Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Abstaining from Abstinence-Only

The latest federal report on abstinence-only sex education, Impacts for Title V. Section 510, Abstinence Education Programs: Final Report, shows that these programs are a failure. They simply do not work.

Furthermore, here's what critics are saying as a result:
“After 10 years and $1.5 billion in public funds these failed abstinence-only-until-marriage programs will go down as an ideological boondoggle of historic proportions,” said James Wagoner, President of Advocates for Youth.

“The tragedy is not simply the waste of taxpayer dollars, it is the damage done to the young people who have been on the receiving end of distorted, inaccurate information about condoms and birth control. We have been promoting ignorance in the era of AIDS, and that’s not just bad public health policy, its bad ethics.”


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