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Report Card: HEALTH

By |2019-03-13T15:04:50-04:00June 19th, 2009|Blog|

GRADE:  B – The push to teach abstinence-only education landed Health Education (primarily sexual education) in an abysmal place. As we have explained on the NCAC website, government funding-based mandates to provide a narrow and limited curriculum on a topic, such as human sexuality, amounts to censorship.  Essentially, the abstinence only curriculum left out essentially information about contraception and sexually [...]

Separating science from politics: Obama on stem cells. Next: abstinence-only funding?

By |2019-02-25T12:50:21-04:00March 12th, 2009|Blog|

It’s refreshing to see President Obama moving forward on his promise to separate science from politics.  By freeing scientists to do more research using stem cells, and by commissioning NIH to develop guidelines, the President has put scientific decisions where they belong – with scientists. Now maybe he’ll do the same with abstinence-only-until-marriage programs, which have been condemned as inaccurate [...]