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Editor’s Note: Here at Amplify, we’re suckers for sharing internet videos.  Sadly, we can’t always justify posting our favorite videos of napping kittens, adorable puppies, and – well – even more kittens.  But when the good folks at XtraNormal launched a video creation tool that lets you script and animate your own magical web videos, we figured it was time to jump on board and use internet videos in the name of good!

Starting today, we’re launching a new web video series exploring the actual content of actual abstinence-only-until-marriage programs.  Check back soon for new installments!

What are you waiting for?  Click play. 

Then please post and share this as widely as possible.  We could use all the help we can get as we try to spread the word!

WATCH.

In case you missed it, here’s that link again: http://bit.ly/fUui6P

SHARE. 

Post this far and wide.  Share it on Facebook.  Tweet it.

And don’t foget, you can always go dig up your old password to Friendster or MySpace and post it there too!

TAKE ACTION.

Tell Congress to finally end all funding for abstinence-only-until-marriage programs.  Click here to contact Congress today.

EDIT:  We’re getting great feedback about the video, including some requests to cite the sources of the material described above.  So, here you go:

The “Rose with no petals” exercise is used in the Choosing the Best curricula series, a popular abstinence-only program which has recently received funding under President Obama’s Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiative (TPPI). According to Choosing the Best’s own website, over 3 million young people have completed the Choosing the Best program. 
The “Chewed up candy” exercise is from AC Green’s Game Plan, used in many public schools in Illinois.
The “You’re the Toothbrush” exercise, from Texas public schools, is described in the abstinence-only documentary “The Education of Shelby Knox.”   
 The “Spit in a cup” is from “Why Am I Tempted,” a program which has also recently received funding under the new TPPI for replication among students in Florida.

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