Senate passes measure keeping Planned Parenthood out of classrooms

The full Senate has given approval to Senate Bill 1544, which would prevent public, charter or virtual schools across the state from partnering with an individual or entity that performs, induces, or provides abortions.

Authored by Sen. Roland Pederson, R-Burlington, the measure aims to prevent organizations, like Planned Parenthood, from instituting curriculum and normalizing sexual activities, behavior, and abortion in the state’s public-school systems.

“It should be our goal to create a culture of life in Oklahoma where every human being is treated with dignity and respect from conception to death,” Pederson said. “In order for this to happen, we must teach our children to value and respect human life. How does normalizing abortion and sexual promiscuity accomplish that goal? It doesn’t, and these are the things being taught by Planned Parenthood and other organizations contracted to teach sex-ed. These are topics that need to be discussed between parents and their children, not pro-abortion organizations seeking to profit off our schools and students.”

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