YOUR VOICES: The LA House Refuses to Allow Surveying Teens About Sex Health. What Say You?

The Louisiana House of Representatives this week voted 55-38 against a measure that would have allowed public high school students to be surveyed about sex-related risk behaviors as part of a national survey addressing teen health matters. House Bill 393’s author, Rep. Pat Smith (D-Baton Rouge), said the survey would help collect information on teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases, while opponents argued it could lead to more sex among youths.

What do you think about this?


Sunglasses-woman-YourVoicesSunglasses-woman-YourVoicesSunglasses Woman Interview WideWoman-sunglasses-YourVoices-cropped“I don’t need some teacher asking my kid about his sex habits. I already check his browser history.”
– Gloria Hebert, sunglasses model


BallCap-glasses-YourVoices“If they start asking my son about Cleveland steamers, he’ll start asking me about what to do with it afterwards. I still don’t know that!”
– Cliff Newton, biologist


Serious-woman-red-dress“I don’t want some teacher corrupting my daughter’s mind with sex talk. She’s a young mother of two, for Christ’s sake.”
– Lisa Thorton, embroiderer


Nathan-Dotson-cropped“My son doesn’t need a survey to give him ideas about sex. He’s walked in on his mom and me fucking plenty of times.”
– Nathan Dodson, stuntman


WhiteSuit-man-YourVoices“No child should be embarrassed by questions about his sex life until he can at least brag about his first three-way.”
– Theo Wilson, producer



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