As many high schoolers, and some younger, may already know Abstinence is taught at school. Why? because Bush and conservatives say this must be
taught. They spend a billion dollars a year, but is it effective?
Some actually lie! They say AIDS from sweat and toilet seats, pregnacy from kissing, and that condoms don't work. Is this a good thing to teach?
Out right lies to our children? And why is an obvious Religous thing being funded by the Government? How can the Government spend a billion dollars
to have people go around beating teens to death with the cross?(not literally, but figured I should avoid "shoving things down a persons throat" in
a conversation about sex)
Even worse they teach that masturbation is also the devil. That's right, no sex, no kissing, no masturbation, funded by our Government. Why? Some
things wrong with these programs...
Among the misconceptions cited by Waxman's investigators:
• A 43-day-old fetus is a "thinking person."
• HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, can be spread via sweat and tears.
• Condoms fail to prevent HIV transmission as often as 31 percent of the time in heterosexual intercourse.
One curriculum, called "Me, My World, My Future," teaches that women who have an abortion "are more prone to suicide" and that as many as 10
percent of them become sterile. This contradicts the 2001 edition of a standard obstetrics textbook that says fertility is not affected by elective
abortion, the Waxman report said.
And more and more studies show these programs don't work.
In fact, it is shown that these programs cause more STD spread then prevent. Why? They teach condom use is the devil!
Centre Daily Times | 05/06/2006 | Abstinence debate roils talk on ...... which focused on the failure of abstinence-until-marriage programs. ... was
going to talk about how abstinence programs were tied to rising STD rates. ...
There is no conclusive evidence that abstinence-only sex education, which teaches students to abstain from sex until married and generally only
teaches about contraceptive failure, reduces the rate of unintended pregnancy or sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Moreover, research indicates
that many of these programs do not help teens delay having sex. Yet the federal government has funneled well over half a billion dollars since 1997
into abstinence-only programs, steadily increasing funding in recent years to more than $165 million annually.
But still, even though all reports show these programs don't work they continue teaching them in schools all across the nation.