Abstinence-only programs don't exist "for the kids," or because of risks. They exist almost wholly because Republicans -- and Democrats in Tennessee -- are trying to placate a religious minority, even if it means exposing teens to greater harms.
In Tennessee, a "Don't say gay" bill would forbid teaching about matters of sexual orientation in schools. In California, a new law requires teaching about gays. So, should we teach about gays, or not?