Congressional liberals are still fuming over pro-life efforts to defund abortion giant Planned Parenthood. Now they’re acting like vindictive children, introducing a bill to defund abstinence education in schools.
A recent study found that increased access to birth control was accompanied by increased occurrences of abortions. So, as it turns out, Planned Parenthood’s efforts to distribute birth control are actually leading to more abortions, which means more profits for Planned Parenthood. No wonder so many want to defund the organization.
Unlike the false claims about the benefits of Planned Parenthood, abstinence-only education does work.
Liberals, who are in the back pocket of the abortion industry, are trying to defund abstinence education in retaliation for the pro-lifers’ publicly-supported campaign to strip Planned Parenthood of its taxpayer funding.
Today, U.S. Senator Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA-9) introduced legislation to cut off federal funding for ineffective, abstinence-only-until-marriage education programs. Despite spending more than $1.5 billion in federal funds for abstinence-only education over the last 15 years, the United States maintains one of the highest teen pregnancy rates in the developed world and one-third of all new HIV infections in the United States occur among those under the age of 29.