Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Abstinence only education

"The health care reform legislation that President Obama signed recently isn't only about insurance coverage -- there's also a renewal of $50 million per year for five years for abstinence-focused education.

Programs that receive this funding must "teach that abstinence from sexual activity is the only certain way to avoid out-of-wedlock pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases, and other associated health problems," according to the Department of Health and Human Services. To qualify, they must also teach that sex before marriage is "likely to have harmful psychological and physical effects." These are part of the "A-H definition," requirements for programs to receive abstinence funding under Title V of the Social Security Act."

I already hated this bill. I now hate it more. Attacking abortion and abstinence-only education is not a way to get educated independents, moderates or other people who vote on issues rather than parties to support Democrats in November.

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