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Put community first on sex education

I am very concerned about the radical direction of the current Board of Supervisors, particularly Sue Horne.

Supervisor Horne recently denied the community an opportunity to apply for a $300,000 sex education program. Horne claimed the program supports abortion. Absurd! In reality, these programs have a long record of reducing teen pregnancies.

By attacking these worthy programs, Horne is increasing the likelihood of more teen pregnancies and more teen abortions – the very outcome she claims she is trying to prevent. What is Horne’s real agenda? It’s well known that Horne has been involved with an anti-choice clinic in Grass Valley. Now, Horne is entitled to her own personal convictions, but her first duty is to represent the community as a whole.

Horne and her fellows on the far right should tone down the radical politics and put the community first.

Vicki Hill


Editor’s note: While supervisors Horne and Bedwell voted not to support application for the TeenSMART grant, it was approved by the full board, 3-2.

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