Texas has the highest teen birth rate and the fourth highest teen pregnancy rate in the United States, so when Governor Perry turned down $4.4 million in federal funding for pregnancy prevention programs, a reporter from the Texas Tribune asked why. Why was the governor sticking with state-funded abstinence-only education when it appeared to be failing?
Perry responded that he knew abstinence worked from his “own personal life.”
- Weak Argument for Abstinence (crossexaminedblog.com)
- Rick Perry goes blank defending Texas’ failed abstinence education program (americablog.com)
- Perry on Abstinence Education (unreasonablefaith.com)
- Bull-headed Rick Perry struggles with the fact that abstinence-only ed isn’t working in TX (pinkbananaworld.com)