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A Point of Convergence With Michael Gerson?

I have to give kudos to Michael Gerson for stating in a recent Washington Post column that abstinence-only-until-marriage might be a “nice idea” for those who see these issues in religious or ideological terms, but is not feasible as a social expectation.

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Late-Night Committee Votes Yield Success for Sex Ed Programs within Health Care Reform

Advocates for evidence-based, comprehensive sex education realized two major gains in the health care reform process last night, defeating an amendment to the House Energy and Commerce Committee Affordable Health Choices Act that would have extended discredited abstinence-only-until-marriage programs, and passing another amendment introduced by Congresswman Lois Capps creating a Healthy Teen Initiative.

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Husband and Wife Abstinence-Only Execs “Marry” Federal Funding Contracts

A husband and wife abstinence-only-until-marriage education team appear to find ways to keep your tax dollars in their family.

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Domestic AIDS Advocates Call for Urgent Action to Pass Omnibus

If the omnibus fails, critical AIDS programs will be flat-funded as will other sexual and reproductive health programs, and funding for misleading abstinence-only programs will remain high.

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National Abstinence Education Association Throws Bristol Palin Under the Bus

Now that Bristol Palin has dared to use her own voice to speak out about the challenges of early motherhood, the fact that “abstinence-only-until-marriage” is unrealistic, and the need for real sex ed, the far right is throwing her under the bus.

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