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Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Call To Action: Support The REAL Act For Responsible Sex Education

That's right, folks! Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) introduced a bill that would bring sex education programs to teens that will teach responsibility rather than abstinence. Please take a moment to read the following email and sign the petition to get your senators to support this important bill.

Hi Robbie,

For years, taxpayer dollars have flooded into unproven abstinence-only programs. And President Bush has just proposed another $38 million increase in his FY 2006 budget for such programs - while no federal program is dedicated to honest and comprehensive sex education. Take action:

This huge investment in abstinence-only programs conflicts with scientific and medical research, which shows that abstinence-only programs have never been proven effective and may result in riskier behavior by teenagers.

The government's focus on abstinence-only programs also runs counter to the preferences of a vast majority of parents, who want their children to receive medically- accurate, age-appropriate sex education. According to a 2004 survey, 94% of Americans think it's appropriate to teach young people about birth control.

Let's inject some common sense into the sex-ed debate. Urge your Senators to support the REAL Act sponsored by Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) for responsible sex education:

Thank you for taking action today!
- Dawn S
Care2 and ThePetitionSite team


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