Posted by Ryan Morgan on April 01, 2013 at 9:22 AM
On April 6, 1988, "Man in the Mirror" by Michael Jackson was the hit song, "Bright Lights, Big City" was the number 1 movie at the box office, and President Reagan renamed Interstate 195 in New Jersey the "James J. Howard Interstate Highway." It was also the day that South Carolina passed the Comprehensive Health Education Act.
Now, 25 years later, we see CHEA as an out-of-date law that, despite the best intentions, isn't having the impact on teen pregnancies and STDs that we had hoped.
H. 3435 - The Healthy Youth Amendment to the Comprehensive Health Education Act - would strengthen the law and position SC as a leader in policy that protects young people.
The Healthy Youth Amendment has three main objectives:
Join me in supporting the health and well-being of SC’s youth. Send an email or make a phone call to your Representative and ask them to vote yes to H. 3435 The Healthy Youth Amendment to the CHEA. House Representatives need to hear from you and know that South Carolinians support Healthy Youth.
- - support teachers and give them the training and resources that they need and deserve
- - ensure at all textbooks and materials give information that is medically accurate
- - require that all SC school districts are complying with the law