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New Online Course Seeks to De-Stigmatize Abortion

Students and medical professionals, for the first time, can go online for formal training on abortion care, thanks to a new class offered through the University of California, San Francisco.

Students and medical professionals, for the first time, can go online for formal training on abortion care, thanks to a new class offered through the University of California, San Francisco.

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Texas Republicans’ New Anti-Gay, Anti-Immigrant, Anti-Abortion Platform

The 2014 Texas GOP platform endorses "reparative therapy" for gay and lesbian Texans, removes a call for new pathways to citizenship, and thanks lawmakers for "pro-life" legislation.

The 2014 Texas GOP platform endorses “reparative therapy” for gay and lesbian Texans, removes a call for new pathways to citizenship, and thanks lawmakers for “pro-life” legislation.

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Stigma on Steroids: On Kansas Banning Abortion Providers From Schools

Topeka High School

I asked several lawyer colleagues if they knew of other instances in which a whole occupational category was banned by law from volunteering in schools. They did not. Indeed, as far as I can tell, only sex offenders as a class are de facto banned from school grounds.

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Journey of a Young Mama

My daughter inspired me to continue doing what I had always loved to do.

This Mother’s Day, I ask you to think about helping a young mom get the support and services she needs.

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In Kansas, Employees of Abortion Providers Not Allowed to Volunteer at Schools

The bill would prevent anyone who works for an abortion provider from volunteering at their child’s school.

It distresses me that anti-choice politics could threaten my relationship with at-risk middle school students.

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Passing the DREAM Act Would Acknowledge the Human Rights of Migrant Children and Benefit All of Us

While the Maryland ballot initiative on education is great for young migrants in that state, it highlights the fact that federal action is sorely needed to protect the human rights and dignity of migrants everywhere.

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Reflections On My One-Year Anniversary: Latinas Hold the Power and Potential of This Nation’s Future

In the whirlwind of policy debates and activist conferences, it is easy to gloss over the victories we’ve accomplished together this past year. As I look forward to my next year, I’m glad to have such powerful hermanas beside me because we still have much work to tackle. 

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The Girl Effect: The Potential of Pakistani Human Rights Defender Malala Yousafazi and Others Like Her

Press reports of the attack on Malala Yousafazi are focused on religious extremism and the Taliban’s crushing hold on some regions in Pakistan. I want to focus not only on Malala but also on how educating  girls, one by one, can change the world.

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The Face of Evil

I rarely use the word evil. But when I read that the Taliban had gunned down 14 year old Malala Yousafzai, and two other girls in Karachi, Pakistan I could not find another word. 

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Attacks on Sex Education Continue Nationwide

The 2011–12 school year brought the typical array of controversies over sexuality education in public and private schools, along with exciting news of new sexuality-education standards.

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