CNN reported July 11 that according to the National Institutes of Health, U.S. teen pregnancies in 2006 rose for the first time since 1991....
In the same article, CNN reported a "striking decrease" in the percentage of 8th graders smoking....
While federal health experts were at a loss to explain the spike in teen pregnancies, a CDC official said smoking abated due to "efforts convincing kids and adults not to smoke," according to CNN.
So teaching smoking abstinence works, reminiscent of last decade's "Just Say No" drug abstinence campaign....
Continue reading my column today, "Linking U.S. teen pregnancies and AIDS in Africa," on WorldNetDaily.com.
Speaking of logic, if it were true that Western values are driving the AIDS epidemic in Africa, then don't you think the epidemic should be much worse in the West, were casual sex is dear to us?
Seems to me that casual sex in Africa must be the norm, not the exception, and that is why the AIDS activists are pushing for the use of condoms.
Jeff, the epidemic in the West hits a different population: gay men.
And if you think casual sex is the norm in Africa, then you didn't read the minister's op ed in its entirety and/or you're ignoring the stats.
This was a GREAT article, Jill. Thanks for bringing this op-ed to light.
It amazes me how much common sense flies out the window when it comes to sex.
Perhaps people should start promoting "safe smoking" or "safe/safer cocaine and heroin use." But see...that wouldn't be politically correct. ;)Posted by: Kel at July 17, 2008 10:40 AM