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Virtual march on State House a push for more than abstinence only

Mar 22, 2010 8:59:00 PM - thestate.com
COLUMBIA - Kay Chitty is going to be one of more than 3,000 South Carolinians to participate in what's believed to be the first ever virtual march on the State House today.

Chitty of Mount Pleasant, a member of the Medical University of South Carolina Foundation Board and former dean of the College of Nursing at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, wants to participate in the march as a way to lobby legislators to fund "well-rounded" sex and health education.

The march is organized by e-advocacy network Tell Them that promotes reproductive health policy. Chitty said teens should be provided with age-appropriate, medically accurate sexual health information that goes beyond an abstinence-only approach.

Instead of bullhorns and posters, the marchers will send their legislators e-mails and post messages promoting their positions on social networking sites.

Chitty said the march builds on the success of President Obama's online campaign and represents a modern-day opportunity for citizens to be active in the political process.

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