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Just Say No to Abstinence in Colorado


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President Bush’s America includes a big bag of cash for sex education programs that promote abstinence. Consider Colorado one state that says “No thanks” to W’s push away from teaching safe sex. State officials rejected nearly a half-million in federal dollars for abstinence education last month, a move that severely hampers organizations such as Longmont’s Friends First, which teaches refraining from sex and relies on $60,000 annually from the government. State officials say abstinence education has proven ineffective.

What’s Next: Teens in the area had sex last weekend—tell them abstinence is great, but focus more on teaching safe sex and birth control.

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