Carol Everett knows exactly why young girls have abortions.
When Everett operated abortion clinics in the Dallas area in the 1970s, sex-ed was an important part of cultivating and maintaining business among younger clientele. Sex-ed was calculated, she said, “to separate the children from their values and their parents,” adding that, at one point, her business’ goal “was to assure every girl between the ages of 13 and 18 have three to five abortions.”
When Alaska State Senator Mike Dunleavy’s bill, SB 89, was killed earlier this month by the Republican-controlled Alaska House’s Health and Social Services Committee, Everett spoke out. The bill, if passed, would have prohibited abortion-providing entities from teaching sexual education in Alaska’s public schools.
Everett explained that the way Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers create demand for their abortion services is through sex education in schools. “We started in kindergarten,” Everett said, and the aim was to erode children’s “natural modesty.” By third grade, children were shown explicit, “how to” diagrams of intercourse, she continued. By fourth grade, children were encouraged to masturbate, either alone or in groups.
Finally, in junior high, Everett said, “My goal was to get them sexually active on a low dose birth control pill that we knew they would get pregnant on. How do you do that? You give them a low dose birth control pill that has to be taken accurately at the same time every single day. And you know and I know, there’s not a teen in the world who does everything the same time every day.”
There will undoubtedly be more opportunities to block groups like Planned Parenthood from profiting off our school-aged children by teaching sexually risky activities in schools. We can’t afford to let this happen in Washington. Support FPIW as we work to promote healthy sexual education in schools.