Florida Turns Down Millions in Federal Aide; Accepts Abstinence Only Sex-Ed Money

August 10th, 2011 by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – After turning down millions of federal dollars for Florida related to the Afforadable Health Care Act, Governor Rick Scott and the Legislature have finally decided to accept one.

The state is the lead plaintiff in a lawsuit against the Federal Government, calling the Affordable Health Care Act unconstitutional, so they have argued they don’t want any money from them.

But now they’ve accepted a $2.5 million grant for abstinence only sex education, and some health care advocates are calling the move inconsistent.

“I think that it’s sad that our Governor is going to accept money for a program that is proven now to work,” said Northeast Planned Parenthood CEO Staci Fox.


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