By Anne Fox, President of Massachusetts Citizens for Life
Isn't it a shame that so much tax money, which could have been spent to help people (or for tax cuts), has been wasted when we could have told the Department of Health and Human Services what they have finally learned: So-called "sex ed" programs encourage sexual activity, which leads to pregnancy, abortion, and heartache.
Trump’s administration announced $200 million in cuts to the program earlier this summer, angering abortion activists and others. At the time, Health and Human Services Department spokesman Mark Vafiades told the New York Times that there is very little evidence that the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program is working.
Huber verified this. She said there is no proof that the program reduced teen pregnancy rates, and research actually shows that 70 percent to 80 percent of teens were not positively impacted. She said teen pregnancy rates did drop during the program, but the decline began before the program started.
It is so encouraging to have the Trump administration cut the funding of these failed programs.