.- The Argentinean Foundation for Woman (AFW) has released a statement it sent to the Buenos Aires legislature regarding a bill entitled, âIntegral Sexual Education,â pointing out that âit is myth that sexual education is not taught in our country.â According to the AFW, âsexual educationâ such as that proposed by the bill already exists, because a previous law entitled âResponsible Procreationâ âhas had as a consequence the increase in the rate of adolescent pregnancies.â
âAnd informally, the media bombards young people with explicit and stimulating information, which appears to have been compiled by the large contraceptive companies in order to push their products,â the statement reads.
âAs parents and citizens,â says the AFW, âwe demand the just application of the principle of subsidiarity, by which higher entities help lower entities without interfering in their internal affairs and without undermining their competence.â
âSchools should respect the rights of parents as the first educators of their children, the government should respect all institutions beginning with the family, and analogously the UN committees should respect the sovereignty and free determination of countries and not impose programs or policies on their internal affairs,â the statement adds.
The AFW also called the governmentâs attitude of âtearing its garmentsâ in response to the increase in adolescent pregnancies âincongruent,â âsince the government itself is complicit in not controlling the media, which exposes children to unabashed and unrestrained eroticism.â
âAs an example,â cites the AFW, âwe can point to the Health minister himself who invites and encourages sexual promiscuity by distributing condoms at parks on Studentâs Day.â
âSo-called âsexual educationâ is the beginning of a vicious circle,â the group says. âIt talks about âsafe sexâ while handing out condoms. In this way sexual contact among adolescents increasesâsex as a sportâand therefore, the very ones who lack maturity become enveloped in a trap, âun-wantedâ pregnancies increase, resulting in abortions, adolescents who abort die, and at the same time people are told that it is because of âillegalityâ that mothers are dying, thus arriving at the proposed objective: the decriminalization of abortion as a âprophylacticâ measure against a âhealth emergencyâ.â
âIt is not right to mortgage away the normal development of children for the advancement of the political agenda of a minority,â concludes the statement.