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Roundup: Vatican Issues Statement on Bioethics; FDA Panel Votes in Support of Female Condom

Vatican issues “sweeping” statement on bioethical issues; FDA advisors support approval of female condom; Ross Douthat misses the point of the campaign to defund Planned Parenthood; Afghans want larger families, can’t afford them.

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VIDEO: NBC Discusses Surge in IVF Egg Donation

A surge in egg donations and the health concerns for women who donate eggs is covered tonight by NBC Nightly News.

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Free Fertilized Eggs Need A Home?

Rep. Peter Roskam co-sponsored a bill that would require women who use in-vitro fertilization to carry every fertilized egg to term, or to find someone else who would — and opponent Jill Morganthaler is targeting this bill in a new ad.

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Roundup: Abortion Does Not Cause Mental Illness, McCain the Zealot, More Far Right Lies About Obama

American Psychologocal Association finds that abortion does not lead to mental illness; Far right lies about Obama’s record on abortion continue; Despite voter confusion McCain is adamantly anti-choice; Mad cow rules prevent foreign sperm from being imported for IVF.

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First IVF Baby Turns 30

As a women’s health community, we must grapple with the ethical, moral, legal and financial impacts of IVF before others tell us what’s best for our bodies and our children.

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Roundup: Compulsory Sex Education, GOP Ballot Initiative Strategy

Independent council in UK recommends compulsory comprehensive sex education, GOP attempts to lure conservatives to polls with ballot initiatives, 49% of IVF treatments result in multiple births, Ashley Judd discovers importance of family planning in Africa.

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