#minorsextrafficking | NC sex education promotes abstinence, heterosexual relationships

In 2016, Cumberland County Schools shifted to a new sex education program that was comprehensive, science-based and promoted risk reduction.

The program, Get Real, delayed sexual activity in teens, according to statistics.

But some Cumberland County parents quickly became outraged, protests began, and Get Real was put on hold in October 2017. It was later removed entirely from the district curriculum. 

The outrage was in part because of the program’s affiliation with Planned Parenthood, the Fayetteville Observer reported. The sex education program was developed by the Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts and focuses on abstinence and developing healthy relationships.  

Today, as America confronts the impact of last week’s Supreme Court decision to end constitutional protections for abortion that had been in place nearly 50 years, many North Carolina students still do not receive in-depth sex education.

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