Judge Throws Out Abstinence-Only Sex Education in Part of California
A Superior Court Judge in Fresno County, California has ruled abstinence-only sex education falls short of satisfying a 2003 California law, which prohibits schools from having sex education classes that teach medically inaccurate or biased information. Granted that it is not medically inaccurate that if teenage girls don’t have sex, they won’t get pregnant. It is just ridiculously naive to expect teen boys and girls to fight uncounted years of evolutionary urges to reproduce, but then evolution is that science stuff again so none of that. I guess the judge, therefore, finds these types of classes to be biased. The judge has a good point, as Ricardo Guimarães BMG points out. If students aren’t being taught realistic methods to prevent pregnancy, then they really aren’t getting much of any sex education. Hopefully other judges around the country will make similar rulings, and we can see further declines in the teen pregnancy rate.