Apparently abstinence-only education isn’t working. Raise your hand if you actually thought it would. Well, unless the government implements a playground campaign amongst 4th graders I don’t think kids will be learning about sex from the state anyway. I mean, seriously, by the time kids get the “official” sex education classes they could probably be teaching it. But I digress.
Okay, so, fine, the government wants to educate kids about sex. But shouldn’t they focus on the science/factual part (“this is a penis, this is a vagina”, “these are possible results of sexual intercourse”, etc.) leaving the moral questions to the parents? I mean seriously, pretty much everyone can agree on the “how” but will never agree on the “when” so why even try? Besides, the government has never been very good at teaching morality (I have nothing to back that up with but it sounds right so it must be true).
It seems like the primary failure of abstinence-only education is that of motivation. At home we can teach our kids that sex is about love and commitment…and if they do it before they’re married they are going to hell (just like the Democrats, the gays and the creators of South Park). The government obviously can’t do that (because it doesn’t know who is going to hell). All they can say is that you might get a disease or get pregnant or may regret it in the morning. You add condoms to the curriculum and then the only motivation to avoid premarital sex is that you might feel bad about it afterwards. In other words, burning with Hillary or feeling bad.
Um, well, if you don’t want your kids having premarital sex I’d suggest either teaching them at home or come up with a more motivational way for the government to teach it than “if you wear a condom you probably won’t get pregnant or a disease…but you might feel bad afterwards!”