The child-devouring monsters are on the loose in the state of Massachusetts in the form of a website created by the Mass. Department of Public Health and targeted toward the young. Michael Graham:
As the Herald reported yesterday, the Patrick administration is using your money to promote abortion. Not merely to educate or inform, but to push the abortion “choice” itself — in particular, abortions without parental knowledge or consent.And if you're a kid with questions about about "GLBTQ," Maria offers these pearls of wisdom: ". . . either way is cool, as long as it feels right for you" and "Ignoring your feelings just keeps you from discovering yourself." Abortion, too, should be decided on the basis of "what feels right." What could go wrong?
This taxpayer-funded Web site is MariaTalks.com. And boy, does “Maria” love to talk. About sex. Maria talks to girls in ways that have gotten Pittsburgh Steeler Ben Roethlisberger in trouble with the law.
Actually Maria doesn’t exist. She’s a computer-generated character on this state-funded Web site who “answers questions” from teens. The Herald focused on “Maria’s” (aka “The Department of Public Health’s”) comments about how abortion is “more common than you might think” and “safe and effective, though some people may experience temporary discomfort.”
Maria apparently studied writing in the Obama White House. In the spirit of “spending reductions in the tax code,” she describes an abortion as a procedure “when the contents of the uterus are removed.”
As for the contents of this Web site, how the heck could anyone in the Patrick administration sign off on this? MariaTalks.com doesn’t just explain abortion, it encourages teens to make this life-and-death moral decision. It downplays the emotional aspects, ignores research on possible long-term negative effects, and as for going off to get an abortion without telling your parents, MariaTalks.com says:
“I know it sounds crazy . . . this really can be done and young women do this all the time here in Massachusetts.” [. . .]
There’s a lot of “crazy” talk on this Web site, and on the MariaTalks.com Facebook page, too. (Of course there’s a Facebook page. This is for kids, remember?)
On “Maria’s Going Out Guide,” girls get suggestions about what to bring on dates. Condoms — at least two — and lube. Maria also suggests girls should be prepared to say “no.”
“I know this seems crazy but like if there is something I don’t want to do I say no,” our tax-funded avatar tells teens. Imagine that — a guy wanting a high school girl to do something she doesn’t want to do. Why, that’s just plain crazy!
Why "Maria"? Could it be that the state of Massachusetts thinks hispanic girls are having too many live babies?
If this all sounds a little familiar, you might be thinking of the city of Philadelphia's campaign to promote sex among eleven year-olds.
H/t: The Corner
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