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Roundup: Global AIDS Report Released

UNAIDS report indicates slight slowing of global infection rates; 17th annual International AIDS Conference set to begin this Sunday; Sex education and AIDS; Abortion providers becoming extinct in rural American West; Parental notification measure gains support in California.

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Roundup: Americans Strongly Oppose Bush HHS Proposal

89% of more than 100,000 Americans surveyed in an informal online poll oppose Bush’s proposed anti-contraception regulations, How to fix sex-ed in the US, Finally repealing the HIV immigration ban will require action from HHS.

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Roundup: California Ballot Measures, Swift Boats and Ab-only

Californians will vote on parental notification and gay marriage ballot measures in November, Swift Boat PR firm takes on mantle of abstinence-only education.

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Third Time Hopefully Not A Charm in California

Californians will head to the voting booth in November to weigh in one more time on what they think of a parental notification law for minors.

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Anti-Choice Ballot Initiative Watch: 2008

Anti-choicers are circumventing the legislative and judicial systems by placing abortion bans right on the ballot.

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Pro-Choice Pols Shouldn’t Pander on Parental Notification

Barack Obama’s pandering on parental notification laws may never result in any legislation, but floating the idea that “even liberals” accept that it’s desirable to force 12-year-olds to give birth against their will degrades the national discourse on abortion.

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Parental Notification Effort in California

In November, Californians may be voting on a constitutional amendment requiring parental notification for teens seeking abortion care. The law may seem harmless, but in reality, its intention is to decrease instances of abortion by promoting parental intervention in teens’ medical care.

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