Mary Valle: I thought that the easiest thing in the world might be eating pudding or sleeping or watching TV, but I was wrong. ”The easiest thing in the world is to wait (to have sex) until you get married, and marry a virgin,” according to gynecologist and Catholic sister Dr. Hanna Klaus, who is preaching abstinence to African teenagers on the US government’s dollar, reports Krista Kapralos at Religion News Service. Now she worries because she feels her approach isn’t liked by the Obama administration, and that she won’t be eligible for the same grants. The great shadow falling over the fragile consensus of “abstinence education and condom distribution” — is abortion. Hillary Clinton’s recent comment that “reproductive health includes contraception and family planning and access to legal, safe abortion,” seems to have spooked conservatives, who may pull their support for global health programs, which may lead to AIDS rampaging once again through Africa. How about a new “smorgasbord” approach where everything is funded and clients may choose which services or points-of-view they’re interested in? That’s the American way, right? Consumer choice?