Valerie Huber, president and CEO of Ascend, formerly the National Abstinence Education Association said Monday that President Barack Obama's proposal to defund abstinence-only education programs because they are not "evidenced-based" is "indefensible."
"The president's recommendation to Congress is really indefensible. To say that there is not evidence that the sexual risk avoidance approach has research behind it is just not true," said Huber in an interview with The Christian Post Monday.
"If you look at how the CDC and the public health community addresses risk behaviors, any risk behaviors — whether it's smoking or underage drinking or gang violence or a variety of other things — they always put an emphasis on giving the target audience, in this case, youth, the information and the skills to avoid that behavior," she noted....Read more at CHRISTIAN POST
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