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We All Love Babies. Not Everyone Loves the Women Who Bear Them.

Anti-choicers rely on two truisms–everyone loves babies but not everyone loves women–to erase public understanding of the intimate connection between reproductive freedom for women and the well-being of wanted children.

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What Being a Teen Mom Taught Me About Choice

At 18, I chose to carry my unintended pregnancy to term. Now conservatives are taking choices away from other women. On Mother’s Day, we need to celebrate but also stand for women to have the same right to choose I did.

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Drugs, Pregnancy and Parenting Part II: April 29, 2010

Across the country, politicians continue to use medical misinformation about drugs, pregnant women, and parents to justify new punitive laws and counterproductive state actions. On April 29, 2010, National Advocates for Pregnant Women, with New York University’s School of Law, and the NYU Silver School of Social Work will be hosting its second continuing education program to address the myths and misinformation that too often influence public policies concerning drug use, pregnant women and parents.

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How Do You Discuss the Multiple Layers of Love?

There are many layers of "Love." When we have the "talk" with our children, how do we successfully address the complexities of love and sex knowing that they are sometimes but not always related? 

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California Considers Law to Aid Young Parents Living in Prison

California’s legislature recently considered a bill that was at once both straightforward and groundbreaking. A simple adjustment to the state Welfare and Institutions Code would assist incarcerated youth with children of their own in being more effective parents, which would be a huge victory for reproductive justice advocates. SB 134 would achieve this by expanding the list of approved persons incarcerated young parents may contact regarding their children’s care while they are detained in state and county juvenile facilities.

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Pride and Parenting: Gay Fatherhood in America

In her new book, Gay Fatherhood: Narratives of Family and Citizenship in America, Ellen Lewin investigates the nuances of gay adoption and describes the many challenges gay men face—from the “family values” Right as much as from the “radical queer” Left—as they actively seek to become parents.

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All the Help I Can Get: Thoughts on Brain Development, Dinner, and Let’s Talk Month

This month, October, is Let’s Talk Month, during which we at Planned
Parenthood focus on helping families to make stronger connections and
to talk honestly and openly about sexual health and relationships.

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Eight Months On, HHS Still Peddles Abstinence-Only

The department of Health and Human Services is running a new TV commercial that tells parents “you don’t have to tell (your children) about ‘the parts’… just tell (them) to wait.”

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CPC’s & Adoption vs. Abortion

CPC’s are not just right wing or left wing. It crosses both sides of the fence. Adoption is not the panacea of abortion.

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Not All Trees Are Meant to Bear Fruit: Laura Scott on Living Childless by Choice

Laura Scott’s newly published Two is Enough: A Couple’s Guide to Living Childless by Choice is a qualitative look at what motivates couples to decide that their two-person families are already just the right size.

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