Future of Abstinence-Only Funding is in Limbo
Jim LiebeltJim Liebelt's Blog
- 2009 Jan 20
With the exit of the Bush administration, critics of abstinence-only sex education will be making an aggressive push to cut off federal funding for what they consider an ineffective, sometimes harmful program.
How quickly and completely they reach their goal is uncertain, however, as conservative supporters of abstinence education lobby Congress and President-elect Barack Obama to preserve at least some of the funding, which now totals $176 million a year.
And even if federal funding
is halted, some states — such as Georgia — are determined to keep
abstinence programs going on their own, ensuring that this front in the
culture wars will remain active.
Source: Associated Press