SUNAPEE, N.H. (AP) -- Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama is responding to criticism from Republican candidate Mitt Romney.
Obama tells The Associated Press that Romney's claim that Obama wants sex education for kindergartners was a cheap shot aimed at gaining political points.
Romney targeted Obama Wednesday during an event in Colorado. He criticized Obama for supporting a bill during his term as an Illinois state senator that would have provided age-appropriate sex education for all students. But in 2002, Romney indicated support for similar programs.
Obama says the US has to deal with a "coarsening" of American culture and over-sexualization in young people. He says he supported laws that would help local communities and parents to gain information to deal with sexual predators.
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