Jim DePaulo's Blog – August 2009 Archive (2)

If this doesn't piss you off....

...I doubt anything will.

"After six years of childless marriage, John and Cynthia Burke of Newark decided to adopt a baby boy through a state agency. Since the Burkes were young, scandal-free and solvent, they had no trouble with the New Jersey Bureau of Children’s Services until investigators came to the line on the application that asked for the couple’s religious affiliation.

John Burke, an atheist, and his wife, a pantheist, had left the line blank. As a result, the…

Added by Jim DePaulo on August 28, 2009 at 11:02am — 7 Comments

Abstinence Only Education - Colossal Fail

Few people, outside the realm of religious wingnutopia, would be surprised to learn that GW Bush’s “abstinence only” education policies didn’t actually work in curtailing teen pregnancies and STD’s among teens.

The Centres for Disease Control (CDC) says that after years of falling rates, teen pregnancies and STDs started rising after Bush was re-elected in 2005.

According to the CDC, birth rates among teenagers aged 15 or older had been in decline since 1991 but rose sharply in more… Continue

Added by Jim DePaulo on August 6, 2009 at 3:25pm — 2 Comments


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