According to a recent analysis done by the Guttmacher Institute, sex education is sorely lacking across the country. While numerous states don’t require any form of sex education, if it is provided some don’t even require it to be medically accurate.
As the Religious Right continues its battle against science and reason, our educational system ends up suffering. Depending on what state you’re in, sex or HIV education may not even be required. Perhaps even scarier, 37 states don’t have rules against it being medically inaccurate if it is provided. Many states force educators to push Abstinence-only methods, and in Utah teachers can’t even give answers to students’ questions if they go against the Abstinence-only guidelines.
In spite of the fact that proper sex education has been shown to reduce rates of unwanted pregnancies and abortions, the Right still fights against giving kids a proper education. It doesn’t seem to make much sense and unfortunately their children are the ones who will end up suffering for it.
Below are maps put together by the Huffington Post based off of the Guttmacher Institute’s data. It’s pretty unnerving:
This, ladies and gentlemen is why dangerous, delusional fools like those in the GOP/Tea Party/Christian Taliban should never ever have any say or control over the education of our children.