05 November 2009

Glenn Grothman: wrong for trying to block sensible sex education

Hi everyone,

Glenn still seems to believe that teaching young people about responsible sex makes them have irresponsible sex -- this explains why US teenage pregnancy rates are as far behind European rates as they are. More interesting is that sexual activity rates among European teeens who've had good sex education is lower than among American teens who were given the abstinence based only nonsense.

From: Community Blogs - Blogs - BrookfieldNOW

Wisconsin's State Assembly will vote on bill AB 458 today, Thursday, Nov. 5th. This bill would seriously alter Wisconsin's current human growth and development (sex education) statutes. If passed, AB458 would remove local school board's control over how sex ed is taught in each district.

Assembly Republicans were able to temporarily block the vote on Tuesday, but it will come to the floor today, the last day the Assembly meets for the year.


What is so bad about the bill? Senator Glenn Grothman explained on Jay Weber's radio program Wed. morning how AB 458 would change HG&D instruction in Wisconsin (should it pass) Here are my notes:
  • We would have to do [teach] it in a way that doesn't create any bias against those sexually active.
  • It would ban abstinence centered and abstinence only teaching like Thiensville['s program.]
  • This would force districts to allow Planned Parenthood into the classroom for condom demonstrations, starting at age 12.
  • It would normalize teen sex, which is illegal according to state law for children under age 16.
Sen. Grothman mentioned that the Assembly Republicans tried to get an amendment to "provide instruction in marriage and parental responsibility," included in the bill, but that provision was rejected by the Democrats. (That language is currently in the state statutes.)


For the mountain of reasons why every last bit of this is not only wrong, but a threat to children everywhere, start here.


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