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Lawmakers push sex ed bill

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ST. PAUL - Minnesota law has required schools to provide education on AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases since 1988, but some lawmakers believe schools need to do more.

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Legislation sponsored by Representative Neva Walker, DFL-Minneapolis, and Senator Sandy Pappas, DFL-St. Paul, would provide age-appropriate, medically accurate education for students in grades 7 through 12. The bill calls for sex education that promotes abstinence and provides information about contraception.

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