Abstinence Only Programs=The Rise in Teen Pregnancy Rates!
Finally someone has said it. I’d like to thank the Examiner.com for this one sentence:
Teen pregnancy rates have increased dramatically thanks to the abstinence-only education programs that were funded by former President George Bush.
Whether you agree or not, teens should be made aware of all forms of birth control. There are very few things in this life that we are taught to be only one way about. In school you can get A, B, C, D, or F’s. It’s not like if you don’t get an A then you’re kicked out of school. You can prefer Coca Cola to Pepsi. You can like a roller coaster or prefer a log water ride. You can like living in the South, or North or like West Coast Living. You can be a Baptist, Jewish, Catholic, Muslim, etc. So why we would think that teaching young people that the only thing that they should know about birth control is abstinence only? It doesn’t make sense. Life is multiple choice so why shouldn’t their knowledge about birth control be the same?
I look forward to your comments. To read the full story on what The Examiner said about Sex Education, please go here: