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Planned Parenthood and UNFPA Pushing Sexual Rights for Ten Year Olds

April 23, 2012

Today the battle began at the UN Commission on Population and Development (CPD) over whether children as young as 10 years old have “sexual rights” with all the harm that entails. The document to be negotiated during the conference entitled “Adolescents and Youth” seeks to give minors the same kind of autonomous rights as legal young adults.

Already the “Zero Draft,” which has not even been loaded yet with all the truly radical proposals from the developed nations, not only calls for “comprehensive sexuality education” for children as young as ten, among other things, but in the entire draft there is not one mention of the essential role that mothers, fathers, and families play in the lives of their children.

This document is expected to get worse as negotiations progress and rich western nations try to force their sexual agenda on the youth of developing countries. The text’s obsessive focus on family planning and sexual and reproductive health shows the stamp of International Planned Parenthood Federation’s (IPPF) agenda. In fact, I would not be surprised if IPPF and UNFPA jointly drafted this initial document.

Here are some excerpts from an IPPF document revealing what they plan to promote at this year’s Commission on Population and Development (bolding and bracketed comments added):

“We believe that young people [as young as 10] have the right to decide on matters concerning their sexual and reproductive health in line with their
evolving capacity, not their age.”

“We believe that where parental involvement in young people’s [10 year olds’] SRH [sexual and reproductive health] decision-making is mandated by law, young people feel less comfortable accessing services or information [read: contraception and abortion] from health professionals [read: Planned Parenthood clinics].”

“We believe that no young person should be forced by law to disclose
their sexual activity or relationship to anyone, including parents or

“We believe that parental consent and notification laws should be abolished.”

“We believe that young people [as young as 10] have the right to decide if, when and how to involve their parents or guardians in their SRH decision-making.”
“We believe that health professionals have a duty to uphold their young clients’ [age 10] right to privacy.”

“We believe that governments, health professionals and parents have a responsibility to ensure that young people [as young as age 10] are equipped and
empowered with the knowledge and skills that they require to exercise
their own rights and make autonomous decisions
about their SRH.”

“We believe that the concept of evolving capacity is a useful concept for supporting young people’s SRH decision-making and should be used in place of strict age restrictions.”

International Planned Parenthood’s plan could be compared to a beer company trying to lower the legal drinking age to create more customers. How does IPPF make millions of dollars? By hooking kids on sex and then by selling them sex counseling, contraception, STD testing and abortion services. It is understandable why they do not want any pesky parents getting in their way of providing these services to children who they claim are “evolving” in their sexual capacities.

Not to be out done by their ally, Planned Parenthood, UNFPA is conducting a survey (click here to see it) that asks among other things (italics added):

“Circle yes if national laws, regulations, and/or policies concerning gender based violence address the following: Hate crimes in relation to sexuality, sexual orientation and gender identity” (See 2.23)

“Are there national laws, regulations, and/ or policies that regulate the provision of comprehensive sexuality education in primary, secondary and higher education institutions and for adolescents not enrolled in school?” [They want CSE legally mandated beginning in primary school.] (See 3.12)

“Circle yes if the national law, regulations and/or policies related to universal access to SRH include the following services: . . .Safe abortion services, Post abortion care. . .” (See 4.14)

“Are there national laws, regulations and/or policies criminalizing the following activity: Access to safe abortion, Consensual sexual activity outside of marriage, . . .Consensual same sex sexual activity, Sex work . . .”[The answer they are looking for is “no.”] (see 4.21)

We will have a full team at CPD the entire week helping UN member countries fight the sexual rights agenda. If this CPD is anything like the past few years, we will be up all night fighting this fight to protect the innocence of children.

One urgent additional item: we need all the financial support we can get to continue this effort to protect the family. Will you consider making a donation to support our work at CPD this year? We urgently need your help. Click here to make a donation easily and securely online. Any amount will help, but if you are in a position to give generously, that would be a great help and support to our work.

Sharon Slater
Sharon Slater

News Items of Interest


Planned Parenthood Moved to Bar Words ‘Child’ and ‘Baby’ During Trial. Recently unsealed court documents revealed that during legal proceedings against Planned Parenthood in Kansas, the group made motions to prohibit prosecutors from asking about abortion costs, handwriting discrepancies in abortion reports, the weight of babies who were aborted, and from using the terms “late-term abortion,” “child,” “baby,” and “infant.” The group is on trial for allegedly aborting babies beyond the gestational age legal in the state. Read more here.

Arizona Governor Signs Bill Banning Abortion After 20 Weeks. Governor Jan Brewer signed the legislation that will also require the state to have images of fetuses of various stages of development for women to view online. Medical emergencies are not included in the legislation. Read more here.

EU funding world’s two largest abortion providers. According to a report by European Dignity Watch, the two largest abortion providers in the world, International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) and Marie Stopes International, receive funding from the European Union’s development and public health budgets to fund abortions throughout the world. Read more here.

Homosexuality Related

Anger in Spain Over Bishop’s Sermon on Homosexuality. Homosexual activist groups are seeking the prosecution of Bishop Juan Antonio Reig Plà for a televised sermon on the Catholic Church’s position on homosexual behavior. Read more here.

