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Researcher Backs Pope, Both Are Still Wrong

A distinguished AIDS researcher backs the Pope’s comments that the AIDS epidemic is made worse by condom use. His logic and his motives are questionable.

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Outrage Over Pope’s Condom Comments

The Daily Show and others respond to the Pope’s outrageous claim that condoms increase the AIDS epidemic in Africa.

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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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