Obama’s 2017 budget removes ALL funding for abstinence-only education.

I like Obama more and more as he nears the end of his Presidency.  His “fucks to give” metric seems to be approaching an all-time low.

His proposed budget which was released this morning appears to cut all funding for abstinence-only education:

Earlier today, President Obama released his fiscal year 2017 budget, the final budget of his administration. The President’s Budget supports the sexual health of our nation’s youth by eradicating abstinence-only-until-marriage funding, increasing funds for the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program, maintaining funding for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Division of Adolescent and School Health, and calling for a five-year reauthorization for the Personal Responsibility Education Program.

The Sexuality Information and Education Council of the U.S. (SIECUS) Vice President for Policy, Interim President and CEO Jesseca Boyer issued the following statement in response: “SIECUS is grateful for President Obama’s leadership in seeking to end abstinence-only-until-marriage funding once and for all. After three decades and nearly $2 billion in federal spending wasted on this failed approach, the President’s proposed budget increases support programs and efforts that seek to equip young people with the skills they need to ensure their lifelong sexual health and well-being.

“SIECUS also applauds the President’s proposed $4 million increase for the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program, helping communities implement evidence-informed and innovative strategies to support the sexual health of our nation’s youth. The continued funding for the Division of Adolescent and School Health and request for future Personal Responsibility Education Program funding demonstrates this administration’s commitment to secure the right to quality sexuality education for young people.”

Bristol Palin will be devastated.

Via JMG

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