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Posted January 21. 2013 9:03PM

NH bill would give parents veto power over sex education

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Rep. Ralph Boehm (R-NH) introduced a bill to the House Education Committee that would allow parents to pull their children out of health or sex ed lessons for any reason at all. While New Hampshire law already allows parents to object to certain lesson plans on religious grounds, the proposed HB 161's wording causes some lawmakers to worry it would give parents carte blanche over the crucial public health education their children receive