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It’s a Rainy Day in Texas for Women and Children

Texas lawmakers are spending warm Texas weekends deciding whether autistic kids or poor women deserve more resources, while they pay crisis pregnancy counselors more than registered nurses.

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One Year Later: Protecting the Gains, Correcting the Flaws of Health Care Reform

Reproductive health advocates must fend off repeated attacks on health reform, work on implementation and fix the flaws.

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A Victory for Breasts

Since when is the IRS the good guy?  This week they are by changing their minds and making a decision that will affect the health of women and children across the US. 

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A Complicated Delivery: G8 Commits $5 billion to Maternal and Child Health But Big Questions Remain

The first day of the G8 Summit answered some of the questions advocates have raised about Canada’s signature G8 initiative, The Muskoka Initiative for maternal and child health. But important gaps remain.

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At G8 and G20, the Streets are Empty: Let’s Hope the Promises Won’t Be

The G8 must commit new resources for maternal, newborn and child health, including all reproductive health services. Integrated sexual and reproductive health services have been proven to be cost-effective and to save lives.

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The Oily Logic Of Right-Wing ‘Family Values’

As the Gulf oil catastrophe unfolds, little is being said about its effects now and later on human health, especially on reproductive health and on the health of children.

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South Carolina Lt. Governor Compares School Children on Assisted Lunch Program to “Stray Animals”

South Carolina’s Lt. Governor compares children and families reliant on reduced price and free school lunch programs to “stray animals.”

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My Healthy Child “Too Unhealthy” for Health Care?

We pay deserved attention to the childhood obesity epidemic and the eventual health problems caused by it. My active child loves fruits, vegetables, and water. This thin but otherwise healthy child may now be considered “medically uninsurable.”

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Roundup: Masturbation as Natural as Breathing….Let’s Ban That, Too

The far right continues to use the “sex boogeyman” as a scare tactic to undermine comprehensive sex ed, here and abroad. Agence-France Press reports that guidelines originally drafted by the UN cultural organisation Unesco will promote…..(gasp!)….masturbation.

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Elevating Maternal and Child Health and Family Planning Under the Obama Administration

A Global Family Health Action Plan could integrate child health, maternal health, family planning and HIV prevention and meet US commitments to the UN Millennium Development Goals.

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