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Fri May 1, 2015, 03:53 AM

Bobby Jindal has concerns about Orleans Parish sex education proposal

Gov. Bobby Jindal has "concerns" about a bill (HB 359) that would require Orleans Parish public schools to teach sex education programs that include information about contraception and preventing sexually transmitted diseases.

Currently, Louisiana public schools are only allowed to teach sex education courses that promote abstinence until marriage. The bill would allow for a broader sex education curriculum, but only in Orleans Parish.

The Louisiana House Education Committee recently approved the legislation, which will now head to the full House for a vote.

"We have concerns with the legislation and think these decisions are typically best left to parents," said Shannon Bates Dirmann, a spokeswoman for Jindal, about the bill.

Read more: http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2015/04/bobby_jindal_has_concerns_abou.html

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