Rick Perry vs. Science: Abstinence Edition

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.”

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