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Rebuttal To Comprehensive Sex Education


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  • 1. Rebuttal to Comprehensive Sex Education English 2 – Team C3 Mrs. Record Fragino Arola April 3, 2009
  • 2.
    • “ Pork for Prudes”
    • “ Peddlers”
  • 3. It Costs a Lot of Money
  • 4. Impressive Numbers
    • “ For nearly a decade, Congress has spent upwards of $50 million each year on abstinence-focused programs….”
    • “… the Federal Government has spent upwards of $1 billion over the last decade on abstinence-only sex education.”
    • “ One program is being showered with additional cash - almost three times as much as it got in 2001. It's "abstinence only" sex education ….So, at a time when we're cutting school and health programs, why should we pour additional tax money into abstinence-only initiatives….”
  • 5. 2002 Federal and State Funding for Sex Education in Millions
  • 6. Pork for Prudes
    • Bush increased abstinence education funding in 2003 to $135 million.
    • Planned Parenthood 2007
      • Total revenue – over $1 billion
      • $336.7 million from government grants and contracts
  • 7.  
  • 8. It Blocks Vital Information About Contraceptives
  • 9. Common Curriculum Topics of Abstinence Programs Participating in the Impact Evaluation Building Self-Esteem Preventing STDs Developing Values/Character Traits Withstanding Social and Peer Pressure Formulating Goals Addressing Consequences/Self-Control Making Decisions Resolving Sexual Conflicts Avoiding Risky Behavior Learning Etiquette and Manners Maximizing Communication Aspiring to Marriage Strengthening Relationships Understanding Parenthood Understanding Development and Anatomy  
  • 10.  
  • 11.  
  • 12. It Doesn’t Work
  • 13.  
  • 14. Contraception Education is Needed to Curb Unwanted Pregnancies and the Spread of STDs
  • 15. Curbing Teen Pregnancies and STDs
    • “ One in five Americans currently has an STD; 63 percent of all STDs occur in people younger than 25 years of age.”
    • From 1960 to 1994, there had been an unrelenting climb in teen pregnancy rates
  • 16. Julien Teitler, director of the Social Indicators Survey Center at Columbia University in New York
    • "I don't think sex education has anything to do with teen fertility.“
    • “ There's almost no sex education in Greece, Italy and Ireland. Yet teen birth rates are much lower in all those countries than the USA's 42 births per 1,000 women ages 15-19”
  • 17. Culture
    • Casual sex can be had without consequences
  • 18. Counterculture
    • An attitude that states that it’s ok to abstain from casual sex.
    • It’s ok to say no.
    • It’s ok to wait and to even demand a full commitment from your partner before participating.
  • 19. Why Don’t We Compromise?
  • 20. Who is being unreasonable?
  • 21. Track record of roadblocks and discrimination against abstinence education.
  • 22. Living in an ideal world.
  • 23. Imposing morality.
  • 24. Ideology
  • 25. Guttmacher Institute a subsidiary of Planned Parenthood “Sound policy and program development”
  • 26. Who is being stubborn?