Sunday, September 26, 2004

Faith Based Sex Ed

Because of Bush’s support for abstinence-only sex education as governor of Texas, the state is now tied with Mississippi with the highest teen birthrate in the nation. Four percent of all 15 to 17 year old girls in Texas give birth.

Since 2002, a sex-ed group that criticizes the administration’s abstinence only policies has been audited by federal health officials three times and last fall Republicans pressured the NIH to investigate 157 AIDS and sexuality researchers on a list provided by the Traditional Values Coalition.