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Massachusetts Prenatal Development Education Act (H 307)

This law was last updated on Oct 31, 2017


State

Massachusetts

Number

H 307

Status

Proposed

Proposed

Jan 23, 2017

Sponsors

Co-sponsors: 4
Primary Sponsors: 1
Total Sponsors: 5

Topics

Reproductive Health Awareness, Sex Ed and Abstinence Only

Full Bill Text

malegislature.gov

H 307 would require a program to educate students about the development of the fetus, which informs students of the anatomical and physiological characteristics at increments of 4 weeks from fertilization to full term, consistent with those accepted by the National Institutes of Health, to be taught as a required subject in grades 7, 8, 9 of all public schools.

The program would be required to include ultrasound images of fetal development at 8, 12, 18 and 24 weeks.

Instruction would also need to include the basics of prenatal care for the purpose of preparing students for the responsibilities of future parenthood.

Parental Notification

The school would be required to inform at least one parent or guardian at least one week prior to instruction of the subject that they have the right to remove the student from the classroom while the subject is being presented.

Related Legislation

Drafted by Massachusetts Citizens for Life, Inc., an affiliate of the National Right to Life Committee.


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