Sex Education and How to Deal With Abortion Under Republican Runners
Posted Sep 07 2008 2:11am
It's a fact, sex education varies widely across the United States' school districts but what can be variable is the agenda of presidential candidates.
Both McCain and the GOP platform say children should be taught that abstinence until marriage is the only safe way to avoid pregnancy and disease(we don't agree but that's their position). However, Palin's position is less clear nowadays. In a widely quoted 2006 survey she answered during her gubernatorial campaign, Palin said she supported abstinence-until-marriage programs. But weeks later, she proclaimed herself pro-contraception and said condoms ought to be discussed in schools alongside abstinence.
Now, remember that Republican vice presidential candidate statements date back to her 2006 gubernatorial run. In July of that year, she completed a candidate questionnaire that asked, would she support funding for abstinence-until-marriage programs instead of "explicit sex-education programs, school-based clinics and the distribution of contraceptives in schools?"
Palin response was, "Yes, the explicit sex-ed programs will not find my support."
What we should expect on this topic if they gain entrace to the White House?