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Full funding for the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program

May 4, 2018
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

To the editor:

A federal judge in D.C. has ruled against cuts by the Department of Health and Human Services to the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program. Good. This program needs to be fully funded.

Someone has to put a stop to the constant undermining of reproductive health care based on religious beliefs and "values."

Our public schools and institutions should be teaching comprehensive, science based, sex education, not just "abstinence only" strategies. These "abstinence only" programs are based on the misguided belief that you can control sinful behavior by omitting facts. It's sort of an ostrich with its head in the sand approach. If the kids don't have the facts, they won't have sex.

"Abstinence only" substitutes the parents' and churches' moral stand for science. It's like working through the Scopes Trial every time the budget comes around.

And, yes, I agree that the schools should not be teaching religious-based morality and views. But they sure should be teaching fact based science!

The Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program needs to be fully funded and widely implemented both for our young women and young men. We have a responsibility to provide our youth with the information they need to make good decisions and this program seems to actually work.

Gloria E Garber




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