The Colorado Catholic Conference OPPOSES HB19 1032- CONCERNING COMPREHENSIVE HUMAN SEXUALITY EDUCATION. The Colorado Catholic Conference believes that this bill further compromises the ability of local school districts to maintain a system of local control that allows communities and school districts to determine content standards for comprehensive human sexuality education. Parents are the primary educators of their children and education policy must be crafted in a manner that places the needs of the children and parents first.
PROBLEMS WITH HB19-1032
If pregnancy outcomes are covered, abortion and life must be presented as equal options.
The “age-appropriateness” of the curriculum is vague and the actual content of the curriculum is undefined.
Cannot teach abstinence as the primary or sole acceptable preventative method.
“Healthy relationships” are defined by the state, not by parents.
Creates a loophole where programming on gender, gender expression and sexual orientation can be taught outside of the human sexuality instruction without notification provided to parents.
Charter schools may not apply for a waiver.
PLEASE CONTACT YOUR STATE REPRESETATIVE AND ASK HIM/HER TO VOTE NO on HB19-1032
To find your representative, visit www.cocatholicconference.org