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Back Us Up: New Guttmacher Data Supports Family Planning Aid

The Guttmacher Institute is releasing a new report that confirms the foolishness of placing family planning aid on the back burner.

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Looking Beyond the (D): New Anti-Choice Dems Join Congress

Pro-choice initiatives from Prevention First to zeroing out abstinence-only funding will need support from socially conservative Democrats. That’s why we need to understand the aims of anti-choice Dems.

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House Passes Stimulus Bill Without Republican Support

The House of Representatives this afternoon passed the economic stimulus package without any Republican support.

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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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Caroline Kennedy Withdraws Senate Bid

The next Senator from New York is going to be pro-choice, but he or she isn’t going to be Caroline Kennedy. The New York Times reports that Kennedy will withdraw her bid for just-confirmed Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s Senate seat.

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At Last, Prevention First

To signal the seriousness with which Obama and the new Congress take the goal to prevent unintended pregnancy, on the first day the Senate returned to session, Majority Leader Harry Reid introduced the Prevention First Act.

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Birth Control Pricing Fix Introduced in the House

On Friday, Rep. Joseph Crowley re-introduced the Prevention Through Affordable Access Act, which will provide a no-cost fix to restore college and community health centers’ eligibility to buy low-cost birth control.

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Prevention First Introduced in the Senate

The first day of the 111th Congressional session saw the introduction in the Senate of the Prevention First Act, a bill that would dramatically increase access to family planning services just as America’s families find themselves on ever more precarious financial footing.

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True Common Ground for the 111th Congress

The 111th Congress has an opportunity to pass true common ground legislation that will ensure access to contraception and sexuality education. But will this agenda be derailed by those who push “abortion reduction” instead of reproductive health?

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Record Number of Anti-Choice Dems Running for Congressional Seats

The New York Times today reported that a record number of anti-choice Democrats are running for Congressional seats, often with generous backing of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.

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