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Atlanta, August 11, 2014 — Local educators in Monroe County Georgia were pleased to see the latest statistics showing dramatic declines in teen pregnancy in their community.  From 2003 to 2010, pregnancy rates among 15 to 17 year olds in Monroe County declined from 30.5 to 13.3, a 56% reduction in teen pregnancy.[1]

February 24, 2014 – From LoyolaPhoenix.com – It is unfortunate that the recent PHOENIX editorial (“Loyola leaves students sexually unprotected”) on sexual health did not even mention abstinence. Instead, the Editorial Board decided to abdicate personal responsibility and argue that is the job of an educational institution to make sure its students have birth control (even though the editorial pointed out how easily accessible it is). Since the Editorial Board decided not to offer abstinence as a viable way to avoid STDs and unplanned pregnancies, I gladly will.

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October 19, 2013From the Statesville Record and Landmark – Teen pregnancy rates have declined steadily for the last four years in Iredell County, a trend being attributed to a change in a state law and several programs that are present in the schools.

In 2008, there were 318 pregnancies in the county in the 15-to-19-year-old demographic.

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June 15, 2013 – From the Cassville Democrat – Kornerstone, Inc., of Shell Knob has partnered with Missouri State University to offer the abstinence-focused curriculum Choosing the Best to students at the Cassville and Southwest school districts. During the 2012-13 school year, 86 Cassville Middle School seventh and eighth and over 100 ninth grade students at Southwest took part in the program.

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June 3, 2013 – From The Public Discourse – Abstinence education has long been attacked from the left with a creative array of misinformation. Perhaps the most common attack against abstinence education is that it “doesn’t work.” Another top contender is the claim that abstinence education is a thinly veiled program aimed at indoctrinating unsuspecting American children in a biblical worldview; since government resources are used in government facilities, this constitutes a clear establishment of religion and a violation of the First Amendment, or so the argument goes.

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