Family Planning New Zealand is an organisation obsessed with sex. And they are especially obsessed with young people exercising their so-called ‘right’ to participate in sex.
Consequences of sexual activity outside of a monogamous committed relationship (that would be marriage) are a nasty by-product of experiencing fleeting ‘pleasure’ in Family Planning’s view.
Concern for the nation’s youth sees Family Planning hold clinics in a total of 56 locations. 23 of those are school-based services, and visits for under 22’s are free. Regrettably, they have managed to wheedle their way into Catholic schools, influencing teachers and students alike with their propaganda which contradicts the church’s strong (and beautiful) moral teaching on human sexuality.
Providing sexual health services and “education” is a nice little earner for this organisation that has been working hard to desensitise and normalise all manner of sexual behaviours since its inception in 1936 as the Sex Hygiene and Birth Regulation Society. Their gross income from grants, donations and service provision is around $15.5 million dollars each year. In the year ended 30 June 2014, that income included government grants of $11.7 million.
Alarmingly Family Planning is pleased with the “success” of their Tauranga abortion facility. According to their Annual Report 138 women had abortions in the year under review (1 July 2013 to 30 June 2014).
At this clinic Family Planning have been providing early medical abortions since March 2013. Women are given the drug mifepristone (which blocks the action of the pregnancy hormone progesterone) then some time later (up to 48 hours) another drug, misoprostol, will be administered, expelling the preborn child and pregnancy related tissue.
The application for the license was submitted to the Abortion Supervisory Committee very quietly. Earlier attempts in 2009 to gain a license for their Hamilton clinic was thwarted when pro-life groups worked together to expose the plan and the risks to women and their preborn children. But now that they have one license, Family Planning will be looking to provide early medical abortions at all of their clinics.
There should be little surprise then that Family Planning invited Cecile Richards, the President of Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) to their 2013 Conference in Wellington.
Abortion and sex education are big business for Planned Parenthood. In fact, Planned Parenthood is the largest provider of abortion in the United States. And Family Planning New Zealand wants to learn from them.
What Family Planning don’t realise is that Planned Parenthood is getting exposed for its lies, dodgy information and greed. If Family Planning take a page out of Planned Parenthood’s book they may just find themselves sinking in the muck too.