Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Sex Ed

OK, so I'm biased, I have a problem with abstinence only education. I think we need to prepare people for the world. I have no problem with suggesting, advocating, or practicing abstinence, but restricting sex ed to one viewpoint seems a restriction of civil liberties.

Lawsuit Challenges Abstinence Education Program
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Morning Edition, May 17, 2005 · A program that teaches abstinence is at the center of a new lawsuit against the federal government. The ACLU is filing suit against "The Silver Ring Thing," which it alleges promotes religion. The federal government granted more than $1 million to the program, under President Bush's faith-based initiative.

Another great story about Abstinence only Sex-Ed from Women's eNews here.

Flaws Seen in U.S. Sex Ed. Programs
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All Things Considered, December 5, 2004 · A recent congressional survey identified flaws in the federally funded abstinence-only education programs. The report criticized many of the programs for teaching misleading and inaccurate information about sex. California Rep. Henry Waxman called for the report and has long argued for more comprehensive sex education programs. NPR's Libby Lewis reports.

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