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Category Archives for sex education
First things first: a big round of applause for Texas Monthly‘s R.G. Ratcliffe, who dug up this info. We encourage you to venture over to the magazine’s website to ready his piece. Here are some interesting numbers Ratcliffe dug up: 75758: 180 75756: 74 75770: 55 75763: 61 75751: 46* 75148: 100 75124: 63 75143: 91 75158: […]
Today the Texas Freedom Network joined with six coalition partners for a “Call to Action” on reproductive health care at the Texas Capitol. Here’s the joint press release we sent out: TEXANS DEMAND ACCESS TO REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH CARE Attacks on Reproductive Health Care Must Be Stopped, Advocates, Faith Leaders, and Lawmakers Tell Crowd FOR IMMEDIATE […]
Last Thursday the Texas Freedom Network joined with six other organizations in launching a multi-year campaign for reproductive health care in Texas: Trust. Respect. Access. Here’s the press release we sent out: Coalition of Seven Organizations Launches Reproductive Health Care Campaign in Texas AUSTIN – At a press conference today, a coalition of seven organizations […]
Maybe sometimes a far-right politician can be too extreme even for Texas Republicans. On Tuesday state Rep. Steve Toth, R-The Woodlands, lost big in the Republican runoff race for a Texas Senate seat north of Houston. State Rep. Brandon Creighton, R-Conroe, won in a landslide, getting about 67 percent of the vote to Toth’s 33 percent to earn the GOP nomination for the […]
Did students at Richardson High School near Dallas learn today how God expects them to be “dateable”? That appears to have been the purpose of a speaker who visits high schools in Texas and across the country. And a lot of Richardson students appear to have been understandably angered by the presentation. Motivational speaker Justin […]
Group Attacks Judicial Nominee as ‘Radical’ and ‘Extreme’ for Opposing Abstinence-Only Programs That Lie to Students and Promote Dangerous Stereotypes
Concerned Women for America (CWA), a national religious-right group with an active Texas chapter, is accusing a federal judicial nominee of being a “radical” in part because of what she has written about abstinence-only sex education programs that promote gender stereotypes. In an email to activists today, CWA President Penny Nance writes that the U.S. […]
TFN Insider is pleased to present this guest post from Rev. Beth Ellen Cooper of Northwoods Unitarian Universalist Church in The Woodlands north of Houston. Rev. Cooper participated in TFN’s clergy gathering in March in support of women’s access to birth control and state funding for family planning. She blogs regularly for the Houston Chronicle at Keep the Faith. Rev. Cooper also […]
Advocates of abstinence-only education policies argue that keeping teens ignorant about condoms and other forms of birth control and disease prevention will solve the problem of teen pregnancy in Texas. They often point to data showing that the state’s teen birth rate has declined since 1991 even while most schools have been teaching abstinence-only instead […]
Do You Really Want to Reduce the Number of Abortions, Gov. Perry? Then Support Effective Sex Education
We just sent out the following press release: PETITION CALLS ON GOV. PERRY TO ADD SEX EDUCATION TO CALL FOR SPECIAL SESSION Comprehensive Sex Ed Offers Best Approach for Reducing Abortions in Texas More than 5,000 Texans have added their names to a petition calling on Gov. Rick Perry to add passing effective sex education […]
A reporter from the Houston Chronicle/San Antonio Express-News Capitol bureau caught a Texas legislator arguing Tuesday night that sex education gets previously chaste teens so “hot and bothered” that they can’t even use contraception correctly after rushing out the door to do some unauthorized field testing. Check out the audio clip of the conversation among […]