From The Morning Sentinel:
AUGUSTA -- Maine has stopped accepting federal funds for an abstinence-based sex-education program, in part because federal guidelines do not allow any of the money to be used to teach so-called "safe sex" practices.
The decision by Gov. John Baldacci's administration makes Maine only the third state in the country to turn down the federal money. It comes amid a national debate over whether the government should promote only abstinence or provide young people with information about birth control and other aspects of sexual activity.