North Dakota lawmakers negotiating final details of an anti-abortion measure killed an amendment Tuesday that threatened a three-year, $1.2 million federal sex education grant for North Dakota State University.
Gov. Scott Walker has signed a bill that requires schools that teach sex education to stress abstinence as the only reliable way to prevent pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases.
Wisconsin lawmakers are taking on a bill that would make teaching about contraception optional in sex education curriculum around the state.
The Wisconsin Senate approved a Republican-backed bill late Wednesday that would require sex education teachers to stress abstinence over contraception, despite complaints that the measure would leave children ill-informed and do little to curtail teen pregnancy and sexual diseases.