The Senate Appropriations Committee recently voted to cut funding for abstinence-only sex education by over 25%. Given clear evidence that abstinence-only programs neither reduce teen pregnancy nor reduce the transmission of sexually transmitted diseases, this is an important (if limited) step toward reality-based policy. However, the measure still has to get through the House and is now scheduled to do so the week of July 9. To e-mail your Representative, visit the Secular Coalition for America's action page.
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