California Moms Sue School District Over Teaching On Abstinence

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Two mothers in California are suing the Clovis United School District over an abstinence-only sex education program. They say the students need information on condoms and sexually transmitted diseases.

The California District of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Gay-Straight Alliance Network have joined the moms in the suit. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is representing those involved in the case.

In 2003, a law was passed in California requiring that public schools thoroughly discuss sexual behavior in a medically accurate way.

According to the lawsuit, the school district is teaching that students should wait until marriage before engaging in sexual activity. In light of the 2003 law, this is unacceptable in the eyes of the suing mothers, Aubree Smith and Mica Ghimenti.

“Our kids need complete, accurate information to help them protect themselves against STDs and unintended pregnancy,” said Smith.

“Our children need to know more about sex education than abstinence-only,” Ghimenti added.

The school district emailed this statement to NBC News:

It appears from an initial review that the concern raised in this lawsuit stems from a question of differing interpretations of the depth and breadth of a school district’s obligation to cover detailed sexual content in its family life-sex education materials. …We will continue our review of the suit in order to better understand the concerns raised by the plaintiffs, but Clovis Unified has fully complied with both the California Education Code and the State’s content standards.

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Bryan Nash

Staff writer Bryan Nash has devoted much of his life to searching for the truth behind the lies that the masses never question. He is currently pursuing a Master's of Divinity and is the author of The Messiah's Misfits, Things Unseen and The Backpack Guide to Surviving the University. He has also been a regular contributor to the magazine Biblical Insights.

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