Luckily, Barack Obama’s budget left out Title V funding for
abstinence-only education, and now the right wing is up in arms. And it’s going to the Senate Budget Committee today, so now it’s our turn to speak up.
The National Abstinence Education Association is lobbying Congress today – despite the colossal failures of abstinence only programs. Send a letter to your Congress person asking them to defund abstinence only programs.
A dozen years and more than a billion dollars later, the federal government is still sinking funds into abstinence-only education, despite multiple studies from across the nation that prove it simply doesn’t work.
Why hasn’t Illinois turned down Title V abstinence-only money? Maybe because Illinois not only receives one of the largest chunks of abstinence-only funds, but it hosts two of the largest providers of the curricula.
2008 edition of Research for Sex Work published; Wall Street Journal takes an in depth look at the candidates’ judicial philosophies; Supreme Court again rejects abortion poster case; Doctors walk fine line on teen pregnancy; NYC seeks to increase availability of EC for teens.
Video of a testy McCain defending his sex ed ad; Alaskan students band together for better sex ed; Britain’s Channel 4 plans sex ed show for teens; Investing in women pays high ROI; Utah GOP calls for abortion ban; Palin’s anti-abortion stance inspires donations to Planned Parenthood; and more.
Religious right wing organizations have more empathy for Bristol Palin’s pregnancy than they know what to do with. But empathy is nowhere to be found in their judgmental policy agendas for the rest of American teens.
Mexico Supreme Court will uphold one-year-old Mexico City abortion law; Confusion still remains about John McCain’s anti-choice positions; Pennsylvania asks for federal abstinence-only funds for after school programs.
The far right has been waging a war against sex education, contraception and family planning for decades, More than 100 members of congress write Bush on HHS proposal, New gag rule for Indian Health Services, Family planning in the Phillipines, HIV/AIDS in the US South.
Catholics for Choice launches campaign against birth control ban, Planned Parenthood ad gets Bill O’Reilly all wound up, Baby dead in Chicago after mother apparently gives herself abortion, Catching up on sex education.