President Donald Trump took a lot of flak this summer for making deep cuts to a sex education program backed by pro-abortion President Barack Obama.
But research indicates that the Teen Pregnancy Prevention program, which awarded millions of dollars in grants to the abortion chain Planned Parenthood, is not helping teens.
Valerie Huber, the chief of staff for the assistant secretary of health, told Breitbart News that the program results have been “more than disappointing.”
Trump’s administration announced $200 million in cuts to the program earlier this summer, angering abortion activists and others. At the time, Health and Human Services Department spokesman Mark Vafiades told the New York Times that there is very little evidence that the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program is working.
Huber verified this. She said there is no proof that the program reduced teen pregnancy rates, and research actually shows that 70 percent to 80 percent of teens were not positively impacted. She said teen pregnancy rates did drop during the program, but the decline began before the program started.
She told Breitbart:
And, in fact, more than 70 percent of the program showed no impact or negative impact – which means that the communities that implemented these programs were promised that, if you implement these evidence-based programs, you can expect to achieve similar positive results in your community. And, so, in good faith a lot of these communities did just that – implemented them. And then – five years later – the research comes out and it shows – despite the promises, despite the narrative surrounding this program – it didn’t deliver.
The Trump administration wants Congress to stop funding the program in 2018 and redirect money to a Sexual Risk Avoidance program, which promotes abstinence. The administration said the program “normalizes teen sex,” and research indicates that it was an “abject failure.”
Huber said they decided to cut the program because it just was not achieving positive results. Her group Ascend, which researched the program, also found that more than 80 percent of students in the program either were worse off or no better afterward.
“And, rather than continuing these grants to their completion – which would be a full five years – we notified the grantees that their July 1 grants would go forward, but for only one year …” she said. “And that permits them, then, to prepare for and actually bring about a shutdown of that grant.”
Among the groups receiving grants from the Obama administration program are several Planned Parenthood affiliates.
The program administrators awarded an annual $1 million grant to Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and Hawaiian Islands to target rural teens.
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The abortion group said it uses the funds to “reduce teen pregnancy rates, increase use of contraceptives and delay initiation of sexual activity among ninth- to 12th-grade youth in rural Washington, Idaho, Oregon, Utah and Hawaii.”
Planned Parenthood of Greater Washington and North Idaho, as well as Planned Parenthood of the Heartland also received grants of nearly $1 million each annually to promote their sex agenda to teens.
Planned Parenthood is the largest abortion provider in the United States, aborting more than 300,000 unborn babies every year. The abortion chain also teaches sex education in public schools across the country, and promotes risky sexual behavior to vulnerable young teens at its clinics.
In 2014, Live Action release an undercover video series showing Planned Parenthood employees encouraging young teens to participate in sado-masochistic sexual activities, including gagging, whipping, asphyxiation, shopping at sex stores and viewing pornography.
Huber applauded Trump for announcing cuts to the ineffective program in May.
“The majority of teens have not had sex, far fewer than 25 years ago,” Huber said. “We are eager to work with both Congress and the Administration to ensure that these increasingly healthy choices are reinforced in sex education classes across America. The President’s proposed budget is a great start.”