The just-passed federal omnibus spending bill gives added funds to states for abstinence education programs, which is great news for many pro-family organizations.
This is something the National Abstinence Education Association (NAEA) has been wanting for a long time.
NAEA Executive Director Valerie Huber says some states refused to offer abstinence education teaching, and she says the unused Title V abstinence education state block grant money in the past just lay fallow and did not get used.
“This new provision will redistribute those funds to states who want to give young people the skills and information to wait for sex,” Huber explained.
With the midterm elections giving control of the House and the Senate to Republicans, Huber is hopeful more gains can be made for abstinence education.
“There are key leaders in committees and in caucuses of influence who care about this issue,” Huber insisted. “More than that, they care about the future of young people, the importance for our culture in general and they are motivated to really make some great gains in this area.”
Huber is very optimistic that abstinence education is doing its job and that America’s youth is seeing the value of saving themselves until marriage.
"Nearly 75 percent of 15- to 17-year-olds have not had sex, so it makes sense that sex education policy would reinforce those healthy decisions."
By: Bob Kellogg, OneNewsNow