Funding for Abstinence Education Is Back
An advocate for abstinence education is pleased that funding for the federal government through the end of the 2012 fiscal year now includes the Sexual Risk Avoidance program.
The Obama administration decided earlier this year to prohibit teaching abstinence as part of its Healthy Family Initiative. So Valerie Huber of the National Abstinence Education Association commends Congress for restoring the necessary funding.
She points out that during George W. Bush’s presidency, one out of every four dollars for sex education went to abstinence education, “but it immediately went 16 to one when President Obama took office, when he eliminated nearly all programs that funded abstinence education.”
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