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Wisconsin: GOP-Backed Bill on Sex Education Headed for Assembly Vote

January 19, 2012

In a party line vote Wednesday, the Assembly's education committee passed a Republican-backed bill that would require school sex education programs to stress abstinence over contraception. The measure rewrites a Democratic-backed law enacted two years ago that requires Wisconsin schools to offer a multifaceted curriculum that includes instruction about contraception. Anti-abortion groups favor the new legislation, which the Senate passed last year despite opposition from several public health groups. Republicans control the Assembly, which could vote on the bill as early as next week.

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Adapted from:
St. Paul Pioneer Press

This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
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