A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO INCLUDE INSTRUCTION IN THE SCHOOL HEALTH EDUCATION PROGRAM ON THE PREVENTABLE CAUSES OF PRETERM BIRTH, INCLUDING INDUCED ABORTION AS A CAUSE OF PRETERM BIRTH IN SUBSEQUENT PREGNANCIES, AND TO PROVIDE SUCH INFORMATION TO CHARTER, NONPUBLIC, AND HOME SCHOOL STUDENTS.
Amends the School Health Education Program, GS 115C-81(e1)(1), to add a requirement for information about the preventable causes of preterm birth, including induced abortion as a cause of preterm birth in subsequent pregnancies. Requires the Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health, to provide the Department of Public Instruction with sample educational materials, as noted above, within 60 days of the effective date of the bill, and annually thereafter. Applies beginning with the 2013-14 school year.
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