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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Guttmacher Institute - a research wolf in sheep's clothing

Why would the Guttmacher Institute incredibly blame abstinence education programs for a rise in teen pregnancies and abortions?  (See USA Today, "Teen pregnancies, abortions rise").
Ideology and money.
While the Guttmacher Institute casts itself as an objective research agency, it is an abortion advocacy group that lobbies lawmakers  and serves as the statistical propaganda arm of Planned Parenthood, whose president launched the Institute in 1968 . Planned Parenthood is a billion-dollar conglomerate that profits handsomely from administering contraceptives and performing 305,000 abortions a year.  Its CEO makes $384,000,  and the organization rakes in nearly $350 million a year in our tax dollars.
With that much money at stake, Planned Parenthood and their allies are lobbying for a monopoly on tax-funded sex education, with President Obama as an ally.  Congress must not yield to that temptation. Abstinence education offers teens a self-respecting, empowering message that engages their minds to protect not only their bodies, but their hearts as well.

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