Single? Under 30? Then the government thinks that you should abstain from sex.
The federal government’s “no sex without marriage” message isn’t just for kids anymore.
Now the government is targeting unmarried adults up to age 29 as part of its abstinence-only programs, which include millions of dollars in federal money that will be available to the states under revised federal grant guidelines for 2007.
This is apparently because nearly 1 million children were born to unwed mothers in their 20s in 2004. Of course, the only reasonable solution is for these unmarried women to stop having sex, right?
“I think the program should talk about the problem with out-of- wedlock childbearing ? not about your sex life,” Brown says. “If you use contraception effectively and consistently, you will not be in the pool of out-of-wedlock births.”
All in all, it’s just another brick in the wall…
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