Cynthia Dailard , who recently passed away, believed that teaching abstinence to children might hurt them. So she spent much of her life's work writing, speaking and generally promoting this lie:
Adolescence is a time marked by physiological and psychological maturation. The formation and testing of romantic attachments and the physical expression of sexual feelings are a natural and developmentally appropriate part of this process.
Teach comprehensive sex education to teenagers, and they are much better off, Dailard believed.
"Contraception is the most effective way to help people avoid unintended pregnancy."3
Luckily, facts - as John Adams once said - are stubborn things, and "whatever may be our wishes, our inclination, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence."
Thus, it matters not that liberals like Cynthia Dailard are passionate about teaching kids how to put condoms on bananas and telling them which birth control is best. A rational examination of the evidence - the physical, emotional, cultural and economic ramifications of unwed teen pregnancy - points directly to the necessity of an unequivocal abstinence-only message.
Dailard also railed against attempts to curtail or ban abortion. She called South Dakota's attempt to ban abortion a "punitive and misguided approach."
If Senator Hillary Clinton and other pro-abortion Democrats have their way, Congress will pass a resolution (H. Con. Res.39 and S. Res. 36) posthumously honoring Dailard's life of pro-abortion, anti-abstinence work.
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