Wednesday, July 25, 2007

House Democrats lauded for increasing abstinence education funds

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I guess blessings can come from the most unexpected places...

A major setback has been dealt to opponents of abstinence-only education, and the Democrat-led House of Representatives is being praised for dealing that blow.

The House recently passed a Labor-HHS appropriations bill (HR 3043) that included a nearly $28 million increase for abstinence education programs, raising the annual funding for community-based abstinence education to $141 million. Even liberal House Speaker Nancy Pelosi voted in favor of the bill.

Valerie Huber, executive director of the National Abstinence Education Association (NAEA), says she hopes the "commonsense" approach of encouraging teens to abstain from sex until marriage will also prevail in the Senate.

Despite this small victory, there is much that is wrong with what is being taught in the government schools regarding "comprehensive" sex education. We can't afford to let our guard down.

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