If Students for Life is an anti-abortion organization, why are we talking about abstinence?
As an anti-abortion organization, we have a vested interest in stopping the rapid decline in the state of our culture’s views on sex, especially among young adults. If over half of the total abortions are being performed on young women, under the age of 25, we must do a better job educating our peers about abortion. And we must offer information about sexual health and preventative measures. The bottom line: If people are not having sex, they are not having abortions.
The problem? Planned Parenthood has managed to infiltrate our school systems and now dominates sex education with what is called Comprehensive Sex Education (CSE). CSE offers contraceptives, masturbation, oral sex, and “outercourse” as means of protecting teens from STDs and pregnancy. It is no surprise to them when their forms of “protection” fail, and students have to come back to Planned Parenthood for STD tests, pregnancy tests, and, ultimately, abortions.
But it is not just Planned Parenthood encouraging sex: secular media has made promiscuity the norm. Wildly popular shows like True Blood and The Secret Life of an American Teenager are sexually saturated. In music, movies, Facebook, and other outlets, sexual content is unavoidable. People who practice abstinence perceive that they are the minority. They feel abnormal because they believe sex should be reserved for marriage. Can you really blame them for feeling that way? In an attempt to “fit in,” people become sexually active and the results are devastating.
So, what do we do?
Students for Life began to research ways to address this issue. How do we encourage abstinence in a culture where abstinence is not welcome? How do we talk to high school and college aged students about healthy sexuality without becoming out-of-touch?
The solution? We want YOU to become the educators. Young adults are more likely to engage in conversations about sexuality with their peers instead of a stuffy, awkward adult.
Check out our latest high school and college February Event-in-a-Box to find out how you can help educate your school on sexual health and reduce the number of abortions.