"On Topic" With Doug Krile

Friday, December 01, 2006

Teen Pregnancy

Joycelyn Elders would be proud.  After all these years, some of her ideas are being proven to be valid.

Today in Duh

A hearty thank-you to Britain's Telegraph for reporting so bluntly on American research revealing the failure of American abstinence programs: "Sexual abstinence as an effective tool in reducing teenage pregnancy is a complete "myth", the Government's advisory body on the issue claimed yesterday. The Independent Advisory Group on Teenage Pregnancy said that [...]

Oh, but it gets better!  What's the latest "advice" from the folks in Washington?

Single? Under 30? You are in grave danger. Your government says so. Please, stop laughing

We've mentioned this before, but this op-ed in my local paper had me laughing so hard I thought it was worth sharing.  Kudos to Hugh for calling my attention to it. SF Chronicle: "It is the only way to account for something like, say, the latest twist in the Abstinence Education Program from Bush's increasingly laughable [...]

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