According to James Dobson’s Focus on the Family, Lindsey Graham plans to introduce an amendment that would put funding for abstinence-only sex ed back in the federal budget.

Valerie Huber, executive director of the National Abstinence Education Association, said the amendment provides the best chance at preserving the key funding.

“Title V is vital, particularly since we see not only STD (sexually transmitted disease) rates going up, but also teen-birth rates beginning to go up,” she said. “More than ever, teens need to receive skills that will help them avoid those consequences by delaying sexual activity until they’re married.

“Abstinence education is the only approach that provides those skills for teens.”

So, both STD and teen-birth rates are going up? Interesting. You would have thought that the $520 million spent by the Bush administration from 2001-’07 on Community-Based Abstinence Education would have brought all of that bumping and grinding to a halt. 

Maybe Lindsey knows something about abstinence that we don’t.