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In defense of sex ed

Congratulations to Julia Ditto (“We don’t need this type of sex education,” May 25), whose children are lucky to have a mom so committed to their sexual education. I am sorry that she is not willing to afford other children that same right.

The comprehensive sexual education bill passed by the legislature and signed into law by Governor Inslee offers evidence-based information focused on preventing sexual violence, infection and unintended pregnancy. Its focus is to promote healthy relationships based on respect and mutual consent.

Parents, including Ms. Ditto, may choose to opt out. Ms. Ditto acknowledges her inability to teach her students advanced algebra — for her children’s sake, I hope that the engineers in the community do not decide to protest math education simply because they can teach it better.

I will decline to sign the petition for Referendum-90 because our children deserve the truth.

Susan McFadden, ARNP

Spokane


 

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