The tug-of-war over sex education is back, thanks to a House bill that would fund the Department of Health and Human Services for fiscal 2012 but also would slash an Obama administration-inspired program and divert half the money to abstinence education.
Advocates wonder whether the House approach will prevail over the Senate bill, which maintains money for the administration’s new Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiative (TPP) program
“Well, I think that’s the million-dollar question in Congress,” said Valerie Huber, executive director of the National Abstinence Education Association (NAEA).
The deadline for a decision is Nov. 18, when Congress’ temporary spending law expires.
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