Target: Wooster High School Principal Tyler Keener
Goal: Allow a non faith-based health care provider to teach students accurate information regarding sexual health and pregnancy prevention.
A representative for a faith-based pregnancy center allegedly spouted false information about sexually transmitted diseases and how to prevent unplanned pregnancies to students. Instead of providing the Wooster High School eight graders with comprehensive and accurate information regarding their sexual health and well being, the representative gave students inaccurate information that would fail to protect them from STDs and pregnancy.
According to the Huffington Post, the representative allegedly told students that marriage prevents the spread of sexually transmitted diseases as well as telling students that if a girl gets pregnant through rape or incest, her only option is giving the baby up for adoption.
This spread of inaccurate information to young minds that absorb and take to heart everything they hear will not allow for these students to have healthy sex lives when they get older. It is important that if a young woman is raped and it results in an unwanted pregnancy, she should not feel trapped by misleading information. Sign this petition to demand that students at Wooster High School receive the education it takes to keep them safe, aware, and knowledgeable about sexual health.
Dear Principal Keener,
I am writing to you in response to what a representative for a faith-based pregnancy center told your eighth grade students regarding sexually transmitted diseases and unplanned pregnancies. Allegedly, the representative told students numerous lies about sexual health including the notion that engaging in sexual activity when married will prevent the spread of sexually transmitted disease as well as that when a woman becomes pregnant by rape or incest, her only option is adopting out the child.
Wooster High School students deserve a comprehensive sexual education that is not faith-based so that they can grow up understanding the real facts about sexually transmitted diseases and unwanted pregnancy. A faith-based sexual education will not provide your students with the facts and information they need in order to understand their sexuality. I believe you would be doing your students a grave injustice by failing to provide them with the proper sex ed curriculum.
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