an amendment to the budget passed by the committee yesterday would prohibit providing or distributing condoms or other contraceptives on school grounds and ban any instruction that promotes “gateway sexual activity.” Teachers or organizations that violate this ban could be subject to lawsuits by parents as well as a $5,000 fine.
Ohio legislators provided a definition of “gateway sexual activity.” And, because teenage sexual behavior is so bad as to be felonious, they took the language straight from the state’s criminal code. So schools cannot promote:
“…any touching of an erogenous zone of another, including without limitation the thigh, genitals, buttock, pubic region, or, if the person is a female, a breast, for the purpose of sexually arousing or gratifying either person.”
One in three women has trouble affording birth control at some point, and Obamacare will ensure that nearly all women have better access to birth control.
Unfortunately, opponents of contraceptive coverage are loud – so let’s be LOUDER!
Happy Hump Day!
And to get the low down on the history of condoms, click here.
Texas lawmakers, take note!
Did anybody else watch last night’s episode of Boardwalk Empire where they showed one of the characters admitting to a self-induced illegal abortion and then struggling to get birth control?
Were we the only ones who thought “Hmm…if Mitt Romney becomes president, could this become women’s reality again?”
Thanks for standing with women, Gov. Nixon!
And a shout out to NARAL Pro-Choice Missouri for mobilizing against this attack on women.
President Obama at the White House Correspondents Dinner
Shout out to some serious pro-choice champions!
Let’s go first to Kansas, where the Miami County Commission recently voted to reject any federal funds related to family planning. Well, about 100 citizens got together to raise $9,000. They then presented a check to the commission to ensure that people in their community get family-planning services for contraception and other basic health care.