The Transylvania Times -

By Jeremiah Reed
Staff Writer 

Bill Could Alter Sex Education Instruction - Brevard NC


A recent bill introduced into the North Carolina Legislature could drastically alter the information teachers are allowed to provide in sex education classes, including banning all instruction about emergency contraceptives.

House Bill 596 was introduced by N.C. Rep. Chris Whitmire on April 2. The bill, titled, “Reproductive Health & Safety Educ. Revisions” seeks to update the state’s Healthy Youth Act, which was passed in 2009.

Whitmire, who represents Transylvania, Polk and Henderson counties, serves as one of the bill’s primary sponsors. The bill has two primary objectives. Th...

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