DAILY CATHOLIC     MONDAY     February 15, 1999     vol. 10, no. 31

NEWS & VIEWS
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PRO-LIFE GROUPS LAUDS DOCTORS' ABSTINENCE-ONLY MESSAGE

          WASHINGTON, DC (CWNews.com) - The pro-life group Why Life? on Thursday welcomed a study by a doctors' group that an "abstinence-only" message is the only effective safeguard against teen pregnancy, abortion, and sexually-transmitted disease.

          The Consortium of State Physicians Resource Council presented a report this week that showed "the safe sex approach to teen sexuality is a failure and not at all safe," according to a consortium spokesman. "Finally! A physicians' group has publicly acknowledged the fact that the 'safe sex' message is an absolute failure," said Mark DeYoung of Why Life? "Our political leaders should take heed, and take 'safe sex' education out of our schools."

          The study also found that use of condoms did not reduce teenage pregnancy and that a reported decline in teen birth rates is due to an increase in abstinence among adolescents.


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February 15, 1999       volume 10, no. 31
NEWS & VIEWS

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