One Large Step Backwards; One Giant Leap Back to the Dark Ages

Today the Senate Education Committee heard testimony in support of SB54 Health Education Amendments, which would require schools to incorporate instruction abut contraceptives in health education course. Planned Parenthood of Utah sent out this message after the hearing: Despite the presence of numerous pediatricians, teachers, students, researchers, and parents willing to testify in favor of … Continue reading One Large Step Backwards; One Giant Leap Back to the Dark Ages

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Educating our youth on birth control – sensibly

(cross-posted to Utah Legislature Watch)Sen. Stephen Urquhart, R-St. George is working on a bill that would, if passed, required schools to incorporate instruction about contraceptives in health education courses.According to a Salt Lake Tribune Poll,  citizens are evenly divided on the issue.Urquhart said the poll results don’t surprise him, but he hopes that once people understand … Continue reading Educating our youth on birth control – sensibly