When the smoke cleared from health reform, we found out that a quarter of a billion dollars had been inserted into the bill ostensibly as a “sweetner” for conservatives.
Why, in a world of countless birth control pills, the ring, the patch, implants, and condoms for women and men, do people still get pregnant unintentionally? Because there are a lot of people rooting against them.
Last summer, the $50 million-a-year federal Title V abstinence-only-until-marriage grant program died a quiet death, only to come back to life, zombie-like, in the healthcare reform bill.
It’s April Fool’s day, but these people aren’t joking when it comes to pushing anti-choice ideals.
Why is there a $250 million “bonus” for failed abstinence-only programs kept in the health reform bill? Was this a chit to be traded for the votes of Democrats like Stupak?
Are you smarter than a 5th grader? These people don’t think you are, including the college professor who uses the Bible to teach his science classes.
Even though a recent sex education study does suggest that, an abstinence message can work under certain circumstances, it does nothing to support the type of programs that were funded under the Bush administration.
Abstinence-only-until-marriage proponents hope that by misrepresenting the recent study on abstinence education they can continue getting funding for programs that have nothing in common with the single one that’s been proven effective.
Did a new study about abstinence eduction catch comprehensive sex ed proponents with their pants down?