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Roundup: “Pro-Life, Pro-Obama” Radio Ad, High Rate of HIV Infection in Philadelphia

Radio ad says “Too many unborn lives are being lost while we wait for judges to get it right.”; Opponents of California’s Prop 4 and Prop 8 join forces on college campuses; HIV rate comparatively high in Philadelphia; Abortion laws liberalized in 16 countries since 1998; What if pro-choice Tom Ridge had been on the McCain ticket?; Birth attendants in Zambia.

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What (and Who) Is Behind CA’s Parental Notification Push

“Sarah’s Law” is the third attempt to get California voters to say yes to parental notification. But there is no “Sarah” and government mandated parental notification won’t improve communication between parents and teens.

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Roundup: Parental Notification Risky for Some Teens

Parental notification can be risky for teens who live in abusive homes; Teens speak out explaining why parental notification is not a good idea; South Dakota’s proposed abortion ban is tied in most recent poll; Catholic bishops’ narrow anti-abortion effort hurts ‘pro-life’ cause.

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Roundup: LA Times Says No on Prop 4, UK Makes Sex Ed Mandatory

LA Times counters parental notification proponent’s two central arguments; UK makes sex and relationship education mandatory in primary and secondary schools; British lawmakers leave Northern Ireland’s women suffering; How the religious right drove Colin Powell to endorse Obama; Baptist minister says birth control is “murder.”

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Roundup: Adults and Unplanned Pregnancy, TIME says Palin Abortion Attacks “Misleading”

Many adults, not just teens, face unplanned pregnancies; Doug Kmiec on Obama and the middle ground in the abortion debate; TIME Magazine calls Palin attacks on Obama’s abortion record “misleading”; Watching anti-choice ballot initiatives; Abstinence-only and HIV in Uganada.

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Roundup: Palin Returns to Debunked Abortion Attack, Keeping up on Ballot Initiatives

Palin continues desperate attacks repeating debunked abortion claim; The latest on ballot initiatives in South Dakota, Colorado and California; Victoria, Australia decriminalizes abortion; Pro-Obama Catholic lawyer resigns from board of Catholic school; HPV vaccine used by 25% of girls aged 13 to 17.

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National Radio Project On Pregnant Teens, Physicians and Prop 4

For the nuance and complexities of young women’s lives when it comes to reproductive and sexual health as well as what physicians think about California’s Parental Notification measure, check out this radio program.

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Next Stop, Supreme Court: What Happens If Anti-Choice Ballot Initiatives In South Dakota and Colorado Pass?

Is it wise for anti-choicers to bring a direct challenge to Roe to the Supreme Court, as they would if either the South Dakota or Colorado ballot initiative passes? Anti-choice activists are divided on the strategy.

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Roundup: Older Children Abandoned Under Law for Babies

In Nebraska older children abandoned under law for babies; Palin and Biden agree on gay rights at debate; McCain administration would be a setback for women; Bush puts popular California family planning program at risk; Complaints filed against Bloomberg for pregnancy bias; EU to offer 18 weeks of maternity leave; and more.

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Roundup: Last Chance to Speak Out, Contraception for Gloucester Students?

Last chance to fight hypocritical and deceptive HHS rule; Powerful personal story about one woman’s experience with abortion; Will Gloucester High provide contraception?; Texas judge orders woman to stop having children; LA Times against parental notification in California; and more.

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