Yesterday, the White House confirmed that under its plan to fund teen pregnancy prevention programs through community and faith-based programs, “some abstinence-only education could qualify.”
Will funding for abstinence-only-until marriage programs stay out of the budget once Congress gets its hands on it?
Advocates for comprehensive sex-ed in New Mexico, which has the second-highest teen birth rate in the country, say they’re elated by the president’s proposal to cut abstinence-only funding.
2010 budget slashes funding for abstinence-only, leaves abortion funding restrictions in place; Will Saletan on a “safe, legal and early” compromise strategy.
Obama’s 2010 budget contains some recommendations that should buoy those of us working to improve women’s reproductive health, but it also contains a dose of heartache.
Of course Bristol Palin is pro-abstinence. She got pregnant, and now her son if four months old. And she realizes that if she hadn’t had sex, she wouldn’t have to deal with this.
A glittery panel discussion about teen pregnancy prevention shames teens who parent, treats girls as sexual gate-keepers and ignores dating violence and sexual coercion.
The nation’s most prominent voice on being a teen parent is coming ever closer to endorsing comprehensive, medically-accurate sexuality education.
President Obama and Speaker Pelosi, if you have to throw a bone to the right wing, let it not be the bones of the youth who elected you. We just want the facts that can save our lives.
Why are we seeing an uptick in teen pregnancy and teen births after years of decline? More sex and less contraception, the policy wars of the past 8 years and the failure to fund effective programs are among the reasons behind this reversal in trends.