NH Executive Council votes to reject sex education program What the vote means – Seacoastonline.com | Team Cansler

After New Hampshire’s Executive Council voted Tuesday to reject a sex education program aimed at reducing teenage pregnancy, a spokeswoman for Senator Jeanne Shaheen said she was working to replace funding. And Democratic Councilwoman Cinde Warmington said she is speaking to the entire federal delegation to do the same.

“These programs help youth stay healthy by providing basic sex education, and they shouldn’t be politicized,” Shaheen spokesman Sam Paisley said in an email.

The delegation took a similar stance earlier this year when it secured $1.42 million for low-cost reproductive health care after the Executive Council voted to cut those funds.

In Tuesday’s vote, the council voted 3-2 against two contracts that have funded a decade-long after-school sex education program.

After the vote, a spokesman for Amoskeag Health in Manchester, one of the two organizations chosen by the state to teach the sex education curriculum, said they must end their program without a state contract. The TLC Family Resource Center in Claremont could not be reached immediately, but Executive Director Stephanie Slayton told the Bulletin in October that it had already canceled its fall sex education classes and would have to cancel the remaining classes without funding.

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