All rights reserved.. Abstinence-only sex ed ‘foolish,’ ‘indefensible’ approach to reducing teen pregnancies, STIs Relying on abstinence-just sex education because the ‘primary program to reduce teenage pregnancies’ and sexually transmitted infections, as ‘well-liked by the Bush administration and conservatives in Congress, looks more and more foolish and indefensible,’ a fresh York Occasions editorial says. Abstinence-only efforts will have been ‘driven more by ideology than by audio public health plan,’ the editorial says, adding that there is ‘growing proof that the programs have no effect on children’s sexual behavior.’ The editorial says that as ‘Congress prepares to debate further funding, it will either drop the abstinence-only system as a waste of money or broaden it to add safe-sex instruction,’ concluding, ‘Abstinence has a right to be component of a thorough sex education effort, but not the only part’ .Coli Friday after seven people were sickened by E A meats processor recalled about 1 million pounds of floor beef products. Coli contamination. Valley Meats Co., of Modesto, offered the potentially contaminated beef patties and floor beef in California, Texas, Oregon, Arizona and internationally, the U.S. Division of Agriculture said. The beef was prepared from Oct. 2, 2009, to Jan. 12, 2010. Most of the items were sold frozen. The company was dealing with the USDA to recognize stores where the items were sold and remove the items from shelves. The USDA would likely have a listing of retailers obtainable in three to 10 business days, section spokesman Neil Gaffney stated.