Opponents of abstinence-only sex ed have once again been touting Bristol Palin as a disproof of abstinence-only programs. I’ll venture a few comments:
1.To my knowledge, Bristol attended public school, not a private Christian school. If, therefore, her behavior represents a failure in the sex ed curriculum, it represents a failure of the public school curriculum.
2.Abstinence-only programs were never predicated on the assumption that every teenager indoctrinated in the virtues of chastity will remain chaste.
If a 100% success rate is the liberal criterion for a successful program, then every liberal social program is an abject failure.
3.The liberal contention is that, since some teenagers are going to do it anyway, then gov’t should teach them safe sex and provide them with free contraceptives.
While we’re on the subject, I’d also note that some teenagers use digital cameras to photograph themselves having sex, then post these X-rated images on the internet.
By liberal logic, since some teenagers are going to it anyway, gov’t should provide them with free sound stages to make commercial quality porn. That would teach them a marketable skill.