Texas Lawmaker Says Sex Ed Makes Teens â€˜Hot and Botheredâ€™ Leads to Sex and Babies
The Texas house recently passedÂ an extreme bill that could force most of the stateâ€™s abortion clinics to close. Many of the debates over the bill were heated, butÂ one of the more interesting onesÂ started last Tuesday night after a house committee vote was over and three members of the committee had a conversation that was audio-taped by a reporter for theHouston Chronicle. In that conversation, Rep. Donna Howard (D-Austin)Â pointed outÂ to two of her Republican colleagues, Reps. Steve Toth (The Woodlands) and Bill Zedler (Arlington), that sex education that includes information about contraception can help prevent unintended pregnancies, and therefore can reduce the number of abortions that are performed. Toth wasÂ quick to disagreeÂ about the merits of sex education.