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FRANKFORT, Ky. – Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky (PPINK) is stunned that Gov. Bevin would sign Senate Bill (SB) 71, promoting shame-based abstinence education that doesn’t prevent Kentuckians from having unintended pregnancies.

“At PPINK, we continuously work to educate people about their bodies, and to let them know that they have choices when it comes to their reproductive health care,” said Christie Gillespie, President and CEO of PPINK. “Our students should have access to comprehensive, medically accurate, and age appropriate sex education, not curriculum based on one politician’s religious beliefs. Comprehensive sex education is scientifically proven to be an effective way to prevent unintended pregnancies and allow people to plan their families when they are ready.”