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Weekly Poll: Should Abstinence Programs That Lie Be Used?


Society & Culture  (tags: Abstinence, Teens, teen pregnancy, Christian Right, society, safety, women, world, americans, corruption, lies, politics, health care, research, health, take the poll )

Brian
- 607 days ago - atheism.about.com
"Abstinence programs are popular with Christian Right: if sex is going to be mentioned in schools, it's only going to be mentioned in a manner that discourages it. It's been revealed, though, abstinence programs teach all kinds of lies..." Take the poll.



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Nancy M. (201)
Friday February 1, 2013, 12:49 pm
Not sure what the lies are that are being taught but certainly abstinence only is NOT all that should be taught. All students need to learn about all the kinds of birth control available.
 

Brian M. (192)
Friday February 1, 2013, 12:58 pm
Interestingly enough, the states that push abstinence-only sex education are all right-to-work states. Perhaps they want to develop a large, poorly-educated workforce that will accept low wages and unsafe conditions?
 

Patricia Cannell (753)
Saturday February 2, 2013, 8:38 am
Very interesting comment you made above me Brian! Certainly thought provoking. Teaching teens by lies is absolutely useless. Simply leads to more lies in the long run. Teens should be given more credit than that. I also agree with Nancy M. The whole aspect of birth control should be taught. Thanks Brian!
 
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