Ana (pinkplayboy) wrote in ontd_political,
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Sex education debate: Obama considering a cut in absitnence-only funding

As soon word got out that Alaskan Govenor Sarah Palin had a pregnant 17-year-old daughter, harsh criticisms of sex education began. While right-wing Republicans like Palin completely support abstinence-only education in public schools, her daughter served as living proof that teen abstinence may not be a realistic expectation. In fact, Palin's daughter uttered the words herself.

After giving birth to her son Tripp, Bristol Palin agreed to an interview with FOX News, where she blatantly admitted that teen abstinence is "not realistic at all." Currently abstinence-only education supporters are holding on for dear life, as President Barack Obama is considering a cut in the program's funding. The National Abstinence Education Association has been lobbying Congress in hopes to stop Obama from cutting $42 million in funding compared to what former President George Bush asked for in the final months of his term. Obama's current stimulus package cuts the funding by $14.2 million.

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http://www.examiner.com/x-5445-LA-Politics-in-Education-Examiner~y2009m3d14-Abstinenceonly-education-supporters-lobby-Congress-to-prevent-a-cut-in-funding
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