Buenos Aires, Argentina, Oct 12, 2004 / 22:00 pm
The Argentinean Foundation for Woman (AFW) has released a statement it sent to the Buenos Aires legislature regarding a bill entitled, “Integral Sexual Education,” pointing out that “it is myth that sexual education is not taught in our country.”
According to the AFW, “sexual education” such as that proposed by the bill already exists, because a previous law entitled “Responsible Procreation” “has had as a consequence the increase in the rate of adolescent pregnancies.”
“And informally, the media bombards young people with explicit and stimulating information, which appears to have been compiled by the large contraceptive companies in order to push their products,” the statement reads.
“As parents and citizens,” says the AFW, “we demand the just application of the principle of subsidiarity, by which higher entities help lower entities without interfering in their internal affairs and without undermining their competence.”