Monday, October 8, 2007

Abstinence programs brace for major funding cut

Posted at the Austin American Statesman

Some providers of sexual abstinence programs in Texas schools are cutting back their operations because $50 million in federal funds for abstinence promotion quietly expired last week.

Despite an 11th-hour extension of funding until Dec. 31, the effect is still "devastating," said Mike Goss, president of the faith-based, nonprofit Abstinence America program that operates in Houston schools. "It's going to wipe out programs far and wide."

We reap what we sow, more than we sow, and later than we sow.

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