"Feature Story" piece on a legislative bill sponsored by Rep. Lois Snowe-Mello,
"Feature Story" piece on a legislative bill sponsored by Rep. Lois Snowe-Mello, R-Poland, and Rep. Jay MacDougall, R-North Berwick, that would create an abstinence-only option for sex education in Maine schools. Maine students say their voice is missing from the legislative debate, and Dr. Dora Mills, director of the Bureau of Health, agrees, citing studies that show students make wiser choices when given full information. The Legislature's Education and Cultural Affairs Committee recently voted 11-2 against the bill, which means it will come before the full Legislature with an "ought not to pass" recommendation. According to the 1997 Youth Risk Behavior Survey conducted by the federal Centers for Disease Control, 71 percent of Maine kids have had sex by the time they graduate from high school.
Bills, Legislative, Sex instruction
Curl, Aimee L., ""Feature Story" piece on a legislative bill sponsored by Rep. Lois Snowe-Mello," (2001). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 5156.