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Scott Leahy speaks in favor of the Best Choice sex ed curriculum during a meeting of the St. Charles Board of Education on Monday, May 22, 2017.
Ryan Delaney | St. Louis Public Radio

The St. Charles Board of Education voted Monday night to keep a sex education curriculum tied to an anti-abortion group, breaking with recent decisions by a few other St. Louis-area public school districts. 

Updated 11:55 a.m. April 14 with comments from MassResistance — Parents and students say an organization identified as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center is involving itself in a school district in west St. Louis County.

MassResistance Missouri opposes the Parkway School Districts’ sex-education curriculum, which includes lessons about contraception, sexual orientation and gender identity.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon: September 16, 2008 - Along with flashing cameras and the intense eye of the public, here are a few more things Bristol Palin will have to deal with in the months ahead -- queasiness in the morning, afternoon and evening, exhaustion, strange cravings and a growing belly.

As the media have widely reported, the daughter of Sarah Palin, No. 2 on the Republican presidential ticket, is 17 years old, a high school senior and pregnant. Palin’s daughter is in the unfortunate spot of not only becoming a teen mom, but doing so in the midst of a political campaign.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon: September 16, 2008 - Students at Lutheran High School South receive abstinence-only education in both health and theology classes. "We're a Christian school," says Brian Ryherd, principal. "And that's what God said, so that's what we teach."

But his students aren't in the dark, he says. They learn about anatomy, human sexuality and morality as well. "It's not a simple no," Ryherd says. "It's not the whole 'just say no' thing. It's no, not now, here's why."