Category Archives for sex education

Another Strange Twist for Anti-Sex Ed Legislation

On Thursday, the House Public Education Committee voted 7-3 to approve HB 1057 by Rep. Jeff Leach, R-Plano, making it eligible soon for consideration by the full House. But the version of the bill the committee passed bears almost no resemblance to the bill as originally filed, or its Senate companion (SB 521) that passed out of the Senate Education committee […]

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This Is a Big Week in the Texas Legislature

The Texas Freedom Network will be busy, busy, busy at the Legislature this week. Sex education, religious freedom, LGBT rights, and family planning funding are on legislative calendars. Click on the links in the Take Action box on the right to help our efforts at the Capitol. Sex Education The Texas House Committee on Public […]

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Earth to Texas Legislators: Sex Education Isn’t Controversial for Most Texans

As Texas lawmakers consider legislation — Senate Bill 521 — that would make it harder for public schools to teach responsible sex education, we thought it was worth pointing out what Texans think. After all, this is an important issue in a state with the fourth-highest teen birth rate in the nation. The Texas Freedom […]

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TFN President Testifies on Anti-Sex Ed Legislation

As we reported earlier this week, Senate Bill 521 was passed out of state Sen. Dan Patrick’s Education Committee and is on its way to the full Senate. While we wait for any new developments on this bill, here’s video of TFN President Kathy Miller testifying against this reckless anti-sex ed legislation earlier this month […]

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Anti-Sex Ed and Anti-Birth Control Bills on the Move in the Texas Legislature

4:30 p.m., March 12, UPDATE: We just got word that HB 649 has been removed from the House State Affairs Committee’ s Wednesday meeting agenda. *** The right’s war on sex education and women’s access to birth control continues at the Texas Legislature. Two key bills on those issues face important steps in the legislative […]

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Sen. Patrick Gives Texans an Odd Lesson on Civil Rights

Did you know that students attending private schools in Texas today face discrimination like African-American students did during the era of racial segregation? Sen. Dan Patrick, the Republican chairman of the Texas Senate Education Committee, seems to think so. Sen. Patrick was speaking at Tuesday’s Education Committee hearing on Senate Bill 573, a measure that […]

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Distortions and Bullying Tactics Take Center Stage at Texas Senate Hearing on Sex Education

Today we saw a big reason why sex education is so awful in Texas, a state with one of the highest teen birth rates in the nation. Polling shows that 84 percent of registered voters in Texas want high school sex education classes to teach about birth control along with the importance of abstinence. But […]

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Texas Senate Education Committee to Take Up Pro-Vouchers, Anti-Sex Ed Bills on Tuesday

The Texas Freedom Network will be focused Tuesday on two bills being heard by the Senate Education Committee: one that would create an expensive private school voucher program and another that could effectively end sex education in much of the state. Senate Bill 115 by state Sen. Tommy Williams, R-The Woodlands, would create a voucher […]

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Proposed Texas Bill Puts the Abortion Wars Ahead of Effective Sex Education

The abortion wars trump common sense on the right. We sent out the following press release this afternoon: PROPOSED LEGISLATION ADDS NEW AND UNNECESSARY OBSTACLES FOR EFFECTIVE SEX EDUCATION IN TEXAS SCHOOLS State Law Already Requires Informing Parents on Sex Ed, Right to Opt Out The Texas Freedom Network is releasing the following statement regarding […]

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More Nonsense from Abstinence-Only Fanatics: ‘Drug-Based Sex Ed’

Abstinence-only activists are increasingly concerned that more and more school districts in Texas are moving to sex education policies that include medically accurate information on condoms and other forms of contraception and STD prevention. Their latest worry: Round Rock Independent School District just north of Austin. The lawyer/lobbyist for Free Market Foundation Liberty Institute Texas […]

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