Just as I suspected, Sen. Saxby Chambliss is a big proponent of abstinence-only education in his home state of Georgia. Back in 2007, he praised its success and emphasized that it will “educate our young people about consequences and accountability, and encourage them to make the right decisions…”
As a reminder, this is the same guy who just said this about sexual assaults in the military:
“The young folks that are coming into each of your services are anywhere from 17 to 22-23. Gee whiz—the hormone level created by nature sets in place the possibility for these types of things to occur.”
So again, if he thinks that the young people in the military cannot control their hormones, what makes him think that they will be able to do so in high school, and what makes him think that abstinence education will work? Gee whiz–the hormone level is just as high for the kids in the school. How about acknowledging that an abstract idea of chastity won’t do much to stop the hormones in either place?