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Governor Herbert Should Veto Sex-Ed Bill

12 March 2011 Published in State Policy Work

The ACLU of Utah delivered a letter today urging Governor Herbert to veto HB 363 “Health Education Amendments.” HB 363 deprives parents of the choice to have health education other than abstinence only instruction provided in public schools. Evidence clearly shows that sexuality education that stresses the importance of waiting to have sex while providing accurate, age-appropriate, and complete information about how to use contraceptives effectively to prevent pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) can help teens make healthy decisions.