Abstinence-only Advocate Soon to Be a Grandfather

Abstinence-only Advocate Soon to Be a Grandfather May 7, 2015

Here’s some shocking news for you. A Republican congressman from Louisiana, one of the leading advocates for abstinence-only sex education, is going to be a grandfather now that his 17-year old daughter is pregnant. It’s Bristol Palin 2: Electric Boogaloo.

The Bill Cassidy Senate campaign announced Thursday that the candidate’s unmarried 17-year-old daughter is pregnant as she prepares for her senior year at a Baton Rouge high school.

Cassidy, a Republican congressman from Baton Rouge, said in a statement provided NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune that his daughter faces “a more challenging future” and that she has his and his wife Laura’s unconditional support. The baby is expected later this summer…

The Cassidy campaign provided this statement:

“Earlier this year, Laura and I learned we will become grandparents this summer. Our children have been the greatest blessing of our lives and we welcome our grandchild as a joyous addition to our family. Our daughter now faces a more challenging future than her peers. She has our unconditional love and support.”

Cassidy has long been a vocal advocate for abstinence-only sex ed in Louisiana, which has one of the worst sex-ed records in the country. Only about 1/4 of schools teach sex ed at all in that state and most of those teach abstinence-only sex ed (the state government literally has an Office of Abstinence Education, though Bobby Jindal changed its name after he took office). That might explain why they have the 5th highest rate of teen pregnancy in the country.

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