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Fri Feb 22, 2013, 08:11 AM

Democratic lawmakers plan to introduce sex-education legislation


Democratic lawmakers plan to introduce sex-education legislation
By Ramsey Cox - 02/21/13 05:09 PM ET


Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) and Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) said Thursday that they’d introduced sex-education legislation limiting funding for "ineffective" abstinent-only programs.

The Real Education for Healthy Youth Act would expand comprehensive sex education programs in schools, while ensuring that federal funds are spent on "effective, age-appropriate and medically accurate" programs.

“Comprehensive sex education programs reduce behaviors that put young people at risk, and it’s past time we get real about giving young people the information they need from trusted sources to live healthy lives,”
Lee said.

The Democratic lawmakers said that abstinence-only programs have not worked for America’s youth.

“Young adults should be presented with all of the information they need to make smart choices,” Lautenberg said. “It's clear that ‘abstinence-only’ programs simply don't work, and this bill would ensure that U.S. policy and federal funding reflect that reality. It’s time to bring sex education up-to-date to reflect the real-life situations facing American youth.”

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http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/senate/284299-democratic-lawmakers-plan-to-introduce-sex-ed-legislation

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Fri Feb 22, 2013, 08:15 AM

1. Good idea. k&r n/t

-Laelth

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Fri Feb 22, 2013, 08:20 AM

2. Excellent! It would be great to see this nation mature sexually into reality than fables and

false information.

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