Kari Beadner, CFCP
If you haven't heard, the Heartbeat Bill passed in Texas this past week. The law doesn't allow for abortion passing 6-weeks (the time of detectable heartbeat through ultrasound). Though I am not an advocate for abortion and ending the life of any living person, I don't feel this law is a win.
Yes, many babies will live because of this law, but we have A-LOT of education to go before our American culture is ready for this. If I have learned anything as a parent and US citizen, people don't like being told what to do!
It is for this reason that I don't think making abortion illegal is the way to go. I truly believe that education is the solution!
When abortion became legalized, reproductive education decreased dramatically. The birth control pill added to this education deficit as well. For more than 40 years, women have been told that they now have "control over their bodies." The sad part is that before abortion was legal, women still had control over their bodies; if they had access to the understanding of their natural cycles. The REAL war on women is the lack of access to education about our bodies and how each person comes into being.
In the Guiding Star Cycle Show, we teach parents. You will only pay attention and protect something which is of value to you! We are convinced: when young people regard their body as something valuable, something precious, as a treasure, they will automatically take better care of it. So – becoming enthusiastic about the wonder of one’s own body must be the first step in sex education!
You see, if someone has respect and value for their own body, they will make good choices for their life and health, long before being in an unplanned pregnancy crisis. If we continue to only serve women in crises, we will never get ahead. This is the passion that fueled my search for a solution to our education deficiency for US girls. Finding the Cycle Show in Germany, was the moment for me that I felt true hope for the war on women in the US.
And before you say, but wait what about all of the rape and incest pregnancies?! Well, once you learn about the amazing double-peak mechanism (which we teach in the Creighton Model) which delays ovulation in our body, you will come to find that the number of pregnancies achieved in these stressful circumstances is a lot lower than we think. I believe if we were caring only for the women and babies conceived in these situations, we would for sure be able to support these families with good humane outcomes.
When abortion was given to American women for 40 years and then threatened to take it back with no more truthful scientific reproductive health education beyond protection from STIs and Pregnancy, you bet there is going to be an uproar!
I want my children to make good healthy life choices because they know the value of their lives and their bodies, not just because I say so.
I may believe that sex belongs in marriage and I really hope my children will make this healthy choice as well. But I know they will not make this choice when the time comes just because "My mom said this was a good/bad choice!"
My 9-year-old daughter has not finished puberty yet, but because she attended the Cycle Show, she already knows what is about to happen in her body as she changes into a woman and what will take place in her body each cycle. She knows that her natural cycle is something to protect and she can fully dialogue about how a person comes into being. When she hears of a teen pregnancy she is burdened that "no one taught them how babies are made."
It doesn't take a lot, just some really good truthful scientific whole education from the beginning of development. I would love for more Pro-Life Advocates to fight for whole real reproductive education for schools (medical schools and public school systems). And no! I'm not talking about the Planned Parenthood sex-ed programs that are grooming young children for sexual activity.
I really do believe that we can change our culture with actual reproductive education for children on how our bodies work. The reproductive health programs that I teach are not focused on sex. We do need to know how sperm enters the woman's body, but this takes 30 seconds and is not the main focus of education nor appropriate for developing young people.
Every one of us has a role or contribution to give in the movement of making our culture a better and safer place to live.
My role is education.
I could sit on social media and debate big topics like abortion, but I would not really be moving my contribution or mission forward. When I stick to my role of education and finding solutions to access whole, true scientific information; each young girl, woman (and hopefully many if she doesn't keep the information to herself), or couple, I teach, learns to value her body and her beautiful, good, unique cycle. She is then empowered with knowledge that is life-saving and contagious!
If you have been following me for any length of time, you know that I'm not waiting around for our government to fund these programs in schools or for medical schools to begin teaching doctors about the normal healthy ovulation cycles of women.
Here are my favorite Education Programs that you or your daughters can jump in and access TODAY!
Guiding Star Cycle Show Parent Presentation - Full overview of the girls' workshop in a LIVE Webinar format
Guiding Star Cycle Show - 5-hour in-person workshop for girls 9-13 years old
Charting Health for Young Women - online Mother/Daughter course for 9-15-year-old girls. On Sale for 41% off through September 15th with Coupon Code: "BDAY"
Navigating your Daughter's Puberty with Joy! - FREE Masterclass replay for parents of daughters 9-15 years old.
Fertility Awareness Education
Introductory Session of the Creighton Model FertilityCare System - Monthly FREE LIVE Webinar presented by Ashwood FertilityCare Practitioners for ALL Women and couples 16 years old +.
Know Your Body - Teen webinar from FACTS Live teen webinar for girls aged 12+ and their moms or guardians - September 17th at 7pm EST and the cost is $20.
Self-Image and Skills Education
The Art of Being a Woman - Masterclass from The Woman School
How to Design Yourself - FREE Webinar tomorrow - Lesson 1 of the new Skills School - You don’t want to miss this! Thursday, September 9, 2021 7:30 p.m. CST/ 8:30 p.m. EST
How to Protect Your Daughter's Self-Worth - FREE Webinar Replay
Ashwood FertilityCare Women's Health Webinar Series
Our Ashwood FertilityCare Practitioners are now developing and will be presenting FREE women's health webinars in the coming months! This is our way of increasing the access of essential wholistic women's health care education to women worldwide!
Webinars will include:
What do you think about this topic of being a part of the solution for our daughters in this War on Women?
To learn more about how we got to where we are today, the book Wholistic Feminism is a must-read. You will learn about the history of the Women's movement and Leah Jacobsen's call for a new Wholistic Feminism Movement.
What is your role or contribution? I would LOVE to hear about it!
I have a Good Body with a Unique, Natural Cycle!