New York rejects abstinence-only sex education

09/21/2007 | NYTimes.com

New York is turning down millions in annual federal funding for abstinence-only sex education, the state health commissioner, Dr. Richard F. Daines, announced Thursday. "The Bush administration's abstinence-only program is an example of a failed national health care policy directive ... based on ideology rather than on sound scientific-based evidence," he said.

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