One minute action: Ask your legislators to co-sponsor this bill

Abstinence Education Reallocation Act introduced with Bipartisan Congressional Support
February 15, 2013

Unlike other approaches that focus on contraceptive use, abstinence-centered education promotes primary prevention and teaches vital life skills that empower teens to avoid all risk by choosing abstinence.

The Abstinence Education Reallocation Act has been introduced in the 113th Congress. This bill will begin to correct the huge 16:1 funding disparity between contraceptive-centered vs. abstinence-centered sex education within current sex education policy.

Rep. Randy Hultgren (R-IL) and Rep. Daniel Lipinski (D-IL) introduced the bill in the House. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) plans to introduce the bill in the Senate after the Congressional recess.

The Abstinence Education Reallocation Act will require that at least 40 percent of funding shall be used for training and technical assistance by qualified organizations whose sole focus is the development and advancement of abstinence education.

The bill will not increase the federal budget, but will fund the program through monies already allocated for education.

AFA joins the National Abstinence Education Foundation (NAEF) in strongly supporting the passage of the Abstinence Education Reallocation Act and urges Members of Congress on both sides of the aisle to co-sponsor this important bill.

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