Do you think abstinence education should be taught in public schools?
Asked at Massachusetts Street on June 25, 2008
“No, I don’t. I think kids are naturally going to be more likely to try anything that adults shy away from talking to them about. They need to learn as much as possible so that they understand the risks and consequences.”
“I would say yes, but I think they should touch on both sides of the issue. If it doesn’t work for them, they need to know about the alternatives.”
“I think abstinence can be a good thing, and it’s definitely a conversation that needs to be going on in schools. I think it should be an element of the sexual education program, but I don’t support any religious agenda being involved.”
“No, I don’t think so. It’s just not an honest or reasonable expectation.”