Skip to comments.Florida uses Obamacare cash to fund abstinence education
Posted on 08/15/2011 9:04:46 PM PDT by TheDingoAteMyBaby
Florida has allocated money authorized by Obamacare for abstinence education provided by 13 different groups. Republican Florida Governor Rick Scott and the Legislature accepted the $2.5 million grant per year from fiscal year 2010 through 2014, and Floridas Department of Health has used the money by giving 13 grants of $150,000 each.
Floridas Abstinence Education Program encourages children between ages 9 and 18 to abstain from sex before marriage. In addition, it educates young people how to reject sexual advances and how alcohol and drug use increase vulnerability.
Planned Parenthood of North Florida CEO Staci Fox criticized Floridas decision to accept the funds, according to First Coast News. I think that its sad that our Governor is going to accept money for a program that is proven not to work, said Fox.
Students for Life Executive Director Kristan Hawkins responded to Foxs criticism. I find it ironic that Staci Fox is concerned about educating our children. Especially so when the International Planned Parenthood just released Exclaim! Young Peoples Guide to Sexual Rights: an IPPF Declaration, which is basically a handbook on how to teach kids to have sex and how to teach parents to be okay with it, said Hawkins. Clearly, shes missing the mark on this one.
Noting that Florida is the lead plaintiff in a lawsuit against Obamacare, she continued, Florida is on the right track by refusing to support the Affordable Care Act.
Its clear that President Obamas plan to reform health care is unconstitutional, and Im glad Florida has taken a stand on what we know is a huge threat to womens health, the pre-born, and people across the country who would be subjected to these changes, Hawkins said.
LOL — That’ll get Florida sued by Eric Holder for misuse of Federal funds — just wait!
Oooooh, this will make Obamarama a very unhappy boy.
reject sexual advances and how alcohol and drug use increase vulnerability/
Well, that speaks for more than half the democrat party. If not for immorality, drugs and stupidity, what else would they have to do!
Florida throwing down the gauntlet. lol!
Wow! This is a story Romney should mention in the next debate!
I would bet most homeschooled students don’t believe any of those myths.