Because Planned Parenthood doesn't want you talking to them especially if you have values that differ from the "values" that Planned Parenthood holds.
The main page of Planned Parenthood's website is featuring this article by the editor of Planned Parenthood's teen sex site, Teenwire.com. Susan Yudt is up in arms over a new government website, 4parents.gov, which hopes to guide parents, grandparents, mentors, and guardians "discuss important, yet difficult, issues about healthy choices, sex and relationships" with teens.
The article starts off by taking a cheap shot at abstinence education and even cites the fact-checking work of Henry Waxman's staff which needed its own fact-checking.
Yudt then pulls an Andrew Golota on the National Physicians Center for Family Resources by saying they have "ties" to Dr. Laura and that Dr. Laura has said some mean things about homosexuals. I guess we can't trust anything from them anymore. What a way to try to discredit an organization - vaguely mention one person they have to and then supply a couple things that person said without providing any context.
Yudt also discusses abortion and infertility. "4parents.gov has additional anti-choice overtones, stating that "abortion complications" is one of the major causes of infertility — when, in fact, less than one percent of women who have an abortion experience a major complication, and there is no evidence of infertility among the vast majority of women who've had abortions."
Yudt pulls a switch-a-roo. Instead of proving that abortion isn't a major cause of infertility, she asserts that most women who have abortions don't become infertile but that in no way proves that abortion isn't a major cause of infertility. For example, if only .5% of women become infertile after an abortion that's still 6,500 women a year who become infertile because of abortion.
I think the real reason Ms. Yudt is upset is because her site may have some competition. A web site that encourages parents to talk to their children about sex and doesn't espouse Planned Parenthood's ideology about sex is a definite downer for Ms. Yudt. Planned Parenthood's guide for talking to your child about sex tells me in the three to five year old section that, "Most kids touch their sex organs for pleasure. Masturbation is very common during this time. We must reassure kids that it is normal to masturbate — but only in private."
Under the 5 to 7 category - "Sexual fantasies about family members of both genders are common, too. Kids may find these thoughts upsetting. We must reassure them that just dreaming or thinking about things doesn't make them happen."
Under the 8 to 12 section - "Kids are fascinated with the way their bodies change. It's common for them to look at and touch each other's sex organs. This is one of the ways they learn that they are normal. They do this with friends of both genders. This kind of sex play does not make a child gay or straight."
Needless to say, I don't want Planned Parenthood and their advice anywhere near any of my future children. Honestly, is Michael Jackson writing this stuff?