Here's the page from the biology textbook that Arizona conservatives tore out

Here's the page containing true facts that Republican senators and conservative religious leaders from Gilbert Arizona ordered to be torn out of all copies of a textbook for high school honors biology students. I wonder if teachers will be fired for sharing the URL?

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  1. Remember, folks, when you keep kids from learning about sex, they won't have sex! That's totally how it works!

    ...says every conservative that has completely forgotten what it means to be a teenager, ever.

  2. Will they glue in a page which lists all the ridiculous stories that kids make up when they don't understand how actual birth control works? "You won't get pregnant if you stand up right afterwards, all the sperm will fall out" is a fun one.

  3. That's not the point. The point is that sex is supposed to have consequences. If you can have free sex, why would you ever get married, have kids, and keep society functioning? That's the thought process here. Accidental pregnancies aren't a mistake, they're a messages that it's time to grow up and get a job you slacker. They're a feature.

  4. I think it's interesting that while the page mentions that complete abstinence is the only totally affective method, it's not listed in table 28.7 where they compare "used perfectly" versus "typical"...

    My guess is that while used perfectly, abstinence produces zero pregnancies per 100 women per year; typically, it's much higher than that.

  5. Bobo says:

    Maybe the bible thumpers are pissed because abstinence is OBVIOUSLY not 100% effective:

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