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Wisconsin Republican Senator Proposes Bill To Label Single-Parenthood As Child Abuse

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Whether you’re gay, black, female, or a spore with feelings, Republicans do not like you unless you aspire to be a white Christian millionaire.

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Child Abduction for Adoption and the Tangled Web of Deceit in Guatemala: A Review of Erin Siegal’s “Finding Fernanda”

Fernanda Alvaro.

Because much of my research has focused on reforming intercountry adoption and most especially Guatemala, I opened Siegal’s “Finding Fernanda” cautiously. By the end of this captivating read, it is impossible to see Alvarado as anything but a strong and resilient woman who is determined to fight circumstances of poverty and oppression.

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Two Lesbians Raised a Baby & This is What They Got

Zach Wahls, a 19-year-old University of Iowa student spoke about the strength of his family during a public forum on House Joint Resolution 6 in the Iowa House of Representatives. Wahls has two mothers, and came to oppose House Joint Resolution 6 which would end civil unions in Iowa.

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Adoption in the United States: Harder and More Complicated Than Most Believe But “Open” to Change

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Many of the historical problems with adoption came from the desire to keep it secret, to allow adoptive families to “pass” as traditional, biologically related families. Fully embracing openness is key to our efforts to keep improving adoption and placing further distance between its dark and coercive past and its hopeful future. 

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Talking Turkey: Eight Easy Steps for Discussing Reproductive Health and Justice at the Holiday Table

The holidays are upon us! Going home or getting together with relatives for the holidays is always a stressful time, but if your family members are the type who regularly protest outside the local Planned Parenthood, you know that this holiday is going to be a doozy.  Read on, and bring some diplomacy and understanding to the table along with that pumpkin pie.

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Inter-country Adoption: Steep Declines in International Adoptions by U.S. Parents Reflect Mixed Record

For many committed to intercountry adoption, it is unfortunate that since the year 2004 the practice has declined more than 50%. An important question is: what is happening? The answer is complex. To begin with, the unfortunate reality is that intercountry adoption has a mixed history. 

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Accepting That Teens Have Sex

 The Herman Cain scandal gets bigger, and the HPV vaccine is proving less controversial for boys. Also, Amy Schalet explains how the best way to keep teens healthy is to accept that they have sex.

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More Trick Than Treat: House GOP Threatens UNICEF, World’s Children

A provision tucked into the United Nations Transparency, Accountability and Reform Act of 2011 would effectively end all American contributions to UNICEF. 

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Weekdays with Charlie: Countless Moments to Teach Her About Sex and So Much Else

Highlights from recent conversations with my five-year-old which show how many natural opportunities I have to shape what she knows and her opinions of the world.  

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Girls, Not Brides.

In honor of African women forced into marriage, the current extreme hardships that women in Africa face (particularly with regards to female sexuality), and the incompetence of some American politicians so great that they try to mimic such horrific traditions as that shown in this video as much as possible.

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