Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano (D) is telling the Bush administration that the state does not want $1 million in federal funding for abstinence-only education because the programs don't work.
The move makes Arizona the 16th state to reject the federal money.
Since 1996, the federal government has spent over a half a billion taxpayer dollars on abstinence-only programs.
A 2006 study by the independent Society for Adolescent Medicine called the programs "scientifically and ethically flawed".
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
In addition to these states, we can now welcome Arizona into the reality-based community: