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Miss America 2003 on Abstinence

Miss America 2003, Erica Harold, wrote:

Robert Frost wrote in his poem The Road Less Traveled, "Two roads diverged in a wood, and I, I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference."
Those lines capture the essence of why I chose to adopt "Teenage Sexual Abstinence: Respect Yourself, Protect Yourself" as my platform.
Ever since I can remember, I've had a commitment to abstinence. I was fortunate to have been raised by two loving parents who encouraged me to set high standards, to value myself, and to save myself for marriage. But I grew up knowing that I was lucky and that not every young person had the love and support ...

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