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Roundup: Legislature Delivers for New York Midwives

The New York legislature approved loosening restrictions governing midwifery with the Midwifery Modernization Act, and new hips for new moms.

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Repro-Brief: State Legislators In New Jersey and Texas Still Can’t Seem to Get Sex Off Their Minds

State legislators fight to restore family planning funds in New Jersey, while the Texas GOP is unabashed in efforts to limit the rights of all living persons.  One bright spot in New York.

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Reproductive and Sexual Health in the States: Two Steps Forward, Several Steps Back

By the end of March, 825 measures had been introduced in the 44 legislatures that have convened so far in 2010.

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Protest “abortionchangesyou.com” in NYC this coming Saturday

Abortionchangesyou.com promotes an aura of shame and guilt around abortion and contributes to the lie that to have an abortion is to murder a baby.  This comes in the guise of concern for women and providing emotional support for them. The anti-abortion agenda of these ads has been exposed in a New York Times article, which points out that the site directs people to pro-life groups with the Catholic Church and the site’s founder has collaborated with Feminists for Life.

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UPDATED: Rep. Eric Massa (D-N.Y.) Not Running for Reelection

Democratic Senator Eric Massa (D-N.Y.) announced today that he will not be running for reelection

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Women’s Advocates Call on Paterson to Step Down

The evidence is mounting that NY Governor David Paterson interfered in the case of a woman seeking an order of protection against one of his closest aides.  Calls for his resignation are mounting.

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NY Planned Parenthood to Ford: You’re Not Pro-Choice

Planned Parenthood Advocates of New York has a message for Harold Ford Jr. Stop calling yourself a pro-choice politician.

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Roundup: Research for Sex Work, Candidates’ Judicial Philosophies

2008 edition of Research for Sex Work published; Wall Street Journal takes an in depth look at the candidates’ judicial philosophies; Supreme Court again rejects abortion poster case; Doctors walk fine line on teen pregnancy; NYC seeks to increase availability of EC for teens.

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Roundup: McCain Rejects Pastors, Sex Ed in the City

McCain rejects two extremist pastors, Better sex ed in NY, Humanae vitae’s legacy, Beginning of end of Dem race?

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Unwanted Pregnancy More Scary than HIV?

Which is scarier: HIV or unwanted pregnancy? Young people in different countries may fear one more than the other, but it's the refusal to see the connection between the two that is truly terrifying.

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