As amusing as the Sarah Palin family circus may seem to gleeful liberals, there is something sad about it too. How many lives have been ruined by the kind of high-minded, impractical approach to sex that Sarah Palin’s party pushed?
“Abstinence-plus” under consideration in Texas; North Dakota Senate Committee votes down “egg-as-person;” Population Connection staffer becomes abstinence educator; Obama’s nominees face Republican opposition; rank-and-file Catholics share views of non-Catholics; CatholicVote.org looks to viral videos.
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.
Faced with evidence that abstinence-only programs don’t work, what are their proponents doing? Rebranding!
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.
James Dobson is finally stepping down as Chairman of Focus on the Family so the organization can “appeal to a new generation.” But Dobson is far from retiring. And the organization still has its sights set on the same far right, religiously conservative goals.
This morning President Obama released his long awaited 2010 Budget Blueprint, and when it comes to sex education, I’m afraid that we have more questions than concrete answers.
Colorado lawmakers introduce measure to protect birth control; Arkansas Senate passes abortion ban; Gov. Crist to review ab-only funding; Office for Faith-Based Partnerships member slams North Dakota bill; anti-choicers still stoking fears on FOCA; Georgia considers regulations on IVF; Sen. Gillibrand, get it right on immigration!
Bristol Palin has guts. Can we "hear" her without "spinning" her?
If the political dialogue concerning abortion is going to shift towards reducing the number of abortions, it’s a no-brainer that we change our schools’ backward sex-ed policies.