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Will Washington Be First to Hold CPCs Accountable?

Washington may become first in the nation to establish statewide regulation of “Limited Service Pregnancy Centers,” ensuring women know exactly what they will – and won’t – get when seeking care.

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Afternoon Roundup: Safe Sex Flash Mob, Pushing Personhood in Florida, Porn Acting and Condoms: A Winning Mix?

Porn actors should wear condoms as a rule; pushing personhood for fetuses in Florida doesn’t seem to be a winning idea; the number of premature infants being born in the U.S is decreasing; and a safe-sex flash mob?

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Ross Douthat Has Some Predictably Asinine Opinions About the Catholic Church + Contraception

Ross always seems eager (like, weirdly eager) to opine on women’s sexual choices and the inevitable deviance of those choices.  Like usual, he’s reluctant to come right out and say that he thinks that birth control is only for bad, bad women, but that seems to be the bottom line.

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The Pope, Condoms, and Contraception: Let’s Get This Conversation Started

The Pope’s remarks on condoms have created an opening for a debate that up to now the church has wanted to avoid.  Let’s take up the Pope’s remarks about sexuality as well as the basis of the opposition to contraception and kickstart that long overdue debate.

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A Pill to Prevent HIV? What the New iPrEx Results Mean for Women

Proof that PrEP works – that there is, literally, a pill can help to prevent HIV — is an extraordinary breakthrough, as was the news received last summer that an effective vaginal microbicide had been identified.  But what does a study focused on people engaging in rectal-penile sex have to do with women and their reproductive health?  There are many ways to answer that question — some of them cause for celebration and some reasons for real concern.

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Roundup: More on the Pope and Condoms

Reactions from around the world on the Pope’s statement on condoms, plus why a supermodel got involved in maternal health activism.

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Pope Okays Use of Condoms in “Some Situations”

In a reversal of long standing teachings, the Pope has reversed the Vatican’s prohibition of condoms for HIV prevention in “some situations.” Birth control remains banned.

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Pope OK’s Condom Use- But Only if You’re a Gigolo

In comments released today from the Vatican, Pope Benedict seems to have changed his mind a teensy tiny bit on the morality of condom use.

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Repro Rights Roundup: Afternoon-Style

William Saletan provides some “lessons for the pro-life crowd”; the FDA gets sued over emergency contraception; Rep. Steve Driehaus drops his complaint against the anti-choice Susan B. Anthony List and more.

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Top of the News: Afternoon Edition

Starting today, we’ll post a quick set of links to those stories we missed or didn’t have time to write about each day. Scan the links and click through to read more!

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