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May 31, 2019

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TEACHING COLORADO STUDENTS SEX ED FOR THE MODERN WORLD BECOMES LAW
 

DENVER, CO- Today, Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains and ACLU of Colorado celebrated the signing of HB1032, the Colorado Youth Wellness Act. 

 

Statement from Vicki Cowart, President & CEO of Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains

“Students who receive sex education in Colorado schools will be better prepared with more comprehensive, medically-accurate information than ever before thanks to the Youth Wellness Act that was signed into law today by Gov. Jared Polis.

 

“Giving students real information on healthy relationships and consent, including LGBTQ students in this learning, and allowing the full spectrum of pregnancy outcomes – including abortion – to be taught will shape generations to come. We know that when we don’t give young people the information they need, misinformation will fill the gap. That’s no way to prepare our children for the future.

 

“This law will foster acceptance, thoughtful decision-making, and give students tools to navigate the landscape of human relationships and sexuality.  Colorado should be proud that we are giving our young people the opportunity to form healthy foundations for a lifetime.”

 

Statement from Denise S. Maes, Public Policy Director, ACLU of Colorado.

 “The ACLU is proud to have worked with PPRM on this historical piece of legislation. For the first time in our State’s history there will be funding for all-inclusive, medically-accurate health information. It’s a win for students, a win for Colorado.“

 

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Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, which includes Colorado, Southern Nevada, New Mexico, and Wyoming, has been helping individuals make responsible decisions for over 100 years.

Since 1916, we have been committed to delivering the highest quality reproductive health care, teaching responsible and age-appropriate sex education, and have been working diligently to protect an individual’s right to make their own decisions. Each year nearly 100,000 women, men, and teens visit our 24 health centers throughout our region.

Call 1.800.230.PLAN for the Planned Parenthood nearest you.

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