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Saturday, September 6, 2008

Palin on Abstinence

Los Angeles Times: The Republican vice presidential candidate says students should be taught about condoms. Her running mate -- and the party platform -- disagree.
In a widely quoted 2006 survey she answered during her gubernatorial campaign, Palin said she supported abstinence-until-marriage programs. But weeks later, she proclaimed herself "pro-contraception" and said condoms ought to be discussed in schools alongside abstinence.

"I'm pro-contraception, and I think kids who may not hear about it at home should hear about it in other avenues," she said during a debate in Juneau.

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