The government are trying to shelve the #SexEdBill - they're saying that it needs a 'money message' - without this it means that the government are saying they won't budget for it, and the Bill will be shelved.
This Bill would require a small amount of expenditure on training staff on sex education, but unfortunately, the reality is that refusing to give a 'money message' is the government's favoured way of blocking opposition legislation.
When this Bill originally came to a vote in the Dáil a huge campaign was waged by people by email, phone and particularly on social media which forced Fianna Fail to abstain on the vote and the Bill passed.
We now need your help again and a similar campaign to tell them not to block this Bill!
Contact your local TD and tell them that you won't accept this Bill being blocked and that objective sex education in schools should be legislated for and funded.
This afternoon Soldiarity TD Ruth Coppinger commented on the Progress Report and the First Stage report which were produced by Dr. Scally as part of the scoping inquiry.She said that the women at the centre of the case deserve better from state agencies like the HSE and the Department of Health.She also questioned how the government had decided upon a figure of €2,000 as an ex-gratia payment to the women.
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