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
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
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
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
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&
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
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