Taxpayer Funded Website Tells Teens Its Ok To Hide Abortions From Parents

04.21.11 | Sarah Harnisch

A new state-funded website for teens in Massachusetts tells them that abortions is are "much easier to get then then sound. The sex education website steers teens toward the controversial procedure and counsels them how to keep mom and dad in the dark. "The commonwealth is using taxpayer money to tell kids how to get a secret abortion, and that's wrong," said Linda Thayer, a former Boston schoolteacher who is vice president for educational affairs of Massachusetts Citizens for Life. "This is a misuse of state funds, especially for parents who are taxpayers."  Mariatalks.com features fictional hip teen "Maria". The site has been produced since 2008 by the AIDS Action Committee with $100,000 annual grants from the state Department of Public Health.