“Healthy Youth Act” Yeah. Right.

Fast-tracking legislation is starting early this session in our state legislature.

Take for instance, Assembly Bill 458 (AB 458) introduced this past Wednesday, 9/30, and scheduled for a public hearing in the Assembly’s Education committee this coming Tuesday, 10/6, at 9:00 a.m.  Normally this type of “quick and dirty” bill handling doesn’t happen until February or so.  Apparently, all bets are off in this Democratically-controlled legislature.  Obviously, it’s “taxpayer/concerned citizen beware.”

AB 458, erroneously called the “Healthy Youth Act,” is a very thinly veiled attempt to do away with abstinence-centered Human Growth and Development programs in Wisconsin’s schools.  Basically, even if the committee  that proposes the curriculum wants  to have an abstinence-centered program and recommends such to the school board, they can’t have it.  AB 458 would make it illegal.

This “Un-Healthy Youth Act” requires that if a school district opts to have a Human Growth and Development program ( it’s still voluntary in WI), the program must include “medically accurate information” on such topics as “gender stereotypes,” “the health benefits, side effects, and proper use of contraceptives and barrier methods” approved by the FDA (which, of course, includes the euphemistically named “Plan B” emergency contraception).   To be fair the law also requires  that “the benefits of and reasons for abstaining from sexual activity” must be covered–along with all of the other “comprehensive sex ed” topics.

This proposal also requires that the program a school implements use “instructional methods and materials that do not promote bias against pupils of any race, gender, sexual orientation, or ethnic or cultural background or against sexually active pupils or children with disabilities.”

So, once again, by getting “sexual orientation” included in the above list, the homosexual advocates have prevailed.  They have prevented schools from telling the truth about the dangers inherent in sexual activity with persons of the same sex.   That right there makes this bill “unhealthy” for youth.

I’m starting to feel a Rep. Joe Wilson moment coming on.  I want to  shout, “You lie!”

Cap all this off with a provision that will allow Planned Parenthood-WI or other so-called “family planning groups” to show up and, if a school district wants to, provide all the instruction in this program to all the students.   Suppose they’ll refer the students to PPWI’s “Teen Wire” or “Go Ask Alice“?  (Caution:  if you click on any of the sites linked on the Planned Parenthood “teen page,” be prepared to be offended.)

Yep, “Healthy Youth Act.”  You betcha.  Wanna buy the “Bridge to Nowhere”?


13 comments on ““Healthy Youth Act” Yeah. Right.

  1. one of the homosexual advocates, apparently says:

    This bill sounds beyond reasonable. Why not give kids all information and make sure school is a safe place for every child? Shame on you.

  2. David says:

    I’m just wondering…what are the “dangers inherent in sexual activities with persons of the same sex” that are not present in sexual activities with persons of the opposite sex?

  3. Ginny says:

    You stated, “Yep, “Healthy Youth Act.” You betcha. Wanna buy the “Bridge to Nowhere”?”

    Actually, I was thinking more like “Something Wicked This Way Comes.”

  4. […] Sex-ed: Surgeon General’s warning needed We hear a lot about how kids need “sex-ed” in order to have “safe sex” and avoid STD’s and teen pregnancy.  If you’ve been following this blog, then you know that our sister organization, Wisconsin Family Action, has been dealing with a harmful sex-ed bill, AB 458, in the state legislature.  You can read more about that here. […]

  5. Wow says:

    Ginny – Your response to David was not fact-based and was incorrect. HIV is NOT “not present in sexual activities with persons of the opposite sex.” (Note my double-negative, in order to use the quote) Your link states that men who have sex with men amount to 48% of people living with HIV in the US. Not 100%. It’s dangerous to stereotype this way and this is exactly why more open communication and education on such topics needs to be available to our confused children. It’s a matter of life and death.

  6. Raising 6 kids says:

    It is so obvious that any kind of sexual relationship, be it opposite sex or not, can be dangerous. Even in a marriage, if one person is not being faithful. We are accountable for the raising of our kids, whether you like it or not. Why would we NOT teach our kids to wait for the best possible chance at healthy, guilt free and the safest kind of sex there is? It’s really so simple, some parents just make excuses for they’re stupidity.

  7. Raising 6 kids says:

    By the way, our schools don’t come close to teaching the truth about STD’s and how incredibly easy they are to contract, without even having intercourse! If you want to be honest with your kids, give them the real statistics! Like how these unknown STD’s can easily cause them sterility in their 30’s.

  8. […] Youth Act” not the end of the story Last night at 7:30 p.m., the State Assembly passed AB458, the so-called “Healthy Youth Act” by a 48 to 43 vote.  Click here to see how your Representative […]

  9. Ginny says:

    Here is what is seems you don’t understand. This bill removes a freedom. Plain and simple. Seems you are okay with that. School districts that have CHOSEN to include a Human Growth & Development course have done so with the freedom to INCLUDE an abstinence-only CHOICE. This bill does not eliminate showing kids how to put on condoms and kill babies. Our freedom to write our curriculum according to our own community standards needs to remain intact. Opting out is not enough. We want to be able to have a CHOICE for alternative teaching, as this requirement violates most Christian beliefs. Perhaps America does not hold the same appeal for you as it does for me.

  10. Brad says:

    Hey. We don’t want kids to posses handguns. But, since we all “know” that they will get them anyway, let’s just give them the handguns. Then, let’s make sure they are “educated” in the proper use of handguns. We can have a class in all government schools to do this. After all, it is only a matter of time before kids get handguns and go on drive-by shootings, or whatever. Sound familiar?

  11. Chuck says:

    What some people seem to be missing in discussing this legislation is exactly what Ginny expressed – loss of freedom. Sex education belongs in the home, not in the public (government owned) schools where what is taught is determined by government edict, not by the parent of school kids. We’ve let altogether too much of the responsibility for educating our kids in personal or morality-based issues get transferred to public schools that openly defy parental authority. Sex education in public schools will ALWAYS be a problem for parents and others who believe there are morality issues involved because the public schools actively try to remove these considerations and let organizations like Planned Parenthood and a variety of atheist and homosexual activist groups get involved. Take back parental authority and responsibility and keep special interests from brainwashing kids on sensitive issues like this.

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