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Jill Stanek Doesn’t Want to Prevent Abortions

Steven Waldman proposes the following hypothetical situation: more premarital sex and fewer abortions. Would pro-lifers accept this trade-off?

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Oregon Reaches for the STARS

In her reader diary, Leah627 writes about the Oregon program STARS, a peer-led abstinence curriculum which teaches middle school students that “Students Today Aren’t Ready for Sex.”

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National Abstinence Education Association Throws Bristol Palin Under the Bus

Now that Bristol Palin has dared to use her own voice to speak out about the challenges of early motherhood, the fact that “abstinence-only-until-marriage” is unrealistic, and the need for real sex ed, the far right is throwing her under the bus.

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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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