Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Assembly Education Committee to Vote on Repealing Planned Parenthood Type Sex Education

On Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at 11:00am, the Assembly Education Committee will be voting on Assembly Bill 337 – the “Strong Communities…Healthy Kids Act”. This legislation peels back the Planned Parenthood Human Growth & Development Mandates passed in the last session and signed into law by Jim Doyle. This new Bill enables school districts to have an abstinence centered curriculum. Specifically, this legislation will: 1) present abstinence as the preferred behavior choice for unmarried pupils; 2) emphasize that abstinence is the only reliable way to prevent pregnancy and avoid sexually transmitted infections; 3) provide instruction in parental responsibility and the socioeconomic benefits of marriage; 4) explain pregnancy, prenatal development and childbirth; 5) explain the criminal penalties for underage sexual activity; and 6) explain the sex offender registration requirements. To contact members of the Assembly Education Committee you may click here . If passed it will go to the full Assembly. You may contact your Representative here or call the Legislative Hotline at 1-800-362-9472. Since the Senate already passed this legislation, if the Assembly passes it in the same form, it will go to Governor Walker for his signature.