October is Let’s Talk Month, which is all about the importance of parents talking to their kids about sex, sexuality, gender, and relationships. Open, honest communication helps young people be safer and more informed, and have less shame around sex. To highlight the different ways kids and teens learn about sex, I talked to PPMEAF’s youth group, who are volunteers between the ages of 13-21. The teens interviewed in this piece are all around 15 years old and have used aliases for their own privacy.
Let’s be clear — the People’s Veto is an attempt to take away safe, legal abortion and does nothing to help Mainers get the care they need. We’ll be working hard over the coming months to protect safe, legal abortion in Maine. Want to help? Here are five things you can do right now.