Abstinence-Only Programs and Rep. Bill Cassidy

In 2013, Bill Cassidy, the congressman and Louisiana Senate candidate, co-sponsored the Abstinence-Only Reallocation Act, which was supposed to award money to schools for abstinence-only education programs. He also railed against the contraceptive mandate of the Affordable Care Act.

As it turns out, he found out that abstinence-only programs, no matter how dedicated the parents may be, don’t work. His 17-year-old daughter is pregnant.

“Our children have been the greatest blessing of our lives and we welcome our grandchild as a joyous addition to our family,” he continued. “Our daughter now faces a more challenging future than her peers. She has our unconditional love and support.”

— CNN Politics

I wonder if he will remain the fervent Mr. Abstinence he used to be?


One thought on “Abstinence-Only Programs and Rep. Bill Cassidy

  1. Anonymous

    Conservative Christians opposed birth control in schools many years ago, saying that: Giving kids birth control is like telling them that having sex is okay”. The teenage birth rate went up as a result.

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