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Roundup: South Dakota’s Proposed Abortion Ban, Women Voters Key

South Dakota readies again for abortion fight; Illinois AG Lisa Madigan strongly opposes HHS regulation; More calls for better sex education; Women voters will make or break election; WaPo features heart-wrenching story of former sex slave Somaly Mam.

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Roundup: NOW Endorses Obama, Biden’s Fight for the Violence Against Women Act

Reproductive health bill to be debated in Philippines; National Organization of Women endorses Obama; The story of Joe Biden and the Violence Against Women Act; Palin says she fired Monegan for going above her head to secure funds to fight sexual abuse; More funding needed to fight HIV in Cleveland; Family planning and global population.

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Roundup: Rising Teen Pregnancy, McCain Defends Sex Ed Ad

South Carolina added to growing list of states with rising teen pregnancy rates; John McCain stands behind his misleading sex education ad; Catholic Church fighting birth control in Philippines; Where is Palin on birth control?; John McCain advocates choice, just not that choice; Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie donate to open HIV clinic in Ethiopia.

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As Wall Street Plunges, More Culture War Ads, Funded by Ab-Only Profiteer

As news about the economy gets worse for most Americans, one multimillionaire who has profited from abstinence-only-until-marriage programs is the primary funder of the latest battle in the Culture War.

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Roundup: Ballot Measures Gain Attention, Roe’s Impact Beyond Abortion, Most Catholics Agree with Pelosi

California’s ‘parental consent’ law over-reaches; Pastors organize support for South Dakota abortion ban; Principles of choice, privacy and equality embodied in Roe; Pelosi’s views on abortion in line with most Catholics; Campaigns ramp up competition for women’s votes; VIDEO: Giuliani defends sex ed ad on Meet the Press.

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Roundup: HIV Infection Rate Among Young Blacks “Alarming”, Abortion Returns to Spotlight

CDC calls HIV infection rate for young black men “alarming”; Abortion has returned to the glaring spotlight of the 2008 election; Judge rejects abortion related anti-Obama group’s request for FEC injunction.

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Roundup: FactCheck.org Disproves Claims in McCain Sex Ed Ad

FactCheck.org says “Don’t believe it” about McCain sex education ad; Teen pregnancy rises in Arizona and around the country; AIDS infection rate doubles for Michigan youth; Demonstrators oppose Colorado’s personhood amendment; Check out a selective roundup of recent coverage on Sarah Palin.

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Roundup: Catholics Have a Tough Choice, Can Social Spending Reduce the Abortion Rate?

Catholics have a tough choice to make in the presidential election; Can social spending reduce the abortion rate?; Tackling that age old question, When does life begin?; Abortion opponent Bob Casey speaks at the Democratic National Convention.

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Roundup: America is Pro-Choice, More Opposition to HHS Rule

Gallup poll shows America has been steadily pro-choice for two decades; Chorus of opposition to proposed HHS rule continues; Mexico City to revisit legalization of abortion one year later; Study links pre-term births with internal infections.

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Roundup: Final Draft of HHS Regs Dangerously Broad and Ambiguous

Final draft of HHS proposal is ambiguous and broad enough to allow doctors to refuse birth control; McCain unlikely to choose pro-choice running mate; Pastor who opposes abortion to deliver closing prayer at DNC; Telling back story behind the new Democratic abortion plank.

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