Aug 17, 2016. President Obama ended all federal funding for abstinence only education. Unfortunately, many states still promote this in their statewide curricula. I've talked to educators around the country about this, and they point out that they are between a rock and a hard place. Because our society has been taught. History Pre-20th century. Church writers were consistently against abstinence to prevent childbirth until the mid-19th century. Possibly the…