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ACLU Applauds Governor Herbert for Vetoing Sex Ed Bill

19 March 2012 Published in State Policy Work

On Friday, March 16, in the face of public pressure by thousands of Utahns and organizations, Governor Herbert vetoed HB 363, “Health Education Amendments.” The law would have deprived parents of the choice to have health education other than abstinence only instruction provided in public schools. In rejecting the bill the Governor said that existing laws were adequate and the bill would restrict parental options.