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?
Revealing clothes are supposed to help you stay a virgin, and more things that make you go “huh?”
This morning’s roundup is about state legislation and some of good and bad bills currently being debated in statehouses around the country.
Poor sexual health outcomes in Mississippi are the result of a state that continues to invest scarce funds in failed abstinence-only programs, leaving young people without the information and services they need to protect themselves.
There was a lot of good news packed into the 2010 Omnibus Appropriations bill which was passed by Congress over the weekend. For the first time ever, Congress eliminated all dedicated funding for abstinence-only sex education programs.
Since abstinence is all that young adolescents and adults are sometimes exposed to, they lack the education that prepares them against the adverse effects of sexual intercourse, including STD’s and unintended pregnancy.
I thought we all decided that abstinence only education doesn’t work.
And I don’t mean “we” as in the pro-choice reproductive rights community—I mean students, teachers, parents, school boards, and even
the president. But I guess some members of congress didn’t get the memo.
Recently, Governor Perry co-signed a letter
with four other governors to Senators Baucus and Grassley, requesting that
Title V abstinence-only until marriage federal funding be reinstated.
Not surprisingly, Focus
on the Family doesn’t support the one thing that would help reduce the number
of abortions in this country – comprehensive sex education.