Tag 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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Capitol Daily Memo: Forcing STDs on children? Really?

The House floor debate on HB 363 last week took an unfortunate turn toward fear-mongering and hyperbole. The bill, run by Representative Bill Wright, R-Holden, would allow school districts to either teach abstinence-only sex education or completely forego sex ed … Continue reading

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Capitol Daily Memo: When it comes to sex ed, why promote an inferior standard?

Here are a few thoughts in light of the House Education Committee’s favorable 8-7 vote on HB 363 today, a bill that would require abstinence education in public schools: The current debate in Utah regarding how much and what type … 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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