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Abstinence only education could be in Missouri sight.

Date: April 18, 2007
By: Fanna Haile-Selassie
State Capitol Bureau
Links: HSC HB 1055

Intro: Schools across the state could see an opportunity to implement a federally structured abstinence only plan. Fanna (FAUNA) Haile-Selassie (HIGH-lay-sah-LAH-say) was in the House when the vote was taken. RunTime:
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In the House chamber, lawmakers gave support to a bill that would allow Missouri schools to have a new option of sex education. Schools would be able to teach the Federally structured abstinence only program that is not permitted in Missouri now. Kansas City Democratic representative Beth Low was adamant that provisions for the federal abstinence plan is not the way to go. 

Actuality:  LOW.WAV
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Description: Those eight provisions don't mention any medically accurate contraception information, in fact they don't make any mention of contraception information at all.

Moberly's Republican representative Therese Sanders is the sponsor of the bill.

She says schools should be allowed to choose which option is best for their students.

From the state Capitol, Fanna Haile-Selassie, KMOX News
 


Intro: Missouri schools could have a tougher time teaching students about sexual diseases. Fanna (FAUNA) Haile-Selassie (HIGH-lay-sah-LAH-say) has the story.

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Missouri lawmakers just passed first round approval to a bill that would put limits on who can teach sex education in schools.  The bill would not allow people from agencies like planned parenthood or medical doctors who work in hospitals or clinics that perform abortions, even mother life-saving operations.  Moberly Republican Representative Therese Sanders is the sponsor of the bill.
Actuality:  SANDERS.WAV
Run Time: 00:13
Description: What we are saying is that someone who provides elective abortion that are prohibited, we don't want them in our schools.

Opponents of the bill say it would severely restrict using people who can give medically accurate information at no cost.

From the state Capitol, Fanna Haile-Selassie, KMOX News