Sex and Health Education
The vast majority of parents want their children to receive comprehensive sex education which includes, but is not limited to, information about abstinence. This includes parents who believe that sexual activity outside of marriage is wrong and harmful, and those who do not. Because religious teachings, cultural traditions, and attitudes about sexual morality vary widely, it is particularly important to protect discussion and debate. Government censorship of disfavored ideas is incompatible with this essential aspect of the democratic process. This page includes information on Abstinence-only education, including a historical timeline and policies under the current Obama administration.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer content, whether in fiction, theater, film or art, is frequently challenged and censored. This page offers and introduction to censorship on grounds which cite LGBTQ-content. It includes the lastest censorship news and links to NCAC's LGBTQ-related resources.
"The Gag Rule"
This article includes a timeline and discussion of the global gag rule (also known as the “Mexico City” policy) which was originally announced by the Reagan administration at the 1984 United Nations International Conference on Population in Mexico City. It went further than the previous measures by restricting NGOs relying on funds from the U.S. Agency on International Development from using their own funds to provide abortions. The organizations also were not eligible if they lobbied to make or keep abortion legal in their own country or if they provided abortion referrals.
Access to Information and Funding and Obama's Global AIDS Policy
This resource outlines the “anti-prostitution pledge,” a federal requirement public health groups must meet in order to receive federal funds.