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In Arizona, a Textbook Fuels Over Sex Education

School district staff in Arizona will "edit" a high-school honors biology textbook after school board members agreed that it does not align with state regulations on how abortion is to be presented to public-school students. Gilbert Public Schools board members, backed by a conservative religious group, voted 3-2 to make the change, arguing that they are complying with a 2-year-old state law that requires public schools to "present childbirth and adoption as preferred options to elective abortion." "Since the change in this law was relatively recent, we are likely the first school board to proactively ensure that the legislative intent is being enforced," board President Staci Burk said Wednesday. The book in question, Campbell Biology: Concepts & Connections (Seventh Edition), has a chapter that discusses abstinence, birth-control methods, tubal ligations and vasectomies and drugs that can induce abortion. I tend to be on the more liberal side, but I think kids should be taught about birth-control methods. This seems absolutely ridiculous that they will not be able to learn about these things. The US has some of the worst sex education in the world.
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