Family life education curriculum guidelines; human reproduction, viewing of ultrasound video. (HB785)

Introduced By

Del. Dave LaRock (R-Loudoun) with support from co-patrons Del. Chris Runion (R-Bridgewater), and Del. Phil Scott (R-Spotsylvania)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Family life education curriculum guidelines; human reproduction; viewing of ultrasound video recording. Requires the instruction on human reproduction contained in the Board of Education's family life education curriculum guidelines to include the viewing of a video recording of an ultrasound of a live unborn human in the uterus. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/11/2022Committee
01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22100736D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee on Education
02/01/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB785)
02/15/2022Left in Education

Comments

Dee Martworthy writes:

Why are you eliminating the word Education from the Board of Education?
If abstinence education is the primary purpose of our human reproduction courses, and does not also include information about contraception, then it fosters ignorance. The language “live unborn human in the uterus” is incorrect until the stage of viability of the fetus. This language is inflammatory and unnecessarily loaded with political insinuation. A science class where students view multiple images from various animals in utero is a more appropriate setting for media of a human fetus.

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