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UFI Poll results: “Have you ever gone to your child’s school and review their sex education program?”

In Abstinence, Parental Rights, Planned Parenthood, Polls, Sex Education on March 17, 2011 at 6:05 pm

Here is this week’s question:

“Have you ever gone to your child’s school and review their sex education program?”

Here’s what UFI readers said:

67 percent          Yes

33 percent          No

We wish everyone had been able to say “yes.”   This is a topic that United Families International has addressed in our communications for several weeks.  This is also one place that parents can make a dramatic difference in their child’s life and education – without tremendous amounts of time involved.

We encourage you to read the United Families International articles on sex education curriculums that are being promoted in our schools.   Get involved!

Training your child to be a gender and sexual rights activist

You Asked For It:   How to stop harmful sex education

You Asked For It: How to stop harmful sex education

In Abstinence, Parental Rights, Planned Parenthood, Sex Education on March 17, 2011 at 3:38 pm

United Families International received a large response and many questions regarding our last email communication telling you about the new sex education curriculum entitled “It’s All One: Guidelines and Activities for a Unified Approach to Sexuality, Gender HIV, and Human Rights Education.” You can review that email alert here.

The number one question we received:   “What do I do to stop this from getting into my child’s school?” Today we devote this alert to answering that question.  The short answer is:  Become aware of what is being taught.   

Here’s What You Can Do

1.     Contact your school district and ask to review the districts sex education curriculum.  It is often advisable to set up an actual appointment time.  You can contact your child’s specific school, but you will get a better overview of what’s out there by going to the district level.

2.    Ask to see the program that will be presented at all grade levels.  Ask where the curriculum came from.  What was the process for its development?  Who wrote it?  Does it come from the state education department or is it developed within district?   If possible, ask for a copy or to borrow it.

3.    Also ask to review all “tolerance and diversity” programs and curriculum as well.  They are often a companion to the implementation of sex education programs and can be equally dangerous and anti-family.

4.    Inquire about the district’s “opt in” and “opt out” policies.  Parents need to understand their options.

5.    Explain your desire to be on a parental review committee for sex education materials and curriculum.  Follow through to ensure that you are placed on the committee and then contacted at the appropriate time.

6.    Go home and read the curriculum – all of it – keeping in mind the worldview and anti-family perspective that that they could be promoting.  Go here to see some specific excerpts and page numbers pulled from the “It’s All One Curriculum.”

7.    Go here and read through your states laws and statutes regarding education and curriculum (click on “education” link).  Knowing what the law says is a great asset.

8.    Share the information with extended family and friends.  Warn your neighbor and help them to get involved.

9.    If offending material(s) is found, gather like-minded parents and go directly to your school board members and request a meeting.  Meet and explain the unacceptable nature of the curriculum being used.  Ask the Board Members what their plan of action is to remove it from the classroom.  Then be persistent.

10.    Be kind, respectful, and articulate.  Have your facts.  Trust yourself.  As a parent, you have a legal right to become involved in curriculum decisions, monitor what your child is taught, and to use your influence to have it removed or changed.

The most effective way to prevent this type of material from reaching your child is to be involved in the beginning – during the curriculum selection and decision-making process.  Get involved!   It sounds trite, but this is one area where one person really can make a difference. Never forget that public schools belong to you and to your community.

Additional things to be aware of:

1.     Do not trust the National Education Association (NEA) to be an ally in this effort or for them to provide assistance to you.  In fact, the NEA will probably be the first ones promoting this new curriculum in your school.  We direct you to a report on the position of the National Education Association.  United Families International representatives were in the room during the UN event in February where this occurred and can vouch for its accuracy.

2.     Please be aware that most national and state Parent Teacher Associations (PTA) are openly and actively supporting the homosexual agenda – this trickles down to the local groups.   (Please do not confuse the PTA with the locally formed and operated parent/teacher groups that do amazing and important work in our schools.)

3.    Some districts have or are attempting to implement what they refer to as “maturation programs.”  This curriculum is directed at students in the elementary grades and should be closely reviewed for its content.   Those who push radical “comprehensive” sex education are usually behind the writing and promotion of these programs as well.   Don’t let them sneak them into your schools.  

FOLLOW the suggestions above;  FORWARD this email on; UNITE local and state efforts to secure that the values and morals which lift and build society.  Keep us informed as to what you are doing and let us help you.

