Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Hearing Questions The Importance of Abstinence Education

On April 23, Chairman Henry Waxman (D-CA), will hold a hearing before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. The purpose of the hearing is to discuss abstinence education, but the debate is likely to be critical of abstinence, rather than focus on its vital importance.

Currently, the majority is slated to have five witnesses, while the minority will only have one. This disproportionate list of witnesses can be seen as a blatant attempt by the majority to skew the debate in opposition of abstinence.

Please encourage members who support abstinence education to not only attend the hearing, but also to be prepared to respond to the criticism of abstinence education. A complete list of committee members can be found at http://oversight.house.gov/about/members.asp.