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Roundup: Special 2010 Budget Edition

2010 budget slashes funding for abstinence-only, leaves abortion funding restrictions in place; Will Saletan on a “safe, legal and early” compromise strategy.

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The Agony and (Not Quite) Ecstasy – Reproductive Health in the President’s 2010 Budget

Obama’s 2010 budget contains some recommendations that should buoy those of us working to improve women’s reproductive health, but it also contains a dose of heartache.

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Abstinence for All?

Of course Bristol Palin is pro-abstinence. She got pregnant, and now her son if four months old. And she realizes that if she hadn’t had sex, she wouldn’t have to deal with this.

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Bristol Palin’s Dangerous Talking Points

The message “teen ambassador” Bristol Palin seems to have been asked to deliver is disingenuous at best and dangerous at worst.

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Roundup: Bristol Palin on Today Show, Good Morning America

Bristol Palin: “ambassador for abstinence” or for safer sex?; Obama, Clinton sound different themes on abortion and reproductive health; “Choose Life” license plates pass Texas House; what conscience clauses really do.

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VIDEO: “If You’re Having Sex, Have Safe Sex,” Says Bristol Palin on the Today Show

The nation’s most prominent voice on being a teen parent is coming ever closer to endorsing comprehensive, medically-accurate sexuality education.

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Sex, Lies, and Federal Money

President Obama and Speaker Pelosi, if you have to throw a bone to the right wing, let it not be the bones of the youth who elected you. We just want the facts that can save our lives.

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After Years of Decline, Teen Pregnancy and Births Back on the Rise

Why are we seeing an uptick in teen pregnancy and teen births after years of decline? More sex and less contraception, the policy wars of the past 8 years and the failure to fund effective programs are among the reasons behind this reversal in trends.

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An Investment with a Guaranteed Return

There are few investment opportunities, especially in the current time, that guarantee a return. An investment in young people and teen pregnancy prevention can do exactly that.

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Adolescent Pregnancy Must Become a Priority for All Americans

Every day, more than 2,000 girls in America, age 15-19, give birth – in the wealthiest, most educated nation in the world! Neither you nor I should accept this statistic.

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