Missouri senators voted that abstinence be stressed in sex ed classes.
Susan Batt has the story from Jefferson City.
The issue came up in an amendment to kill the sex ed guidelines in the bill the Senate is considering.
Boone County Senator Ken Jacobs recommended the changes.
The bill does allow parents to preview class material and to remove their child from a sex ed class.
From Jefferson City, I'm Susan Batt.
Date: March 4, 1997
By: Susan Batt
State Capital Bureau
After much debate, Missouri senators approved requiring sex ed classes to teach abstinence as the only completely effective way to prevent pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases.
Susan Batt has the story.
Senators voted down an amendment to kill sex ed class guidelines that were contained in a bill they are considering. The proposal requires that when schools teach about birth control, they stress abstinence.
St. Charles Senator Ted House says teenage sexual promiscuity has hurt schools.
The Senate continues to debate the bill.
From the state capital, I'm Susan Batt.
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