Rebuttal to Comprehensive Sex Education English 2 – Team C3 Mrs. Record Fragino Arola April 3, 2009
<ul><li>“ Pork for Prudes” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Peddlers” </li></ul>
It Costs a Lot of Money
Impressive Numbers <ul><li>“ For nearly a decade, Congress has spent upwards of $50 million each year on abstinence-focuse...
2002 Federal and State Funding for  Sex Education in Millions
Pork for Prudes <ul><li>Bush increased abstinence education funding in 2003 to $135 million. </li></ul><ul><li>Planned Par...
 
It Blocks Vital Information About Contraceptives
Common Curriculum Topics of Abstinence Programs Participating in the Impact Evaluation Building Self-Esteem Preventing STD...
 
 
It Doesn’t Work
 
Contraception Education is Needed to Curb Unwanted Pregnancies and the Spread of STDs
Curbing Teen Pregnancies and STDs <ul><li>“ One in five Americans currently has an STD; 63 percent of all STDs occur in pe...
Julien Teitler, director of the Social Indicators Survey Center at Columbia University in New York <ul><li>&quot;I don't t...
Culture <ul><li>Casual sex can be had without consequences </li></ul>
Counterculture <ul><li>An attitude that states that it’s ok to abstain from casual sex.  </li></ul><ul><li>It’s ok to say ...
Why Don’t We Compromise?
Who is being unreasonable?
Track record of roadblocks and discrimination against abstinence education.
Living in an ideal world.
Imposing morality.
Ideology
Guttmacher Institute a subsidiary of Planned Parenthood “Sound policy and program development”
Who is being stubborn?
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Rebuttal To Comprehensive Sex Education

  1. 1. Rebuttal to Comprehensive Sex Education English 2 – Team C3 Mrs. Record Fragino Arola April 3, 2009
  2. 2. <ul><li>“ Pork for Prudes” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Peddlers” </li></ul>
  3. 3. It Costs a Lot of Money
  4. 4. Impressive Numbers <ul><li>“ For nearly a decade, Congress has spent upwards of $50 million each year on abstinence-focused programs….” </li></ul><ul><li>“… the Federal Government has spent upwards of $1 billion over the last decade on abstinence-only sex education.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ One program is being showered with additional cash - almost three times as much as it got in 2001. It's &quot;abstinence only&quot; 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….” </li></ul>
  5. 5. 2002 Federal and State Funding for Sex Education in Millions
  6. 6. Pork for Prudes <ul><li>Bush increased abstinence education funding in 2003 to $135 million. </li></ul><ul><li>Planned Parenthood 2007 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Total revenue – over $1 billion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$336.7 million from government grants and contracts </li></ul></ul>
  7. 8. It Blocks Vital Information About Contraceptives
  8. 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  
  9. 12. It Doesn’t Work
  10. 14. Contraception Education is Needed to Curb Unwanted Pregnancies and the Spread of STDs
  11. 15. Curbing Teen Pregnancies and STDs <ul><li>“ One in five Americans currently has an STD; 63 percent of all STDs occur in people younger than 25 years of age.” </li></ul><ul><li>From 1960 to 1994, there had been an unrelenting climb in teen pregnancy rates </li></ul>
  12. 16. Julien Teitler, director of the Social Indicators Survey Center at Columbia University in New York <ul><li>&quot;I don't think sex education has anything to do with teen fertility.“ </li></ul><ul><li>“ 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” </li></ul>
  13. 17. Culture <ul><li>Casual sex can be had without consequences </li></ul>
  14. 18. Counterculture <ul><li>An attitude that states that it’s ok to abstain from casual sex. </li></ul><ul><li>It’s ok to say no. </li></ul><ul><li>It’s ok to wait and to even demand a full commitment from your partner before participating. </li></ul>
  15. 19. Why Don’t We Compromise?
  16. 20. Who is being unreasonable?
  17. 21. Track record of roadblocks and discrimination against abstinence education.
  18. 22. Living in an ideal world.
  19. 23. Imposing morality.
  20. 24. Ideology
  21. 25. Guttmacher Institute a subsidiary of Planned Parenthood “Sound policy and program development”
  22. 26. Who is being stubborn?

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