Thursday, April 24, 2008

"Abstinence Only" More Dangerous Than No Sex Education At All

So let’s get this straight. The United States spends vast sums of money on so-called “abstinence only education” for young people. The decision to go that route was completely ideological and without any sound research as to the efficacy of the program.

Now experts are testifying before Congress that it was not only a waste of funds, but it may have even been worse than doing nothing.

Dr. Margaret Blythe of the American Academy of Pediatrics told the committee, “in fact, there is evidence to suggest that some of these programs are even harmful and have negative consequences by not providing adequate information for those teens who do become sexually active.”

Faced with that kind of evidence, why is our government continuing to promote these ineffective and perhaps dangerous programs? Ideology! The Bush administration is not guided by facts or reality, only a blind allegiance to a warped ideology that has brought our country to the brink of disaster. And yet Congress refuses to do anything about it.

So I ask the question again, when are we going to remove these idiots from office? There are plenty of reasons to impeach the entire executive branch yet Congress sits on its thumbs and does nothing. November seems like an eternity away.

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