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Will Ab-Only Retire With Obey?

The nation’s capitol is swirling today with talk of the impending retirement of another veteran lawmaker, David Obey (D-Wisc.). His retirement could have major implications for reproductive health issues in the House.

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Take Action: Counter The Abstinence-Only Lobby

The National Abstinence Education Association is lobbying Congress today – despite the colossal failures of abstinence only programs. Send a letter to your Congress person asking them to defund abstinence only programs.

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RealTime: Report Says No to Ab-Only Programs

House Democrats increased funding for abstinence-only programs last week just in time for a new non-partisan report that reveals abstinence-only programs are not effective at reducing teen pregnancy and STD rates.

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Dems Finalize Massive Increase for Ab-Only

Today, the Democratic controlled Labor HHS Appropriations conference committee report includes the full increase requested by President Bush for abstinence-only programs. Let’s call that what it is: a stunning disgrace.

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President’s Veto Kills Dems’ Ab-Only Fix

In one fell swoop, President Bush tells children he won’t ensure they receive health care – but he will make sure they’re at risk for sexually transmitted infections as a result of the abstinence-only programs his administration will continue to fund.

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Democrats Compromise on Abstinence-Only Funding; Title X Increase

Is this the middle-ground of reproductive rights in which Hillary Clinton believes so strongly? Or are the Democrats leading us down a slippery-slope?

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