ACLU Letter to President Obama Urging the Elimination of Funding for Abstinence-Only Programs in the 2010 Budget

Document Date: March 5, 2009
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On behalf of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), a non-partisanpublic interest organization dedicated to protecting the constitutional rightsof individuals, and its hundreds of thousands of members, activists, and 53affiliates nationwide, we urge you to end, once and for all, the misguidedefforts of the past decade to politicize and censor young people’s access tobasic, medically accurate and age-appropriate information that could protecttheir health. In that vein, we ask that you eliminate funding for abstinenceonly-until-marriage programs in your fiscal year 2010 budgetrecommendation expected in April 2009.

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