Saran Wrap Sex-Ed Bill Will Help Teens Make Healthy Choices, Supporters Say

Apr 16, 2017 by

BOSTON — The sex education bill, its supporters say, is “age-appropriate and medically accurate,” but opponents are questioning whether state bureaucrats should dictate the appropriate age for children to learn about matters such as anal sex and fellatio.

Foes of the bill, dubbed An Act Relative to Healthy Youth, had an opportunity to share their concerns during a public hearing Thursday morning. Andrew Beckwith, executive director of the Massachusetts Family Institute, wasted no time in getting his point across to the Joint Committee on Education, as he began his testimony by doling out boxes of Saran Wrap to panel members — a reference to the curriculum created by the Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts that would enter the classroom should the bill pass.

The curriculum textbook, titled Get Real: Comprehensive Sex Education That Works, features a section aimed at 12-year-olds detailing how Saran Wrap can be used as a substitute for a condom in non-reproductive sex acts, or as a hygienic barrier during various oral sex acts.

“We ordered the curriculum online so we could look at it first,” Beckwith told the committee. “Let me assure you, it does ‘get real’ pretty quickly.”

A trio of lawmakers who are backing the bill kicked off Thursday’s testimony by noting it would be up to the school districts themselves as to whether to participate in the program, if enacted. Parents, they pointed out, can also have their children opt out of the program should they deem the material to be inappropriate.

Source: Saran Wrap Sex-Ed Bill Will Help Teens Make Healthy Choices, Supporters Say | NewBostonPost

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