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Senator Advocates Abstinence

January 27, 1999
By: Princess Reyes
State Capital Bureau
A lawmaker presented his bill to the Senate today that addresses sex education in Missouri schools. Princess Reyes has this report from Jefferson City:

Sen. Ted House presented a bill to the Senate concerning sex education. His bill says that sex education should stress abstinence to students.

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Contents: House says that stressing abstinence in sex education would be the only way to teach students how to avoid teenage pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases.
Opponents to his bill say a comprehensive sex education program is a better way to teach this topic to students. Comprehensive sex education teaches students about birth control methods other than abstinence, such as how to use contraceptives.

Princess Reyes from Jefferson City.


A lawmaker presented his bill that deals with sex education. Princess Reyes has this report from Jefferson City:

Sen. Ted House presented a bill which says that abstinence is the only effective way to protect students from unwanted pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases. He wants sex education to stress abstinence to students.

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Contents: House says that the safe sex ideology in Missouri has failed and stressing abstinence is a better method.
Opponents to his bill say that a comprehensive sex education program is a better alternative to abstinence. Comprehensive sex education teaches students about contraceptives as well as safe sex methods other than abstinence.

Princess Reyes from Jefferson City.