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Take Action TODAY: End Funding for Abstinence Only

This will only take you a minute and needs to be done TODAY! On July 8, the House Appropriations Committee's subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services and Education (Labor HHS) will be considering funding for FY 2010. Help us make sure there is nothing there for Abstinence-Only organizations.

From the Feminist Majority Foundation:

Email the Labor HHS Subcommittee [you can check if your local reps are on it] and Call Chairman David Obey, (D-WI-7), at 202-225-3365 and tell them that failed abstinence-only sex education programs must not be included in the FY 2010 spending bill for Labor HHS.

The latest report, just released by the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and the Guttmacher Institute, reflects a rise in teen pregnancy rates in 2006 and 2007 and fewer teens are using contraception.

These appalling statistics should not come as a surprise. During this same time period, millions of dollars that could have been used to provide guidance based on age appropriate sex education in our schools and communities has been diverted for ideological reasons to failed abstinence-only programs.

More info at Feminist Majority.