Thursday, December 06, 2007

How to Waste Taxpayers Dollars

Question: how do you waste $176 million?

Answer: spend it on abstinence-only sex education programs.

The birth rate among teenagers 15 to 19 in the United States rose 3 percent in 2006, according to a report issued Wednesday, the first such increase since 1991. The finding surprised scholars and fueled a debate about whether the Bush administration’s abstinence-only sexual education efforts are working.

We all knows that nothing gets horny teenagers to listen like telling them not to have sex.

Unwed mothers reached an all-time high of 38.5 percent. It would help if these idiotic abstinence-only programs told teens that contraception always fails. The policy isn't about lowering pregnancy numbers. Republicans are pandering to Christian conservatives with serious hang ups about sexual issues. Politics drives the policy.



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