Reproductive Rights

04.02.133:54 PM ET

N. Dakota Kills Anti-Sex-Ed Law

Legislature nixes amendment to end sex-ed program for at-risk youth--but anti-abortion bill stands.

Days after North Dakota became the nation's most restrictive state on abortion rights--approving a ban on the procedure as early as six week into a pregnancy--state legislators have moved to kill an amendment that would have shut down a sex-education program aimed at high-risk youth. While the program--the Personal Responsibility Education Program--is funded at the federal level with a $1.2 million, three-year grant, it is run by North Dakota State University and Planned Parenthood.The grant was frozen over concerns that it violated a state law forbidding govenrment funding of people or organizations that encourage abortion.

The amendment was terminated during final negotiations over the state's controversial anti-abortion law, with a unanimous vote by three senators and three House members.

how do i comment?
Get The Daily Beast In Your Inbox
By clicking "Subscribe", you agree to have read the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy
Thank You!
You are now subscribed to the Cheat Sheet. We will not share your email with anyone for any reason
You are now subscribed to the Daily Digest. We will not share your email with anyone for any reason
You are now subscribed to the Daily Digest and Cheat Sheet. We will not share your email with anyone for any reason
Follow The Daily Beast