|March 8, 2005|
|Thanks to calls from Eagle Forum members no amendment was offered in the Senate Finance Committee this week to change the definition of abstinence education. However, there is still a strong possiblity there will be amendments offered to change the definition when it comes to the floor.|
Don't Mess With A Good Thing: Abstinence Education Works!
Tell the Senate to vote NO on changing the definition of abstinence education!
There is a credible threat that Sen. Max Baucus (D-MT) will attempt to amend the definition of abstinence education to include contraception and so-called "safe sex" promotion. There is also a chance that an amendment will be offered on so-called "medical accuracy" or to authorize spending for a whole new sex ed program. The members of the committee must be contacted and asked to abstain from amending the definition of abstinence education, and to vote against any anti-abstinence amendments.
Contact members on the Senate Finance Committee and tell them to vote NO on any anti-abstinence amendments to the Welfare Reform bill!
Members of the Senate Finance Committee: Grassley, Hatch, Lott, Snow, Kyl, Thomas, Santorum, Frist, Gordon Smith, Bunning, Crapo, Baucus, Rockefeller, Conrad, Jeffords, Bingaman, Kerry, Lincoln, Wyden, Schumer, McConnell.
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