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Resolution On Sex Education And Adolescent Pregnancy

WHEREAS, Adolescent sex education programs taught from a secular humanistic viewpoint have contributed to a decline in morality as based upon Judeo-Christian values; and

WHEREAS, Adolescent pregnancies and abortion rates have dramatically increased in spite of the flow of increased information and “access” to birth control measures; and

WHEREAS, The establishment of school-based clinics in many states provide pregnancy testing, dispensing of birth control measures and/or prescriptions, and referrals for abortions without parental knowledge or consent.

Be it therefore RESOLVED, That we, the messengers to the Southern Baptist Convention, meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, June 10-12, 1986, affirm the urgency for families and churches to educate children about spiritual insights and Christian understanding of sexuality as essential not only for the avoidance of unwanted pregnancies, but also for the development of Christian character. We also affirm that abortion is unscriptural and has harmful effects on the mother as well as the elimination of the unborn child.