The religious right have won a major battle on the front of teen pregnancy with the announcement that Trump will shift the federal funding program toward abstinence-focused education.
though abstinence is a good tool to combat the issue not teaching children safe sex is socially responsible as it not only lead to unwanted pregnancy but the spreading of diseases.
The Trump administration will shift federal funding aimed at reducing teen pregnancy rates to programs that teach abstinence.
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced Friday the availability of grants through the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program, (TPPP) a grant program created under former President Obama that funds organizations and programs working to reduce teen pregnancy rates.
Trump’s HHS announced, however, that unlike under the Obama administration, grants will be geared toward organizations that teach abstinence education to teens instead of the comprehensive sex ed approach the previous administration supported.