Thursday, March 10, 2005

Get REAL

An open letter to Congress, the President and Main Stream Media


To whom it may concern:

HR 768 & S 368 are bills to ensure that Sex Education, when taught, is comprehensive & age-appropriate, as well as medically and factually accurate. Under these bills, programs will stress the value of abstinence and family communication without blatantly ignoring the many teens who are sexually active or the fact these children will need to utilize this information in their adult lives.

These bills would reform the abstinence-only provision in the 1996 welfare reform act to allow states to receive federal funds for both abstinence and comprehensive sexuality education, including contraception. Currently, these states can only receive federal funding if they agree to use abstinence-only-until-marriage sex "education" programs as limited by the 8 point definition of the law.

Next year, when Congress reauthorize's the welfare reform act, please show your support and ensure the flawed abstinence-only provision is removed and the requirements of REAL comprehensive sex education are enacted.


For more info:

Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice

Advocates for Youth


DO SOMETHING:

Congress.org


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1 comment:

Cara said...

Hear hear! And also: Here! here! Keep your fingers crossed that those who really want to help children be safe and healthy do so.