Opponents of Planned Parenthood bring concerns about sex education to Hamilton County School board

Staff photo by Wyatt Massey / Frank Ramseur, senior pastor of Calvary Chapel Chattanooga, speaks at the Hamilton County school board meeting on June 17, 2021. Ramseur helped organize efforts against Planned Parenthood, which hired two staff in the city in recent months.

The ongoing fight for and against the arrival of Planned Parenthood in Chattanooga came before the Hamilton County Board of Education on Thursday night as abortion opponents rallied at the monthly meeting in support of the county's abstinence-only sexual education model.

Frank Ramseur, senior pastor of Calvary Chapel Chattanooga, told the school board there is broad and increasing local support for the current sex education curriculum, which is superior to anything Planned Parenthood provides.

In May, Calvary Chapel Chattanooga encouraged members to become involved in the fight against Planned Parenthood, including signing a petition for the school board and donating to support an abortion reversal treatment in the city.

"We're here to make no demands," Ramseur told the school board Thursday night. "We're here not to make any threats, push any political agenda.