Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Fifteen States Turn Up Noses at Money For Abstinence Education

I guess its not always about the money. According to this story on LifSite News, an agenda can be more enticing than cash.

WASHINGTON, D.C., January 8, 2008 ( - Fifteen states around the union each have scorned as much as half a million dollars in federal education funding because the money would have to go toward abstinence education that excludes a regimen of contraceptive-pushing lessons.

The program, forwarded by the Bush administration, is being snubbed by states that are caving to the demands of schools to push contraceptive education as the only effective method for discouraging teen pregnancies.

Abstinence programs across the country are distressed at the move by the governors, who don't seem to care about the tens of thousands of families who do not want their children to be indoctrinated with a contraceptive mentality.

"It's a crime," said Judith Vogtli, director of ProjecTruth, an abstinence-education program under the auspices of Catholic Charities of Buffalo, N.Y., in an interview with the Catholic News Service on January 3. "We are constantly under attack."

Abstinence is the only thing that works 100% to prevent pregnancy and STDs. It's also the most risk free approach to avoiding the most severe negative emotional consequences that result in broken intimate relationships.

The schools in this country are going somewhere. If you don't see it now, all you have to do is look back about 50 years and see the changes that have occurred. Follow the path that we are on, and then look just 50 years into the future. How about just 10 years into the future? How about today? Is the current environment of the government school system really the place that you think that your children should be for the majority of their time?

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