Brad Smith (jesus_h_biscuit) wrote,
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On This World AIDS Day

I am outraged.

"The Content of Federally Funded Abstinence-Only Education Programs": [.pdf file]

Press release from Rep. Henry A. Waxman, D-Calif., regarding the report: [.pdf file]

"These programs fail to deliver young people life-saving prevention education. It's shameful that tax dollars are being spent to dangerously mislead our adolescents. As we commemorate World AIDS Day, Representative Waxman's report falls in line with our own report card giving the United States a failing grade in prevention efforts. With roughly 40,000 new infections in the U.S. each year, it's time to stop putting federal funds toward programs driven more by ideology than science. Our nation's students deserve comprehensive sex education programs that are scientifically proven to work."

- Winnie Stachelberg
Human Rights Campaign

Is this really the logic that passes for base level common sense in the year 2004? These people who mercilessly tout these puritanical, antiquated, and regressive ideas in the hope that we will regress magically to the fifties, like it would EVER happen? Teenagers are never going to accept this. Until fucking no longer feels good, they're going to keep on fucking. This is nothing more than a death sentence on some, and a lot of teenage pregnancies waiting to happen.

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