To The Editor
February 24, 2009
Support sexual education bill to help keep young people well informed
We are living in a time where our limited funding needs to be put to the best use possible. Education is always a wise investment. By investing in a comprehensive and medically accurate sexual education program, young people will have the opportunity to guarantee they have the tools to make more healthy decisions about our future.
Comprehensive and medically accurate sex education offers information about both abstinence and contraception, and by having information about both, young adults have information enabling them to make healthy, well-informed decisions.
This program will also help prevent unplanned pregnancies and the spread of sexually transmitted diseases. Additionally, these lessons aren’t just important now; they help for our entire lives.
Ask your legislator to support the Proven Programs Act (House Bill 1612/Senate Bill 5629) so Washington uses our limited resources wisely and invests in programs that work.