The past few weeks have brought mixed news in the realm of sexuality education. At the end of June, we wrote about a House sub-committee vote
to eliminate programs proven to reduce teen and unplanned pregnancy, reduce abortion and save tax dollars in Fiscal Year 2016.
Since then, a Senate sub-committee voted to advance similar cuts, proposing a budget
that would significantly cut funding for the evidence-based Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program (TPPP)
and for Title X family planning centers
, while increasing funding for abstinence-only until marriage programs by 300 percent. By gutting funding to family planning services for low-income individuals and undermining evidence-based programs like TPPP, these appropriations bills would leave millions of Americans without information and services to keep themselves safe and healthy.