“After 10 years and $1.5 billion in public funds these failed abstinence-only-until-marriage programs will go down as an ideological boondoggle of historic proportions,” said James Wagoner, President of Advocates for Youth.
“The tragedy is not simply the waste of taxpayer dollars, it is the damage done to the young people who have been on the receiving end of distorted, inaccurate information about condoms and birth control. We have been promoting ignorance in the era of AIDS, and that’s not just bad public health policy, its bad ethics”.
Wow, so this means the Bushbots are going to accept that Ignorance Only education is doomed, right?
"High profile abstinence-only advocate, Robert Rector, led the preemptive damage-control planning. He outlined several strategies the abstinence-only movement could use to rationalize the findings in the report saying, “The other spin I think is very important is not [program] effectiveness, but rather the values that are being taught,” Rector said. Whether or not these programs work is a “bogus issue,” Rector continued."
Let's rinse and repeat:
"Whether or not these programs work is a “bogus issue...”
Sounds like a perfect Republican campaign slogan to me.
Virginity Rulz! God part of me wishes my high school had this crap becasue wow, that would have been hilarious. Nothing better then people trying to relate to those dang teenagers with their fancy jeans and hippity hop music.
I still haven't heard about whether they're just having less sex in general, or if they've only cut down on vaginal intercourse, and are just swallowing miles of cock.
Rep. Shay Schual-Berke (D-33) had been priming this legislation for five years before it finally passed to the Gov this year. Rodney Tom was in the right place at the right time, but came late to the game when compared to those who had been working on this for a lot longer. It seems to me that the decision to let the senate version prevail was political to give Tom some D bona fides for his new resume.
Gee TT tones of a Burnerite - what did Burner do on this issue? Why would the Oly Dems want to give Tom bona fides for his resume?
Oh, Whatever, I am not a Burner supporter at all. I'd much rather see Ross Hunter running for the seat, but since that's not happening, I'm left without a candidate I want to support. The Oly Ds want to give Tom his bona fides in order to keep him in the fold and shove it in the faces of the Oly Rs. Getting Rodney to switch teams and win that seat was a real coup for them.
Thanks TT, it seems that there are many that wish to anoint DB again and I would like to see a primary
race. Don't know Tom certainly not promoting him at this time.
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