The George W. Bush administration's emphasis on "abstinence education programs" "was ineffective". Because of the emphasis on abstinence rather than birth control, "the long decline in teen pregnancies was slowing".
Abstinence education was a waste of time, effort and money.
So, it should be no surprise that "the health-care reform legislation pending in the Senate includes $50 million for programs that states could use to try to reduce pregnancies and sexually transmitted disease among adolescents by teaching to them to delay when they start having sex."
Yes, the top secret Senate healthcare bill drafted behind closed doors by Sen. Reid and which no one read or reviewed before the vote includes $50 million for abstinence education.