Abstinence bill passes Legislature

BISMARCK–After weeks of deadlock in the conference committee, the final version of the abstinence bill breezed through the full Legislature late today.

Here’s what will be added to state law:

Beginning July 1, 2012, each school district and nonpublic school shall ensure that the portion of its health curriculum which is related to sexual health includes instruction pertaining to the risks associated with adolescent sexual activity and the social, psychological and physical health gains to be realized by abstaining from sexual activity before and outside of marriage.

The bill now goes to Gov. Jack Dalrymple for his signature. What do you think about this compromise bill?

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