December 19, 2006

Hey, everybody lies about sex

waitwear December 19th, 2006:

Wade Horn, assistant secretary for children and families at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, defended the abstinence-only approach for teenagers... He insisted there was no federal mission against premarital sex among adults. "Absolutely not," Horn said. "The Bush administration does not believe the government should be regulating or stigmatizing the behavior of adults."

October 31, 2006:

The revised guidelines specify that states seeking grants are "to identify groups ... most likely to bear children out-of-wedlock, targeting adolescents and/or adults within the 12- through 29-year-old age range." Previous guidelines didn't mention targeting of an age group...

"The message is 'It's better to wait until you're married to bear or father children,' " [Wade] Horn said. "The only 100% effective way of getting there is abstinence....We wanted to remind states they could use these funds not only to target adolescents."

[Related: Keep your Jesus off my penis. Hat tip: Peter]

Posted by Daniel Radosh


And then of course there's this article, which contains the quote:

"Premarital sex is normal behavior for the vast majority of Americans, and has been for decades."

(In other news, water is wet and pants keep your legs warm. Details at eleven.)

[from Francis' link]:
"...Janice Crouse of Concerned Women for America...said she was skeptical of the findings.

'Any time I see numbers that high, I'm a little suspicious,' she said. 'The numbers are too pat.'"

It's like she thinks it's my birthday!

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