I’m off to Harrisburg today to volunteer to do some lobbying for the bill proposed by Planned Parenthood to endorse age appropriate, scientifically fact based sex education in our schools. Gov. Rendell has accepted the Bush Administration abstinence only funds every year while our children go without actual sex education in their schools. Abstinence only education has been proven completely ineffective.
Grade school children need age appropriate education to teach them about predators and inappropriate advances by adults. Teens need comprehensive education to teach them the real facts of life. Teen pregnancy hasn’t decreased at all through the current failed policies so it is time to adapt appropriate teaching methods.
As a point of disclosure I am a Board member for Planned Parenthood Pennsylvania Advocates.