“Then at age, 15, one of my friends got pregnant while engaging in so-called “safe” sex with her boyfriend.
“I saw my friend transform from a college-bound, carefree teenager to a single mother living from one welfare check to the next. Today, my friend can barely make ends meet, and her life is filled with regrets. ‘I love my little girl,’ she told me. ‘But I wonder what my life would be like today if I had waited.'”
Mary-Louise Kurey, Miss Wisconsin 1999
(Kurey testified before the Subcommittee of Human Resources of the Ways and Means Committee on the effectiveness of abstinence education programs nationwide.)