COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP/WVOC) - A panel in the South Carolina House has decided to postpone a vote on a bill that would update the state's 25-year-old sex education law.
The controversial proposal would still require that reproductive health education stress the importance of abstinence to students.
But it would no longer limit discussion on contraceptives to “future family planning.”
Supporters of the bill say students need accurate information about their bodies to make wise choices in a society filled with sexual messages.
Opponents say the only message students should receive in school is to avoid sex until marriage.