Romney, Obama Spar Over Sex Ed
Posted on Jul 20, 2007
What’s the right way to talk to children about sex? Presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Barack Obama have different ideas about how to answer this classic question—and for his part, Obama thinks stories about storks don’t fly after a certain age. Meanwhile, Romney proudly touts his record in promoting abstinence education.
AP via Huffington Post:
He has also said that if kindergartners ask teachers questions like where babies come from they should be given accurate information, not told a story about storks.
On Thursday, Obama told the AP that politicians shouldn’t engage in hypocrisy over the issue.
“We have to deal with a coarsening of the culture and the over-sexualization of our young people,” Obama said. “Of course, part of the coarsening of that culture is when politicians try to demagogue issues to score cheap political points.”
He added: “What we shouldn’t do is to try to play a political football with these issues and express them in ways that are honest and truthful. ... Certainly, what we shouldn’t do is engage in hypocrisy.”