Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Teen pregnancy rates drop. The ultimate goals needs to be reducing sexual activity outside of marriage among teens.

A news story out says teen pregnancies continue to decline. Certainly a very positive development when the potential mothers are under aged and unmarried.

The reason for the decline? The mainstream media of course buys into the comprehensive sex ed narrative that it's all about kids getting more condoms and using them. In the above news story, nary a word about abstinence message.

This is disconcerting, because it communicates the message that the only valid option is using contraception. When in fact, 75% of 15 to 17 year olds are abstaining from sex. Of course, the condom message is big business for groups getting extensive funding from the federal government. The Obama budget skews funding between condom ed and abstinence by a 20 to 1 margin.

The ultimate goal isn't reducing teen pregnancies but reducing rates of sexual activity among teens outside of marriage. Condoms and contraceptives don't stop the spread of STDs or the emotional scars of premarital sex.

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