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Morning Roundup: Nebraska Rejects Insurance Coverage of Abortion for Rape and Incest Victims

A new rectal gel shows promise at reducing transmission of HIV when applied before anal sex, Elton John speaks out against American sex ed, Nebraska lawmakers don’t want rape and incest victims to have access to private insurance-covered abortions, and a condom fashion show at USC.

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Morning Roundup: Alaska Ballot Initiative Blocked

Alaska won’t see ballot initiative to make abortion illegal, NC state representative makes asinine comment on HIV/AIDS, ADF sues Vanderbilt nursing program, Planned Parenthood of Indiana responds to Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN)’s plan to deny Title X funding.

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Morning Roundup: Midwives on Motos

Midwives travel on motorbike to deliver family planning information and supplies; anti-choice Rep. Joe Pitts is officially named as chair of committee with reproductive justice implications; HIV eradication and the WNBA; more on HIV “cure.”

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Pope OK’s Condom Use- But Only if You’re a Gigolo

In comments released today from the Vatican, Pope Benedict seems to have changed his mind a teensy tiny bit on the morality of condom use.

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Roundup: The View Ignores GLAAD’s Call for Correction

GLAAD has taken out a full page ad in Variety urging ABC and The View to correct statements made on its June 22 show regarding the transmission of HIV.

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Roundup: Get Tested

Sunday is National HIV Testing Day, so learn your status! Also, the CDC pushes for HIV tests to become part of routine medical care, and the FDA approves a new type of HIV test that can detect the virus earlier than standard tests.

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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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