Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin is ramping up an educational campaign in support of AB 458, The Healthy Youth Act. For the sake of Wisconsin’s youth this bill, which has already passed the Assembly, must now pass the Senate and be signed into law by Governor Doyle. The bill;
“Updates Wisconsin’s sex education statute so that if a school district decides to teach sex ed, the instruction will include key elements that are proven to change risky teen behavior and reduce pregnancy and STD rates, including information about abstinence and birth control.”
Opponents of the Healthy Youth Act have launched a misinformation campaign. Unfortunately some people value ideology over facts, at grave expense to the young people of Wisconsin. Planned Parenthood has worked diligently to counter the lies. A highlight from today’s press release;
“This bill supports parental rights by requiring that parents be notified if sexuality education instruction will not be taught. Parents additionally have the right to inspect all curriculum and instructional materials before they are used in the classroom and to remove their child from the instruction if they so choose.”
I couldn’t sum it up any better;
“To most Wisconsinites, this bill is about common sense, a much-needed first step in ensuring more students in our state have access to life saving health information.”
This bill is terribly important to the future of Wisconsin youth. Contact your state Senator and ask them to support the Healthy Youth Act.