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With the Future of a Continent in His Hands, the Pope Fumbles

In the interest of orthodoxy, the Church is neglecting its humanitarian responsibility, particularly in Africa and other places where it holds sway.

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Roundup: Gloucester OKs Contraceptives, Is Bush Really ‘Pro-Life’?

Gloucester High to provide contraception for students; How is Bush’s decision to cut off contraception for African women ‘pro-life’?; Amy Schalet has a question for Sarah Palin; European court may, or may not, rule on choice; Tiffany Campbell makes powerful case against South Dakota abortion ban; Maine Senate candidates answer question on Roe.

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Roundup: Origin of HIV Dates Back More Than 100 Years

Researchers trace origin of HIV virus back more than a century; Federal officials ease ban on HIV positive visitors to the US; Columnist calls out Utah congressmen for playing politics with reproductive rights; Catholic Sister explains why she is voting for Obama; Genital herpes virus infects 28% of women by age 49.

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Roundup: Hillary Warns Women Contraception Access Under Threat

Hillary Clinton says impending HHS rule could give medical practitioners ‘a free pass to deny access to contraception’; Over 500,000 women die every year during childbirth; UN says governments must do more for women; Colorado Amendment 48 could be used to outlaw abortion and perhaps contraception.

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Roundup: Global AIDS Report Released

UNAIDS report indicates slight slowing of global infection rates; 17th annual International AIDS Conference set to begin this Sunday; Sex education and AIDS; Abortion providers becoming extinct in rural American West; Parental notification measure gains support in California.

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Roundup: Compulsory Sex Education, GOP Ballot Initiative Strategy

Independent council in UK recommends compulsory comprehensive sex education, GOP attempts to lure conservatives to polls with ballot initiatives, 49% of IVF treatments result in multiple births, Ashley Judd discovers importance of family planning in Africa.

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Roundup: PEPFAR Vote Looming, WaPo Reviews Colorado Personhood Amendment

Vote on US AIDS policy imminent, Awarding pro-choice crusader Dr. Henry Morgentaler the Order of Canada has put focus on abortion debate, Washington Post considers the Colorado ‘personhood’ amendment.

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Thirty-nine NGOs Urge Change in Bush AIDS Policy

Thirty-nine (and growing) advocacy organizations expert in global public health urge changes to Bush’s AIDS policy. Congress needs to hear from you.

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Roundup: More on Obama and Abortion, McCain Adviser Slips on Birth Control

Obama answers tough questions on abortion, McCain adviser Carly Fiorina advocates better insurance coverage for birth control, Microbicides and HIV drug resistance, PA refuses ab-only funds.

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Roundup: G8 Makes Big Promises on AIDS, Religious Right and Your Orgasms

G8 promises $60 billion to fight disease in Africa, A book review on the Religious Right and sex, Obama needs women, UK’s Family Planning Association proposes new comprehensive sex ed plan.

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