Sunday 9 July 2023

Planned Parenthood pushes week-long 'sex ed summer camp'; entices teens with $150 gift card, free lunch

 Planned Parenthood is offering $150 gift cards and free lunch for youth who participate in their week-long "sex ed summer camp," according to an advertisement posted by the Planned Parenthood Minnesota Advocate's Twitter account Thursday.

"I care passionately about the well-being of all children and the generation my kids are growing up alongside ... I think most families and most parents would firmly agree that we don't want people sexualizing our children, and that's exactly what this camp will do," a Minnesota mother-of-six identified only as "Karin" told Fox News Channel's Brian Kilmeade Sunday morning on "Fox & Friends Weekend." 

The "camp" is for Mankato, Minnesota area youth ages 15-18. It is slated to run July 24 through July 28, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., the advertisement posted by the @PPMM Twitter account says.

"Lunches are provided and participants receive a $150 gift card upon completion," the flyer also says. 

The link included in the Twitter post leads to a Google form for potential participants to apply. On the form, the camp is described as a "sexual health peer education certification program."

Covered topics include sexual anatomy, birth control methods, sexually transmitted infections, healthy relationships, consent, and more, according to the sign up page. 

"Participants will use knowledge they learn to educate friends and peers," the form says.

The application form requests personal details from potential participants like name, age, pronouns, email, and phone number. One section asks potential participants to write about "what excites/interests you about Sex Ed Summer Camp?"

An email address provided on the form for those requesting more information is from Planned Parenthood North Central States.

Parental permission is required for all youth programs according to PPNCS's sex education in Minnesota page. There is no parental permission question on the sex ed summer camp application form, however.

The PPNCS education page describes the organization's youth programs that "range from the opportunity to become a peer educator—sharing valuable reproductive health information to peers and family—to receiving tailored individual education about a variety of reproductive health topics."

"It's extremely disturbing that they're incentivizing this with money," Karin also told host Brian Kilmeade.

"I think it's a very fine line between giving a teen financial incentive to talk about sexual activity and role play things regarding it, verses crossing that line to actually physically performing that activity and getting paid for doing it," Karin also said.

TheBlaze sent a request for comment to the PPNCS email address included on the sign up form and to Planned Parenthood North Central States' media relations account Sunday morning, but did not hear back in time for publication.

Watch video from Fox News Channel's "Fox and Friends Weekend" below featuring an interview with a Minnesota homeschooling mother-of-six on Planned Parenthood offering a "sex ed summer camp" for Mankato, Minnesota area teens.

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