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District sued over abstinence-only sex ed
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(NBC News) Two California moms are suing a Central Valley school district over its abstinence-only sex education, saying the policy puts students’ health at risk by failing to give teens information about condoms and contraception and about how to prevent sexually transmitted diseases.
The civil lawsuit against the Clovis Unified School District was filed in Fresno County Superior Court on Tuesday by the two parents, the California District of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Gay-Straight Alliance Network. The ACLU is representing the groups and the two mothers, Aubree Smith and Mica Ghimenti.
“Our kids need complete, accurate information to help them protect themselves against STDs and unintended pregnancy,” said Smith, a mother of a 17-year-old daughter at Clovis High School in Clovis.
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