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Sexual Health Roundup: Condoms at Catholic Schools, Meds for STI-Exposed Partners, and Bacon-Flavored Condoms

Bacon condoms: Coming to a store near you.

This week, Boston College gets support for its decision to halt student condom distribution, Nebraska tries to pass an expedited partner treatment law, and the bacon condom arrives just in time for April Fool’s Day (but it’s not a joke).

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Omaha Mayoral Race Reflects Breadth of Sexism in Politics

businesswoman on Capitol hill

More women than ever have been running for office. More women than ever are the subject of sexist attack campaigns. Coincidence?

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Why Are Anti-Choicers Celebrating the Death of the Idaho 20-Week Ban?

United States District Court Judge B. Lynn Winmill

A federal judge ruled the Idaho “fetal pain” ban unconstitutional. So why are the anti-choice activists celebrating? It’s a combination of optimism and a misunderstanding of how the judicial process works.

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Nebraska Right to Life “Informed Consent” Website Not So “Non-Judgmental”

Nebraska wants to make sure women seeking abortions have easily accessible, unbiased information to look at. Unfortunately, the info they will offer isn’t.

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State-Level 2012 Retrospective: Second-Highest Number of Abortion Restrictions Ever

Reproductive health and rights were once again the subject of extensive debate in state capitols in 2012. Over the course of the year, 42 states and the District of Columbia enacted 122 provisions related to reproductive health and rights. One-third of these new provisions, 43 in 19 states, sought to restrict access to abortion services.

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Judge Rules North Carolina Can’t Sell “Choose Life” License Plates Without Offering Pro-Choice Option

photo courtesy of Madeleline_H via Flickr

A federal judge ruled the state’s “choose life” license plates violate the First Amendment since there is no option in support of abortion rights.

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In the the Reddest of Red States, One Legislator May Turn the Tide on Anti-Choice Legislation

Ernie Chambers. Photo: Kent Sievers/Omaha World-Herald.

Nebraska, the home of the “fetal pain” movement, may be surprisingly abortion-restriction free in 2013.

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Let’s Remind Election Winners: Reproductive Coercion is Wrong

We can all agree that forcing women to undergo abortions or sterilizations is wrong — but so is forcing women to gestate and give birth to children they don’t want. It’s time we considered both sides of reproductive coercion.

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Original Author of First “Fetal Pain” Ban to Run for Governor of Nebraska

Mike Flood. Photo: KVNO News.

Speaker of the House Mike Flood will run to replace the current governor of Nebraska.

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“Non-Partisan” National Organization for Marriage and Susan B. Anthony List Know How to Party

On election night, it was steak and cable news stations for the “family values” groups.

 

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