Oh the whole abstinence pledge thing is so wrong on so many levels.
First of all, they get these 12 year old girls to pledge to be virgins until their wedding nights. Contrary to speculation in another thread, my experience leads me to believe that most 12 year old girls think that the idea of intercourse sounds pretty yucky, so they go into the pledge pretty willingly. And it is what dad and mom want. It is what god wants. Blah blah blah.
And then a few years later, the thought doesn't seem so icky anymore. But they promised.
They gave up their ability to make a thoughtful, informed decision for themselves, at an age in which they were too young to even know what kind of a decision they were making. They deferred to authority, and the only option left to them is to continue to defer to authority on issues of sexuality, so they end up giving their boyfriends blow jobs in the church basement because he thinks it is a good idea.