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October 04, 2004

They Don't Ask For Much... Just For Your Children

At what point does it stop being "teen outreach" and start being "a creepy need to indoctrinate other people's kids"?

Dawn Eden notes that the "non-partisan" Planned Parenthood has apparently given up on trying to persuade minds-made-up adults and is now going after much more moldable younger minds:

At 14, Sandy Milice has more experience with activism than many adults. This summer, she registered voters door-to-door and protested a visit by President Bush....

"Our goal is to foster healthy, responsible youth," said Alesha Smith, director of education and public affairs for Planned Parenthood of South Palm Beach and Broward counties. "They learned about being informed and the importance of informing others."

Children? In political "clubs"? "Informing"? Eeesh.

When a fourteen year old knocks on my door, I may or may not be willing to purchase cookies or magazines. I don't know if I'm ready to engage our nation's "healthy, responsible youth" on the abortion question.

See, the trouble is, they're children. Idiots, in other words.

No offense to my extensive "tweens" readership.

Thanks to the recently-relocated Alarming News.


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