Founded in 1979 as the National Organization on Pregnancy and Parenting which became Healthy Teen Network in 2004, the group says they are a national membership organization that provides resources and services to professionals working in the field of adolescent reproductive health – specifically teen pregnancy prevention, teen pregnancy, and teen parenting.
But…they also promote abortion giant Planned Parenthood:
Here is another example:
in addition Planned Parenthood will hold a workshop at their upcoming October 2015 conference (read more here.)
And…we can’t forget the help they get from the pro-abortion Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation:
The website, Healthy Teen Network, claims that they, “promote better outcomes for adolescents and young adults by advancing social change, cultivating innovation, and strengthening youth-supporting professionals and organizations.”
According to the organization, “Healthy Teen Network is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Reproductive Health (CDC-DRH) as part of the Teen Pregnancy Prevention: Integrating Services, Programs, and Strategies through Community-Wide Initiatives cooperative agreement. Healthy Teen Network provides capacity-building assistance to support grantees to implement evidence-based programs (EBPs) and strategies, with quality and fidelity.”
Several staff members have ties to Planned Parenthood:
Janet Max, MPH, CHESis the Director of Education and Outreach and prior to coming to Healthy Teen Network Ms. Max worked as an health educator at New York University’s Health Promotion Office and for Planned Parenthood, NYC.
Pat Paluzzi, DrPH, is President/CEO of Healthy Teen Network once called her reaction to Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation’s initial announcement to de-fund Planned Parenthood, “sadness.”
I work with an organization that upholds the right to choose for all adolescents. Healthy Teen Network envisions a national community where all adolescents and young adults, including teen parents, are supported and empowered to lead healthy sexual, reproductive, and family lives. We believe both male and female adolescents and young adults, including teen parents, given appropriate, accurate, and evidence-based comprehensive education, are capable of and responsible for making informed decisions about sexuality, pregnancy, and parenting. Furthermore, all adolescents and young adults, including teen parents, deserve access to contraceptive services, and if pregnant, to full options counseling and services. By supporting full options counseling, Healthy Teen Network paves the way for adolescents and young adults to exercise their right to choose and thereby take charge of their lives.
Personally, I am pro-liberty, pro-equality, and pro-justice. I believe that to give or not to give birth should be a woman’s personal, private decision. Uphold Roe, repeal Hyde, remove barriers and let us be free!
This Healthy Teen Network guide to helping teens know their so-called reproductive rights – begins:
Adolescents often lack information about their rights to access birth control and STI/HIV testing, the types of health services—including reproductive health services—available to them, and the location of these services. The lesson addresses this gap by providing teens with the necessary knowledge and information to help them make informed choices about their sexual health. This information includes linking sexually active adolescents to trusted community-based providers of contraceptive and reproductive health care.
The gist of the brochure is to encourage the use of emergency contraception ( believed by many to be aborted) among teens.
Keep It Simple is a 45-minute lesson plan that covers:
Minors’ right to reproductive health care;
A short, fun film, or motion graphic, (4:30) about the services and contraceptives available at teen friendly health centers;
Information about where teens can go to get these services and how to get in touch with folks who can help;
A planning activity to help get the “heavy lifting” out of the way when it comes to getting started seeing a clinician.
The film called “Keep it Simple” makes sexual activity among teens look as “simple” as going to the movies.
The narrator claims that birth control is “easy access” because “sex is great” and “with protection you can be worry free and enjoy yourself everytime.”
“Now we know sometimes things go wrong,” the Keep it Simple film states.
The solution, “Emergency contraception or EC – you know it as the Morning After Pill.”
Just another fantastic use of your tax dollars !