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Parents want pregnancy book banned from high school library

"The Complete Book of Pregnancy & Childbirth" contains pornographic drawings, according to Alabama parents.

By Kristin Wong Jul 17, 2013 5:22PM

In Alabama, parents want to remove a book on pregnancy and childbirth from a high school library. The book reportedly contains “pornographic" drawings that detail how to have sex during pregnancy.

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Titled “The Complete Book of Pregnancy & Childbirth,” the book can only be checked out with parental permission, according to a report from the Associated Press.

Teresa Offord, a library media specialist at B.B. Comer High in Talladega County, told The Anniston Star:

“I feel the most important things to consider when reviewing a book are: is the material appropriate for the age level, is the material well presented, (and) does the material support the curriculum of the school?"

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After a parent complained that the images in the book were pornographic, the book was moved to a reference section and given the restriction that only students with parental permission could check it out. Now, parents are petitioning to remove the book altogether.

"It is a slippery slope at times,” Offord told the newspaper. “As a media specialist, I want to supply my students with informational books, books that show all sides of a story, not just one viewpoint.”

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Photo: Cover of 'The Complete Book of Pregnancy and Childbirth' by Shelia Kitzinger (Courtesy of Amazon)

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