Santorum Lies About Obama and Abstinence-Only Sex Ed

Santorum Lies About Obama and Abstinence-Only Sex Ed January 27, 2012

Rick Santorum told a townhall meeting in Florida on Wednesday that Obama had handed down a regulation that prohibits sex ed teachers from even talking about abstinence or mentioning the risks of premarital sex. And he says Obama is deliberately trying to make people poor. Seriously.

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And it isn’t the first time. During one of the New Hampshire debates he said, “In fact, he (Obama) has required programs not to talk about marriage, not to talk about abstinence, if — in order to get federal funds.”

This is a lie. Obama has continued funding abstinence-only sex education, just at a lower level than it was previously. And even if he hadn’t, the alternative is abstinence-plus. Every sex education program I know of that isn’t abstinence-only still teaches that abstinence is the only way to be 100% certain to avoid the risks of pregnancy and disease, but that if you’re going to have sex you should do so in the safest possible way.

And then there’s the bizarre speculation that Obama just likes people being poor. Seriously, when someone says something that stupid, everyone should just point and laugh at them.

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