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A Catholic who follows Rome & the Magisterium. I'm against gay "marriage", abortion, embryonic stem cell research, euthanasia, human cloning. Altar girls, Communion in the hand, Eucharistic Ministers and "Protestant" music in the Church doesn't bother me at all. A proud American retired submarine sailor. Our borders should be secured with a 10 ft. high fence topped by concertina wire with minefields out to 20 yards on both sides and an additional 10 yards filled with warning signs outside of that Let's get energy independent NOW! Back Israel to the max, stop appeasing followers of the Pedophile Prophet. Pro 2nd Amendment, pro death penalty, Repeal all hate crime legislation. Back the police unless you'd rather call a hippie when everything hits the fan. Get government out of dealing with education, childhood obesity and the enviornment. Stop using the military for sociological experiments and if we're in a war don't micromanage their every move. Kill your television, limit time on the computer and pick up a book. God's will be done and may He have mercy upon us all.

Friday, May 08, 2009

B.O. keeps a promise...

Washington, DC ( -- Before he took over the White House, President Barack Obama made it clear he would cut abstinence funding. He has followed through as his new budget eliminates all federal funding for abstinence-only education and replaces it with sexual education. ( I don't get it. Abstinence has a zero failure rate. The fact that it's so hard to practice has a lot more to do with cultural & peer pressures than physical laws. Condoms and everything elso preached under the heading of "sexual education" fail. Their design flaws allow them to fail. Thats assuming horny teens and adults even bother with trying to prevent conception. A woman keeping her skirt on and her legs closed won't get pregnant. Hell, it may even cause the rutting boyfriend to respect her a bit more.

The budget eliminates funding for CBAE (Community Based Abstinence Education) and Title V Abstinence Education Program.

In Obama's FY 2010 Proposed Budget, the president calls for at least $164 million in funding for contraceptive-only education. The money includes competitive grants, research, evaluation and authorization for $50 million in new mandatory condom grants to states, tribes and territories.

Leslee Unruh, president of the Abstinence Clearinghouse, told that Obama's decision "is a Hollywood-failed old approach that only increases teen pregnancy and damages America's greatest resource, our children." (Amen. Tell them contraceptives work and remove all thought of risk from their minds and they'll screw like rabbits. The more they screw, the greater the chance they discover the failure rate of contraceptives. But thats where abortion comes in I guess, no one wants their daughter "punished" for her actions. Noted.)

"I believe there will be a political backlash for those who oppose these life saving abstinence programs. The enemies of sexual integrity programs will feel the heat from the army of youth who have seen the light through these programs as they approach voting age," she added.

Unruh says abstinence education supporters will continue fighting for funding and will gather in strategic meetings that will take place in June.

"We have clear goals and sound strategies," Unruh says. "Defeat? We don't know the meaning of the word."

Meanwhile, the National Abstinence Education Association said Obama's anti-abstinence budget “disregards the growing body of evidence supporting the effectiveness of abstinence education,” including research showing “a 50% decrease in sexual onset among teens that are enrolled in abstinence programs.”

“At a time when teens are subjected to an increasingly sexualized culture, it is essential that common-sense legislators from both sides of the aisle reject this extreme attempt to de-fund the only approach that removes all risk,” said NAEA Executive Director Valerie Huber. (Maybe if we as a culture started really pushing the idea of abstinence it might gain greater traction in the minds of the young and impressionable.)

On the other hand, Rep. Barbara Lee, a California Democrat who backs abortion, told Congressional Quarterly she is pleased with Obama's decision to eliminate abstinence funding. ("Backs abortion", figures. We're back to the mindset of insuring no "punishment" for promiscuity.)

“Finally we have a president who gets it,” she said. (Unfortunately.)

The abstinence funding included $110 million per year in discretionary spending and $50 million per year in mandatory spending often referred to as Title V funding.

This is the second time Obama has called for less abstinence funding. In the omnibus spending bill Obama signed earlier this year, abstinence programs received $95 million, a substantial reduction from the $151 million they previously received.

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