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BUSH SAYS WELFARE REFORM WILL BE BOOSTED BY FAITH-BASED INITIATIVE

 President Bush says his "faith-based initiative is an integral part of the next step of welfare reform."

At a White House event, Bush said religious charities can help change the hearts of those trying to move from welfare to work.

In addition to tougher work requirements for welfare recipients, the president urged Congress to approve new funding to promote abstinence and marriage programs.

He says promoting and preserving marriage is good for children. And when it comes to avoiding unwanted pregnancy, Bush said abstinence "works every time."

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