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Fisher: Healthy Youth Act saving state resources, protecting teens

North Carolina’s teen pregnancy rate fell to a record low last year, according to new figures released Monday by the state Department of Health and Human Services.

While significant disparities still exist between racial and ethnic groups, advocates are praising last year’s passage of the Healthy Youth Act with helping to lower the number of teenage births.

Rep. Susan Fisher, who was a primary sponsor of the Act, joins us in the studio this week to discuss why it would be a mistake to repeal the measure and return to abstinence-only education, as some conservatives have suggested.

Fisher also discusses cyberbullying, the School Violence Prevention Act, and the challenges in finding a balanced approach to next year’s budget cuts. For a preview of Rep. Fisher’s radio interview with Chris Fitzsimon, please click below.

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