American Humanist Association

Help End Abstinence-Only Education Funding

Abstinence-only education has been proven to be ineffective at reducing teen pregnancy or halting the spread of sexually transmitted diseases, yet the federal government has still chosen to fund programs that teach abstinence instead of comprehensive sex education at the insistence of the religious right.

Thankfully, abstinence only education is on its way out, but we need your help right now to make sure it goes away. Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA) recently introduced a bill, the Repealing Ineffective and Incomplete Abstinence-Only Program Funding Act, which would stop the government from funding abstinence-only programs and support comprehensive sex education.

Help support comprehensive sex education by using the form below to contact your Representative and urge that they support this bill.