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Planned Parenthood is not just the second-largest provider of sterilizing hormones to transsexuals and responsible for killing over 8.6 million babies in its nationwide network of abattoirs since 1970. It also touts itself as “the nation’s largest provider of sex education,” with a center that publishes “sexuality education manuals used throughout the world.”

A recent Fox News Digital report unearthed unseemly comments made by the head of that center. William Taverner, executive director of Planned Parenthood’s New Jersey-based Center for Sex Education (CSE), has advocated for so-called “porn literacy” for kids and claimed that children are born “sexual.”

Perhaps even more troubling is how the controversial stances taken by Taverner are not at odds with the views held by the broader organization.

Sexualizing babies

In 2015, Taverner said that “[We have] in our society, an assumption of asexuality of people with intellectual disabilities. It’s a myth that’s perpetuated, and really we are all sexual beings from birth until death.”

This radical notion advanced by Taverner — not that disabled people might be sexual but that infants could be — was reiterated in a Planned Parenthood guide entitled “Fundamentals of Teaching Sexuality.”

Extra to alleging that gender identity “is independent from the body parts [a person may] have,” the guide claims that “sexuality is part of life through all the ages and stages.”

Accordingly, “Babies, elders, and everyone in between can experience sexuality,” dispensing with the notion that sexuality is best left to consenting adults.

Despite the claim that toddlers can experience sexuality, the Planned Parenthood guide states as a “fact” that “Comprehensive sex education does not lead to earlier sexual debut.”

Planned Parenthood’s claim that inundating kids with sex propaganda does not prompt them to engage in sexual behavior is based on a publication by Advocates for Youth, an activist group funded by the Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation and William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.

The group got in trouble in 2018 for promoting mutual masturbation to grade-school kids. According to Influence Watch, the group also suggested that parents are biased concerning the kind of sexual information they give to their own children.

Grade-school pornography lessons

This is not the only radical outlook Taverner appears to share in common with his peers at Planned Parenthood.

Taverner reportedly claimed in 2012 that children should be taught pornography in sex education and intimated that erotica may be “useful.”

Fox News Digital indicated that the CSE’s executive director has maintained this position until at least February 2021.

Taverner stated, “I think that there’s this yearning for information that young people have that… hasn’t changed. [The] delivery of how we get information is quite different. I think that the internet is a major influence on how people learn about sexuality. There’s access to erotica, pornography. That was very different for young people 30 years ago. It’s certainly not as accessible, certainly not as instantaneous. So there’s a lot of information that is useful.”

While noting that “some of it is wrong,” Taverner said “there’s good stuff out there as well.”

In a 2021 interview, Taverner indicated that pornography was not the intended primary source of sex education, but that learning about pornography was useful to children just as much as learning to use a condom: “Instruction needs to adapt to modern times.”

“There’s a resistance to … if we talk about porn, [some think] is it going to make people want to watch it? Which is the same faulty kind of premise as if we teach about condoms, it’s going to make people want to have sex with condoms or maybe that’s not a bad thing,” said Taverner.

Teachers shouldn’t morally qualify pornography either, suggested the Planned Parenthood director.

Instead, “we need to present opportunities for young people to think about … for example, their values. You know, let’s do an opinion activity. Let’s do the ethics of porn. And that’s not to say that there’s a right answer.”

Other sex education answers are decided at the CSE, which produces materials that “address all ages … providing sexuality educators with user-friendly, cost-effective lesson plans addressing puberty, healthy and unhealthy relationships, contraception, sexual safety, and much more.”

Monica Cline, a former Planned Parenthood sex education volunteer, told EWTN last year that Planned Parenthood’s sex propaganda is aimed at “pushing sexuality and sexualizing children.”

According to Cline, the organization’s “comprehensive sexuality education is all about grooming children … using it as a marketing tool to lead to abortion.”

The Federalist reported that Planned Parenthood has also had a hand in a “queer-centered” and pro-abortion curriculum, called “Reducing the Risk,” which has been deployed across 16 states.

One of the activities reportedly involves having young students watch cartoon pornography.

Planned Parenthood is not just involved in pushing cartoon pornography on kids, but using cartoons to push sterilizing puberty blockers too. The organization ran this advertisement, spreading misinformation about kids’ ability to “put their puberty on hold”:

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