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Roundup: Texas Considers “Abstinence-Plus”

“Abstinence-plus” under consideration in Texas; North Dakota Senate Committee votes down “egg-as-person;” Population Connection staffer becomes abstinence educator; Obama’s nominees face Republican opposition; rank-and-file Catholics share views of non-Catholics; CatholicVote.org looks to viral videos.

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Now’s Our Chance to Cut Funding for Abstinence-Only Sex Ed!

Luckily, Barack Obama’s budget left out Title V funding for
abstinence-only education, and now the right wing is up in arms. And it’s going to the Senate Budget Committee today, so now it’s our turn to speak up.

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Fear and Abstinence on Capitol Hill

Faced with evidence that abstinence-only programs don’t work, what are their proponents doing? Rebranding!

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Take Action: Counter The Abstinence-Only Lobby

The National Abstinence Education Association is lobbying Congress today – despite the colossal failures of abstinence only programs. Send a letter to your Congress person asking them to defund abstinence only programs.

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Does Dobson’s Departure From Focus on the Family Signal Change?

James Dobson is finally stepping down as Chairman of Focus on the Family so the organization can “appeal to a new generation.” But Dobson is far from retiring. And the organization still has its sights set on the same far right, religiously conservative goals.

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Obama’s 2010 Budget Blueprint Raises More Questions Than Answers on Sex Ed

This morning President Obama released his long awaited 2010 Budget Blueprint, and when it comes to sex education, I’m afraid that we have more questions than concrete answers.

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Roundup: Colorado Lawmakers Propose Bill to Protect Birth Control

Colorado lawmakers introduce measure to protect birth control; Arkansas Senate passes abortion ban; Gov. Crist to review ab-only funding; Office for Faith-Based Partnerships member slams North Dakota bill; anti-choicers still stoking fears on FOCA; Georgia considers regulations on IVF; Sen. Gillibrand, get it right on immigration!

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VIDEO: Bristol Palin’s Voice, Choice and the Spin-Cycle: Olbermann and Flanders Teeter Along a Fine Line

Bristol Palin has guts.  Can we "hear" her without "spinning" her?

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Pittsburgh Public Schools Consider “Abstinence-Plus”

If the political dialogue concerning abortion is going to shift towards reducing the number of abortions, it’s a no-brainer that we change our schools’ backward sex-ed policies.

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The Secret Order of the Abstinence Clowns

Derek Dye the abstinence clown is spooked that the American public has actually seen, first hand, the fraud that our tax dollars are subsidizing.

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