Friday, March 23, 2007

Federal REAL Act Would Establish First Federal Sex Ed Program

Via NARAL Pro-Choice America:

Its hard to believe, but there is no federal sex-education program. Yet, for the past 10 years, anti-choice activists have spent more than $1 billion of your tax dollars on unproven, dangerous abstinence-only programs that censor teachers from discussing contraception.

The Responsible Education About Life (REAL) Act would establish the first federal sex-education program.  The legislation has been led by Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ), Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) and Rep. Chris Shays (R-CT). Compared to President Bushs abstinence-only programs that censor, mislead, and misinform, responsible sex education teaches young people about abstinence and contraception, and is proven to reduce unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases among teens. 

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