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New York’s Universal Comprehensive Sex Ed Mandate: The Radical Notion Our Kids Might Learn Facts

For decades, students’ likelihood of receiving sex ed in NYC public schools has come down to the luck of the draw. New York City’s universal standard for sex education, announced in August, seeks to put an end to the loose patchwork of programs across the city. But the usual suspects are using fear-mongering and falsehoods to push their agenda of ignorance.

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Creating a Haven: Organization Provides Shelter for Women Seeking Abortion Care

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Karen Duda signed petitions, went to rallies and participated in traditional pro-choice activism. But, she said, “I wanted to do more.” She found the “more” in Haven in New York City six years ago, and now serves as its coordinator. It is, says Duda, “a way to have an immediate impact on women’s lives.”

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New York Anti-Choice Group Decries Abortion Rate While Opposing Sex Ed and Family Planning

A right-wing group affiliated with the Catholic Church hierarchy is advocating against New York City Mayor Bloomberg’s new sex-ed mandate while also opposing access to family planning services and decrying the city’s abortion rate.

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Rough Summer in the City: Recent Rape Cases and the NYC Rape Shield Law

The dropping of charges against Dominique Strauss-Kahn marks the end to a case that has amounted to little more than a character assassination of a rape complainant who has endured a litany of shame-driven media accusations

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Morning Roundup: Pence Loves Title X’s Work in “Inner Cities”

The first same-sex fertility center, Arizona Senate passes race and sex-based abortion ban, women still being given as crime compensation in Afghanistan, lawsuit filed over New York’s CPC law, and Rep. Mike Pence likes what Title X does for “inner cities.”

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Morning Roundup: NYC Council Passes CPC Disclosure Bill

Would-be clinic bomber gets short sentence thanks to good grades, BYU basketball player kicked off the team for having premarital sex, prosecutors may seek death penalty against Kermit Gosnell, and NYC will be the next city that requires CPC’s to disclose they don’t provide abortion.

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House Bill Would Decimate Women’s Health Care in Cities and Rural Areas, Governors and Mayor Say

The Governors of Connecticut and Vermont and the Mayor of New York City described the devastating effects the GOP’s cuts to Title X and Planned Parenthood would have on women in their states.

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Afternoon Roundup: Virginia Votes Down A Heap of Anti-Choice Bills

What’s behind New York City’s abortion rate?; Virginia votes down a host of anti-abortion legislation; what’s behind the “nuisance” of a physician providing legal abortion care?; and more.

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Morning Roundup: Kentucky Moves Closer to Ultrasounds and Waiting Periods

Hypocrisy alert in Arizona when it comes to Bishop Olmstead, Kentucky moves a step closer to mandatory ultrasound and waiting periods before an abortion, NYC clergy think too many women have abortions, and NARAL responds.

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Weekly Pulse: The New Hunger Epidemic, Making CPCs Come Clean, and Smoking Hipsters

More families are going hungry, the NYC Council will vote on requiring CPCs to disclose they are not health care facilities, CRR takes the FDA to court, and more.

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