Posted By Jennie Chancey on May 19, 2011
From Carolyn Moynihan over at Mercatornet:
Those who insist on “safer sex” education for adolescents seem to assume two things: first, that nearly all teens will become sexually active, and second, that it doesn’t matter (they have a right to) so long as they take precautions against disease and pregnancy. Therefore, all teens should be subjected to the same sexual propaganda. But a report from the US government that I missed back in March indicates that these assumptions are faulty.
Read the entire piece HERE. Nothing surprising, really. The anti-abstinence crowd has created a self-fulfilling prophecy when they insist kids cannot abstain and then push them, train them, and lure them not to abstain. We need to stop treating teenagers like binge eaters who cannot stop consuming milkshakes and start showing them that self-control is, indeed, a virtue with long-term, deeply satisfying rewards.