Offer preteen girls sex ed and abortion while they are still ‘malleable’: Georgetown researchers

Sex Education Part 2: The Practical Implications of Explicit Sex Ed Absent Morality

D.C. Circuit Nominee Pillard’s False and Deceptive Testimony—Part 1 | Ed Whelan at NRO

Obama Judicial Nominee Calls Abstinence Education ‘Unconstitutional’

Can faith prevent teen pregnancy? | Sarah Brown at Washington Post

Not Used Up: Progress in Abstinence Education

Analysis: Why Did Abortions Decline 5% in the CDC Report?

Cal. suit challenges school abstinence only message

Marvin Olasky: “The NAE and the Biblical Voice;” Contraception for the Unmarried

Congressional Report: Abstinence Education is Best Sex-Ed Approach

Abstinence: Why Sexual Integrity Isn’t Out-of-Date

    LifeNews: A book about sex by J. Budziszewski uses natural law arguments to persuade young adults of the moral benefits of purity . . . But what about those who think that morality requires a bit more of us? How can they persuade young people that reserving sexual intimacy for marriage is the right thing to do? In his book On the Meaning of Sex, popular author and political philosopher J. Budziszewski attempts to make such an argument on the basis of human nature and natural law. He begins with an anecdote from teaching.

  • Posted: 07/03/2012
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The truth about ‘risk reduction’ sex education

NYC: How the schools got sex crazed

Tennessee Passes Abstinence-Based “Gateway Sexual Activity” Bill

Utah gov. vetoes bill that would have promoted abstinence

‘Don’t say gay’ bill may be dead as TN legislators turn focus to abstinence education

Wisconsin Assembly passes abortion, sex education bills

Utah votes for abstinence-only sex education

Sex education standards encourage teaching of sexual identity, anti-bullying in schools

NY school district cuts ties with Planned Parenthood after parental outcry

Michael Brown: The educational assault on innocence Did you hear about New York City’s comprehensive drug education program for all students in middle school and high school? The teachers inform the students that abstaining from drug use is best, but since it’s impossible to stop them from doing drugs, the teachers give out cards that list the most common drugs, explaining which are the most dangerous. They also distribute needles to kids who are involved in shooting drugs to help them avoid getting contaminated needles, thereby reducing their chances of contracting or passing on communicable diseases.

  • Posted: 12/02/2011
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The Rhetoric of Chastity: Making Abstinence Sexy

HHS Blocks Abstinence Education As ‘Unallowable’

Battle over condoms enters Philippine Congress

UK: Abstinence ed measure moves forward in House of Commons

Texas House moves money from family planning services to abortion-prevention program

Abstinence message could save millions from AIDS in Africa

Ross Douthat: Why Monagamy Matters

Michael J. New: Teen birthrates and the media

Kansas education board argues over HIV/AIDS conference

PA: “Sex-ed change troubles parents”

Sex Education or Indoctrination? The Obama war on science

Obama administration launches a sex-ed program

MT: Helena school board OK’s revised sex education plan

“Abstinence” money goes to Planned Parenthood?

FRC: Indiana University releases more “sexual health” propaganda

Senators introduce bill to permanently cut federal abstinence education funding

ACLU: “Time to get rid of the abstinence-only zombie”

MT: Revised Helena “sex ed” plan faces scrutiny

Conference at Princeton: Sexuality, Integrity, and the University

Governors for abstinence education

Title V: Majority of states choose healthy sexuality

Chinese province tackles promiscuity with Christian chastity program

Abortion-rights groups criticize Va governor over abstinence funding

Obama, Congress cut funding for 176 abstinence programs despite new study

Pro-life leader calls UN World Youth Congress in Mexico a “farce”

Obama Administration stonewalls full release of major abstinence study

Feds embargo pro-abstinence findings

Expert: UN study backs Catholic Church strategy on Aids

Obama Administration ushers in “new era in sex ed”

    CitizenLink: “. . . The Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS) released its ’7th Annual State Profiles’ report to compare ‘comprehensive’ sex education laws and policies in public schools to that of abstinence-only efforts. The report bragged, ‘After nearly 30 years of strong support from the federal government for abstinence-only-until-marriage programs, the Obama administration and Congress have ushered in a new era of sex education in this country, eliminating two-thirds of federal funding for ineffective abstinence-only-until-marriage programs and providing funding for evidence-based teen pregnancy prevention and comprehensive sex education initiatives totaling nearly $190 million.’”

  • Posted: 07/19/2010
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SC: Use of abstinence-only curriculum to continue in Charleston

TX: San Marcos CISD could change sex ed program

Christian students sue high school for discrimination against pro-life messages

NV: Lyon County school board to reconsider sex ed curriculum

Oregon: State wants St. Helens to revise sex-ed program to include contraception

Louisiana bill would require schools to teach sex education

Global strategies for “sex education”

No hooking up, no sex for some coeds

    CNN: “The hook-up culture on campuses may seem more pervasive than ever, especially as media outlets, books and documentaries rush to dissect the subject, but some college women and men are saying no. Some, like Boyle, experimented with hooking up and quit. Though she is Catholic, she says her reason for disengaging herself from the hook-up culture had more to do with the unhappiness she experienced afterward. Others influenced by religion have abstained from casual physical activity from the moment they set foot on campus.”

  • Posted: 04/20/2010
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Abstinence and the left

Family Policy Council of West Virginia calls for abstinence education

Killing abstinence

    Robert Rector, senior research fellow at the Heritage Foundation, writing at NRO: “Obviously, abstinent teens are not going to get pregnant or contract an STD. But the research shows that, in general, they also will be happier and less depressed than their permissive peers. Abstinent teens also do dramatically better in school. They are half as likely to drop out as their sexually active peers. And teens who abstain until at least age 18 are twice as likely to attend and graduate from college as those who become sexually active while in high school. The extra schooling achieved by abstaining teens will add, on average, an additional $400,000 to their lifetime earnings.”

  • Posted: 02/05/2010
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The raw politics of abstinence education

Abstinence-only programs might work, study says

Faith groups step in as abstinence funds dry up

    Washington Post: “‘With funding being cut from the government, you’re going to see more responsibility placed on churches in the community to carry this banner,’ said Michael Polite, assistant pastor at Riverside Chapel Seventh-day Adventist Church in Nashville, which collaborated with several other local Adventist churches for the ball on a recent weekend . . . There’s a measure in the U.S. Senate to restore about $50 million to abstinence education, but its passage is uncertain and it would restore funding to less than half of what it had been under the Bush administration.”

  • Posted: 01/21/2010
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Congress ends abstinence programs, allows needle exchanges

PA: House bills attacking your children’s education

SC: Teen pregnancy rates on the rise locally

Sex Education: What kind? Who pays? What’s the result?

Virginia high school faculty chastises abstinence promotion

Utah: New sex education bill pushes abstinence-only aside

ACLU sues over abstinence conference for Mississippi teens

“ACLU asks court to end gov’t funding of religion in Miss. abstinence program”

Just Say No?: Redefining the Foundation of Abstinence Education in the United States

    Just Say No?: Redefining the Foundation of Abstinence Education in the United States
    Farnaz Faiaz, J.D., 9 Hous. J. Health L. & Pol’y 97 (2009)

    “Finally, Part V concludes legislators will soon feel pressure to reform current federal abstinence education policies, as neither abstinence-only, nor comprehensive sex education in their current forms have conclusively reduced rates of teenage pregnancy or STIs. A new approach is needed–one that builds on current notions of comprehensive and collaborative sex education and adds outcome-based financial incentives.”

  • Posted: 09/02/2009
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