London Political Candidates Campaign on Homosexual Issues. Mayoral incumbent Boris Johnson blocked the city’s buses from carrying advertisements from a religious group regarding reorientation therapy for homosexuals. He and four other mayoral candidates who are working to win votes from homosexual individuals appeared at an event hosted by the pro-homosexual organization Stonewall. Read more here.

Homosexual Activists Arrested in Russia. Two homosexual activists were arrested for violating a new law that prohibits the promotion of homosexuality to minors. Four regions in Russia now impose fines on individuals who disseminate homosexual propaganda to minors. Read more here.

Conservative Jewish Movement in Israel Will Ordain Homosexuals. Both male and female homosexuals will be eligible. Read more here.

Marriage Related

Judge Finds DOMA Discriminatory. Chief U.S. District Judge James Ware ruled that the denial of insurance benefits based on the sexual orientation and gender of the spouse of a federal court employee constitutes an act of discrimination. The judge could not force the court’s national office to provide insurance coverage, but ordered the past and future costs of buying insurance to be reimbursed to the plaintiff. The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) defines marriage for federal purposes as between only a man and a woman. Read more here.

U.S. Military Marriages Resilient. Military marriages are subject to tremendous stress, yet many show a resilience that is unexplainable by social scientists. While divorce rates of military marriages have risen, they are not higher than divorce rates of non-military marriages. Read more here.

Cohabitation Has Negative Outcomes. The number of cohabiting couples in the U.S. has increased by more than 1,500 percent since 1960. More than half of all married couples lived together prior to marriage. But research shows that couples who cohabit before marriage are less satisfied in their marriages than couples who do not live together before marriage. Read more here.

Bill would Outlaw Polygamy in Namibia. The Recognition of Customary Marriages Bill under consideration would end polygamous marriages. Both men and women must be at least 18 years old to marry, and individuals under 21 would require permission from both parents. Read more here.

Australian Catholics Asked to Weigh in on Same-sex Marriage. Members of the Catholic Church were asked in a letter from Victoria’s six Catholic Bishops to respond to an online survey conducted by the Australian Federal Parliament Standing Committee on the Marriage Equality Amendment Bill 2012 and the Marriage Amendment Bill 2012. Read more here.

Conservative British MPs Believe Same-sex Marriage Will Fail. A poll of MPs found that 56 percent believe the proposal to legalize same-sex marriage will succeed, 41 percent of conservatives believe it will succeed. Tory MPs who believe the proposal will fail number 37 percent, and twenty-two percent said they were unsure. Read more here.

News Items of General Interest

European Court Upholds Germany’s Anti-incest Law. The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that Germany was entitled to use the law prohibiting incest to convict Patrick Stübing, who fathered four children, two of whom are developmentally disabled, with his biological sister. Stübing was given up for adoption at the age of three and met his sister in 2000. Read more here.

Report Reveals Uzbekistan Forcibly Sterilizing Women. Doctors reportedly have a quota that they are required to meet in order to reduce Uzbekistan’s population—some are expected to sterilize up to eight women each week. Women are pressured to undergo sterilization, and some are even sterilized without their knowledge, often following childbirth. Read more here.

Wisconsin Governor Signs Abstinence-Only Sex Ed. Bill. The bill requires sex-ed instructors to stress abstinence as a method of contraception and a way to prevent sexually transmitted diseases. Prior to the new legislation, the law required the teaching of other forms of contraception. Read more here.

Study Finds Women with More Children Live Longer. Researchers in Australia have found that women with six or more children were about 40 percent less likely to die during a 16 year study period than women with no children. The study included more than 1500 women. Read more here.

CDC Report: Birth Rates Fall in Teens, Rise in Cohabiting Mothers. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control the average teen birth rate decreased 9 percent from 2009 to 2010. The decrease was seen across most ethnic groups. From 1991 to 2010 the drop was 44 percent. Read more here. It was also reported by the CDC that nearly one child in four is born to unmarried couples, which is a significant increase from 10 years ago. Read more here.

Estimated 30 percent of Internet Use is for Porn. While the numbers are difficult to determine, programs that track internet users show that of the top 500 websites, dozens of them are porn sites, with the largest site receiving 4.4 billion page views each month, three times the size of CNN or ESPN. Read more here.

Miss Universe Pageant Allowing Transgender Women. Officials of the beauty pageant announced that beginning next year individuals who are genetically male will be able to participate in the contest. A 23-year-old transgender will participate this year, and the wording of the official policy will be changed soon. The official rules will have to be approved by Donald Trump and NBC, co-owners of the pageant. Read more here.

U.S. Catholic Bishops Organize in Support of Religious Freedom. The bishops released a proclamation expressing concerns regarding what they view as increasing attacks on the liberties of religious conservatives in the U.S. The letter mentions concerns about some local measures as well. Read more here.

Study Finds Abstinence Education Reduces Teen Sexual Activity.
Data gathered from the observation of more than 1,100 ninth grade students in Georgia who participated in the “Choosing the Best” abstinence curriculum in 2009 – 2010 revealed that there was a significant impact after one school year on the students’ commitment to abstinence. Read more here.

IVF Babies Have Higher Risk of Heart Problems. The researchers conducting the study eliminated a number of factors to explain the greater risk and speculated that the problem may stem from manipulation of the embryo in the IVF process. Read more here.

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