Media condemn Trump’s cut of failed teen pregnancy program

Democrats and establishment media have criticized the Trump administration for quietly cutting off funding to President Obama’s Teen Pregnancy Prevention program.

But the program and others of its kind focusing on “safe sex” rather than abstinence have been shown by research to be ineffective and even counterproductive, argues Michael New, an assistant professor of political science at the University of Michigan-Dearborn and an associate scholar at the Charlotte Lozier Institute in Washington, D.C.

The Department of Health and Human Services said in July the grants will end in June 2018, instead of in 2020, meaning some $218 million will not be distributed.

Writing for National Review’s The Corner blog, New noted the Los Angeles Times, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Britain’s Independent newspaper, NPR and Forbes are among the media outlets that have focused on the outrage from the public-health community and grant awardees who have received notice of the cessation

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