Former Sen. Rick Santorum said during Sunday's Republican debate in Concord, New Hampshire, that President Barack Obama blocks federal funding for abstinence-focused programs. His comment repeated a similar statement during a January 2 speech in Iowa.
The health care reform legislation that President Obama signed recently isn't only about insurance coverage -- there's also a renewal of $50 million per year for five years for abstinence-focused education.
An abstinence-only education program is more effective than other initiatives at keeping sixth- and seventh-graders from having sex within a two-year period, according to a study described by some as a landmark.
Since Barack Obama incessantly makes the case that a John McCain administration would equate to another Bush term, it's worth looking at just how much Sen. Obama himself is in agreement with the unpopular president.