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Over at Reproductive Health Reality Check, Wendy Norris writes of one possible scenario that could result from Obama’s proposed cut of abstinence-only funding: Some Republican will fuck it up. She titles her piece appropriately:
Abstinence-Only Funding Not Dead if Congress Plays “Hide-the-Salami” Again
Norris then proceeds to shower her analysis with a slew of sex puns. Count ’em (emphasis mine):
ONE. “the real test of wills comes in the Congressional conference committee on the federal budget where one Democratic member has a penchant for playing “hide the salami” with funding for the controversial chaste-until-marriage program.”
TWO. “As we’ve reported previously, the labyrinthine budgeting process Congress has been giving it away big time — to the tune of now more than $1.3 billion for abstinence-only programs in the past 10 years.”
THREE. “We’ve long-documented the fancy footsteps of Rep. David Obey (D-WI), chair of the powerful House Appropriations Committee, who slipped additional funding into a 2007 report prepared by the conference committee.”
AND MY PERSONAL FAVORITE: “Obey, a fierce proponent of “just say no to sex education,” repeatedly crossed sword with reproductive health advocates in 2007 when he first attempted to boost funding for the Community-Based Abstinence Education (CBAE) program to $141 million, a 25 percent increase over last year.”