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No Kidding in Texas

Rachel Hart,
Reproductive Freedom Project
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January 5, 2007

Marketplace ran a story yesterday about a program in Texas called No Kidding that attempts to persuade teens not to have sex by educating them about the costs of raising a child (on average about $250,000).The program is part of the state Attorney General’s Office of Family Initiatives and is currently offered in schools in Austin and El Paso.The story caught my eye because I haven’t heard of any programs that focus on this angle — the cost of being a parent. You can listen to the segment by clicking here.

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