By permitting abstinence education in high schools on the federal dime, adult women are increasingly not using birth control. (Seriously:
Many physicians put partial blame on federally funded abstinence-only education programs that by law prohibit discussion of contraceptives, except to detail their failure rates.
“We are spending an enormous amount of money on something that hasn’t been shown to work,” Trussell said. “It’s a giant step backwards.”
Truth be told, though, I barely got that far into the article. Excuse me for not taking the Washington Post too seriously when one of the first experts Ceci Connelly calls on is “Repro Rights Man” James Trussell of Princeton.