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Arizona makes 16!

By Rachel Hart, Reproductive Freedom Project at 5:53pm
We just got word that the governor of Arizona announced today that she has turned down federal funding for abstinence-only-until-marriage programs! Arizona is now the 16th state that no longer accepts funds for these programs.

More information to come...

***UPDATE***

Here are some snippets from the ACLU of Arizona's press release:

Napolitano made the announcement to eliminate the abstinence-only funds from her FY 2009 General Fund Executive Budget at a luncheon today sponsored by Planned Parenthood Arizona, stating she does not believe Arizona should spend money on "an educational system that doesn't educate."

Napolitano added she will send a letter next week to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announcing her intention to reject the federal, Title V abstinence-only funds, affirmatively refusing any money that will not fund "real, complete sex education in our schools."
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