Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Government Sex Education Programs Fail - Abstenence Only Doesn't Work

The government is spending vast amounts of our money on what it calls sex education. What they teach is abstinence only sex education. What does this mean? Well it means just say no to sex. Want to know how well that works?

When I was much younger I attended Baylor University in Waco, Texas. At the time since the school was a Baptist university, there were strict rules of behavior for students, at least for female students. Women at Baylor had a curfew, men did not. I suspect this was to keep the sweet virginal Baptist girls safe at night, a form of forced abstinence. Baylor had at that time the greatest number of unwanted pregnancies of any school in the Southwest Conference. See how well that worked?

Today a non partisan group released findings that pretty much say the same thing as other studies, abstinence only sex education is ineffective. The words of the study are clear when it comes to teenagers, “At present there does not exist any strong evidence that any abstinence program delays the initiation of sex, hastens the return to abstinence or reduces the number of sexual partners….”

So the Bush Administration, those same folks who allegedly are for fiscal responsibility are pouring many millions of dollars into sex education programs that have been proven to be ineffective. In other words we’ve been duped again! How many times will this happen before the American people figure out that Bush and his bunch are ideology driven at the expense of fiscal responsibility and common sense? Come on folks wake up and smell the reality!

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