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Louisiana’s Race to the Bottom: State Gubernatorial Candidates Both Oppose Abortion

Louisiana Sen. David Vitter and his Democratic rival, Rep. John Bel Edwards

Louisiana’s highly anticipated gubernatorial runoff election is making waves as a Democrat in the Deep South threatens Republicans’ hold on the governor’s seat. But whatever his politics, should he win, Rep. Edwards would still be no friend to reproductive health in the state.

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Weiner, Vitter, Spitzer, Ensign, Edwards, Tobias: One of These is Not Like the Others

Anthony Weiner, David Vitter, Elliot Spitzer, John Edwards, Randall Tobias.  One of these is not like the others.

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Roundup: The Global War on Sex Education

The far right has been waging a war against sex education, contraception and family planning for decades, More than 100 members of congress write Bush on HHS proposal, New gag rule for Indian Health Services, Family planning in the Phillipines, HIV/AIDS in the US South.

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Sen. Vitter Reinserting Ab-Only in PEPFAR

Sen. David Vitter (D-LA), of DC Madame fame, will offer an amendment to PEPFAR to reinsert the abstinence-only earmark. What exactly does he know about either abstinence or being faithful?

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RealTime: Prostitution Pledge for Politicians

In light of revelations of New York Governor Elliot Spitzer's involvement with a prostitution ring, and the fact that Sen. David Vitter will be voting on PEPFAR soon, we propose a new Prostitution Pledge for Politicians.

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If Hypocrisy Were an Olympic Event…..

James Wagoner hopes that everyone saw the stinging blurb in Roll Call yesterday on our wayward friend, Senator Vitter, and his adamant support for abstinence-only-until-marriage programs.

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