Abstinence: A Topic Too Often Avoided

Posted By on December 6, 2011

From a letter to the editor of the Wall Street Journal:

Spare us the statistics about fewer teen pregnancies and sexually-transmitted-disease rates falling with increased sex education. Abortion-on-demand and widespread birth control may affect the number of teen pregnancies, but they are not doing a lot for our children’s self-confidence, modesty or mutual respect. Are we so obtuse that we don’t see the pain and confusion caused by our failure to openly challenge our kids to do something better?

Read the full letter HERE. Mercatornet also posted a piece linking to a survey that shows the majority of respondents in three countries agree that parents have the greatest impact on their children when it comes to sex ed:

Canada comes out as the least inhibited country when it comes to sex education, an international survey shows. But even there, the majority of adults think that the job belongs first and foremost to parents.

Two-thirds of Canadians (69 per cent) and Britons (67 per cent) as well as four-in-five Americans (81 per cent) believe the parents or guardians should be primarily responsible for teaching sex education to children and teens.

Read that piece HERE.

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2 Responses to “Abstinence: A Topic Too Often Avoided”

  1. Jenn84 says:

    “Spare us the statistics about fewer teen pregnancies and sexually-transmitted-disease rates falling with increased sex education. Abortion-on-demand and widespread birth control may affect the number of teen pregnancies, but they are not doing a lot for our children’s self-confidence, modesty or mutual respect”

    Amen! I hate to tell you liberals, but..having a baby is NOT the worst that could happen to teens having sex!

  2. Francie Moore says:

    If they don’t want the baby, they shouldn’t have had sex!

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