Rebecca Hagelin

As the appalling details of New York City’s newly mandated sex ed program trickle out, parents have reacted with shock and disgust—and rightly so.

In August 2011, Mayor Bloomberg announced the return of mandatory sexual education classes to New York City schools, targeting black and Latino teens in particular ---two groups with soaring STD and pregnancy rates.

The sex ed initiative claims to support abstinence as the best way to avoid pregnancy and STD/HIV. And when the program was announced, the city’s Deputy Mayor, Linda Gibbs, proclaimed the city’s good intentions: "We want to help kids to delay the onset of sexual activity, and if they choose to engage in sexual activity, to do it in a healthy way."

Fine words, but utterly contradicted by the facts. The program promotes sex while giving lip service to abstinence. Worse, it does so in graphic detail, portraying as normal every kind of deviance (one supporter called them “alternative ways of having sex”).

Rebecca Hagelin

Rebecca Hagelin is a public speaker on the family and culture and the author of the new best seller, 30 Ways in 30 Days to Save Your Family.
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