On May 6, an Iowa judge struck down a law protecting Iowa children from sex education taught by abortion providers including Planned Parenthood. We are extremely disappointed in this decision, which will encourage abortion and further confuse Iowa children about sex.
Federal studies repeatedly demonstrate that Planned Parenthood is ineffective or even harmful when they teach sex education. In a study where Planned Parenthood teachers taught TOP, a program we pay them to teach in Iowa, the result was actually more teen pregnancies! Documents obtained by FOIA in Iowa reveal the obvious: when Planned Parenthood is in a school, they refer students to Planned Parenthood clinics.
While we work toward appropriate legal responses, you as parents are the best protection for your children. Planned Parenthood holds contracts to teach sex education in Linn, Polk, Pottawattamie, Woodbury, Lee, and Des Moines Counties. If you live in one of those counties, contact your school administrators and ensure Planned Parenthood is not teaching your child about sex.
Read more about sex education by abortion provider Planned Parenthood here: https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/opinion/columnists/2019/05/30/planned-parenthood-sex-education-program-doesnt-work-unplanned-pregnancy-abortion-defunding/1284340001/