Thursday, July 14, 2005

more administration lies

Medical experts studying a web site run by the Department of Health and Human Services found -- surprise -- that it was full of misleading and just plain wrong information that could raise the risk of teens engaging in risky behavior.

As the Washington Post reports, the site -- 4Parents.gov -- lies (my word, not the Post's) about condoms, sexual orientation, single parent households, and the dangers of oral sex, and leaves out much other information that would be useful to parents and kids. Somewhat surprisingly, given the moralistic preaching tone of this administration, it omits information about the dangers of drinking alcohol.

Instead of giving accurate information about the prevention of STDs, the HHS site, designed by a right-wing non-profit, emphasizes abstinence-until-marriage programs. After all, anybody who has sex before marriage is just a hedonistic slut, so there is no obligation to help them in their immoral lifestyle.

They're from the government, and they're here to lie to us.