In the last session of the state legislature, a bill called the “Healthy Youth Act” was passed and signed into law. We don’t know what is “healthy” about it. This law prohibits local communities from offering abstinence-only sex education in public schools. What is “unhealthy” about teaching students about abstinence so they don’t become pregnant or contract sexually-transmitted diseases?
Senator Mary Lazich (R-New Berlin) and Rep. Joel Kleefisch (R-Oconomowoc) are circulating legislation to remedy this situation by repealing the “Healthy Youth Act” and replacing it with the “Strong Communities…Healthy Kids Act.” Lazich and Kleefisch are asking their colleagues to co-sponsor this important bill. Not only would the new bill return local control to school districts and parents, it would prohibit groups like Planned Parenthood from teaching sex ed in the schools. As the nation’s largest abortion provider, why should Planned Parenthood have access to children in our schools who may become clients for its profitable abortion business?
Wisconsin Right to Life urges you to contact your State Senator and Assembly Representative and ask him/her to co-sponsor the Strong Communities…Healthy Kids Act. Contact your elected officials here.