In the comments to my Republicans want to legislate when fetuses feel pain” post, David notes:
What really gets me is if they were interested in preventing abortion, the most effective way seems to be by providing people with the tools and education to not get pregnant in the first place. If they are not willing to help prevent unwanted pregnancy, they have no moral ground to stand on when it comes to abortion, because as far as I’m concerned, they are the ones responsible for many of the unwanted pregnancies and abortions.
What good timing: Evil Monkey at Neurotopia has a post up commenting on yet another new study that shows that abstinence-only education programs just don’t work. Ends His Evilness:
When it comes to public health, we should no longer allow partisan politics and ideological dogma to factor into serious policy decisions. Knowledge is not to be feared, as even our youngest adults are now showing us by making responsible decisions based upon evidence. Too bad the pro-abstinence-only “adults” can’t say the same thing.