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Want to hear the biggest dad joke of the year? Missouri state Representative Paul Joseph Wieland wants to prevent his three daughters from obtaining birth control through their group health insurance. Did I mention that two of his daughters are adults? It’s not enough for Wieland to tell his daughters not to take birth control. He wants their insurance to block coverage for the three women in case they decide to disobey his wishes. Read More
Senior student Katelyn Campbell of George Washington High School, West Virginia, has been battling her school’s administration over their methods of sex education. Katelyn Campbell, soon-to-be high school graduate The conflict was sparked when Pam Stenzel, an international speaker and avid promoter of teen abstinence, was recently invited to speak at the school. Campbell refused to attend the event, claiming that Stenzel was engaging in “slut-shaming” and making her fellow students uncomfortable. Read More
I'm a huge hater on abstinence-based sex ed.  I've never been able to fathom why omitting vital, straightforward information about reproduction from young women & men is supposed to be in any way helpful.  Opponents of sex ed make it seem like teaching these lesson plans is as steamy as one of my Grandma Jeanne's "bosom heaver" romance novels (with Fabio airbrushed on the cover no less).  It's all kinds of messed up to lie to kids, then expect them to make informed choices that will keep them STD free and prevent unplanned pregnancies.  Duh. Read More