Friday, November 20, 2009

"Teach abortion and contraception in an anti-discriminatory way"

James Preece is, not unjustifiably, spitting feathers at the latest British Government attempt to brainwash schoolchildren. The push for more and more explicit sex education in schools has been going on for years but the Government is now very close to making sex education compulsory for 15-year-olds upwards and forcing schools to teach children about abortion and contraception, including alerting them to the presence of referral agencies.

One of the recommendations from the Teenage Pregnancy Advisory Group, accepted by the Government, demands:

State clearly that all schools including faith schools must teach all aspects of SRE within the context of relationships in an anti-discriminatory way; contraception, abortion and homosexuality are all legal in this country and therefore all children and young people should be able to learn the correct facts.

The only point of agreement I have with this statement is that children and young people should be able to learn the correct facts about abortion, not the sickening euphemisms abortion agencies (like the ones so beloved of the British Government) use to hide the truth from them. So if they really mean what they say can we assume that British schools will be teaching children that abortion stops a beating heart and that life begins at conception. Will they be told frankly what the procedure involves and be given detailed, up-to-date information about Post Abortion Trauma....

Groups like TPAG which are unashamedly pro-abortion, pro-contraception etc continually hide behind the lie that they hold a neutral position and are merely interested in disseminating information, but the glaring reality is that it is impossible to talk neutrally about human sexuality. Simply talking about it as though subjects such as contraception and abortion are morally neutral is to adopt an ideological position. I would have rather that the pro-sex ed types in Westminster would at least be honest enough to admit that they are engaging in an ideological battle to win over a generation to their warped way of thinking and that they are deliberately trampling on the rights and duties of parents in order to achieve their ends.