Disappointing, but not surprising.

GOP Bill to Ban Sex Education Passes Utah House  (Alternet)

Republicans in Utah's House of Representatives passed a bill that, if approved in Senate, would ban contraception from public school sex education.

Under this bill, public schools could either accept funding for abstinence-only "sex education" that we know doesn't work, or skip sex education altogether, effectively ensuring that Utah's students cannot easily access information crucial to protect themselves and control their sex lives.

"We’ve been culturally watered down to think we have to teach about sex, about having sex and how to get away with it, which is intellectually dishonest," said bill sponsor Rep. Bill Wright, R-Holden. "Why don’t we just be honest with them upfront that sex outside marriage is devastating?"

 Apparently, Wright does not consider withholding information to be "intellectually dishonest." What's more, if Wright's concern is the "devastation" associated with premarital sex, he would attempt to reduce unplanned pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases, decreasing the harm associated with sex. Instead, Utah Republicans are attempting to reduce this "devastation" by ... telling kids ... that sex will destroy them.

(emphases mine)

Not at all a "Grand" Old Party!

Anything else I'd add would be "preaching to the choir"....

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