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Back Down the Rabbit Hole: White House Confirms Abstinence-Only Programs May Still Receive Funding

Yesterday, the White House confirmed that under its plan to fund teen pregnancy prevention programs through community and faith-based programs, “some abstinence-only education could qualify.”

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Abstinence-Only Funding Not Dead if Congress Plays “Hide-the-Salami” Again

Will funding for abstinence-only-until marriage programs stay out of the budget once Congress gets its hands on it?

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Obama Urges End to Abstinence-Only

Advocates for comprehensive sex-ed in New Mexico, which has the second-highest teen birth rate in the country, say they’re elated by the president’s proposal to cut abstinence-only funding.

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Roundup: Special 2010 Budget Edition

2010 budget slashes funding for abstinence-only, leaves abortion funding restrictions in place; Will Saletan on a “safe, legal and early” compromise strategy.

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The Agony and (Not Quite) Ecstasy – Reproductive Health in the President’s 2010 Budget

Obama’s 2010 budget contains some recommendations that should buoy those of us working to improve women’s reproductive health, but it also contains a dose of heartache.

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Abstinence for All?

Of course Bristol Palin is pro-abstinence. She got pregnant, and now her son if four months old. And she realizes that if she hadn’t had sex, she wouldn’t have to deal with this.

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Can We Shame Our Way Out of Teen Pregnancy and Parenting?

A glittery panel discussion about teen pregnancy prevention shames teens who parent, treats girls as sexual gate-keepers and ignores dating violence and sexual coercion.

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VIDEO: “If You’re Having Sex, Have Safe Sex,” Says Bristol Palin on the Today Show

The nation’s most prominent voice on being a teen parent is coming ever closer to endorsing comprehensive, medically-accurate sexuality education.

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An Investment with a Guaranteed Return

There are few investment opportunities, especially in the current time, that guarantee a return. An investment in young people and teen pregnancy prevention can do exactly that.

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Adolescent Pregnancy Must Become a Priority for All Americans

Every day, more than 2,000 girls in America, age 15-19, give birth – in the wealthiest, most educated nation in the world! Neither you nor I should accept this statistic.

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