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Rise in Teen Birth Rates a Result of Comprehensive Sex Education

Contact: Joell Pentico, 605-335-3643

MEDIA ADVISORY, Dec. 7 /Christian Newswire/ -- The following text is submitted by Leslee Unruh of the Abstinence Clearinghouse:

When adults repeatedly tell youth, "Do what comes naturally, just take 'precautions,'" the results are very predictable:  emotional damage, an epidemic of STD's, and, as the new CDC numbers show, more teen pregnancy.  How anyone can blame an increase of unplanned pregnancy on abstinence education when abstinence receives roughly 1/12 of the federal funding given to the failed contraceptive message is beyond us.  When are we going to stop promoting a message that seriously damages kids, their families, and their communities?