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New York City Council Holds Paid Sick Days Hearing, But Mayoral Hopeful Quinn Barely Shows

sick woman in bed

Christine Quinn’s silence was notable because she is widely perceived to be the only obstacle standing between the bill and its passage.

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NYC Teen Pregnancy Campaign Brings Shaming to Bus Shelters and Cell Phones

The New York Human Resource Administration's new teen pregnancy prevention campaign takes shame as a prevention tactic to an entirely new level.

The New York Human Resource Administration’s new teen pregnancy prevention campaign takes shame as a prevention tactic to an entirely new level.

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Something to Celebrate: Philadelphia Board of Health Calls for Public Funding, Insurance Coverage for Reproductive Health Care

Today we have a welcomed opportunity to celebrate the proactive leadership that several municipal bodies across the country are taking in support of women’s access to reproductive health care services.

Today we have a welcomed opportunity to celebrate the proactive leadership that several municipal bodies across the country are taking in support of women’s access to reproductive health care services.

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It’s Time to Recommit to Family Planning in the United States

It’s time to set aside politics and recommit ourselves – as a city, a state and a nation – to family planning and sexual health. As recently as the 1980s, these were civic ideals that united us. If the global community can revive them in 2012, so can we.

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New York Bishops To Cuomo: Limit Access To Abortion And Our Ability To Be Sued

The Catholic church has some pretty big demands for the governor of New York.

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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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Elected Officials Speak Out Against NYC’s Sex Ed Mandate

Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R-East Shore/Brooklyn). Image Source.

Calling the program “graphic and explicit,” three local politicians spoke out yesterday against the city’s sex ed mandate at a protest rally (or maybe it was just a press conference) in Brooklyn.

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Spewing Misinformation and Ideology, A New York Times Op-Ed Spreads Unfounded Fears About Sex Ed

An op-ed in today’s New York Times preys on parents fears about sex ed but a closer look shows that it is not as much about sexuality education as it is an overt example of how far the socially conservative agenda is pervading all aspects of our culture.

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NY GOP Senators Block Creation of State Insurance Exchanges

State Senator Gregory R. Ball said opposing the insurance plan was his Republican duty. (Susan Farley for the NY Times)

As the New York Times reports today, Republican lawmakers in New York, who see it as their “mission” to block heath reform, have blocked the state from applying for large amounts of federal assistance to create health insurance exchanges, which are mandatory under the law.

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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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