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Why Don’t More People Care About Black Maternal Deaths?

In September, 19-year-old Ayaanah Gibson (above) bled to death in her Benedict College dorm room after delivering a stillborn child.

What will it take to get people to recognize not just the racial disparity in death rates but the disparity in concern over U.S. Black women’s health and lives?

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Ideological Crisis Pregnancy Centers Receiving Hundreds of Thousands in Federal Funding

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Federally funded crisis pregnancy centers bring mazes, game shows, and questionable health information to teens.

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Is Kissing a “Gateway Drug” to “Sex Addiction?”

The language in a new abstinence-only bill that passed the Tennessee senate demonstrates the profound misunderstanding of sexual realities that guides the anti-choice movement.

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High School Students Need Someone to Talk to About Sex Without Shame

A high school teacher speaks out about the pressing need for sexuality education among her students, who are literally begging for accurate information so they can make responsible decisions.

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Advocacy Groups Sound Warning on Efforts to Renew Funding for Discredited Abstinence Only Programs

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A 911 came out today from SIECUS to call and demand ab-only funding be removed from the 2012 Appropriations Bill. I have cut and pasted the call to action at the end of this email. Meanwhile, read up on why ab-only is so bad; I do the research so you don’t have to!

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Rick Perry: “Abstinence Works”

Presidential wannabee Texas Gov. Rick Perry says if abstinence doesn’t work, maybe it’s not being “taught right.”

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“Your Girlfriend Is Used Tape” and Other Abstinence Lines

Helpful talking points from the WAIT abstinence education program in Colorado.

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Grandma Sarah May Want to Rethink Her Position on Sex Education

Sarah Palin’s son Track is expecting a baby his new wife and it looks like the baby was conceived before their May wedding.  With two children experiencing pregnancies outside of marriage and three children at home, maybe it’s time for the Palin’s to rethink sex education.

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Let’s Try This One More Time: Bill to Eliminate Ab-Only Funding Introduced (Again)

Legislation introduced this week would kill Title V abstinence-only-until-marriage funding originally allowed to expire in 2009 only to be resurrected in health reform legislation. 

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Abstinence-Only Education Offers Nothing But an “F”

I’ve taught young women who thought drinking a certain brand of soda pop would prevent HIV/AIDS infection and who were convinced that certain forms of birth control caused permanent sterilization.

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