A bill that would give parents more say in their children’s sex education passed the Alaska Senate on Friday. Senate Bill 89 requires parental permission for public school students prior to sex education classes, and would allow parents to withdraw their children from sex education and standardized testing.
More importantly, the bill bans schools from using educational material from any “abortion services provider,” including Planned Parenthood, which claims it is currently providing education to more than 2,000 children in Alaska.
Naturally, Planned Parenthood took exception to the bill – along with a companion bill which lays out penalties for violation – referring to them as “unconstitutional restrictions on the education available to communities across the state.”
But State Sen. Cathy Giessel, co-sponsor of the bill, sees the legislation as a way to empower parents in making choices regarding their children’s education…
To have special interests coming into the schools, many parents believe is inappropriate. If they wanted their children to receive materials and philosophy from Planned Parenthood, any parent could certainly take their child to a Planned Parenthood clinic, but it doesn’t belong in an institution where we’re providing a broad education for all of Alaska’s children.
Senate Bill 89 has cleared the Senate and is now headed to the Alaska House of Representatives.
Planned Parenthood’s version of sex education should not be forced onto children, and Alaska’s Senate has recognized this. Beyond the truth that parents should have a say in their children’s education, Live Action investigations have revealed Planned Parenthood employees offering dangerous advice, including suggestions for “Fifty Shades of Grey” type sexual practices.