Action Alert! Urge Your Members of Congress Not to Funnel Funds from Comprehensive Sex Education to Abstinence-Only Programs!.
The Republican Party has controlled congress for five months and already they are attacking sex education programs and drastically increasing abstinence-only programs. This is de approach trimental, and must stop.
Studies show that sex education works and astinence-only sex education does not. Studies showing the abstinence-only approach working were done in conservative rural areas where sexual activity is low.
Reducing teen sexual activity is vital, but it must be done according to science. Abstinence-only sex education is a waste of time and money.
Great News! Senate Resolution 66, which designates Febrauary 12, the date of the birth of Charles Darwin in 1909, as “Darwin Day” was introduced on Wednesday. This honor is overdue. Darwin had more impact than any other scientist except perhaps Einstein. No one is more deserving of a holiday. It is time that we recognize scientists the way we recognize politicians and one explorer (Columbus). Science is, after all, the truest form of exploration.
S Res 66 also recognizes “the importance of science to the betterment of humanity”, according to congress.gov. Bravo! It is about time that science received more respect in this era of anti-intellectualism.