Friday, October 10, 2008

The candidates on sex education

RH Reality Check has an interesting article on the candidates' stances on Sex Education:

Obama: "Keep in mind: I honor and respect young people who choose to delay sexual activity. I've got two daughters, and I want them to understand that sex is not something casual. That's something that we definitely want to communicate and should be part of any curriculum. But we also know that when the statistics tell us that nearly half of 15 to 19 year olds are engaging in sexual activity, that for us to leave them in ignorance is potentially consigning them to illness, pregnancy, poverty, and in some cases, death."

McCain: "A search of McCain's campaign website for the terms "sex education" and even "sex" yielded zero results. But the Republican platform calls for a replacement of all family planning programs for teens with abstinence-only programs."

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