Healthcare bill funds ignorant religious sex education.
The Healthcare Reform bill which was passed by congress and signed into Law by President Obama contains $250 million earmarked for “Abstinence only” sex education.
This practice should be called “Ignorance-only,” not only has it been shown not to stop teens from having sex, it also causes them to take more risks with their health.
There is no justification for abstinence only sex education. It is a religious dogma, not science. To the extent that it hampers and destroys human live it is an evil ideology, which has no place in our schools.
“A congressionally mandated study in 2007 found that none of four abstinence programs showed a significant positive effect on sexual behavior among youth. A January 2009 study in Pediatrics found that religious teens who take virginity pledges are less likely to use condoms or birth control when they become sexually active, and just as likely to have sex before marriage as their peers who didn’t take pledges.”