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Published: Tuesday, March 13 2012 6:17 p.m. MDT

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LDS Liberal
Farmington, UT

"....which found more than 58 percent of respondents agreed or strongly agreed that contraceptive use should be taught in public schools."

Rep. Bill Wright, R-Holden, the bill's sponsor, seemed unfazed by the poll results, saying the Founding Fathers created a government that was not a pure democracy.

"Thank goodness we have a representative form of government and not a populist form of government," he said.

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Ummm....

A BYU poll, telling us that 58% don't approve of this, only goes to prove that Rep. Bill Wright doesn't have a clue what a "Representative form of Government" really is.

Go Utes!
Springville, UT

if you would read the bill it stipulates that a school may opt to teach contraceptives if it so desires, all this bill really does is make the teaching of abstinence only viable. this bill is really no big deal. it will not change the way sex education is taught in Utah public schools. when i went to high school here in Utah the sex education was pathetic and it remains so today. i can remember my health teacher blushing when she had to use the proper names of the male and female reproductive organs, she only used the proper names once then used descriptive terms like 'boy parts' and 'girl parts' it was pathetic.

Cincinnatus
Kearns, UT

"Ruzicka blasted the online petition for Herbert to veto the bill, calling it "bogus" in the Utah Eagle Forum's email and challenging the validitiy of the signatures."

This is the problem with Gayle Ruzicka and the Eagle Forum. Rather than give a solid explanation about why the Governor should support the bill, she attacks the opponents of the bill. The Eagle Forum and Ruzicka are so out of touch with most Utahans on these issues that they can't have a civil conversation. They threaten legislators, attack opponents, and make statements that aren't based in fact, only on their own convictions.

Well, Gayle, I'm from Taylorsville. I signed the petition to urge the Governor to veto the bill and I know many of my friends and family, also who live in Utah, who have signed the petition.

Esquire
Springville, UT

Yes, the Governor can choose between knowledge and rational thinking, or taking Utah down the road to idiocy, backwoods thinking and superstition. What will it be, Governor

greg14952
Provo, UT

It sounds like, if the governor's decision is based "on sound policy and what is in the best interest of Utah," that he's planning to veto the bill. What other decision could he possibly make?

CHS 85
Sandy, UT

Would the Eagle Forum be calling this petition "bogus" if the respondents were in favor of their position?

Whether it is a legal petition or not, it does show the subject is deserving of more discussion.

Furry1993
Clearfield, UT

The only decision that would be based "on sound policy and what is in the best interest of Utah would be to veto this abomination of a bill. If the governor acts for the good of Utah and its people, he will veto the bill. Anything else will shortchange the state, its citizens, and especially the students in its schools. HereÂs hoping Governor Herbert will follow Governor LeavittÂs example and do what is right  veto this bill.

LValfre
CHICAGO, IL

"Yes, the Governor can choose between knowledge and rational thinking, or taking Utah down the road to idiocy, backwoods thinking and superstition. What will it be, Governor"

Well ... considering his religious affiliation I bet he'll stick with the latter until society forces him to dispel his past beliefs in lieu of his real beliefs and desired political/religious goals. We've seen this happen many times over the past 150 years. Many times.

Yes I said political/religious goals since, as in this case, once again politicians can't separate the two.

Rifleman
Salt Lake City, Utah

Re: LDS Liberal 6:42 p.m. March 13, 2012
"....which found more than 58 percent of respondents agreed or strongly agreed that contraceptive use should be taught in public schools."

So what percentage of non-respondents favor this legislation? The legislators typically represent the opinions of those who voted them into office, and the good ones don't base their decisions on polls.

Those who aren't confused about their sexuality and teach their children principles of morality and virtue don't send their children to school to learn that same sex relationships are the norm.

Kalindra
Salt Lake City, Utah

@ GoUtes: Actually, the bill very clearly states contraceptive use may not be taught:

"(c) Human sexuality instruction or instructional programs may not include instruction
70 in H. [ [ ] [ , ] or the advocacy of [ ] ] [ , or the discussion of ] .H :
71 (i) the intricacies of intercourse, sexual stimulation, or erotic behavior;
72 (ii) H. [ the advocacy of ] .H homosexuality;
73 (iii) H. [ the advocacy or encouragement of ] the use of .H contraceptive methods or
73a devices; or
74 (iv) H. [ the advocacy of ] .H sexual activity outside of marriage."

Kalindra
Salt Lake City, Utah

@rifleman
do you have any idea how research is conducted? the poll was of registered voters that had voted in recent elections. polls are a sampling of all voters and are considered a fair reflection of the voting population at large which means that if you asked every person that votes that you would find that they wold closely reflect what was found in the poll.

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