Forget the facts - just blame abstinence education

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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The National Abstinence Education Association reports pro-teen-sex advocates have grossly distorted a report of an STD outbreak at a Texas school in order to discredit abstinence education.

NAEA director Valerie Huber says instead of the alleged 20 confirmed cases of Chlamydia at the tiny Crane High School in Crane, Texas, there were only eight cases for all of Crane county for the whole year. Nonetheless, Huber says pro-teen-sex advocates distorted the facts and blamed sexual abstinence classes.


“We actually learned that there is not even a sex-education abstinence class in the high school; the three-day program was in the middle school,” she clarifies. “And the outbreak really wasn’t an outbreak. So it’s not a story, but it continues to be made into a story to denigrate sexual risk avoidance abstinence education.”

Huber admits she isn't surprised to think that this is pushback from sex-education advocates who are outraged that Congress provided increased funding for abstinence education.

“They’re looking for any opportunity to attack our programs and to try to eliminate them at the local level,” she tells OneNewsNow.

Huber says it's unfortunate this story went nationwide because now there's a national outcry to do away with SRA (sexual risk avoidance) education.

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