Bill Ames, appointed by Texas State Board of Education member Don McLeroy to a social studies curriculum writing team, has commented on our post about the relevance of abortion politics to the state board. We are reposting Mr. Ames’ comment here in its entirety:
I will explain exactly what abortion politics have to do with the SBOE.
In 2004, the SBOE adopted an abstinence-based sex education curriculum, in accordinance with the state education code.
Planned Parenthood was a substantial lobbyist for the anti-abstinence sex education curriculum demanded by TFN and other members of the education political lobby.
Planned Parenthood requires thousands of sexually active teens in Texas in order to keep its abortion mills profitably humming along.
Thus it supported the curriculum proposal that encourages teen sexual activity.
Abortion politics has lots to do with the SBOE………
So there you have it. According to Mr. Ames, people who oppose abstinence-only programs that keep students ignorant about how to protect themselves from unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases are simply trying to drum up profits for Planned Parenthood’s “abortion mills.”
The importance of rescuing the education of Texas schoolchildren from that kind of political hysteria and extremism could hardly be clearer.