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Entry from September 06, 2016
“Sex education classes are like in-home sales parties for abortions”

American constitutional lawyer and conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly (1924-2016) was no fan of sex education in schools. Schlafly wrote in a syndicated newspaper column in April 1985:

“Sex education classes are like in-home sales parties for abortions.”

The quotation has been frequently reprinted.


Wikipedia: Phyllis Schlafly
Phyllis McAlpin Stewart Schlafly (/ˈfɪlᵻs ˈʃlæfli/; August 15, 1924 – September 5, 2016) was an American constitutional lawyer and conservative activist. She was known for her staunch social and political views, her opposition to modern feminism, and her successful campaign against the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Her 1964 book A Choice Not an Echo, a push-back against liberal Republican leader Nelson Rockefeller and the powerful eastern Republican establishment, sold more than three million copies. She co-authored books on national defense and was highly critical of arms-control agreements with the former Soviet Union. Schlafly founded the Eagle Forum in 1972 and the Eagle Forum Education & Legal Defense Fund. She was the Eagle Forum board chairman and CEO and maintained a presence on the lecture circuit until her death.

25 April 1985, Marietta (GA) Daily Journal, “What does ‘sex education’ in schools really mean?” by Phyllis Schlafly (Copley News Service), pg. 4A, col. 5:
The $600-million-a-year business is using the public schools, financed by taxpayers, to conduct its sales meetings and recruit its customers. Sex education classes are like in-home sales parties for abortions.

And, if parents object, a well-organized smear brigade moves in to denounce them as “censors,” “right-wingers,” “fundamentalists who don’t want their children to take ‘biology’” and “rednecked enemies of public school.” What a racket!

18 May 1985, Human Events, “Pro-Abortionist Infiltrates Sex Education Course” by Phyllis Schlafly, pg. 20, col. 4:
The $600-million-a-year business is using the public schools, financed by taxpayers, to conduct its sales meetings and recruit its customers. Sex education classes are like in-home sales parties for abortions.

And, if parents object, a well-organized smear brigade moves in to denounce them as “censors,” “right-wingers,” “fundamentalists who don’t want their children to take ‘biology’” and “rednecked enemies of public school.” What a racket!

Google News Archive
5 October 1989, The Bulletin (Bend, OR), “My Nickel’s Worth,” pg. A-10, cols. 3-4:
“Sex education classes are like in-home sales parties for abortions,” according to Phyllis Schlafly, president of the Eagle Forum.

Google Books
The Republican Noise Machine:
Right-Wing Media and How It Corrupts Democracy

By David Brock
New York, NY: Crown Publishers
2004
Pg. ?:
While supported by her Eagle Forum organization, Schlafly ran a nationwide campaign against sex education, calling the classes “like in-home sales parties for abortions.”

Raw Story
Anti-feminist Phyllis Schlafly’s philosophy perfectly captured in 15 disturbing quotes
SARAH K. BURRIS
05 SEP 2016 AT 20:14 ET
(...)
On comprehensive sex education:
“Sex education classes are like in-home sales parties for abortions.” – Schalfly, Feb. 1997.

The Hill
September 07, 2016, 11:15 am
Phyllis Schlafly set the conservative agenda, and set back equality for women
By Susan Campbell, contributor
(...)
On sex education classes: “In-home sales parties for abortions.”

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityEducation/Schools • Tuesday, September 06, 2016 • Permalink