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Published: Wednesday, March 14 2012 1:00 a.m. MDT

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Esquire
Springville, UT

You are right when you say "more teenage pregnancies will likely lead to abortion and sexually transmitted diseases among young people." This points out that conservative policies actually contribute to the problem. Their view seems to be to abolish sexual activity, which will never happen, of course.

Tulip
West Jordan, UT

Gayle Ruzicka is no threat to anyone. Her power is amassed, like anyone else, by others who share her viewpoints. Sex ed should be a family matter. I personally think parents should educate themselves on the subject and then teach their children as they are able to understand. We should never turn something of that nature over to the "state".

Lane Myer
Salt Lake City, UT

TuliP dear,

What if a parent does not educate their child? Should we pass a law that they MUST do so or have a fine or their children taken away from them? How can you ensure that the children know anything about this subject? We can't even ensure that parents will not harm their children and thus we have child protection laws.

You do realize that allowing schools to teach these courses does not keep you from teaching your own teenagers exactly what you want them to know. If you wanted them to know more, you would have to SIGN THEM UP for the sex ed courses at school. By this law, you have taken that option away from other parents. Why?

Now all parents must either be a great parent and explain everything to their child or be a harmful parent that does not explain anything or does not explain enough. Why is knowledge threatening to you as a parent? As long as you have communication with your teenager, you can guide their schooling, whether it be in sex-ed or English or Science.

Hutterite
American Fork, UT

I want freedom from Gayle.

Bloodhound
Provo, UT

I sometimes disagree with Gayle Ruzicka. However, I do admire her work on family values legislation.

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