State Senate to Vote on Sex Education Bill Tomorrow
Contact your state senators NOW!
Tomorrow Thursday, January 28, the Wisconsin State Senate will vote on Assembly Bill (AB) 458, legislation which revolutionizes Wisconsin's K-12 instruction in human growth and development. Last November, the Wisconsin State Assembly passed AB 458 by a vote of 48 to 43. Despite the best efforts of Republican Senators Luther Olsen (R-Ripon), Glenn Grothman (R-West Bend) and Randy Hopper (R-Fond du Lac) to derail the bill, the Senate Education Committee passed the legislation today on a 4-3 party-line vote. If the full Senate passes the bill tomorrow, Governor Doyle will sign it into law. This is our LAST CHANCE to stop this terrible bill!
AB 458 prohibits local public school districts from adopting "abstinence-only" or "abstinence-centered" human growth and development programs - a freedom and flexibility they enjoy under current law. This heavy-handed bill ties the hands of local human growth and development advisory committees - a violation of the principle of local control. These advisory committees work very hard to craft curricula that match the goals and values of their local communities. Forcing a one-size-fits-all state curriculum on them would effectively destroy them.
Under the bill, if a school district chooses to adopt a human growth and development program it would be forced to include in its curriculum instruction on the "health benefits, side effects, and proper use of contraceptives and barrier methods."
Government-funded birth control, whether provided directly or promoted educationally, encourages sexual promiscuity and with it a host of social pathologies including underage pregnancies, chemical and surgical abortions, and sexually transmitted diseases. Hormonal contraceptives are also dangerous in their own right, posing serious and sometimes fatal health risks to women and often causing pre-implantation chemical abortions.
Pro-Life Wisconsin opposes the sexualization of our children! As parents and concerned citizens, we need to fight this assault on our youth. Chastity/abstinence is the only message that will protect their bodies and preserve their innocence.
TAKE ACTION NOW!
Click on the following link for contact information for your state senator (please request a response and be sure to leave your contact information: name, street address, and phone number): http://waml.legis.state.wi.us/.
Thank you for speaking up for our children!