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18 / 12 / 2008 - The Government`s obsession with pushing sex education and contraception is just creating MORE teenage pregnancies
They just don’t get it, do they? The number of teenage pregnancies in Britain went up last year, and although the figures aren’t yet published the indications are that they will have made the biggest jump in a decade.
This is despite the fact that, in order to achieve its stated aim of halving the teenage pregnancy rate by 2010, the government has been pushing contraception and sex education to ever younger children - including the grotesque provision of compulsory sex education for five year-olds.
Until now ministers have been clinging to slight annual drops in the teenage pregnancy rate. Yet this was little more than a statistical sleight of hand based on increased use of the morning-after pill - itself a form of very early abortion - which did not dent Britain’s shameful record as having the highest rates of teenage pregnancy in Europe.
It simply doesn’t occur to ministers that, far from bringing pregnancy and conception rates down, their policy of providing more and more contraception and sex education is actually pushing them up.
This is because it is based on the utterly misguided idea that, if you go with the flow, you can stop it. You can’t stop young people from having sex, goes the thinking, so what you have to do is teach them how to avoid the bad consequences.
So children and young people are taught that sex is a bit like ski-ing - go out there and have fun, but here are a few tips to avoid getting hurt. Surprise, surprise, it doesn’t work. That’s because going with the flow never stops it - it actually swells it.
The underlying message of providing contraception and sex education is that sexual relationships themselves for under-age children are perfectly normal and acceptable. But they are actually unlawful.
This is for the very good reason that sex is not actually a form of indoor sport. It is hazardous for such young people, not just through the risk of pregnancy but the fact that children are emotionally too immature to handle it - not to mention the toll of sexually transmitted disease which is now blighting an ever larger number of young bodies.
Giving the message that an activity is normal and acceptable means inevitably that yet more people will engage in that activity. Dishing out the condoms and offering children a menu of sexual techniques amounts to propaganda for sexual incontinence.
Worse still, abortion services are offered to children as young as eleven without even informing their parents. That this is all being promoted to under-age children is a quite shocking betrayal of adult responsibility to the young - not to mention the fact that it also teaches them to hold the law in contempt, and indeed makes the adults behind these programmes accomplices in law-breaking.
It isn’t just that a blind eye is being turned to under-age sex. Under-age children are being specifically targeted for ‘education’ in sexual activity - which might more properly be called ‘grooming’, courtesy of the British taxpayer.
What ministers will not do is encourage the one form of education that does work, which is to teach children the value and importance of sexual continence within marriage and to help them to ‘just say no’.
This approach, which attracts the most vicious scorn and derision from so-called progressives, has had stunning success in America - wherever it is taught properly - in bring down rates not just of teen pregnancy but also of premature sexual activity.
That is because it empowers girls in particular - especially those from highly disadvantaged backgrounds - to gain control over their lives and respect for their own bodies, which in turn further boosts their self-esteem and life-chances in all kinds of ways. But British ministers refuse to go down this path - because their approach to teenage sexuality is part and parcel of their general ‘lifestyle-choice’ approach, which means no moral judgments can be made about any lifestyle.
They have thus systematically promoted and incentivised an amoral sexual free-for-all - causing a rising tide of mass fatherlessness, damaged children, abused women, criminality, drug abuse and other social wreckage - and then wonder why their attempts to minimise the fall-out among sexualised under-age children fail to work.
And so, in response to these latest dismal statistics proving once again the egregious failure of their approach, ministers are responding in the only way they know – by trying to push it even more strongly through trials of over-the-counter sales of the Pill. They will never learn.
Source : MELANIE PHILLIPS - Daily Mail