The Senate Education Committee in Madison is scheduled to vote on the Planned Parenthood’s Sex Education Bill – Senate Bill 324/Assembly Bill 458, this Wednesday, January 27th at 9:30 AM. The driving force behind the bill is America’s largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood, which operates 3 of the 4 largest abortion clinics in Wisconsin.
For an indication of how Planned Parenthood intends to discuss sex with our children and their expectations for young people, please see their website at http://www.plannedparenthood.org/teen-talk/. Currently, Planned Parenthood is paid by the state of Wisconsin taxpayers to give free contraceptives to all adolescents above the age of 14 (However, they do not turn away younger boys and girls). SB 324/AB 458 is the most significant change to Wisconsin sex education that we’ve had in a generation and the bills clearly promote that young people are expected to be sexually active. These bills do this in the following way:
1. Currently, school districts can teach abstinence-centered instruction. While SB 324/AB 458 discusses abstinence, it will bar abstinence-only instruction. This bill will not let school districts teach abstinence without teaching condom and contraceptive use. ( SB 324 page 3, lines 14-17) http://www.legis.state.wi.us/2009/data/SB324-SSA1.pdf
2. Current law dictates that local school districts have committees, which include members of clergy, to decide what is included in their school district’s sex ed curriculum. This bill will require the curriculum be recommended by national liberal groups including the American Public Health Association, which has taken the extreme position of being in favor of partial birth abortion. http://www.apha.org/advocacy/activities/actionissues/legiationactionopposingpartial.htm
3.SB 324/AB 458 requires sex ed instruction to not have a bias regarding sexual orientation/homosexuality or having sex before marriage. Therefore, any instruction that says homosexuality or sex before marriage is considered morally wrong would not be allowed under SB 324/AB 458. Proponents of the bill have indicated this curriculum is appropriate for 6th and 7th graders. (SB 324 page 3, lines 23-25) http://www.legis.state.wi.us/2009/data/SB324-SSA1.pdf
4. Although parents are able to opt their children out, the instruction will influence the next generation of Wisconsin students' morality and lower the expectations for early sexual activity.
For the current law on sex ed, see the following link: http://www.legis.state.wi.us/statutes/Stat0118.pdf Wisconsin Law 118.019
Your urgent action is requested. Please pray as you consider the following actions.
1. Call Senate Education Committee members and ask them to oppose AB 458 and SB 324. Contact information is listed below.
2. Call your state senator and ask them to vote “no” on Senate Bill 324 and AB 458.
a. This link will tell you who your state senator and representative are:http://www.legis.wisconsin.gov/w3asp/waml/waml.aspx
3. Forward the information in this email to as many of your family and friends as possible and personally request their help in defeating these morally devastating bills.
4. Gather people to pray that the LORD stop this bill from becoming law in Wisconsin.
5. Meet with your state senator in person as soon as possible and ask them to stand with life and oppose these Planned Parenthood bills.
The link below takes you to the Senate Education Committee’s Website. There you will find information about the vote (executive session).
Below is the contact information for the Senate Education Committee members:
Chairman Senator John Lehman (608) 266-1832 Or (866) 615-7510 District: 262-632-3330 firstname.lastname@example.org
Senator Dave Hansen (608) 266-5670 or toll free at (866) 221-9395 District: (920) 492-2200 Sen.Hansen@legis.wi.gov
Senator Jon Erpenbach (608)266-6670 or toll-free (888) 549-0027 Sen.Erpenbach@legis.wi.gov
Senator Robert Jauch (608) 266-3510 Or (800) 469-6562 District (715) 364-2438 Sen.Jauch@legis.wi.gov
Senator Luther Olsen Phone: (608)266-0751; Toll-Free: (800) 991-5541 Sen.email@example.com