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Letter to the Editor: State must revamp sex education

Our state’s reproductive health education is not meeting the standards it set in 1988 when it passed the Comprehensive Health Education Act (CHEA). The proposed Healthy Youth Amendment, H.3435, would bring x up to date, providing our states’ students with a comprehensive sex education — something supported by 84 percent of South Carolinians.


Use of death penalty inherently risky

Last year, the Aurora, Colo., massacre shook the nation when 12 people were killed and 58 were wounded at a midnight cinema screening of “The Dark Knight Rises.” The suspect, James Holmes, is still in the process of court hearings in this horrific case that has drawn national attention.


$150 million for Guantanamo Bay unjustifiable

Last Thursday, the Department of Defense requested $150 million from Congress to fund construction of a new prison building at Guantanamo Bay and make renovations to existing buildings. This request is very concerning in many ways.


Same-sex marriage a matter of law

I’m sure most of you are aware that the U.S. Supreme Court is hearing two cases having to deal with gay marriage this week — one against the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and the other against California’s Proposition 8 (which overturned a State Supreme Court decision allowing same sex marriage).