Thursday, November 08, 2007

Tonight, I'm gonna give you all my love in the back seat. More bad news for the Christian Coalition. Yet another study proves abstinence-only sex ed useless. According to the study, "at present there does not exist any strong evidence that any abstinence program delays the initiation of sex, hastens the return to abstinence or reduces the number of sexual partners" among teenagers.

Might want to tell that to the bastion of abstinence-only education, Texas, which now ranks first in the nation with the highest rate of teen pregnancy and the highest rate of repeat teen pregnancy. Oh boy! According to "Another Chance: Preventing Additional Births to Teen Mothers," a publication from the National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, the birth of an additional child to a teen mother reduces the likelihood she will complete her education or become self-sufficient. "The children of teen mothers are more likely to have reduced educational achievement and behavioral problems — problems that may be explained, in part, by the inadequate education of the mothers themselves or by the poverty and lifestyle of the family."

Just give these people condoms already! What is wrong with you people and your so-called values? Though, the Schadenfreude part of me really thinks these people are getting what they deserve.


JErich-Oh's said...

Actually, it is rather important we squash these teen breadings as soon as possible. The increase of uneducated people will mean a superior out-numbering, which will mean more people who won't question authority or make possitive changes to our world as we need them. Did no one see Idiocrasy? they didn't.

The Liz said...

I saw it! Chananel made me watch it.

Dead the article I linked to. The guy from Planned Parenthood makes some very persuasive arguments as to why we need to end teen pregnancy.