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Friday, December 10, 2004


Frank Rich discusses "The Plot Against Sex in America." Why has our culture shied away from discussing sex? Then you have pharmacists that won't fill a person's prescriptions based on their own "moral" grounds. You now have schools that are trying to get rid of science curriculum based on the Theory of Evolution. The government will only provide funding for abstinence-only sex education. Nevermind the fact that the religious-right comes up with such crazy notions that "masturbation causes pregnancy."
Science shows that abstinence-only programs don't work..."A recent Columbia University study found that teens who make "virginity pledges" to delay sex until marriage still have premarital sex at a high rate (88 percent) rivaling those that don't, but are less likely to use contraception once they do. It's California, a huge blue state that refuses to accept federal funding for abstinence-only curriculums, that has a 40 percent falloff in teenage pregnancy over the past decade, second only to Alaska." [NYT]

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