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A new Harvard study dealing with the results of abstinence pledges confirms - abstinence pledge programs don't work. The study found that those who took virginity pledges later lied about taking them. This news, of course, isn't really news - because those of us who are rational already know that abstinence only programs don't work. Nearly 90% of all people who take virginity pledges will have premarital sex.
Faith-based political policies are stupid and make problems worse - because religion and faith are stupid. This is what happens when people make decisions based on ancient dogmas and belief in invisible men in the sky instead of science. If any government official had asked a scientist instead of a preacher, they might have found out that abstinence-only sex education programs don't reduce unwanted teenage pregnancies or STDs - they INCREASE them. This makes sense to anyone with a brain not infected with Christianity. It isn't complicated. Birth control controls birth. People aren't born with knowledge of birth control, but they are born with a system that eventually urges them constantly to have sex.