In the mid-1980s, AFLA
was challenged in court in a case called Bowen v.
For a detailed history of the AFLA
, see Rebeka Saul, Whatever Happened to the Adolescent Eamily Life Act?
has supported hundreds of relatively small teenage pregnancy prevention programs over the years (as well as programs providing support for pregnant and parenting teens), its total funding for abstinence-only education--currently at $13 million--has never been large.
T]he possibility or even the likelihood that some of the religious institutions who receive AFLA
funding will agree with the message that Congress intended to deliver to adolescents through the AFLA
is insufficient to warrant a finding that the statute on its face has the primary effect of advancing religion.
107) Moreover, he rejected the claim that AFLA
was unconstitutional on its face, stating that the Court had never held that religious organizations are ineligible under the First Amendment from participating in publicly funded social welfare programs.
For a period of five years in the 1990s, following litigation commencing in 1983 which alleged that the AFLA
violated the Establishment Clause, the AFLA
operated under a settlement agreement providing that, among other things, AFLA
programs must be medically accurate and may not include religious references.
More than $1 billion has been spent in federal and state matching funds through Section 510, AFLA
, and SPRANS between 1996 and 2005.
helped usher in 20 years of debate at the federal, state and local level over whether sexuality education should exclusively promote abstinence or should take a more comprehensive approach.
The Club has been an active member of the AFLA
since its inauguration in 1985.
required grant recipients to involve religious organizations in their programs, funded only programs that promoted abstinence and adoption, and prohibited funding to groups that provided information or counseling on abortion.
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Justice Blackmun in his dissent claimed that the Court's reliance on these three cases involving religiously affiliated liberal arts colleges was misplaced, and that the religious organizations receiving AFLA
funds were more akin to the parochial schools found to be pervasively sectarian than to the three liberal arts colleges.