- Beginning sex education during the grammar school years will lead to more responsible behavior on the part of the nation’s young people during their high school and college years.
- Putting artificial forms of birth control into the hands of high school students would stem the tide of sexually transmitted disease, unplanned pregnancies, and abortions.
When the evidence indicated those promises weren't fulfilled, they were pushed down in some places into the early elementary school years.
Since those who've continued to promote those false promises cannot move much further down the educational chain, guess what? They've decided to move higher up the chain. Why? Lo and behold! Statistics indicate that all of that sex education and all of those free artificial forms birth control distributed to the nation’s young people over the past 5 decades has failed!
It's in this context The Motley Monk read an article published by Inside Higher Ed reporting that a couple of years back, the American Association of Community Colleges in alliance with the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy (NCPTUP) launched a campaign to encourage community college faculty members to incorporate "pregnancy planning" into their academic courses.
The ostensible goal? To help community college students "make smart decisions about sex and relationships."
It's surprising to people who work in colleges. Having faculty and staff at the college realize that by the time students come to them, while they may think a student knows everything about preventing pregnancy, they don't. It depends on where you live. You may not have gotten terrific sex education or you might have gotten it a while ago or what you learned then might not be the same as what you need now….
The goal is to provide information for college students—particularly minorities or those from low-income homes—about their reproductive options. Students will see posters promoting the campaign. In addition, each institution’s "Wellness Center" will distribute information about artificial forms of birth control. More importantly, students will receive information about IUDs, whether Medicaid will cover one, and how students can find a provider who will insert the device.
- ~24% of female teens get pregnant by age 20;
- 50% of all pregnancies are unplanned;
- 61% of women who have children after enrolling in community college fail to earn degrees, 65% higher than for women who didn’t have children;
- 87% of community college students say a pregnancy would make it harder for them to achieve educational goals;
- 35% said they were likely to have sex without using birth control in the next 3 months;
- unplanned births account for nearly ~10% of dropouts among women at community colleges and 7% of dropouts among all students at community colleges; and,
- 61% of community college students who have children after enrolling do not complete their programs.
According to the President of LaGuardia Community College, Gail Mellow:
Having access to good reproductive health is essential, and we want to make sure that students are able to make choices about if they want to have children and when they want to have children. I know personal stories of students who because of a pregnancy or the cost of pregnancy or the challenges of caring for infants and struggling with multiple jobs just made college impossible.
This is not about people telling other people not to have children. This is about helping students align their own aspirations with their actions.
Worse yet, by keep those students enrolled to complete their programs, all of those altruistic administrators—"It's all about caring for our students"—are ensuring that the tuition $$$s keep pouring into their coffers.
All of this simply by using IUDs to abort "unintended" children.
The fact: Chastity. 100% effective, 100% of the time!
Let the discussion begin…
To read the Inside Higher Ed article, click on the following link: