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Family Research Council decries government spending while affiliates take in millions

The Family Research Council, a religious-right outfit some watchdog organizations have called an anti-gay hate group, has recently become quite vocal in its opposition to government spending and has called for drastic cuts to social programs. But a survey by The American Independent shows that FRC’s state-based affiliates, called family policy councils, have raked in nearly $6 million in state and federal funds over the last five years to work on their own social programming goals.

Teen ‘virginity pledges’ fail; Colorado shuns federal abstinence-only funds

Abstinence-only education takes another hit in a new study that finds that not only do teens who vow chastity until marriage have premarital sex on par with non-pledgers but that they're much less likely to use condoms or other forms of contraception.

State Gives Up on Feds’ Peek-a-boo Game on Abstinence Funding

Like tempestuous teenagers, federal lawmakers can't make up their minds how to fund an abstinence-only program -- if at all. So, Colorado took matters...

Congress Plays ‘Hide the Salami’ with Abstinence-Only Funding

We may want our kids to "just say no," but when it comes to doling out abstinence-only funding, Congress isn't abstaining. In the latest...

Feds Extend Abstinence-Only Funding

Congress approved another emergency 90-day extention for a contentious grant program to support abstinence-only education ahead of the September 30 fiscal year deadline. Spared...

Feds Extend Abstinence-Only Funding

Congress approved another emergency 90-day extention for a contentious grant program to support abstinence-only education ahead of the September 30 fiscal year deadline. Spared...

Feds Extend Abstinence-Only Funding

Congress approved another emergency 90-day extention for a contentious grant program to support abstinence-only education ahead of the September 30 fiscal year deadline. Spared...

SCHIP Veto to Kill Dems’ Abstinence-Only Fix

Proponents of comprehensive sex education scored a small victory yesterday when the U.S. Senate stripped a $100 million provision to fund a controversial abstinence-only...

Like a Virgin? Teens Think So

While Colorado school districts work to adopt the new science-based sex education standards into their curricula, a new groundbreaking study finds that teens have...

The Politics of Abstinence: Media Misinformation

Abstaining from sex may be the easy part. Getting the facts right about Colorado's new sex education law seems to be as mystical as...