Bristol Palin’s pregnancy has triggered widespread fear among some Americans eagerly egged on by media pundits.

The panic largely focuses on Gov. Sarah Palin’s judgment that state-sponsored sexually “explicit” school sex education and easy access to abortion are detrimental to children and society.

Some people, otherwise attracted to the ticket, seriously worry that McCain-Palin will try to cut access to school sex ed and abortion.

Do the hard facts support Gov. Palin’s negative opinion of “explicit sex education”? Sex education, by the way, is taught at Bristol Palin’s high school.

The factual answer to that question is already on record. Note school sex education had known launch dates, 1948 and 1953, with two books by its founder, Indiana University zoologist Alfred C. Kinsey.

Kinsey stunned the world with thousands of statistics claiming Americans were hypocritical secret sexual adventurers in “Sexual Behavior in the Human Male” (1948) and “Sexual Behavior in the Human Female” (1953). By 1989, the prestigious National Research Council, or NRC, divided American sexual morality into pre- and post-1950s. They called the division the “Pre- and Post-Kinsey Era.”

The NRC said Kinsey’s data changed sexual “standards of what was acceptable” in the USA. One devoted biographer, professor James Jones, said Kinsey planned “to undermine traditional morality” (like that of Gov. Palin).

“There is no way that the American public in the 1940s and the 1950s would have sanctioned any form of behavior that violated middle class morality on the part of the scientist who was telling the public that he was disinterested and giving them the simple truth.”

The simple truth? For starters, Kinsey, a closeted bisexual sex addict, made up thousands of statistics in his books, aimed at creating his own bisexual utopia. Kinsey’s utopia became our sexual hell. We called it “the sexual revolution.”

Joseph Epstein wrote in, “Kinsey’s message – fornicate early, fornicate often, fornicate in every possible way – became the mantra of a sex-ridden age, our age, now desperate for a reformation of its own.”

Laura Linney, “Mrs. Kinsey” in “Kinsey,” the Fox feature film, agreed that “any sort of sexual education that anybody has had in the past 50 years came right from the Institute.” He “changed our culture completely. … [We are] post-Kinsey now.”

True. There was no sex education until Kinsey, so his fraudulent sex statistics became the basis of all subsequent sex education. Teachers eagerly taught pre-marital virginity as hypocritical, sex-negative religious morality.

Their mantra was sex positive. Early sex with multiple partners is healthy because Kinsey “proved” there are no bad consequences.

So, over two generations of children have learned Kinsey’s sex-addict model of unrestrained masturbation, fornication, sodomy and pornography, allegedly with condoms.

In “The Marketing of Evil,” David Kupelian says “sex education” and the pedophile movement were and are firmly rooted in Kinsey’s fraudulent sex “science.”

“[V]irtually everything having to do with sex – from attitudes toward extramarital sex and homosexuality, to the nation’s sex-education curricula, to the ways medicine, psychiatry, psychology, and even the criminal justice system define and deal with sex crimes – is rooted firmly in the ludicrously fraudulent ‘data’ of Kinsey and his cult of criminally deviant sex ‘researchers.'”

The facts? Pre-1960s contraception was largely available only to married couples. Abortion was commonly permitted to save the mother’s life or in cases of rape or incest.

Sex ed was a parental duty, largely confined to “just say no” and do your homework! Told that their teaching was inadequate and endangered their children, parents allowed sex ed teachers to take over.

Some parents questioned where the teachers’ sexual wisdom came from and what they would teach. More questioned later, and were commonly shouted down by a growing tax-funded sex education establishment.

But, what are the post-1960s sex education results? Sex ed’s success or failure is measured based on what professionals claimed they would do better than mom and dad.

Sex educators claimed their programs, begun in the ’60s would lower already low STDs, “illegitimacy,” thus illegal abortions, sex crime rates, divorces and general sexual disaffection.

The hard data are statistically clear.

We have epidemic teen STDs, unplanned pregnancies, abortions, sex crimes (teen and child victims and teen perpetrators), pandemic divorces as well as sexually related throat, cervical and other cancers, teen pornography use, sale and production, teen suicide, sexual and nonsexual homicides, myriad new forms of sexual disaffection and sexual abuse, including teen prostitution, addiction, obesity, depression, drug and alcohol abuse and general despair. Sexual positivity has not reduced trauma.

Miriam Grossman, a veteran campus physician, says Bristol Palin’s motherhood certainly got her safely out of the college “hook up culture.” Our girls are paying “a hefty price: genital warts and blisters, pre-cancerous conditions … HIV” while on birth control pills and condoms, she says.

Girls are especially at high risk for HPV, “even if she’s been vaccinated.” Moreover, the brain turns “off” when things get too sexy, releasing “oxytocin, a primarily female hormone that fuels feelings of attachment and trust.” Ah! True love at last.

Hardly, says Dr. Grossman. In real life, Meredith (of “Grey’s Anatomy”) would have herpes, warts or both.

Remember, the ’50s were not paradise; life never is. Yet sexual health was measurably better then than now – even though birth control was not easily available to single people and even though abortion was illegal.

These are facts that require serious discussion.

Those who argue that post-1960s sex educators taught children better than the “just say no” parents of the pre-1950s, show us your data.

They cannot.

So much for Palin’s concerns about “explicit” sex education.

Kupelian sighs, “It’s amazing that, to this day, Kinsey, who is now known to have been a full-bore sexual psychopath, is still glorified as a scientific pioneer and cultural hero,” and the founder of state school sex education.

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