Congress heard arguments yesterday from 11 witnesses discussing the pros and cons of government funded abstinence-only education. Late last year, a non-partisan group determined that abstinence only education doesn't work, and so the House's Committee on Oversight and Government Reform is reassessing funding for those programs. According to the Los Angeles Times, "Several witnesses emphasized that despite 11 years of federally funded abstinence programs, at a cost of more than $1.3 billion, teens are still having sex and becoming infected with sexually transmitted diseases. Those who support comprehensive plans said teens should get the information they need to protect themselves." WORD. [LAT]
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