Friday, September 21, 2007

Three cheers for the Gov.

Late yesterday we learned that Governor Spitzer has refused federal funding for flawed abstinence only until marriage programs! Beginning October 1, the State will redirect state funds to comprehensive sex education programs.

Joan Malin, President and CEO of Planned Parenthood of NYC hailed the move as "a break through moment for the health and well-being of NY's youth. Teens can't make responsible decisions if they don't have accurate information."

This highly anticipated decision to redirect funds will help support effective programs geared at curbing unintended teen pregnancies and reducing the number of cases of sexually transmitted disease.

Now we just need every state to follow suit...

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