Saturday, February 25, 2012

Utah House Bans Birth Control Education - Bad Idea

Yesterday at was this article

The Utah House has passed a bill banning any mention of contraception in sex education classes. If a school does offer sex ed, it has to be abstinence only.
The state House passed HB 363 in a 45-28 vote following extensive debate. The bill -- which now goes on to the state Senate -- would lift the current requirement that all public schools must teach sex ed in grades 8 through 12. If the bill passes, districts would decide whether to offer sex ed classes that teach an abstinence-only curriculum, or not offer the course at all. Republican state Rep. Bill Wright sponsored the proposal. "We've been culturally watered down to think we have to teach about sex, about having sex and how to get away with it, which is intellectually dishonest," Wright said, according to The Salt Lake Tribune. "Why don't we just be honest with them upfront that sex outside marriage is devastating?"
Rep. Wright say his bill was prompted by Planned Parenthood materials which "promote promiscuity."

Abstinence only does not work.  Teenagers WILL have sex, Sex ED or not, and there is nothing you can do about this given.  Not giving them the tools and education to make better choices WILL cause more teen pregnancy and STDs including AIDS.
I am all for abstinence as one option but not the only one. It will be interesting and sad to watch the stats climb in Utah. It is sad to know that their kids are going to suffer because their leaders are so afraid of sex themselves that they want to keep their kids in the dark about the many dangers of having unprotected sex.

The GOP clowns all want to end abortion even from rape, no gay adoptions, and end prenatal care with insurance coverage. First, they are all men! They do not have to carry an unwanted child. They will not be the ones adopting those unwanted children. No prenatal care means more sick and dead babys.  Second, who is going to pick up the tab for all those sick, dead, and unwanted children?

I don't understand how "Small Government" can crawl into every womb and tell women what to do as if we don't understand what is going on. We are not stupid or in the dark about our bodies. (Unless you live in Utah). Sounds like "BIG" government to me.

How about the GOP get their collective heads out of the bedroom, quit thinking about others sex lives, and get on with the business of jobs and the economy like you said you were going to do.
Get rid of the red noise and floppy shoes too.

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