North Carolina Bill Regarding School Health Education Program (SB 132)
This law was last updated on Sep 12, 2014
SB 132 amends G.S. 115C-81(e1)(4) to require that each local school to provide a reproductive health and safety education program commencing in 7th grade that teaches that abortion — along with smoking, alcohol consumption, the use of illicit drugs, and inadequate prenatal care — can affect carrying a pregnancy to full term.
According to Paige Johnson, vice president of external affairs for Planned Parenthood of Central North Carolina, “not a single national medical organization recognizes a causal link between abortion and preterm birth.” (Source.)
The bill, in its original form, required teachers to inform students that abortion causes preterm birth. The bill as enacted requires that teachers inform students that abortion is a potential cause of preterm birth.