UN agencies, SIECUS, IPPF and Planned Parenthood, including their youth arm “Advocates for Youth”, are pushing hard to eliminate parental consent laws for contraceptives, abortions, sexuality education and more so they can push their agenda with children freely.
Therefore, any legislative language regarding sex education, especially language mandating confidentiality and/or privacy in data collection, or that mandates information or education on sexual or reproductive health issues for minors, should always also explicitly recognize the rights of parents in this regard
Consider these harmful examples:
This assault on parental rights and on the health and innocence of children is unacceptable and a violation of state and international law. Multiple state statutes, UN treaties and consensus documents call for respect for the rights, responsibilities and duties of parents. Therefore, any provisions that promote sexual and reproductive health or services or sex or sexuality education for children without their parents’ knowledge or consent are in violation of international, national and universal rights of parents to direct the education of their children.
Parental rights come with having a child, and are not granted by any governing body. It is your responsibility to raise your children, and everyone else’s opportunity to help you. Do not assume away OR allow others to steal this most basic parental truth.
See “Model Legislation for Parental Rights” below