Even though there are some people who claim that sex education programs are intended to prevent unplanned pregnancies and out-of-wedlock births, many sex education programs actively promote immoral sexual behaviors that do lead to unplanned pregnancies and out-of-wedlock pregnancies. In fact, Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers do attempt to increase the demand for abortions through sex education programs that promote immoral sexual behaviors which in turn lead to unplanned pregnancies.
One of the major problems with sex education is that most sex education programs promote sexual behaviors that are always evil in and of themselves, regardless of the intention or the circumstances. The only kind of sexual act that can ever be morally good is natural sexual relations between a husband and wife which is capable of causing the conception of new human life and that is open to new human life. All other kinds of sexual acts, including premarital sex, adultery, contracepted intercourse, masturbation, and sodomy, are intrinsically evil acts that always seriously offend God. In fact, most of the sex education programs actively promote sexual acts that are intrinsically evil, and these sex education programs should never have actively promoted any sexual behaviors that are intrinsically evil in the first place because such behaviors are always morally wrong by the very nature of the act. Additionally, most sex educators are formally cooperating in sexual sins that seriously offend God by approving of and actively promoting sexual behaviors that are intrinsically evil, and such cooperation is never morally permissible.
Besides promoting sexual behaviors that are intrinsically evil, there are other major problems with most sex education programs, including the following:
- Overexposure to sexually explicit content
- An increased desire for sexual activity during childhood
- Less self-control over sexual emotions
- An increased willingness to engage in immoral sex behaviors
- Weakening the mental barriers to immoral sexual activity
- Weakening the natural inhibitions to sexual behavior during childhood
- An increase in the teen pregnancy rate
- Increased demand for birth control and abortion
Comprehensive sex education programs that promote immoral sexual behaviors should be eliminated from schools, but children should certainly be taught right from wrong in the area of human sexuality prior to their teenage years in a manner that does not promote immoral sexual activities. Instead of promoting intrinsically evil sexual activities, children should be taught that the only proper place for sexual activity is between a husband and wife who are married to each other, that sexual activity outside of marriage is always morally wrong and always seriously offends God, and that the only kind of sexual act which can be morally good is natural marital relations between a husband and wife that is capable of causing the conception of new human life and that is also open to new human life. Additionally, children should be taught how to resist peer pressure to engage in premarital sexual activity. If immoral sexual activity wasn’t actively promoted, if kids were taught that sexual activity outside of marriage is always morally wrong, and if kids were taught how to resist peer pressure to premarital sexual activity, fewer teenagers would be sexually active, more teenagers would have self-control over their sexual desires, there would be fewer teen pregnancies, there would be fewer abortions, and there would be an increased willingness to abstain from premarital sexual activity.