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Committee removes NDSU amendment from anti-abortion bill

April 2, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK – A small group of lawmakers quickly removed an amendment Tuesday morning from an anti-abortion bill that would have prevented state agencies from contracting with an individual or organization that advocates the practice of abortion. Continue Reading

OUR VIEW: Comprehensive approach is best with teen sex education

April 12, 2012 in The Daily Republic

We know that the only sure defense against teenagers becoming pregnant is abstinence. Steering clear of intercourse also is the only foolproof way to avoid sexually transmitted diseases. Continue Reading

New minimum U.S. sex ed guidelines for public schools announced

January 9, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The non-binding recommendations to states and school districts seek to encourage age-appropriate discussions about sex, bullying and healthy relationships starting with a foundation even before second grade. It’s unclear how much influence the recommendations will have among educators.
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N.D. House says abstinence bill from Senate needs more work

March 31, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The North Dakota House isn’t ready to sign off on the abstinence bill just yet. The House Education Committee gave a “do not concur” to the bill Thursday. Rep. RaeAnn Kelsch, R-Mandan, said there are questions about the amendments added by the Senate. Continue Reading

N.D. Senate passes amended abstinence bill

March 28, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The North Dakota Senate has approved specific criteria for abstinence education that they want to see taught in North Dakota schools. Continue Reading

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‘Abstinence Only’ Sex Ed in ND Schools Approved

March 28, 2011 in WDAZ

North Dakota senators voted 39-8 to approve a bill that says schools should teach a sex education program based only on abstaining from sex until marriage. Continue Reading

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North Dakota Legislature: Measure would set statewide sex ed standard

February 1, 2011 in INFORUM

BISMARCK – Whether the state or local schools should determine what students are told in sex education was at the heart of a debate Tuesday.
North Dakota lawmakers are considering a bill that would set a statewide standard for abstinence education. Continue Reading&

New sex ed funding ends decade of abstinence-only

October 1, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

Beginning this school year, a five-year, $375 million grant is being divided among 28 programs that have been proven to lower the pregnancy rate among participants, no matter their focus. Many programs distribute condoms, but about half also aim to boost teens’ academics, get them involved in extracurricular activities and even improve their parents’ job status. Continue Reading

Tom Fiebiger, Fargo, N.D. schools need comprehensive sex ed

June 20, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

In North Dakota, a staggering statistic: The North Dakota Department of Vital Records reports that a baby is born to a teenage mother every 14 hours.
This is a complex problem that requires comprehensive solutions, including support for parents as the primary sexuality educator of their children, medically accurate sex education and access to reproductive health care services. Continue Reading