Sunday, February 21, 2010
ACLU Sues USAID for FOIA Violations over Abstinence-Only Programs
The ACLU has sued the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) for failing to provide documents regarding its overseas religiously-influenced abstinence-only-until-marriage programs. In July and September 2009, the ACLU sent USAID requests for the programs funded through HIV/AIDs grants, including requests for proposals, contracts with USAID, curricula used by grantees, communications between USAID and the White House, and communications between USAID and its grantees about religious instruction in the abstinence-only-until-marriage programs.
A recent Inspector General's report says the programs unconstitutionally promote religiously infused materials and messages.
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