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Your Tax Dollars at Work: Abstinence Ads

The Department of Health and Human Services’ latest abstinence ad commands the viewer to “tell your kids you want them to wait till they’re married to have sex.” That’s the Bush administration for you: Forget about the heaps of data that show a strategy doesn’t work and just keep throwing money at it.

Besides, is it even psychologically healthful to wait until marriage to have sex? The ad might as well say, “Tell your children you want them to be that weird guy in the dorm who takes really long showers.”

Watch it (but try to ignore the siren song of children demanding sexual prohibition):

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