Walt Disney is credited with saying that “Our greatest natural resource is the minds of our children.”  By being involved in the curriculum our children are being taught, we help preserve and protect that resource.  Parental rights in education are imperative.  Never be hesitant to promote and secure yours.

Sincerely,

Carol Soelberg
United Families International

House Passes Amendment Banning Planned Parenthood Funding

In Abortion, Families, Planned Parenthood on February 19, 2011 at 4:21 pm

Congressman Mike Pence succinctly laid out the case for his amendment:   “..[T]his is not about Planned Parenthood’s right to be in the abortion business… This debate is about who [funds] it… Nobody is saying that Planned Parenthood can’t be the leading advocate of abortion on demand in America … but why do I have to pay for it?”    The continuing resolution – that included the Pence amendment banning any funding of Planned Parenthood was passed out of the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday.

This is the first step in stopping almost one-third of a billion dollars from going into Planned Parenthood coffers.  The continuing resolution still needs the approval of the Senate and then the signature of the President.  This resolution is also crucial to turning back the tide on irresponsible government spending.

Planned Parenthood advocates continue to claim that Planned Parenthood deserves the taxpayer funds because they do more than just abortions.  Yet thousands of non-profits around the world do crucial work to aid women, children, and the vulnerable – without a dime of aid from government.  Planned Parenthood can do the same.  It is also interesting that just this year, Planned Parenthood leadership has required that all affiliates must do abortions or drop the Planned Parenthood name.

Thursday night, the almost three-hour debate on the Pence amendment was full of statements revealing the shallowness of the pro-abortion position.  Rep. Gwen Moore (D-Wis) made the stunning statement that abortion is better option for babies resulting from an unplanned pregnancies than a life of “eating Ramen noodles” or “mayonnaise sandwiches.”  Others tried to make the case that there would be no healthcare for some women or help for victims of sexual assault if Planned Parenthood was defunded.  I don’t think Planned Parenthood is necessary strapped for cash since they regularly bring in a profit of over $89 million a year.  I think they’ve got a dime or two to spare.

Thank you to all who contacted their representatives to encourage their support of these measures.  Please take a minute to thank them as well!  Then get ready to let your voice be heard as this measure moves to the Senate.

Watch Rep. Mike Pence as he tells it like it is:

UFI Reader Poll: Is Planned Parenthood’s work worthy of continued funding?

In Abortion, Planned Parenthood, Polls on February 10, 2011 at 11:43 pm

Here’s last week’s UFI Family Poll question and the results:

Is Planned Parenthood’s effort to provide contraception, healthcare, and education to underprivileged women and children enough to warrant the continuation of taxpayer funding?

2 percent                             Yes

2 percent                             Undecided

96 percent                          No

As the details (and the videos) continued to emerge on the Planned Parenthood “sting” put together by Live Action (a student run pro-life group), the calls for the defunding of Planned Parenthood grow louder.

The individuals that claim Planned Parenthood makes a major contribution to the health of women – in spite of the fact that they perform abortions – are having a much more difficult time making their case.  There are multitudes of ways to help women with healthcare and contraception that do not involve being a player in the multi-million dollar abortion industry.

Planned Parenthood is a profit-making business and as such is undeserving of public funds.  As for the criminal behavior of the Planned Parenthood clinics, let’s hope they are held accountable for their illegal actions by all levels of law enforcement.

Here’s a few links where you can get more details and developments on the Planned Parenthood Sting:

Washington D.C. Planned Parenthood facility the seventh caught aiding sex traffickers

Vigils in front of Planned Parenthood clinics nationwide

Retraining employees is latest response to Planned Parenthood exposé

Lawmakers push to defund Planned Parenthood

Expose Planned Parenthood now

Another Planned Parenthood Outrage: Special Webcast Tonight

In Abortion, Family Planning, Planned Parenthood on February 3, 2011 at 3:29 pm

Aiding underage sex-trafficking rings, covering up sex abuse of children, coaching potential clients/patients to lie and commit fraud…sounds like a crime syndicate doesn’t.  Nope, we’re talking about Planned Parenthood clinics.  In the latest undercover sting operation conducted by Live Action, a student-led pro-life group head by Lila Rose, Planned Parenthood is exposed once again.  You may remember some of Live Action’s past hidden camera videos where they show Planned Parenthood dancing around parental consent laws, protecting child abusers and even accepting  donations that were specifically directed at abortions for African-Americans – Margaret Sanger would be proud.

