The Maria Talks Website/Sex Ed Hotline

Maria Talks Website and Sex Ed Hotline was developed by the AIDS Action Committee (AAC) with funding from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH).  This State funded site is targeted to teens and children as young as 11 years of age.  Thanks to the efforts of several Family groups as well as family friendly State Legislators changes have been made to the site.  However, the website is still troublesome and the hotline still exists.  The website and hotline provides information to minors on how to obtain an abortion without parental consent as well providing young people with information on how to obtain a full range of contraceptive services.  Every effort is being made to see that the Maria Talks website, which contains explicit sexual references and inaccurate information is dramatically altered or shut down and that the hotline is eliminated.  Massachusetts Bishop's Statement on the "Maria Talks Website EnglishSpanishPortuguese. (pdf)