Letter Asks Obama to Fund Abstinence Education
The National Abstinence Education Association (NAEA) has sent a letter to President-elect Barack Obama asking that he continue to fund abstinence education. The letter is signed by more 500 people, including physicians, educators and parents, as well as members of community organizations, health departments and youth-empowerment agencies.
“The overwhelming response by diverse groups underscores the fact that the health of our youth is a pressing concern to a broad spectrum of Americans,” said Valerie Huber, executive director of NAEA. “It also emphasizes that the abstinence-centered message is recognized as a vital public health risk avoidance strategy that must be continued.
“We ask President-elect Obama to set aside politics and take an honest look at the value and need for abstinence-education programs.”
~ Via Jennifer Mesko at CitizenLink.