After months of negotiation and attempts at cooperation, North
Carolina’s state assembly is finally taking a step in the right
direction in regard to their policies on sexuality education.
North Carolina’s Reproductive Health
and Safety Education curriculum will educate students about
scientifically-based and proven information intended protect students
against unplanned pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections.
With innovative new sex-education legislation in North Carolina, progress could be just around the corner.
The far-right’s nasty tactics hit a new low in North Carolina but Kay Hagan hits back hard.
In North Carolina, Rep. Brad Miller’s (D-13) record of funding for health studies that could prevent the spread of AIDS, and foster better understanding of the sexual health of an aging population and marginalized communities are being portrayed as “paying for sex” by opponent Vernon Robinson (aka “Black Jesse Helms”). The Annenberg Public Policy Center’s Political Fact Check.org refers to the ad as “sneering” and says its factual accuracy is “wanting” and “misleading on several counts.” In this ad we see how sexual and reproductive health issues are used to titillate and grab attention, all the while stigmatizing and degrading people and studies that are in the interest of public health by distorting their reality, all for political gain, power and control.