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Senate Sub-Committee: Ab-Only Out, Syringe Ban Still In; Advocates Hope for Further Changes in Conference Committee

A sub-committee of the Senate Appropriations Committee last night approved a Fiscal Year 2010 Appropriations bill that zeroes out funding for abstinence-only-until-marriage funding, increases funding for HIV prevention and health research, but retains a ban on syringe exchange.

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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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House Committee Zeroes Out Traditional Sources of Ab-Only Funding, Removes Ban on Syringe Exchange

This morning, the House Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies passed the Fiscal Year 2010 appropriations bill and in doing so eliminated traditional sources of abstinence-only-until marriage programs and a ban on syringe exchange for HIV prevention among users of intravenous drugs. The full scope of changes is still, however, being analyzed.

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Jill Stanek Doesn’t Want to Prevent Abortions

Steven Waldman proposes the following hypothetical situation: more premarital sex and fewer abortions. Would pro-lifers accept this trade-off?

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Back Down the Rabbit Hole: White House Confirms Abstinence-Only Programs May Still Receive Funding

Yesterday, the White House confirmed that under its plan to fund teen pregnancy prevention programs through community and faith-based programs, “some abstinence-only education could qualify.”

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Are We There Yet? Comprehensive Sex Education and the President’s 2010 Budget

Obama’s 2010 budget gets us on the road to comprehensive sexuality education. But it will be up to advocates, Congress, and the agencies administering funds to get us all the way to there.

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Teen Pregnancy: Mixed Messages and the Responsibility Question

We keep telling teens to be responsible.  But to whom are the politicians, corporate do-gooders and celeb-vocates concerned about teen pregnancy responsible and for what?

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Roundup: Kansas AG Says Faltering Economy to Blame for Uptick in Domestic Violence

Kansas AG blames economy for uptick in domestic violence; North Carolina House passes sex ed bill; undercover at a crisis pregnancy center; from “pro-life feminist to pro-choice mama.”

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Misguided Arguments Against Obama

An article at the Heritage Foundation offers twelve administration policies that "undermine civil society."

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Levi Johnston: Victim in the Spotlight?

As amusing as the Sarah Palin family circus may seem to gleeful liberals, there is something sad about it too. How many lives have been ruined by the kind of high-minded, impractical approach to sex that Sarah Palin’s party pushed?

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