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The Good, The Bad and The Frustrating

Congress caves on the global gag rule but the huge spending bill expected to pass this week will head to President Bush’s desk with some reproductive health victories.

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Does WH Press Secretary Consider AIDS Discussion ‘Inappropriate’?

Deputy Press Secretary Dana Perino tells conservative reporter she won’t answer his questions about recently released HIV/AIDS statistics in the U.S.

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RealTime: Teen Birth Rate Rises

For the first time since 1991, teen birth rates in the United States rose last year, interrupting a 14 year steady decline. The findings add fuel to the fire that started several months ago with the release of the Mathematica report detailing the failure of abstinence-only programs.

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Acting Surgeon General Galson Fumbled Plan B

President Bush elevates political puppetry above public health with his appointment of Steven Galson to Acting Surgeon General.

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Global Gagging: Free Speech, Justice and Women’s Health

Is the twenty-three year long game of tug-o-war, while women’s health and democratic justice hang in the balance, almost over?

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President’s Veto Kills Dems’ Ab-Only Fix

In one fell swoop, President Bush tells children he won’t ensure they receive health care – but he will make sure they’re at risk for sexually transmitted infections as a result of the abstinence-only programs his administration will continue to fund.

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Playing Games With UNFPA Funds

Senate Democrats fight for global women’s health today by urging Bush to restore the long withheld funding for crucial family planning funds around the world.

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Alberto Gonzales’ Federal Abortion Ban Legacy

Attorney General Alberto Gonzales is on his way out. In his wake, he leaves the women’s lives affected by the Federal Abortion Ban cases he brought to the U.S. Supreme Court and ultimately won.

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Bush and SCHIP: It’s Also About Fetuses

Republican Senators Orrin Hatch and Chuck Grassley have "implored" George Bush not to follow through with his promised veto of the expansion of SCHIP, the State Children's Health Insurance Program.

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The Mystery of the Disappearing UNFPA Funds

Every year Congress releases funds for crucial women’s health care programs globally. Every year President Bush withholds those funds. Americans for UNFPA asks: what will the next president do to help prevent the deaths of thousands of women worldwide?

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