Republicans tried unsuccessfully to delete a requirement that all Minnesota school districts have comprehensive sex education programs, during today’s Minnesota House floor debate on a major public school funding bill. Democrat Todd Lippert from Northfield argues we can trust youth with information which will delay the onset of sexual activity. “If we provide accurate information to young people, they have more information to make good decisions about their sexual behavior and they reduce their risky behaviors,” Lippert says.
But Republican Eric Lucero from Dayton warns Planned Parenthood is behind the proposed curriculum for children as young as elementary school age. “I just can’t believe this is even up for debate. This is perversion for our young people,” Lucero says.
Debate on the education funding bill could go into the evening.