SENATE BILL No. 187
DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Citations Affected: IC 20-30-5-19.
Synopsis: Fetal development curriculum. Requires each school
corporation to include instruction regarding human fetal development
in the school corporation's high school health education curriculum.
Effective: July 1, 2008.
January 8, 2008, read first time and referred to Committee on Health and Provider
Second Regular Session 115th General Assembly (2008)
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SENATE BILL No. 187
A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:
SOURCE: IC 20-30-5-19; (08)IN0187.1.1. -->
SECTION 1. IC 20-30-5-19 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE
AS A NEW
SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY
1, 2008]: Sec. 19. (a) Each school corporation shall include in the
school corporation's high school health education curriculum
instruction regarding human fetal development as adopted by the
state board. The instruction must include:
(1) the result of human sperm and egg convergence;
(2) the resulting development of human conception;
(3) the health consequences of early termination of
(4) photographic images portraying each state of uterine fetal
(5) descriptions of human fetal development.
(b) The department shall develop, in consultation with the state
department of health or any other appropriate organization,
human fetal development educational materials and make the
materials available to school corporations to assist teachers in
providing the instruction required by this section.
(c) The department shall recommend and the state board shall
adopt rules under IC 4-22-2 concerning the instruction required by