Two videos in this next round from Live Action, have been released; one filmed at a Planned Parenthood clinic in New Jersey and the other in Richmond, Virginia.  Planned Parenthood leaders have gone into damage control mode; firing one employee who was involved and expressing grave concern that their employees were operating outside the policies of Planned Parenthood.  But Lila Rose is not buying it:

“This proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that Planned Parenthood intentionally breaks state and federal laws and covers up the abuse of the young girls it claims to serve.  Time and time again, Planned Parenthood has sent young girls back into the arms of their abusers. They don’t deserve a dime of the hundreds of millions they receive in federal funding from taxpayers. Congress must cease funding and the Department of Justice should investigate this corrupt organization immediately.”

You can hear Lila Rose tonight in a webcast as she explains some of the details of the sting and what is occurring as Planned Parenthood, law enforcement, and the media react.  Family Research Council is sponsoring the webcast and it will include U.S. Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.) and prominent leaders in the pro-life movement.  It’s tonight, Thursday, February 3, at  8:30 PM Eastern Time.   They’ve entitled it Planned Parenthood Exposed. It’s free and you can register here.

Below, you can also watch the actual video footage filmed at the Planned Parenthood Clinic in January in New Jersey.

Merry Christmas from Planned Parenthood

In Abortion, motherhood, Planned Parenthood on December 13, 2010 at 12:54 pm

“Choice on Earth” wallpaper adorns the home page of Planned Parenthood’s website.  Some Planned Parenthood (PP) clinics still offer the “Choice on Earth” holiday cards as well as gift certificates good for, among other things, abortion services.   That must be somewhere on an “ultimate stocking stuffer” list.

Cecile Richards, PP President, has sent out her annual “Christmas” email to her supporters bragging about Planned Parenthood’s role in the passage of the largest increase in taxpayer-funded abortion since Roe v. Wade (1973) and urging her readers to donate so even more can be done.  The most prolific abortion provider in the world really knows how to enhance and celebrate the Christmas season!

At a time of year when the world celebrates the birth of a child, Planned Parenthood is celebrating the ending of the lives of 1.37 million unborn children in the U.S.  (42 million worldwide) and continues to make a mockery of the scriptural passage that rejoices in the birth of a baby boy some 2000 years ago.

Cecile Richards defends her organization’s activities and insists that the bulk of the services provided by Planned Parenthood are for basic healthcare and “family planning.”  Yet the numbers from International Planned Parenthood Federation show that annually Planned Parenthood performs:

363,089                Surgical abortions

90,035               Medical abortions (pills)

453,124   Total abortions

Planned Parenthood  charges, on average, $450  for  a surgical abortion.  That means that in one year, International Planned Parenthood brought in $163,390,050 on surgical abortions alone.   Keep in mind that Planned Parenthood receives millions of tax-payer dollars each year in the form of grants and subsidies…that’ll cover a lot of basic overhead for Planned Parenthood clinics!

Returning to the “Choice on earth” and Planned Parenthood’s mockery of the “Peace on Earth” Christmas message, we’ll close with this:

The greatest destroyer of peace is abortion because if a mother can kill her own child, what is left for me to kill you and you to kill me? There is nothing between.  –Mother Teresa

Correction on “New Jersey Abortion Clinics still being funded”

In Abortion, Planned Parenthood on September 28, 2010 at 4:21 pm

It has been pointed out to United Families International that although the abortion industry  is still receiving some funding in the state of New Jersey, Gov. Christie has taken some positive steps to dramatically reduce that funding and thus deserves our thanks.  Please do so by contacting him here:

http://www.nj.gov/nj/feedback.html

We will watch Gov. Christie and hope that his record will reflect a continued support of policy that saves the lives of preborn children.

You can see United Families original blog post on this topic here.

New Jersey Abortion clinics STILL being funded

In Abortion, Planned Parenthood on September 24, 2010 at 5:25 am

**To see a correction to this post, go here.

We had no sooner hit the “publish” button on a blog post where we praised New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie for cutting off funding to abortion clinics, (see below post) when we were notified that people were misunderstanding Gov. Christi’s actions.  It seems that the Governor is a supporter of Planned Parenthood and tax-payer funded abortion will continue in New Jersey.

