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May 8th, 2009


01:37 pm - Good news!

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Advocates for Youth

May 2009

President Obama ENDS abstinence-only funding. Urgent action needed!

Earlier today, President Obama released the first budget of his presidency - which included some tremendously exciting news! The proposed FY10 federal budget eliminates all funding for abstinence-only-until-marriage programs.

Study after study has shown that these programs are ineffective at best - a total waste of the $1.5 billion the U.S. government has spent to date on these failed programs. Even worse, abstinence-only programs often contain false or misleading information about condoms and contraception!

Write to your representatives in Congress today! Ask them to stand with President Obama and support the elimination of abstinence-only-until-marriage programs.

With this budget, President Obama fulfilled his campaign promises to return to science-based policies and to cut programs that simply don't work.

Now the ball is clearly in the court of the Democrats in Congress - most notably Speaker Pelosi and House Appropriations Chairman Obey (D-WI). The President has made it clear that he wants no more congressional funding for failed abstinence-only programs.

Will Congress have the courage to follow through on this vision? Tell your representatives it's time to end funding for abstinence-only programs and start funding comprehensive sex education!

As the budget process moves forward, we all have a role to play - working to ensure that there is no "back door" route for these programs to receive funding, and to build support for comprehensive sex education that takes a holistic approach to the many issues facing young people's sexual health.

We are standing on the brink of an enormous victory for young people in America. Together, we can turn this long-awaited vision into reality.

James Wagoner

James Wagoner
President
Advocates for Youth

PS - Take a stand with President Obama! Tell Congress it's time to finally eliminate abstinence-only-until-marriage programs and fund comprehensive sex education.

 

 

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May 7th, 2009


03:28 pm - Fail

The Candies Foundation announced Tuesday that it appointed teen mom Bristol Palin as its new abstinence ambassador.


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September 3rd, 2008


05:23 pm - Abstinence Only Until Marriage

I am still in love with the Rude Pundit. A warning: If you think for a minute that anything the Rude Pundit says is EVER safe for work, heaven help you when you have to enter the real world.


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September 1st, 2008


05:10 pm - Say, Governor Palin!

How's that "abstinence only" education working out for ya?


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Current Music: "Miss Murder," AFI

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May 9th, 2008


10:55 am - Friday Five

Cut for her pleasure. )


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March 31st, 2008


09:45 am - Monday Morning, you sure look fine

Brought to you by sophistbastard, whom as we all know lives a chaste and sober life: Students of Virginity.

Okay, more power to them if they truly want to remain abstinent, but I still wonder if most people don't make this choice out of fear. I think it's sad to live in fear. Still, if that's what they want... well, I have no way to know another's will, do I?

Granted, I want my deathbed scene to be all about me, captivating all my nieces and nephews with tales of alligator wrestling and skydiving and steamy affairs with movie stars... none of this, "Oh woe, I wish I had..."

It's dark and misty out today. I was falling asleep in the car on the way to work, and had to break down and take a Provigil. Tomorrow is April Fools' Day, and I go to FOSE. Coincidence? Hopefully I will not be fooled, and I will learn a thing or two along with getting many nifty freebies to share at work.

I found out this weekend that I wasn't the last person to see these (NSFW!) videos:

Today's construction photographs:
 

ETA: Not exactly safe for work, but funny...


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December 17th, 2007


09:30 am - Vitamin D

Today I started 3000 IU of Vitamin D (3000 IUD?), as an experiment to see if it helps with the fibro. If it does, I will have a party in my pants. If I'm wearing pants at the time, that is.

My office is fricken cold. I think something is wrong with the heat. Maybe if I call a beach hotel I will hallucinate that I am warmer. Maybe if the heat doesn't get fixed they will let us go home.

I am sorting a list of abstinence education providers. I am finding it offensive how many of them use names like a "a woman's choice" or "a woman's concern." Hello, doesn't it take TWO to tango? Can't HE keep it in his pants? I mean, I don't even think abstinence education works, and research backs me up on this, but it does go both ways...

My parents are technologically retarded and do not have wishlists. Maybe I will train them in the ways of the intarwebz. Maybe I am crazy to think I have that level of patience.


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