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TENNESSEE: Abstinence-Centered Bill Advancing in Senate




 

Associated Press (03.29.12) - Thursday, March 29, 2012

The Senate Education Committee voted 9-0 Wednesday night for a bill that would require an "abstinence-centered" focus for public school family life curricula. The measure, by Sen. Jack Johnson (R-Franklin), would require that such instruction emphasize that abstinence is refraining from "any kind of sexual contact." The House Education Committee is set to take up the companion bill on Tuesday.



 


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