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Better Late Than Never: Mississippi Sex Ed Bill Addresses Rising Teen Birth Rates

A Mississippi sex ed bill may finally address the rising teen birth rates. But is it too little too late?

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Lessons from the Stimulus Debate: Sex Ed For Talking Heads, Male Lawmakers

The mainstream media discussion of the inclusion of family planning in the stimulus bill ranged from the ridiculous to the pathetic and illustrates the need for sex ed for male lawmakers and talking heads.

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The Uniter…Obama’s First Act as President

President Obama’s first official act is to proclaim today a “National Day of Renewal and Reconciliation.” Can we find that reconciliation between the pro-and anti-choice movements?

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Having the “Text” Talk

The way we teach kids about safe use of the Internet and texting should parallel the way we teach them about safe sex: rather than condemn or forbid behaviors, focus on reducing any associated risks.

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Roundup: The Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Edition

Racial equality and social justice are part of what fuel reproductive justice. Reverend King, Jr. was a strong and vocal proponent for reproductive justice and understood how critical this was in the fight for freedom and justice.

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2008 Top Ten Wins for Women’s Health

From Connecticut to Colombia, here are the International Women’s Health Coalition’s top ten wins for women’s health in 2008.

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Roundup: Common Ground, Michelle Obama and the Mommy Stamp, Television & Teen Sex

What do anti-choice leaders actually mean by “finding common ground” on prevention abortion? What kind of First Lady will Michelle Obama be? Does television cause teen sex?

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Catholic Support for Obama Throws Catholic Bishops A Curve

The Boston Globe reports that there must be a lot of disappointed Catholic bishops with the election of Barack Obama. But Catholic voters helped elect Obama, with a 54% majority, despite Obama’s strong record on reproductive health and rights. And the Catholic far right has a plan.

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The Future of Sexual and Reproductive Health

A new administration, a new agenda for sexual and reproductive health and rights advocates. What’s new? What’s changed? What are we still fighting for after all these years and how can a new leader make the greatest impact on women’s health and lives globally?

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Parade Poll Asks “Should Abstinence-Only Continue?”

Parade Magazine asks if you think abstinence-only-until-marriage programs should continue. Click
here to vote.

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