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Clark Moeller and the Bradford County Alliance for Democracy Take on Abstinence-Only-Until-Marriage Programs in Pennsylvania
Bradford County, PA
Aug 29, 2006

Clark Moeller, an ACLU of Pennsylvania board member and active participant in the Bradford County Alliance for Democracy (BCAD), has been concerned about the use of abstinence-only-until-marriage programming in public schools for several years. With the aid of research and resources provided by the Clara Bell Duvall Reproductive Freedom Project of the ACLU-PA, Moeller composed a 10-page paper, "The Consequences of Abstinence-Only Sex Education." His paper summarized the growing body of research documenting the negative effects of abstinence-only-until-marriage programs. The paper served as a starting point for what would become a three-part advocacy strategy to combat abstinence-only-until-marriage programming in Bradford County, implemented by BCAD.
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ACLU Mom Helps Stop Abstinence-Only-Until-Marriage Curriculum In DeKalb County, Georgia
DeKalb County, GA
Sep 21, 2005

On September 19, 2005, Public Education Associate Rachel Hart spoke with Sue Briss, a local parent in DeKalb County, Georgia, about her experience fighting abstinence-only-until-marriage programming in her daughter's school.
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Renee Walker: From CryBabies to BACHE
Concord, CA
Sep 21, 2005

On September 19, 2005, Public Education Associate Rachel Hart spoke with Renee Walker, a local parent in Concord, California, about her experience fighting abstinence-only-until-marriage programming in her son's school.


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ACLU of Alabama Surveys Local School Districts
Montgomery, AL
Sep 07, 2005

The ACLU of Alabama spent the summer surveying local school districts and high schools to find out whether they are complying with Alabama’s sexual education laws.
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Mississippi Reproductive Freedom Project Hosts Movie Night
Jackson, MS
Aug 17, 2005

The ACLU of Mississippi really took charge in its community on August 4th when it screened “The Education of Shelby Knox,” a documentary about a high school student working to bring comprehensive sexuality education to her conservative Texas town.
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Harriett Johnson, of the ACLU of MS, greeting the audience at Jackson's movie night.

Shannan Reaze and Robin Webb, of the Campaign to End Aids, discussing the importance of comprehensive sex ed

Keith Bush, Community Health Educator, and Marilyn Moerign, Director of Building Bridges (a local AIDS suport organization)

The audience at the ACLU of Mississippi's movie night


Annual Meeting Focuses on Fighting Abstinence-Only-Until-Marriage Programs
Albuquerque, NM
Jun 20, 2005

At the ACLU of New Mexico, we used our annual meeting in April as a way to get members active in our Take Issue, Take Charge campaign.
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ACLU Attorney Julie Sternberg describes the religious content in the Louisiana Governor's Program on Abstinence.

Panel of experts discusses dangers of government-funded abstinence-only education.

Executive Director Peter Simonson addresses members about the ACLU-NM's Take Issue, Take Charge campaign.




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Take Issue, Take Charge Today
We all want healthy families and teens, but what can we do to help foster these goals in our communities? For starters we can ensure that teens have the education they need to make responsible choices when it comes to sex. We can teach them about the benefits of abstinence while making sure that they have the information and tools they need to prevent unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases if they do start having sex. Together we can Take Issue, Take Charge!