Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Ignorance Losing Ground

An interesting update to last week's post about the rise in teen birth rates after years of federal government funding of abstinence-only sex education: More and more states are refusing federal money that can be used only to teach abstinence. (Fourteen at last count.) MSNBC reported that 82 percent of adults surveyed were in favor of comprehensive sex ed that includes abstinence, birth control and disease prevention instruction. If we can't count on our federal government to fund sex education responsibly, maybe the states are at least starting to revolt.

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