Abstinence-pushers abstain from ethics

Guest post by Scott Swenson first appeared on RH Reality Check.

The pious moralizing of social conservatives grates on the national psyche, its hypocrisy evident for all to see. But it's the ethics of social conservatives sucking tax dollars from public health programs and personally profiting from them that causes concern. Congressional leaders should not just redirect federal monies from failed abstinence-only programs to proven public health strategies, they should investigate thoroughly, for they are likely to find Corruption, with a capital C, and that rhymes with T, and that stands for Trouble.

Last week, RH Reality Check wrote about the National Abstinence Education Association (NAEA), and its affiliation with Creative Research Concepts (CRC), makers of the Swift Boat ads in 2004. The team looks to intimidate policy makers with threats of aggressive lobbying and public relations campaigns, in the genre CRC redefined, smear and fear.

Today, we take a closer look at the leadership of NAEA, a group that has profited from personal connections, public appointments, and the publishing of...

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