[Rachel speaks on House Bill 837 in the 2010 Legislative Session.]
Sex Education Bill Moves to House Chamber by Carl Gibson
Mississippi Public Broadcasting–January 20, 2010
Mississippi currently leads the nation in teen pregnancies. Meanwhile, a bill making school districts choose between abstinence-only programs and abstinence-plus sex education has cleared a house committee. MPB’s Carl Gibson reports.
Some Mississippi school districts don’t offer any sex education, while many students in public schools are simply taught to abstain from sex until marriage. House Bill 832, passed yesterday by the House Education Committee, would make districts choose between either abstinence-only education, or abstinence-plus programs. Rachel Hicks, Executive Director of Mississippi First, says the bill is a good start, but needs to be strengthened.