Ashley Herzog

On Tuesday, Dr. Miriam Grossman had a message for the United Nations: Shame on you.

Grossman is the author of the acclaimed 2007 book Unprotected: A Campus Psychiatrist Reveals How Political Correctness in Her Profession Endangers Every Student. As I wrote in my very first column for Townhall, when I was a junior at Ohio University: “Grossman says her profession has been ‘hijacked’ by radical politics. Unprotected reveals how campus health professionals often risk students' well-being in order to promote feminism, androgyny, and ‘anything goes’ liberalism.”

Her follow-up book, You’re Teaching my Child What? showed that radical sexual dogma isn’t only a problem on campus—it has infected elementary schools, too. (Full disclosure: I was Dr. Grossman’s researcher for her second book.”

Grossman’s new target is the UN.

“When I graduated from med school, I took an oath,” Grossman said on Tuesday. “I swore to prevent disease whenever I could. At the time, I believed the battles that lay ahead would be against cancer and heart disease. But after three decades, and thousands of hours with young patients in distress, I’ve discovered my most challenging fight is not against dangerous diseases, but against dangerous ideas.”

Grossman encouraged delegates to reject so-called “comprehensive sexuality education” programs developed and funded by the UN and UNESCO, and not only because they don’t fit into the moral fabric of most societies. No, Grossman urged them to reject it because “what it teaches young people is not scientifically accurate. It’s not true!”

Take, for example, the pamphlet “Healthy, Happy, and Hot: A Young Person’s Guide to their Rights, Sexuality, and Living With HIV.” The pamphlet is distributed by the International Planned Parenthood Federation, one of the groups that influences programs developed and funded by UN agencies.

You’d never know from reading “Healthy, Happy and Hot” that being HIV-positive is a serious medical condition. And you’d definitely never know that HIV-positive people have not just rights, but obligations, especially to their sexual partners. The pamphlet says that having multiple partners is okay, and you don’t even have to tell them you’re infected. It condones sex while high on drugs or alcohol: “This is your choice.”

How about sex without “protection”?

Ashley Herzog

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