Religious Youth Activists Take to Hill for Comprehensive Sex Education

Spiritual Youth for Reproduction Freedom, a program of the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, is working in coalition with Advocates for Youth, Catholics for Choice, Choice USA, Law Students for Reproductive Justice, NARAL Pro-Choice America, Planned Parenthood, SIECUS, and the Sierra Club to lobby Congress to end funding of abstinence-only programs and fund comprehensive sex education. As part of its Sex Ed Month of Action, SYRF is encouraging activists to call their representatives on the Hill today. On the Senate side in particular, an amendment to the health care reform bill has been introduced to re-fund abstinence-only programs that lost funding in the 2010 budget.

From the SYRF web site:

Many faith groups support comprehensive sexuality education and some denominations even have their own faith-based curricula. Unfortunately, proponents of abstinence-only programs have succeeded in getting over
$1.5 billion in funding for dangerous ineffective programming. You can help. By raising awareness in your community about the harm these programs have on the health of students, we can work towards a time
when classrooms will teach medically-accurate, positive, and honest messages about sexuality.

 

 

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