Sunday, March 29, 2009

Abortion Backers Propose New Congressional Bill to Weaken Abstinence Education

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by Steven Ertelt, Editor
March 19
, 2009

Washington, DC ( -- Abortion advocates in Congress have proposed a new bill that further weakens abstinence education at a time when news reports indicate the teen birth rate is soaring. Although comprehensive sexual education is clearly not working, abortion backers want more taxpayer dollars for it. Flying under the radar, a new bill hit both the House and Senate on Wednesday. Rep. Barbara Lee, a California Democrat, and Sen. Frank Lautenberg, a New Jersey Democrat, have introduced the "Responsible Education about Life" (REAL) Act to fund programs that feature mostly sexual education and very little in the way of abstinence promotion. "Unlike its name suggests, the REAL Act would pump millions of dollars into federal grants for 'abstinence plus' programs, which are heavy on contraception and light on abstinence," Family Research Council president Tony Perkins tells "Not surprisingly, both NARAL and Planned Parenthood are lobbying on behalf of the bill," he continued. "And why not? When the contraception pushed in these programs fails -- as it will -- a new generation of abortion customers will be born." Full story at

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