Wednesday July 14, 2010
CDC Finds Most Teens are Virgins, Contrary to Planned Parenthood: ALL
Washington, D.C., July 14, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Center for Disease Control and Prevention released a new study last month showing that most teens are virgins – which American Life League (ALL) has said contradicts propaganda disseminated by sex-education giant Planned Parenthood.
“This study has huge significance for our nation’s public and even private schools – many of whom have been regurgitating Planned Parenthood’s dangerously inaccurate sex-education curriculum,” said Judie Brown, president of ALL.
In the 2006-2008 period, 58% of never-married teen girls and 57% of never-married teen boys between the ages of 15 and 19 reported that they had never had sexual intercourse.
The numbers did not substantially change since a similar report was released in 2002. The reason most often cited for abstaining was that pre-marital sex is “against religion or morals.”
ALL says that the CDC report, entitled “Teenagers in the United States: Sexual Activity, Contraceptive Use, and Child Bearing, National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG),” debunks Planned Parenthood’s constant mantra that most teens will not abstain. In particular the pro-life organization points to the words of Planned Parenthood Federation of America vice president of medical affairs, Vanessa Cullins, from a YouTube video directed toward teens: “Admit that you are a sexually active individual like most of us, and that you are going to have sex and that you need to take precautions in order to stay healthy.”
ALL says that the report builds a solid case against Planned Parenthood’s promotion of sex education devoid of morality or religious influence – except for the “secular humanism” espoused by Planned Parenthood.
The report also revealed that “the vast majority of never married teenagers had not had intercourse in the month before the survey (76% of females and 79% of males, unchanged from 2002.)”
The number of “sexually experienced” teens peaked in 1988 at 51%. The steady decline in sexually active teens coincides with the popularity and availability of abstinence education in the 1990s and into the 2000s.