Saturday, December 23, 2006

"Everybody Did It" Study Was Paid for by Planned Parenthood

Remember that "study" which the purports to 'scientifically' prove that damn near everybody had premarital sex??? The one which was breathlessly (heh) trumpeted in every MSM venue last week?

Well, somehow, the news-folks forgot to mention who PAID for the "study'--none other than Planned Parenthood's Guttmacher Institute.

Since Planned Parenthood makes a lot of money from sexual activities of youth, it is in the interests of Planned Parenthood to make such activity a perfectly "normal" practice. That's precisely the word used by the local news-yappers (Channel 6.)

Planned Parenthood does not like the Federal Gummint spending money on abstinence programs because Planned Parenthood does not like the results of abstinence programs--less money in PP's bank accounts.

All together now, lets' clap for Planned Parenthood. No--I mean, let's GET the Clap for PP--or something like that, right...?

The "study" produced results which are inconsistent with other studies:

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released data in 2003 showing that the percentage of teens who reported that they have had sex decreased from 54 percent in the early 1990s, to 46 percent...

A study that same year in Adolescent & Family Health concluded that abstinence was the catalyst for a drop in the teen birth rate from 1991-95 (the latest data available). Researchers found ...the number of unmarried teen girls who were abstinent -- defined as never having had sex or not having had sex in the past year -- increased from 53 percent to 56 percent.

Memo to MSM "news" folks: follow the money. Check against other known facts. You know--journalism...


Anonymous said...

While it may be hard for some of your well-scrubbed young Republicans to contemplate, well over 95% of people who ultimately get married have sex with a person of the opposite sex prior to marriage. You don't need a study funded by Barbara Lyons to find this out.

Dad29 said...

And you KNOW this, Anony, through what lights?

Can you produce evidence which is contrary to the 2 studies cited in the post which were NOT paid for by the single largest Death Business in the world?

Well, please do!! Cites will be fine.

CJ said...

The BP article that you linked to forgot to mention that the CDC funded the survey that the Guttmacher Institute analyzed. The data is publically available for other people to look at. The survey questions are available on the CDC website. Someone else analyzed the same data and came up with a 85% figure for those having premarital sex.

If you want to question the results of the survey, consider that they had a lower than expected response rate of 80%.