Go For "NO"!

    Go for “NO” to sex…for your future…think about it… NO is in KNOWING …who you are …what you stand for …how you choose to act…   SELF-RESPECT is… the ultimate contraceptive The percentage of high school students who have remained virgins rose from 45.6% in 1990 to 54.1% in 2001. It’s still rising… Abstinence: What’s It Worth??? Always safe Being in control Saving yourself Time to wait – no rush, no pressure Insured future Never sorry – no regrets! Enjoying life Not feeling/being used Character developed Experience inner satisfaction Abstinence is a… Life Saver!! [Human Life Resource Center, 2001]     WHY ELSE IS ABSTINENCE IMPORTANT? Try Some Financial Reasons: — Abstinence is a $17 billion commitment to good health. –A successful abstainer does not cost even $1 of the annual $12 billion AIDS health tax bill. –A successful abstainer does not cost even $1 of the $4 billion annual tax abortion expense. –A successful abstainer does not cost even $1 of the $1 billion annual unwanted pregnancy tax dollar outlay. — What a generous financial contribution successful abstainers make to the local, state and federal tax rolls. This contribution is worth recognition by every taxpayer. — Abstinence may not be everything, but it has financial, moral AND health advantages that stand alone. [Mobile Register, 03/03/02, 21Feb02]   Dr. Penny Hitchcock, head of the STD branch at the National Inst of Health (NIH) say that a sexually active person’s chance of getting an STD by age 24 is 1 in 3. “These kids are not promiscuous; they’re practicing serial monogamy. “A partner a year, let’s say. If...