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by Susie Allen, TN pro-life activist

  • Culture Campaign reports on the increased rates of teen pregnancy between 2005 and 2006. From Rob Stein of the Washington Post
  • The cause of the increase is the subject of debate. Several experts blamed the increase in teen pregnancies on sex-education programs that focus on encouraging abstinence. Others said the reversal could be due to a variety of factors, including an increase in poverty, an influx of Hispanics and complacency about AIDS, prompting lax use of birth control such as condoms.

    And who are the “experts” blaming the increase on abstinence education?
    According to ALL’s Judie Brown:

    … [P]erhaps the most telling aspect of Stein’s report was that the federal government, in collaboration with the Alan Guttmacher Institute, an “independent” arm of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, issued its report just when Congress is debating how much of our tax money should be set aside to fund ever-failing sex-education programs. I doubt that it is a coincidence that this study came out at this time.

    Judie refers readers to a Time magazine analysis of the study, which reveals the highest increase was not among minors, but among young women aged 18-19. She also points out that teen pregnancy rates fell as abstinence education increased in the 1990s, but “by 2000, Planned Parenthood began lobbying various states to refuse abstinence money and reduce abstinence programs, and predictably, in 2006, the teen pregnancy rate increased for the first time in 15 years.”
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  • At Blogs for Terri, Bobby Schindler (brother of Terri Schindler Schiavo), explains that untruths are still being reported by the media 5 years after his sister’s death:
  • “Terri died because we took away her food and water,” Schindler stated, “just like we would all die if our food and water was taken away… It took almost two weeks.”
    According to Schindler, the media continues to report that Terri was brain-dead, that she was on artificial life support, and that she was unresponsive and blind.
    “These are simply not factually correct,” Schindler stated to “It’s patently false. If Terri were alive today she could be here to ‘March for Life‘ with us. All she needed was a wheelchair, and we could have taken her anywhere….

  • At Bottom Line Up Front, Amy Proctor reports on the Obama administration’s idea of “transparency” in regards to the healthcare debate. Senior White House advisor David Axelrod spoke a truth this weekend, “People will never know what’s in that bill until we pass it….” See 1:10 on the video…

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