GOP-backed bill on sex ed headed for Assembly vote
MADISON (AP) — A contentious Republican-backed proposal that would stress abstinence education over contraception use is headed for a vote in the Wisconsin state Assembly.
The Wisconsin State Assembly’s education committee passed the bill Wednesday on a party line vote. It would rewrite a Democratic-backed law enacted two years ago that requires Wisconsin schools to offer a multi-faceted curriculum that also teaches about contraception.
The Wisconsin State Senate passed the bill last year amid vocal opposition from several public health groups. Anti-abortion groups support the legislation.
The bill could come up for a vote in the Republican-controlled Assembly as early as next week.