Radical Conservative Claims That Proponents of Sex Education Want Kids to Get STDs in Order to Advance the Abortion Agenda
Reported by Marie Therese - January 1, 2008 -
There are some people in this country who are are so blinded by their belief in the abstinence agenda that they have left the world of reality and entered a state of delusion. That's the only way to describe Concerned Women for America President, Wendy Wright, who appeared on the December 31st edition of Special Report. Miss Wright, in all seriousness, said this about those who support comprehensive sex ed in the schools: "In fact, they want to encourage [kids to choose to have sex] because they benefit when kids end up having sexually transmitted diseases, unintended pregnancies and then they lead them into having abortions, so you have to look at the financial motives behind those who are promoting comprehensive sex ed." With video.
Since coming to power in 2000, the Bush administration has demanded that states teach abstinence only in order to receive federal funds. According to this report, fourteen states have turned down federal funds because study after study shows that programs that emphasize abstinence don't work and leave the student poorly informed and more vulnerable.
Ah, but that doesn't stop the holier-than-thou crowd. They cite these fourteen states as proof that the heathen conspirators have seduced the various governors into a conspiracy.
"Well, there seems to be an effort to have a monopoly on government funding only going to comprehensive sex ed programs, and probably because, if there's competition, the competition shows the sex ed program are ineffective and, in fact, quite harmful," Miss Wright noted, completely ignoring the fact that the preponderance of scientific studies reveals just the opposite.
FOX News did not inform its viewers of Miss Wright's skewed and narrow-minded agenda thus leaving them ignorant of her status as a representative of an elitist, fringe minority whose opinion is wildly out of step with the American mainstream. (MedScape Today has a report on American attitudes on this topic. Registration required.)
But when has something as basic as full disclosure ever bothered FOX News?