“As the Washington Post reported last March, however, a little-discussed provision in the health care overhaul legislation directed $250 million over five years for abstinence-only programs.”
A rear ago Obama tried to put an end to virgin pledges that have cost the tax payers over a billions dollars. Meanwhile, Limbaugh says sluts should pay back the money spent on them for contraception by posting sex acts on the web.
A billion dollars would feed millions of hungry children all over Amercia.
Rush Limbaugh ratcheted up the rhetoric Thursday in the debate over requiring health insurers to cover contraceptives, saying women who want coverage should should make sex videos.
His comments followed his attack on Georgetown Law student Sandra Fluke, whom he called a “slut” on Wednesday for testifying on Capitol Hill in favor of the idea.
“So Miss Fluke, and the rest of you Feminazis, here’s the deal,” Limbaugh said on his radio show Thursday. “If we are going to pay for your contraceptives, and thus pay for you to have sex, we want something for it. We want you to post the videos online so we can all watch.”
A pair of Democrats introduced legislation in the House and Senate Tuesday to cut off funding for abstinence-only sexual education, which they said had wasted more than $1.5 billion over the last 15 years.
“Abstinence-only education doesn’t work and is a poor use of federal funding,” said Senator Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ), who sponsored the bill in the Senate. “Our nation’s young adults deserve access to information that helps them take on real life situations and make smart decisions.”
“We need to get serious about educating our young people about sex,” added Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.), the House sponsor. “Abstinence-only programs fail to address the challenge of unplanned pregnancies and sexually-transmitted infections among our youth, which have reached a critical level.”
The bill, known as the Repealing Ineffective and Incomplete Abstinence-Only Program Funding Act, would redirect $50 million spent annually on abstinence-only sexual education to “evidence-based, comprehensive sex education programs,” according to a release from Lautenberg. The release cites as evidence that abstinence education doesn’t work the relatively high teen pregnancy rate in the United States as well as the HIV infection rate among those under the age of 29.
A national study authorized by Congress and released in 2007 concluded that abstinence-only sexual education, which had been supported by the administration of President George W. Bush, did not keep teenagers from having sex.
But last year, a different study found that abstinence-only education helped delay the sexual initiation of some middle-school students.
As a candidate, then-Sen. Barack Obama opposed funding for abstinence-only programs, arguing that “we should also support comprehensive and age-appropriate sex education.” His 2010 budget proposal ended funding for abstinence-only education.
As the Washington Post reported last March, however, a little-discussed provision in the health care overhaul legislation directed $250 million over five years for abstinence-only programs.
The bill introduced Tuesday, which has seven cosponsors in the Senate and 20 cosponsors in the House, comes as Republicans work to eliminate funding for Planned Parenthood, which provides reproductive health care, including abortions. The House voted last month to eliminate funding for the group, and social conservatives have been pushing Republicans to ensure that it does not receive federal funding in the budget now being hashed out in Congress.
RUSH LIMBAUGH CALLS LAW STUDENT A ‘SLUT’
Fluke made an impassioned plea for her school to cover birth control as part of its health insurance plan. “Without insurance coverage, contraception, as you know, can cost a woman over $3,000 during law school,” she testified at a Feb. 23 Democrat-sponsored hearing. “For a lot of students who, like me, are on public interest scholarships, that’s practically an entire summer’s salary.”
Limbaugh reacted harshly on Wednesday.
“What does it say about the college coed Susan [SIC] Fluke, who goes before a congressional committee and essentially says that she must be paid to have sex?,” he said on his radio show. “What does that make her? It makes her a slut, right? It makes her a prostitute. She wants to be paid to have sex.”
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, who presided over the hearing at which Fluke testified, criticized Limbaugh and called on him to apologize for the “slut” remark.