In the War on Nookie Bush Administration says “Stave the Intercourse”
November 1 , 2006
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recently updated guidelines for its Abstinence Education Program to include adults up to age 29:
The focal population(s) may include adolescents and/or adults within the age range of 12 through 29 years old as well as other adults such as parents or professionals that desire training in how to support decisions to delay sexual activity until marriage.
Even worse, a 2004 House Committee on Government Reform minority report found that over 80% of the abstinence-only curricula, used by most abstinence program grantees, contained false, misleading, or distorted information about reproductive health.
Spending $50 million to keep 29-year-olds from having sex makes the mission in Iraq look easy.