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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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New Poll: Parents Overwhelmingly Support Age-Appropriate Comprehensive Sex Ed

A poll released today shows parents overwhelmingly support K-12 age-appropriate comprehensive sex ed including abstinence and medically accurate information about preventing HIV, STDs, and unintended pregnancies.

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Obama Plays Offense Asserting Pro-Education, Pro-Prevention, Pro-Choice Values

Sen. Barack Obama is shedding ghosts of Democrats past and standing up for pro-education, pro-prevention and pro-choice values in an election that is starting to help voters realize there is more to the issue than abortion alone.

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As Wall Street Plunges, More Culture War Ads, Funded by Ab-Only Profiteer

As news about the economy gets worse for most Americans, one multimillionaire who has profited from abstinence-only-until-marriage programs is the primary funder of the latest battle in the Culture War.

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Roundup: Common Sense on Contraception, Sex Ed, Women, Catholicism, and Palin’s Liberal Fundraising Boon

Editorials around the country call for common sense on both contraception and sex ed; policies for women are explored; advocacy groups enjoy Palin fundraising bounce; Joe Biden’s Catholicism and the inconsistent Bishops.

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GOP Ticket Firm on Abstinence-Only, Reproductive Rights

Unless John McCain and Sarah Palin make a point of discussing specific policies that support young people’s access to sexual health education, contraception for low income Americans, health care access for needy children and more – they are not “mixed” on reproductive health care and rights issues.

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The Real Story Behind the Teen Pregnancy “Pact”

Pact or no pact, public furor over the teen pregnancy spike in Gloucester, Massachusetts, reveals our profound discomfort with teens who decide, for whatever reason, that they want to have children.

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Scientists Tell Pelosi: No More Ab-only Funding

Ten leading scientists send an open letter to Congress urging them to discontinue funding for failed abstinence-only programs and offering to advise Congress on an alternative.

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