Sex Our Stupid Country
posted by November 13 at 16:00 PMon
After a decade’s worth of abstinence education—a billion dollar’s worth—should we really be reading headlines like this one:
U.S. sets record in sexual disease cases
More than 1 million cases of chlamydia were reported in the United States last year—the most ever reported for a sexually transmitted disease, federal health officials said Tuesday. “A new U.S. record,” said Dr. John M. Douglas Jr. of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
More bad news: Gonorrhea rates are jumping again after hitting a record low, and an increasing number of cases are caused by a “superbug” version resistant to common antibiotics, federal officials said Tuesday.
Man. That’s depressing news. But there’s a silver lining:
Syphilis is rising, too. The rate of congenital syphilis—which can deform or kill babies—rose for the first time in 15 years.
Abstinence education kills babies! Just like abortion, RU-846, Plan B, the morning after pill, and swallowing! Quick! Someone tell the American Taliban!