Arkansas Declares A Public Health Crisis

Arkansas has become the third state to pass a resolution deeming pornography a “public health crisis” of “epidemic” proportions. Similar to resolutions passed in Utah and South Dakota, the Arkansas resolution passed unanimously. Representatives stood in agreement that pornography, specifically online porn, is responsible for a host of social problems relating to sexuality and sexual […]

Wellness To Go

A study room vending machine at the University of California is now dispensing condoms, tampons, pregnancy tests, Advil and the morning-after pill (or Plan B). The machine, called “Wellness To Go,” was installed in early April. One student told CNN, “It is promoting like ‘Oh hey, go and have unsafe sex because then you have a […]

Seeking Virtue After A Negative Test

  Abstinence Clearinghouse founder, Leslee Unruh, presented a workshop, Seeking Virtue After A Negative Test, on Friday in Chicago at the Heartbeat International Conference. Leslee shared knowledge gained in her 33 years of experience as the Founder of multiple pregnancy centers, a maternity home and pro-life legislation in South Dakota. The workshop, geared towards those who […]

Heartbeat International Conference Summary

Thank you to all who visited the Abstinence Clearinghouse booth and attended our workshop at the Heartbeat Conference in Chicago last week. We enjoyed meeting and talking with each of you and hope you had a wonderful conference experience! Thank you for all you do at your local pregnancy care center and the heart you have […]

New Abstinence Brochure Available

Looking for a unique, fresh way to share the message of abstinence until marriage? Check out our new brochure, The Truth About Abstinence! This brochure shares the benefits of abstinence, the truth about second chances and information debunking the “sex myths” of our culture. Size: 5×5 For more information about this brochure call (605)335-3643 or […]

YouTube Releases TV

YouTube recently introduced YouTube TV, providing live broadcasts from a growing list of major TV networks for $35 per month. Until now, live sports and cable TV have only been available through cable/satellite TV (unless you paid for individual networks). According to Axis, YouTube has been a dominant online presence since its start in 2005, with younger […]

Over-the-Counter Oral Contraceptives

A team of pediatric, adolescent and women’s health experts believes that regulatory, behavioral and scientific evidence supports switching oral contraceptives from prescription-only status to over-the-counter (OTC) availability. “Decades of research show that a majority of adolescents initiate sex before the age of 18 and that earlier use of contraception reduces the risk of teen pregnancy. […]

Join Our Workshop: Seeking Virtue After A Negative Pregnancy Test

  Are you attending the Heartbeat Conference this week? Don’t miss out on our workshop Seeking Virtue After a Negative Pregnancy Test at 10:00 on Friday, April 21. Abstinence Clearinghouse founder Leslee Unruh will be educating attendees on how to encourage clients towards sexual integrity after a negative pregnancy test result. Can’t attend the workshop? Follow us […]

Twitter Takes a Stand

After being a host for revenge pornography, child pornography and sexual harassment, social media giant Twitter has blocked a number of pornographic search terms from its “photo” and “video” sections. An article by the National Center on Sexual Exploitation claimed that Twitter’s reform is important because “pornography is inherently tied to cyber-based sexual harassment, whether in the form […]

What is a Finsta Account?

  A Finsta is a combination of the words “fake” and “Insta(gram).” Teens who have Finsta accounts on Instagram only add a small handful of close friends to their fake, private account. Essentially they have a real Instagram account (called Rinsta) that allows anyone to view their profile and then also a Finsta account to […]