February 11, 2007

This is not good public policy

I have no problem with abstinence education, but teaching without the alternatives is frankly irresponsible. Yet, what do we have from Bush's proposed budget?:
"The new budget provides no increased funding for Title X funding, which provides poor women with family planning services, or comprehensive sex education. Nancy Keenan, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, said of Bush's proposal, "He flat-lines family-planning services… yet proposes another huge increase, $28 million more, for unproven 'abstinence-only' programs that censor teachers from giving teens accurate information on topics like birth control," McClatchy Newspapers reports."

1 comment:

grandma1 said...

Anybody that has ever been a teenager knows that abstience only doesn't work. Knowledge is the only way to prepare teenagers for those feelings.

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