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House of Lords debating mandatory sex education in schools

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  1. Colin (Queenstown/London) 28 Jan, 7:46pm

    I have no understanding of why any parent would not wish there children to have full knowledge of the real world they are entering.
    What we have here is religion living in the dark era. The issue in education is not the subject it’s teachers putting their morality onto future generations. Shabby people living in the past.
    Please HOL send it back to HOC.
    Getting to the source ie youth when they have an open mind is one way to protect them, give young people who recognise they are gay or transgender or just different confidence in themselves. If this planet is to change it will be our youth that do it. Prepare them please. And believe in them and equip them.

    1. Midnighter 28 Jan, 8:39pm

      Well said, Colin. It is a damning indictment of any parent when they would rather see ignorance compromise the safety of their own children. It is quite simply the child’s right to health (and sexual identity) compromised by the parents freedom to believe in superstition.

      Aritcle 3 of UN Rights of the Child states “The best interests of children must be the primary concern in making decisions that may affect them”.

      The question is whether we as a society believe that the child’s best interests are served by educating them in life-changing health issues, understanding their own bodies and developing a healthy sexual identity, or if it is better to leave them in ignorance so as not to interfere with their parent’s indoctrination with irrational garbage.

      A study in the BMJ found that one in two hundred pregnant girls so ignorant they claimed to be virgins. Those girls were the ones whose parents never or rarely talked to them about sex. http://www.bmj.com/content/347/bmj.f7102

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