Federal Abstinence Funding May Drop
Thursday, May. 17, 2007 By AP/KEVIN FREKING
Federal funding for abstinence education will likely fall considerably this year as Democratic leaders said Wednesday they will let a $50 million grant program expire on June 30.
The program, known as Title V, has not proven to be effective, said Rep. John Dingell, chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. Dingell's committee has jurisdiction over Title V funding. With a budget deficit and a war, he said the decision to eliminate funding was not a difficult one.
"Abstinence-only seems to be a colossal failure," Dingell said.
"With all we know about how to prevent teen pregnancy and reduce sexually transmitted diseases, it is high time to redirect the millions of federal dollars that we squander every year on abstinence-only education to programs that actually work," DeGette said.
Facts should be taught in school, morality in the home.
Why is that so difficult for them?