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Advocates for Youth Welcomes Legislation to Modernize Sex Ed and Health Care for Young People

Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA-13) introduced the Real Education for Healthy Youth Act (REHYA), which would expand access to quality sex education across the country by creating the first-ever federal funding stream for comprehensive sex education and prohibit federal funding from going toward harmful, ineffective abstinence-only programs. Currently, without a federal funding system, less than 40% of all high schools and only 14% of middle schools in the U.S. provide sex education curriculum that address all 19 of the CDC-identified topics critical to ensuring strong sexual health.

Statement on Extreme Abortion Laws

Near-total abortion bans passed in Alabama, Georgia, and four other states, effectively outlaw abortion care. These bills do not represent a chipping away of abortion access.  They are not enacting waiting periods, or mandating inane descriptions of fetuses be read to patients. These six states have effectively outlawed abortion before most people even know they are pregnant

Trump’s Nomination of Kelly Knight Craft as the U.S. Ambassador to the UN

The Trump-Pence administration will stop at nothing to attack the health and rights of LGBTQ people, immigrants, and young people across the world. The U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations serves as the permanent representative of the United States and represents U.S. foreign policy interests on the global stage. Both before and after Haley’s resignation, the U.S. government has doubled-down on their attacks against marginalized communities.

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