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September 22, 2005

ACLU targets abstinence-only programs

From the Washington Times...

The American Civil Liberties Union yesterday began a campaign to urge officials in 18 states to reject abstinence-only sex-education programs....

Abstinence-only programs define abstinence as "avoiding all genital contact and sexual stimulation" and teach teens how to set boundaries and practice self-control, said Libby Gray Macke, director of Project Reality in Glenview, Ill.

In contrast, comprehensive sex programs teach a "complete range" of behaviors, including oral sex and mutual masturbation, as alternatives to intercourse, she said. However, these behaviors put teens at risk for sexually transmitted diseases.

The states targeted by the ACLU are Alaska, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee and Wyoming.

Regardless of how successful they are, that abstinence would even be questioned as the only appropriate approach to sex-ed is another great reason why I'm so glad I homeschool.

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Posted by Danny Carlton at September 22, 2005 06:59 AM

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Good luck to your kids.
What will you do if they turn out gay or promiscuous? Not love them anymore?

Posted by: Blackpriester at September 25, 2005 04:00 AM

Loving them enough to raise them right in the first place would be the reason they won't turn out that way.

Posted by: Danny Carlton at September 25, 2005 12:14 PM

You sure ;)?

Posted by: Blackpriester at September 26, 2005 01:55 AM

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