Category Archives: Sex Education

Opposition to HB 363 has more to do with ideology than facts

Midway through the legislative session, Sutherland Institute made a GRAMA request of the state Department of Health asking it to provide us with data it has collected on the rates of sexually transmitted diseases and teen pregnancies for each of … Continue reading

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My case for HB 363 (sex ed bill)

The new sex education proposal, HB 363, has drawn lots of attention (and emotion) on all sides. And for good reason. HB 363 obviously represents more than a sex education proposal. It represents another front in the culture war over … Continue reading

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Capitol Daily Video: abstinence-only education

Rep. Bill Wright’s proposal to limit sex education in public schools to an abstinence-only curriculum passed the Senate today 19-10-0. HB 363 will now go to the governor for his signature. Watch this video report to learn more about the … Continue reading

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Halt government funding to Planned Parenthood in Utah?

  As we wrote on August 30, Planned Parenthood Association of Utah receives an average of $152,050.07 each year in state and federal funds. Representative Carl Wimmer (R-Herriman) plans to propose legislation that would restrict Planned Parenthood’s access to government money. … Continue reading

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Sex and confusion: Tribune article is a puzzler

  Selecting tidbits from the School Health Profiles 2010 report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, The Salt Lake Tribune’s recent article, “Sex and chocolate: Utah kids know a lot about one, not the other,” laments the fact … Continue reading

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Planned Parenthood: See what $152K in taxes fund each year

  Utah Representative Carl Wimmer (R-Herriman) has said he wants to stop the flow of money from the state to Planned Parenthood, which many other states have recently done. In May, The Salt Lake Tribune provided a brief sketch of … Continue reading

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The solution to early puberty: more talk about sexuality – or more involved parents?

On Thursday, the Deseret News ran a story about recent reports that say the average age of puberty in girls seems to be falling, with some experiencing it as early as 7 or 8. The article includes both good and … Continue reading

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