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But this has left U.S. teenagers “suspended” between two moral codes that are fighting for dominance - and necessarily undermine each other, he wrote.

This historical logjam may be broken at last this summer - in favor of the “new” moral code.

The political stars are finally aligned for sex education proponents. They have isolated the much-loathed Title V abstinence-education grant program, and all they have to do is get Congress to sit on its hands when the program expires June 30.

That would mean one abstinence program down, two to go.

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