If you need the federal goverment to educate you about sex, you are a
pretty darn lame person.
Teen pregnancy! Utah has the highest teen pregnancy because many girls in this
state get married as soon as they graduate from high school. They usually don't
just live with someone and have kids. A baby born to an eighteen or nineteen
year old married woman is still a teen pregnancy.
Fred44 writes: "The National Center for Health Statistics reported that Utah
has the ..... highest number of teenagers getting married." Utah
is tied with Idaho for the state where people get married the youngest. The men
get married for the first time at a median age of 25.5 years old, the second
lowest in the country, and the women at 23.3 years Â the lowest in the
country.Sex education in school wouldn't reduce the number of young
people getting married .... especially in polygamous communities where little
girls are forced to marry old men.
"The National Center for Health Statistics reported that Utah has the lowest
percentage of out-of-wedlock births in the United States", and the highest
number of teenagers getting married. Teen age pregnancy is a better measurement
than out of wedlock births. Education is power. The curriculum
does not promote pre-maritial sex or alternate lifestyles. Look at the
curriculum if you have a problem with it, opt out.
Gandalf writes: "Since when did we believe that ignorance is better than
knowledge?"Parents in Utah don't believe that ignorance is
better than knowledge which is why we teach our children about chastity,
morality, and the politically incorrect concept of abstinence before
marriage.The National Center for Health Statistics reported that
Utah has the lowest percentage of out-of-wedlock births in the United States.
What are Utah families doing correctly, and why do states with schools that
provide on demand birth control to students without
Sexual Education is a topic that brings everyone out of the woodwork because, it
is NOT the governments responsibility to teach children about sex. Any one that has children knows that they start asking questions about body
parts and relationships before they are 8.Teaching them at 13 is to
late.Teaching them outside of the loving enviroment of home is just wrong.
Using the excuss that somekids won't get this if we don't teach them is
just stupid. This is all madness. Parents have the right and the
responsibility to teach their children without the interference of the
Maybe before our legislators speak and vote, they should take a few minutes and
look at the curriculum. Their is no "promotion" of anything in the
curriculum other than abstinence. The curriculum is based on the best
scientific knowledge we have today about STD's, contraception and other issues
related to sex. The problem here is that our republican legislature
see's bad and evil in every public non-charter school classroom in the state.
The overwhelming majority of teachers who are teaching this curriculum are doing
so in a professional fashion that is beneficial to students who whether we want
to admit it or not are becoming increasingly sexual active and are not being
taught about sex at home. For those parents who do not want their
students to participate in this curriculum they can opt out. Before their
student is taught this curriculum they must return with a parent permission
slip.Lets put away our paranoia and become educated about the world
our students are living in and what is really being taught in our schools before
we create foolish legislation. Our schools spend an increasing amount of time
each day teaching things to children that should be taught in the home, that is
the world we live in today. Contrary to popular belief, it is 2012 not 1912,
the world has changed.
John Charity, what a completely ignorant comment. I know plenty of people who
have had premarital sex who have had great, happy lives afterward, with the same
partner they had premarital sex with, myself included. Likewise, I know plenty
who did not have premarital sex and later had all kinds of incompatible
relationship issues.Sex education is not about teaching kids how to
have sex, it is educating them on the consequences.
The legislature has been carried off by fear, ignorance and arrogance on this
bill. Rep. Wright's statement that "we should not be teaching our children
how to have sex and get away with it" reveals his world view. Since when did we believe that ignorance is better than knowledge? Since when
do we believe it is appropriate for our state government to prevent parents from
opting in to a public education program that accurately discusses human
sexuality, including contraception, sexually transmitted diseases, and the
emotional, financial and physical hazards of sexual activity? Since when does
the legislature know better than the parents and their children is supposedly
seeks to protect?This bill, and the legislature's passage of it, is
Unfortunately, sex education has become a battleground between extremists who
promote uncontrolled wanton sexuality and those who pretend that sex does not
exist. What is needed is a middle ground.No good ever came from
non-marital sexual relationships. Trye sex education must teach this basic
truth: non-marital sex leads only to heartache, disease, and illegitimate
children.However, true sex education teaches that sex is a wonderful
gift from above which brings a married couple closer together. Sex in a marriage
should be both frequent and mutually satisfying.Let us take back our
schools from the extremists on both sides. Truth and moderation must be the
order of the day.