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Legislation Against Optimal Health for Youth

February 5, 2019

There is a strategic push underway to normalize teen sex and advance “sexual rights” of youth even if that notion opposes family and community values. Demonstrating this strategy, several concerning bills have been introduced or are currently under debate in legislatures across the country. These bills are pushing for radical...

Do We Really Care about the STD Epidemic Among Youth?

November 15, 2018

Image credit: Urine Drug Test HQ For the fourth year in a row infection rates for gonorrhea, syphilis and chlamydia have all risen. According to the CDC, gonorrhea rates have increased by 67 percent, and syphilis by 76 percent! Chlamydia remains the most common STD, with infections at more than 1.7 million cases,...

Teen Sex is Always About More Than Sex

April 26, 2018

From our Executive Director, Mary Anne Mosack:   Like a breath of fresh air introduced into a long enclosed space, a new funding opportunity has been released from the Office of Adolescent Health(OAH) bringing into view a more balanced approach to sex education. The new Teen Pregnancy Prevention (TPP) funding...

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The Update | November 4, 2021: Not My Child. Not On My Watch.

November 4, 2021

By Mary Anne Mosack, Pres./CEO, Ascend It is common knowledge that it is unwise to get between a mama bear and her cubs. And yet, recently, this simple lesson has been tested, not with bears, but among parents who feel their “cubs” have been threatened. The threat came when school board members...

The Update | October 21, 2021: School Boards Getting Schooled

October 21, 2021

By Mary Anne Mosack, Pres/CEO, Ascend           Parents have found their voice. It is loud, informed, and determined. Whether voicing objections to controversial social theories, health and safety policies, or sexually explicit sex ed, they refuse to be denied quarter. They are embracing their role as guardians of their children’s minds, souls,...

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