The State Profiles provide educators, advocates, and policymakers with a snapshot of laws and policy, current events, and statistics, as well as a detailed explanation of how federal funding for abstinence-only-until-marriage programs is being spent in each state
It Gets Worse: A Revamped Federal Abstinence-only-until-marriage Program Goes Extreme
On January 26, 2006, the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a new funding announcement for Community-Based Abstinence Education (CBAE) programs. With this call for new proposals, ACF promulgated a series of new assaults on logic, science, and individual dignity and liberty. The new funding announcement represents a significant departure from previous announcements and in the process, seems to have checked both evidence and reality at the door.
Each month, we create these brief synopses to help parents, educators, and advocates stay up-to-date and informed on events and decisions on Capitol Hill and across the country. The following is a list of recent policy updates related to comprehensive sexuality education. To see all our policy updates, go to our Policy Updates page.