Thursday, May 7, 2009

Abstinence Funding Cuts

Abstinence Funding Cuts

MEDIA ADVISORY, May 7 /Christian Newswire/ -- President Obama released his FY 2010 Proposed Budget today and called for at least $164 million in funding for contraceptive-only education. This includes competitive grants, research, evaluation and authorization for $50 million in new mandatory condom grants to states, tribes and territories.

The budget eliminates funding for CBAE (Community Based Abstinence Education) and Title V Abstinence Education Program. This means that the CBAE money will continue funding through September 30, 2010.

President Obama's new budget is a Hollywood-failed old approach that only increases teen pregnancy and damages America's greatest resource, our children.

Leslee Unruh, President and Founder of the Abstinence Clearinghouse, said "I believe there will be a political backlash for those who oppose these life saving abstinence programs. The enemies of sexual integrity programs will feel the heat from the army of youth who have seen the light through these programs as they approach voting age."

This fight is far from over. We have a mountain to move. Abstinence educators from all over the world are joining together in strategic meetings that will take place June 16-19, 2009. We have clear goals and sound strategies. See more information at

The Abstinence Clearinghouse agrees with Margaret Thatcher: Defeat? We don't know the meaning of the word.

Thank you to all the abstinence educators who continue to boldly stand for truth.

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