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Thu Sep 26, 2013, 03:57 AM

To Battle Teen Pregnancy Crisis, Texas Builds $1.2 Million Abstinence-Only Website



You're a public health policymaker in Texas. Teenage girls in the state are getting knocked up at an alarming rate, then they're having babies and getting knocked up again. The data, along with the bulk of the scientific literature, suggest that the state's longstanding strategy of telling kids not to have sex isn't working.

Do you A.) come to terms with reality and embark on a campaign to teach kids about safe sex and the benefits of contraception; or B). declare jihad on family planning clinics and pour $1.2 million into an abstinence-only website and ad campaign?

Having trouble? Go back to the first sentence. Focus on the "Texas" part. The correct answer is clearly b.

The family planning cuts instituted by the state legislature over the past two legislative sessions have been well documented. The $1.2-million abstinence-only web campaign, ourtown4teens.org, rolled out this month.

More at http://blogs.dallasobserver.com/unfairpark/2013/09/to_battle_teen_pregnancy_crisi.php .

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TexasTowelie Sep 2013 OP
hobbit709 Sep 2013 #1
mbperrin Sep 2013 #7
SamKnause Sep 2013 #2
Laelth Sep 2013 #3
Javaman Sep 2013 #4
DhhD Sep 2013 #5
TexasTowelie Sep 2013 #6

Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Sep 26, 2013, 06:20 AM

1. TX is racing for the bottom as fast as it can.

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Response to hobbit709 (Reply #1)

Thu Sep 26, 2013, 05:09 PM

7. Hey, we've spent plenty to BE AT the bottom by now!

If we're not, I want an investigation to find out why the hell not!

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Sep 26, 2013, 06:34 AM

2. Education ????

The federal government doles out $50 million per year to be used for 'teaching' abstinence only.

Living in the 21st century is a very strange experience.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Sep 26, 2013, 06:47 AM

3. Depressing. n/t

-Laelth

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Sep 26, 2013, 11:26 AM

4. the question that needs to be asked is...

who was paid to make this site.

sounds like a case of over paying someone who is a friend, relative or repuke donor.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Sep 26, 2013, 12:42 PM

5. It also known as, looking the other way so the problem can get worse thereby adding more jobs to

abstinence State Programs. Guess this will run away with it self for several more years.

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