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Action needed to stop proposed sex education bill Print
Letters to the editor
Thursday, Dec. 17, 2009 -- 1:00 AM

To the editor:

People sometimes wonder how we arrived at the state of moral decay we are currently at in America and what we can do to fight it. One primary example exacerbating current problems in Wisconsin is Senate Bill 324/Assembly Bill 458, which dramatically changes the sex education curriculum in our state.

This bill, which is a top legislative priority for Planned Parenthood, will require districts to use curriculum approved by a traditionally liberal Department of Public Instruction relying on information determined to be accurate by liberal national groups. Bizarrely, public school teachers will not be able to say anything that will promote bias against sexually active children. Apparently, we don’t want to hurt their feelings.

Currently, curriculum is determined by a community advisory board made up of local parents and clergy who normally have a much more conservative and Christian-based view of sex among youngsters than Planned Parenthood. A coalition of almost two dozen liberal groups is pushing this bill, which has already passed the State Assembly on a 48 to 43 vote.

It is vital for all sincere Catholics to call their state senators at this time and tell them to vote against Senate Bill 324/Assembly Bill 458. It would also be a good idea to call your state representative and find out how they voted. If they voted for AB 458, ask them to publicly renounce their vote.

If you would like further information about how to protect Wisconsin’s children and keep our schools safe, please feel free to contact me toll-free at 1-800-662-1227 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Glenn Grothman
State Senator, 20th Senate District