Life Site News
November 6, 2013
The New Zealand Family Planning Association is an affiliate of the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF).
One of the keynote speakers at the conference is Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood.
“Positive sexual health” is the theme of the conference, a title that belies the association’s true agenda.
Part of that agenda is the release on November 28 of a “sexuality” resource aimed at five- to eight-year-olds.
According to a Family Planning spokesperson, the resource is not about sex, but about teaching children the differences between boys and girls and naming body parts.
Family Planning’s Health Promotion Director Frances Bird stated that the resource was needed because “young people are being exposed to more media and materials.” She went on to say that children are “presenting with some questions at a younger age that we didn’t see some 10 years ago.”
Family Life international NZ’s national director, Dame Colleen Bayer is appalled at this reasoning.
“The answer lies in restricting what media and materials young people get to see, not further assaulting them with even more inappropriate material” she said. “The media standards in New Zealand are shocking. Children cannot even watch a family movie on the television anymore without being bombarded with inappropriate images.”