Democrats Determined To Address Critical Unwanted Baby Shortage

December 6th, 2009at 03:10pm Posted by Eli

Between Stupak and now Reid, it’s looking more and more like “centrist” Democrats are more interested in turning healthcare reform into a pro-pregnancy, anti-woman trojan horse than they are in actually, you know, reforming healthcare.

Just when it appeared that Congress was about to erase one of the social-conservative legacies of the George W. Bush administration — abstinence-only sex education programs — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is trying to bring it back.

Even though House and Senate appropriators voted four months ago to eliminate all spending on the programs, which according to most research do not keep teens from having sex or reduce teen pregnancies, the Nevada Democrat included a provision in the Senate health care bill that would restore some of the money.

That has thrown advocates on both sides of the sex education debate for a loop.

The president of the social-conservative Family Research Council, Tony Perkins, who has been and will continue opposing the drive for a health care overhaul, conceded that the Senate bill “would give a surprise boost to an abstinence movement.” By contrast, Marcela Howell, a spokeswoman for the liberal Advocates for Youth, a longtime opponent of abstinence-only programs, said Reid’s addition to the bill was “an unfortunate move.”

Awesome.  You know, I had always hoped that the Democrats would finally find a way to render the GOP irrelevant, but I never thought they would do it by making it unnecessary.

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