A Cut Below

Carol Platt Liebau
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Posted: Apr 01, 2008 12:30 PM
It's become fashionable on the left to bash what's loosely termed "abstinence education," Covered less frequently is what some of its opponents comprehend in the term "comprehensive sex education."

Happily, some members of Congress are taking exception to the "comprehensive" advice provided on Planned Parenthood's teen web site -- a topic I referenced, as well, in "Prude."  In fact, they're even talking about cutting some of the tax dollars that constitute 1/3 of Planned Parenthood's $1 billion yearly budget.  (No doubt, if it were any other organization, you'd hear cries from the left that the government certainly should not be aiding this group in any capacity after one of its employees encouraged a donation aimed at abortion black babies.  )

Here's a description of some of the site's content aimed at teens:

The site . . . describes how teens can obtain birth control and gives advice to girls who are under 18 and may have trouble affording emergency contraception, or the "morning-after pill.''

It has interactive features such as "Farmer Tina's Sexually Transmitted Infection Petting Zoo.''

The site has advice for boys whose girlfriends become pregnant and decide to have abortions. It tells boys that they can be "compassionate partners'' by offering to pay for as much of the procedure as they can and supporting the girl's decision, even if he disagrees with it.

A quiz about sexually transmitted infections details various forms of safer "sex play.'' The site also recommends safe sex options and answers questions submitted by users.

 I've been on the site, and it really does have to be seen to be believed. 

So how do Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain feel about cutting the amount of tax money that goes to fund Planned Parenthood?