Sunday, June 29, 2008

Wisconsin Refuses Federal Money

That's a surprise headline, eh?

Not if you know WHY.

Skeptical states are shoving aside millions of federal dollars for abstinence education, walking away from the program the Bush administration touts for slowing teen sexual activity. Barely half the states are still in, and two more say they are leaving.

Some $50 million has been budgeted for this year, and financially strapped states might be expected to want their share.

Some Federal money doesn't fit the Planned Barrenhood profile favored by WEAC and DarthDoyle.

2 comments:

Jeni said...

Unbelievable! They talk about promoting health issues, they rail on cigarettes, while giving alcohol a pass (in a state with the highest death toll from drunken drivers) and now they won't support what truly is a VERY good initiative for all communities because...

"But many have doubts that the program does much, if any good, and they're frustrated by chronic uncertainty that it will even be kept in existence."

How do they know unless they try? They don't and you hit the proverbial nail on the head as to why they'll refuse this, Dad29.

Jay Bullock said...

Well, that and the fact that abstinence only education doesn't work.