As a seventeen-year-old high school student, I have had many influences around me to help shape my thoughts on abortion and my generation’s sex culture. I have come to a realization that when someone has an abortion or sex, it’s nobody’s damn business. My life has always been influenced by the world around me, whether I like it or not. I don’t know if that can be said for everyone, but I have found that being open-minded doesn’t have to change what I already believe. As a seventeen-year-old senior in high school, I allow myself to listen to different perspectives because it brings me more knowledge of the people and world around me, and this often times allows me to share my truths. When I open up the conversation about abortion to friends, family, or even strangers, I often face a lot of harsh criticism, but I’ve learned that all I can do when I talk to someone with different opinions is listen.
New Pro-LGBTQ Laws in Colo Prompt Campaign to Convince Parents to Educate Kids at Home, not Public Schools
Claiming that this year the “Colorado legislature has radicalized our public schools and chipped away at the authority of parents,” advocates of home schooling say it’s time to pull children out of public schools.
When representatives from Alternatives Pregnancy Center began giving a presentation to his freshman health class at a public school in Highlands Ranch earlier this month, Clark Wilson already knew what the organization was — an anti-abortion crisis pregnancy center, or CPC, that uses deceptive tactics to sway women’s reproductive health care decisions.
As a bill to strengthen public school sex ed programs heads to Colorado Governor Jared Polis’ desk to be signed into law, many Republicans in the state are claiming it’s a “gutted” version of what was originally introduced.
UPDATE: The bill passed out of the Senate as of Friday morning and now heads to Governor Polis for his signature.
A comprehensive sexuality education bill, aimed at requiring public schools to offer a comprehensive human sexuality education curriculum, passed in a House Committee hearing yesterday.