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Published:December 7th, 2007 06:59 EST

Rise in Teen Birth Rates a Result of Cool Moms

By SOP newswire

The following text is submitted by Leslee Unruh of the Abstinence Clearinghouse:

When adults repeatedly tell youth, "Do what comes naturally, just take `precautions,`" the results are very predictable: emotional damage, an epidemic of STD`s, and, as the new CDC numbers show, more teen pregnancy.

How anyone can blame an increase of unplanned pregnancy on abstinence education when abstinence receives roughly 1/12 of the federal funding given to the failed contraceptive message is beyond us. When are we going to stop promoting a message that seriously damages kids, their families, and their communities?

Christian Newswire