Health and Human Services Thinks Your Kid is Sexy

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Fox News has a story online about Secretary Sebelius’ Health and Human Services website linking to another site, KidsHealth.org, that provides parental guidelines in which it describes children as “sexual beings”.

While this term has its issues, a perusing of this referred site reveals much bigger problems than calling our babies sexual beings. Oh, where to begin?!

Well, let’s start here (emphasis mine):

What sort of “sexual” behavior do young kids exhibit?

Toddlers will often touch themselves when they are naked, such as in the bathtub or while being diapered. At this stage of development, they have no modesty. Their parents’ reaction will tell them whether their actions are acceptable. Toddlers should not be scolded or made to feel ashamed of being interested in their bodies. It is natural for children to be interested in their own bodies. Some parents may choose to casually ignore self-touching. Others may want to acknowledge that, while they know it feels good, it is a private matter. Parents can make it clear that they expect the child to keep that activity private.

So, as a parent, I can attest that toddlers do, in fact, explore. That said, if I found my toddler “exploring”, I’m supposed to tell him that while I know it feels good, you should really do that in private, Junior?  And where would that be, in his crib?

Beyond that it provides curious guidance like:

No one should touch kids if they don’t like it or want it.

So, if they like it or want it, it’s OK?

and:

Families set their own standards for nudity, modesty, and privacy. Although every family’s values are different, privacy is an important concept for all kids to learn.

Oh, moral relativism rears its ugly head here. When it comes to chastity and modesty there is a wrong and a right, period. We don’t get to decide the value system. The values comes from the Truth, capital T intended, which does not change and is infallible.

KidsHealth, as LifeSite News aptly pointed out, takes a page right out of the Planned Parenthood playbook: make kids think sex is no big deal. Because then kids have sex. Then they might get pregnant. And they’ll very likely want an abortion. Cha-ching! And while there may not be a direct, i.e., financial connection with Planned Parenthood, a quick google search of “KidsHealth.org Planned Parenthood” reveals a fair share of references to Planned Parenthood:    

 And in the teen section of the site, which is its own house of horrors, I found some “helpful” advice from KidsHealth about how teens can get birth control without telling their parents:

 

So what does HHS have to say about all this?

According to Fox News:

However, a spokesman with the Department of Health and Human Services noted that the guidelines are contained on a “non-federal website,” and pointed to an HHS disclaimer.

The disclaimer on the HHS site states: “Linking to a non-federal site does not constitute an endorsement by HHS or any of its employees of the sponsors or the information and products presented on the site.”

Really? Well, let’s take a look at how HHS determines the sites it will link to provide information to its citizens:

Number 2 on the list is that the mission of the sponsoring organization supports the goal of healthfinder.gov. Well the “mission” of KidsHealth may be healthy, happy kids, but its content goes well beyond its mission by promoting teen sex, instructing kids on how they can avoid parental consent to birth control, and normalizing child sexuality, to name a few. Are these goals of HHS? Yeah, probably.

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texasgalt
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August 25, 2011 1:07 am

When? When will this long national nightmare be over?

JadedByPolitics
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August 25, 2011 5:30 am

The Marxists have known since the early 19th Century that to overtake a society you have to DEGRADE a society and America is the hardest nut to crack because we are a God loving society but with Bloomberg shutting down clergy at the 9/11 event and that twisted black liberation theology freak in the WH, they are working on us!

bobmontgomery
August 25, 2011 12:33 pm

Oh, boy, this subject is deeper than the Marianas Trench. How do the Feds get away with this stuff? because they can. Not legally, they just can. Disconnect. Dichotomy. Parental rights.Parental responsibility. et cetera. The example from your piece talks about not just advising kids going to Planned Parenthood, but going to”your doctor”, or “your gynecologist”. Kids don’t hire doctors or gynecologists. Kids aren’t legally responsibile for paying bills, making decisions. Kids can’t enter contracts. Kids can’t sign consent forms. All this stuff that is hashed over in our forums is *illegal*. How in the hell can parents be fined… Read more »

cactusjack
cactusjack
August 25, 2011 8:31 pm

A little off subject but…that’s a very friendly looking smooch there in that picture, yessir very friendly indeed. This aint one of them pecks the French generals give when they pin a medal on you. Somebody had better call Moochelle wherever and whichever vacation she’s on this week, and make sure hubby’s at home!