” was dedicated by Planned Parenthood to “the next generation, the youth of today” — an odd dedication, considering the fact that Planned Parenthood kills 330,000 of the “next generation” every year, as the nation’s number one provider of abortion.
The book, written to “show folks that having questions is okay,” was authored by Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains (PPRM) and staffers Molly Alderton (PPRM’s Education Program Manager), Daniela Fellman (PPRM’s Manager of Texting Initiatives), Sex Educator Meghan Hilton, and Julie LaBarr (PPRM Program Manager). According to the book’s editor, Alison Macklin — also a PPRM staffer and alleged “sex expert” — the book is based on questions adolescents texted to PPRM’s ICYC texting service. The ICYC project was once referred to as “a notch in our belt” by former PPRM Board member Charles Von Thun, and by 2017, PPRM claims they had responded to 14,176 ICYC texts.
The book contains nine chapters centered on these questions:
- “Can you die from masturbating too much?” and other questions about sex.
- “Can you break a penis?” and other questions about anatomy.
- “Do guys really cum in their sleep?” and other questions about puberty.
- “Is twelve too young to know I’m Bi?” and other questions about sexual attraction, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.
- “Can you get an STI from a toilet seat?” and other questions about sexually transmitted infections.
- “Do babies come out of the butt?” and other questions about pregnancy.
- “Wait, condoms expire?” and other questions about birth control.
- “Why do broken hearts hurt so badly?” and other questions about relationships.
- “How do I tell my partner no?” and other questions about consent.
“We use the terms “person with a penis” and “person with a vagina” in our answers instead of male, female, guy, girl, etc. We use this language because not every person who has a penis identifies as male, and not every person with a vagina identifies as female…” the book states in the introduction. And, right out of the gate, instead of discussing abstinence, PPRM tells their readers, “There isn’t a perfect checklist to make sure a person’s ready for sex….”
In addition, Planned Parenthood writes, “The term “virgin” means different things to different people… it is up to each person to define what virginity means for themselves.”
The book intertwines cute, illustrated drawings sure to appeal to younger readers, with adult topics like:
- A bunny with the question, “Why do girls fake orgasms?”
- An elephant couple with the question, “When should I start having sex?”
- A truck with the question, “What if the penis gets stuck in the vagina?”
- An owl with the question, “Is emergency contraception an abortion?”
- An otter with the question, “What if the condom broke?”
In addition, the book uses graphic illustrations of human sexual anatomy:
- An illustration of a mature naked male
- Various illustrations of the female vagina as well as multiple illustrations of the male penis
- An illustration of an erect penis
- Various illustrations of breasts
Under the chapter on pregnancy, Planned Parenthood tells young readers about abortion as one of their pregnancy options. “Abortions can be done safely by getting a prescription for medication to end the pregnancy,” PP writes, “or by having a doctor end the pregnancy at a clinic,” they advise. (Hmm… I wonder what “clinic” the texting service will advise teens to visit….)
Planned Parenthood also claims, “Having an abortion is not likely to change your chances of getting pregnant in the future. There is no evidence than an in-clinic or medication abortion will affect someone’s ability to get pregnant….” But this contradicts Planned Parenthood’s own consent form statement that abortion can lead to sterility, previously discovered by Live Action News:
Sterility means “failing to produce or incapable of producing offspring.” Note that it is listed as a risk even for “medical/non-surgical abortion.” Additional consent forms were previously highlighted by Live Action News here.
In the “wrap up” section of the book, PP lists several resources for teens, including a link to the graphic “Different is Normal” (video seen below), with links to Planned Parenthood’s teen website which dismisses pro-life pregnancy resource centers as “fake clinics,” and offers pregnant teens the abortion “option.”
Planned Parenthood, which profits when young people are sexually active, should not be considered a trusted source. In an undercover investigation, Live Action documented disturbing sexual advice was being given to teens by the organization. Additional investigations documented Planned Parenthood’s repeated failure to report child sexual abuse and even child sex trafficking. In addition, Live Action and Live Action News, among others, have cited multiple criminal cases revealing a systemic sexual abuse cover-up at Planned Parenthood. This abortion corporation appears to have repeatedly placed profits over the welfare of victims by failing to report these abuses, and at times, has returned the victim into the arms of their abusers.
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