Evidently Gov. Christi has personally donated to Planned Parenthood in the past and his deputy press secretary, Kevin Roberts, has gone on record stating: “Women’s reproductive services, including abortions, will continue to be funded [in New Jersey] by a mix of state and federal funding.”

The conventional wisdom cited was correct–Gov. Christi is a fiscal conservative, but not a conservative on social issues.   We had hoped that this current economic downturn and serious financial constraints would have yielded something positive–like saving the lives of unborn children in New Jersey by defunding abortion clinics.

You won’t be needing to contact Gov. Christi to thank him after all.

You can read more on this situation here.

BELOW IS THE ORIGINAL POST

New Jersey Governor cuts funding to Planned Parenthood—Clinics now closing

The conventional wisdom about New Jersey’s Governor, Chris Christie, is that he is a fiscal, but not necessarily a social conservative.  Whatever the case, the pro-life community is thrilled that tax dollars no longer go to line the pockets of Planned Parenthood as Gov. Christie instituted major budget cuts to stave off a financial collapse of his state.   As a result, more unborn children will have a chance at life as insolvent Planned Parenthood clinics begin closing in that state.

The Planned Parenthood affiliate of Southern New Jersey will lose as much as $160,000 as a result of the cutting off of state funds.  At least one Planned Parenthood store front has closed as others scrambled to stay afloat.  There are 58 “family planning” clinics that were subject to the loss of funding; Planned Parenthood runs 29 of them.

Governor Christie showed he’s one tough guy as he faced down his state legislature on this one.  Back in July, Christie vetoed a bill that would have continued the state funding to abortion businesses.  The state senate then approved a bill to restore the funding with a 30-10 vote.  Later, the senate vote to over-ride Gov. Christie’s veto of this bill failed with a 23-17 party-line vote—falling short of the necessary two-thirds to over ride the Governor’s veto.   Seems some of the New Jersey state senators concluded it wasn’t wise to continue to tangle with Governor Christi.

Thanks, Governor Christie.  Whatever your reason for pulling the plug on taxpayer funding for abortion clinics, we’ll take it!

You can thank Gov. Chris Christie here:

http://www.nj.gov/nj/feedback.html

Planned Parenthood lies again…

In Abortion, Planned Parenthood on September 15, 2010 at 5:46 pm

Planned Parenthood has again been caught in the act of fabricating basic information about human development in order to convince a young woman to abort her baby.  This time it’s an Indiana Planned Parenthood.  This is another in a series of undercover videos to expose Planned Parenthood lies and often their illegal conduct.

As you watch the video, notice how the women giving the counseling acts like she’ll choke if she says the word “baby.”  It would almost be comical if the results of this woman’s deceit were not so tragic.



Planned Parenthood gives new meaning to the term “Non-Profit”

In Abortion, Abstinence, adoption, Planned Parenthood on September 10, 2010 at 6:27 am

Giving new meaning to the term “non-profit,” Planned Parenthood made over $106 million of profit last year (July 2008-July 2009).  So why are taxpayers helping to finance this money-making machine that is also the world’s largest provider of abortions?  Especially amidst allegations that Planned Parenthood Affiliates have overbilled the federal government to the tune of millions of dollars and used funding for improper political activity.

Family Research Council just released a new pamphlet:  Planned Parenthood: What Every Parent, Teacher, Woman, Community Leader and Elected Official Needs to Know that helps explain how in this time of economic downturn the Planned Parenthood abortion industry continues to thrive.  The pamphlet is short and well worth your time.  Here are a few excerpts:

  • The founding of Planned Parenthood is tied to the Eugenics movement.
  • The U.S. has the highest abortion rate in the western world, over 50 million preborn children aborted since Roe v. Wade (1973).
  • In 2007, Planned Parenthood performed 305,310 abortions and just 4,912 adoption referrals. (that’s less than 2% of babies whose mothers enter the door of a Planned Parenthood  clinic will ever be born)
  • If you want to know the kinds of things that Planned Parenthood thinks is appropriate sex education for your child, check out http://www.plannedparenthood.org/teen-talk/

Viewer/reader beware.

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