via The Carpet Bagger Report: Ohio abstinence-education programs contain false information and disregard the needs of sexually active or homosexual youths, according to a new report from a public health professor. One abstinence program, for example, tells teens they should "be prepared to die" if they use condoms because the contraceptives are likely to slip off or break, Scott Frank, a professor at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, said in a report released yesterday.
Reviewing the programs, Frank was quoted saying this week, "I found myself shaking my head and wondering, 'What decade are we living in?'" That's easy; we're living in the Bush decade where we give tax dollars to religious groups to lie to young people about their sexual health.
It's alright to give millions of dollars to lying groups that will say anything to justify their religious view about sex, yet the conservative republicans balk at spending federal dollars to help research that actually might save millions of lives. Oh and they are simply outraged over the use of the plan B pill simply because it is a form of contraception. The list goes on and on. When Jonah Goldberg writes idotic columns complaining that The Christians aren't coming to get you, I say they are coming to get our kids.
Think Progess has more: The Kids Arent Alright: Keeping kids in the dark or filling their heads with misinformation about contraception doesnt keep hormonally charged teens from having sex. It just makes it less likely theyll have safe sex.