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Leslee Unruh: The Queen of Ab-Only and CPCs Now Leads Anti-Choice Efforts in South Dakota

Leslee Unruh’s fundraising is one of the forces behind South Dakota’s newest abortion restrictions.  Who is she and what does she believe?

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Roundup: Reusing Condoms in Rural Kenya

Reusing condoms due to lack of availability in Kenya, Governor McDonnell signs TRAP law in Virginia, North Dakota pushes abstinence-until-marriage, and looking at discrimination of transgendered persons.

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Afternoon Roundup: Iowa’s Egg-as-Person Bill Would Mean Women-as-Murderers

Iowa’s personhood bill has passed the House; President Obama’s FY 2012 budget and women’s and girls’ health; a new kind of HIV vaccine; and Mississippi midwifery!

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Afternoon Roundup: HIV and AIDS Stigma According to Margaret Cho…and From the Mouth of Rep. Larry Brown

Margaret Cho on the stigma associated with HIV and AIDS; Mississippi is in need of some serious comprehensive sex-ed; and Texas still criminalizes homosexuality?

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More Abstinence Only Sex Ed Leads to More Teen Pregnancies

Still waiting for emperical evidence that comprehensive sex ed reduces teen pregnancy?  Here you go.

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UPDATED: Christine O’Donnell’s Crusade Against Masturbation

Christine O’Donnell’s campaign against masturbation was only the beginning of a lifelong assault on human well-being.

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Teen Sex Doesn’t Mean Bad Grades, Says New Study

A new study concludes that teens who have sex in committed relationships are not suffering the fire-and-brimstone the religious right claim will befall young people who are sexually active. It’s the importance of the relationship that matters; not the sexual activity.

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Guns and Genitals: Sex-Ed Montana Style

Many of the same states that resist comprehensive sex ed also have loose laws for gun ownership.  Gun-rights advocates maintain that straight-forward education is the best way to keep kids safe. So why do we treat sex ed differently?

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Why Are We Still Funding Abstinence-Only Programming?

I’m at the International AIDS Conference in Vienna and I’m wondering why the Obama Administration is still funding failed Bush Administration “prevention” programs?

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Gay Slurs, Erotic Art: Sex Ed and Christianity in Montana

In Helena, Montana, educators are trying to implement comprehensive sex education.  But the curriculum has spurred furious right-wing opposition, and false claims about the content.

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