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14 / 10 / 2011 - Precious Life say to RCN and FPA - STOP CORRUPTING OUR YOUNG PEOPLE!
Members of Precious Life recently went ‘under-cover’ to attend a “Sexual Health Seminar for Young People” organised by the Royal College of Nursing (RCN).
Most people think that the RCN is simply an educational college for Nurses, but the RCN is in fact a Trade Union Organisation that supports abortion.
The RCN had invited the FPA (Family Planning Association) to speak at this seminar. Other Speakers were from the Belfast HSCT (Belfast Health and Social Care Trust) and NICCY (Northern Ireland Commissioner for Children and Young People.)
They talked about children’s ‘sexual health’; how young people can access 'sexual health and family planning services', and the ‘sexual health’ of children with learning disabilities.
But their phrase “sexual health and family planning services” is only code language for abortion and supplying contraceptive drugs to children .
It is disgraceful that these organisations are allowed to sexualise and corrupt our children. A school cannot give a child an aspirin without first going through a mountain of red tape and bureaucracy yet these organisations say its ok to give children contraception without either the knowledge or consent of their parents.
Making contraceptives freely available only leads young people into a false sense of security. They are conned into believing that they can be sexually promiscuous yet still be 'safe' when in reality this only increases the rates of sexually transmitted diseases and teenage pregnancy. Our young people need to be taught sexual abstinence. Precious Life will continue to promote this positive message by distributing our REALITY booklet to schools, colleges, youths clubs, etc.
Precious Life have also responded to a newspaper column promoting FPA contraception advice for children. It appeared in Tuesday’s IRISH NEWS “Family and Parenting” section with advice from a so-called ‘expert’ from the FPA about giving the Pill to 14-year-old girls.
Here is Precious Life's response...
Letters to the Editor
The Irish News
113 - 117 Donegall St,
I was shocked to read in the Irish News “Family and Parenting” section (10 Oct) the advice given to parents whose 14-year-old daughter wants to go on the Pill
The advice was given by a so-called ‘expert’ from the Family Planning Association (FPA). This is not the type of organisation that should be giving advice to parents about their children. The FPA supports giving contraception to under-age children, and arranging abortions for school-girls, without parental consent.
The so-called ‘expert’ advice from the FPA made no mention of the harmful effects of the Pill. It contains artificial hormones and powerful steroids that constantly remain in the body. This is not healthy for any female, but especially not for a 14-year-old child’s developing body.
The Pill causes a chemically-induced alteration of the female reproductive system. Because of the way the female body works, these effects are not limited to just the womb. All the vital organs are affected by constant use of the Pill.
In 2005, the World Health Organisation (WHO) put the Pill into its highest class of cancer-causing drugs. The WHO concluded that it increases a woman’s risk of breast cancer, liver cancer and cervical cancer. Other side effects include blood clots, ectopic pregnancy and infertility.
It must also be stated that the Pill is not 100% effective in preventing pregnancy.
The FPA’s so-called ‘expert’ also stated that condoms protect against sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). This is wrong.
Condoms were not designed to protect against STDs. They were designed to prevent pregnancy - yet often fail to do even that! Condom manufacturers state on their packs that they do not provide 100% protection against pregnancy or the transmission of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases.
The reason condoms provide little protection against many STDs is because these diseases are frequently passed through ‘skin to skin’ contact. Even when a condom is used, the bacteria and viruses that cause serious STDs can infect anywhere in the genital area. So these diseases are still spread because condoms don’t cover or protect all areas of the genital region. Many STDs are incurable, life-long diseases. Some can even be fatal.
Teenage pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases are now at ‘epidemic’ levels. So our daughters deserve better advice than the failed ‘safe-sex’ message promoted by the FPA.
Telling children that sex is safe just by taking a pill and using a condom only fuels the problem rather than provide a solution.
The FPA’s advice will only make children become sexually active at a younger age; increase the rates of STDs; and increase the rates of teenage pregnancies and the resulting abortions.
I hope the Irish News will, in future, print advice columns that tell parents to teach their children the ‘saved-sex’ message - save sex for marriage. Our young people need to be warned of the dangers and health risks of casual sex and contraception, and be encouraged to abstain from sex until marriage. Young people need to be taught that abstinence is always the best choice. It is the only 100% effective way of avoiding pregnancy and STDs. Abstinence isn’t always easy, but it always works!
Precious Life have produced a booklet for parents and young people called “REALITY – your guide to good sexual health”. For a free copy telephone 0289027848 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Precious Life, PO Box 425, Belfast, BT1 4YF