Saturday, October 02, 2010

Obama Funds Teaching Sex, not Abstinence

Despite documented success of abstinence education (click for evidence), proving Obama wrong, his administration plows forward to strip funding of abstinence education in favor of programs sexualizing children.

UPDATE 3/7/14: Obama Wants an End to Abstinence, Favors Anal Sex

UPDATE 10/3/10: Abortionists praise Feds' sex training programs for kids

UPDATE 11/17/09: Federal Report Supports Obama's Abstinence Termination

For background, read Obamanomics: Abstinence Funding Out, Taxpayer Abortion In and also read ObamaCare Means More Teen Sex, Less Abstinence

-- From "Shift in federal sex-ed funding" by Winston-Salem Journal Staff and Wire Reports, Associated Press 10/2/10

For the first time in more than 10 years, the federal government is paying for sex-education programs that aren’t based solely on abstinence. But they’re not just about handing out condoms, either.

Beginning this school year, a five-year, $375 million grant is being divided among 28 programs that have been proven to lower the pregnancy rate among participants, no matter their focus. Many programs distribute condoms, but about half also aim to improve teenagers’ academics, get them involved in extracurricular activities and even improve their parents’ job status.

The approach of talking to students about goals, which has become popular in the safe-sex community in the past 10 years, will replace the abstinence-centered talks financed by a Republican Congress in the late 1990s and later under President George W. Bush to the tune of $1.5 billion.

Almost all U.S. teens have had formal sex education, but only about two-thirds have been taught birth-control methods, according to a CDC report released Sept. 15.

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From "Sex education program to be expanded" by Richard A. Marini, San Antonio Express-News 10/1/10

A pair of grants totaling $10 million over five years will allow a sex education program run by the University of Texas Health Science Center to expand its reach into the upper high school grades.

The recently announced grants — one for $1.2 million annually from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the other for $850,000 annually from the Department of Health and Human Services — will expand the program into the 10th through 12th grades in six school districts primarily on the South and Southwest sides.

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