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It’s not me saying this, it’s Bristol Palin (hat tip):

The key portion of the interview is: “No. I don’t want to get into detail about that. But I think abstinence is, like — like, the — I don’t know how to put it — like, the main — everyone should be abstinent or whatever, but it’s not realistic at all.”

Bristol Palin is correct on both counts. Abstinence is great — if people actually do it. But people do not abstain. Isn’t it obvious that abstinence-only sex education is based on the assumption that teenagers will abstain (I won’t cover the idea that it is intended to punish girls for having sex here), while comprehensive sex education is based on the assumption that teenagers might or might not abstain? Which of these, possibilities is more likely?

More discussion and context is at Gawker.

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