Please read what Christine Acurso, executive director of First Way Pregnancy Center, has to say about the upcoming Sex Ed Curriculum Committee meeting at TUHSD on Tuesday, Feb 4, at 4:30 pm. Please attend this very important meeting and stand against Planned Parenthood’s presence in our schools.
The next sex education curriculum committee meeting for the Tempe Union High School District is Tuesday, February 4 at 4:30pm. It will be held at:
Desert Vista High School (in the Media Center)
16440 S. 32nd Street
Phoenix, AZ 85048
It is important, as a community, that we continue to show our support of them choosing what is best for these students. We have not heard what they plan to do with the information on the three curricula they received from Planned Parenthood at the last meeting, but we do know that the agenda for this coming Tuesday’s meeting includes two more curricula presentations. The first one is called Choosing the Best and is currently in two of their schools now. The other one is called TOP (Teen Outreach Program) and will be presented by an employee of the Maricopa County Department of Health. With a simple google search on TOP it was easy to find Planned Parenthood’s all across our country that use this program and promote it heavily. I even watched a couple of you tube videos where they talk about TOP’s "value." So, even though they don’t have a Planned Parenthood employee presenting the curriculum, we should be very suspicious of this option.
I encourage all of you to attend Tuesday’s meeting so that the committee knows that we plan to stay on top of this to ensure they know of our support.
If you plan to attend again and bring a sign, I encourage you again to have signs that say "Keep Planned Parenthood Out of Our Schools" or something of that nature. It is important that we maintain the peaceful, prayerful and respectful presence. They will not allow any signs in the actual meeting. I encourage everyone who attends to come inside to the meeting when it begins at 4:30pm and be present as long as possible. I know that PP has called out their people to attend this as well, so the earlier we show up, the better. If you are inclined to speak, even if it is momentarily, please be sure to get there early and sign up by filling out a "request to speak" card. It was certainly a powerful moment at the last meeting when one of our speakers asked everyone to stand who was against PP having any influence what-so-ever on the TUHSD students. I hope that happens again! It was good to take a stand and have it mean so much!
Most especially, your presence is requested at this meeting! May God bless you in your goodness!
1st Way Pregnancy Center
3501 North 16th Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85016
Phone: (602) 261-7522
Fax: (602) 257-9520