We had a marathon Health and Human Services Committee Meeting today— with several long debates on topics including childcare subsidies, prescribing rights for pharmacists, expedited foster care and pornography.
To the supporters of the anti-pornography measure, I suggested that if we want people to practice healthy sexuality, we should be teaching medically accurate sex education in our schools — along with emotional intelligence and relationship building and maintenance (whether it be with friends, colleagues or partners).
Republicans are concerned about children and men watching too much porn on the Internet. Arizona is the third worst state in the country in terms of comprehensive and medically accurate sex education. If children and teenagers want to learn about sex and adults are not giving them any information, they will turn to the Internet.
Please support my bill HB2578 (schools, sex education). Let’s focus on prevention instead of punishment.