Seriously, Utah? Seriously?
Earlier this week I saw something on Facebook about a petition to stop a new law (HB363) that would change how Sex Education is taught in Utah. What I have learned is that Utah with its “abstinence-based” curriculum is already considered very conservative in its sex education approach. Currently Utah schools have an option to teach a abstinence-only or abstinence-plus curriculum and with abstinence-plus curiculum teachers are allowed to discuss contraception while most importantly encouraging abstinence-only.
As a parent I am angry. I am angry that some Legislator is proposing a law that strips aways the school’s ability to properly inform our children. What is even worse is that HB363 strips away our rights as a parent. Currently we have to opt in if we want our children to participate in sex education.