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Scientifically What Now?

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) accused the Department of Health and Human Services of allowing incorrect information on sex to be distributed to kids. This distribution of information is part of the publicly-funded "abstinence only" program. Based on that alone, i think most of us are not too surprised about that "incorrect information" thing.

What's interesting is how the Dept of HHS attempts to squirm its way out of this accusation.

The GAO gave the reasonable-sounding recommendation to HHS that it ensure that all information given to kids through these programs should be scientifically accurate.
In response, the Department of Health and Human Services -- which has on staff more than a few scientists and other educated types -- said the GAO's suggestion was useless. "GAO never defines the term 'scientific accuracy' in its report," HHS complained. "As such, it is difficult to precisely determine the criteria employed by GAO in making the recommendations as to scientific accuracy."

I think this is grounds for instant elimination. Or at the very least, a severe beating.

By min | November 20, 2006, 1:38 PM | Liberal Outrage