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Roundup: New York Legislature to Reform Sex Ed, Abortion Laws; Religious Right Attacks Daschle

Religious right opposes Daschle’s nomination as HHS Secretary; New York legislators to push sex ed, abortion law reform; would Gupta be an independent voice?; smart spending on family planning.

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Yes They Can’t: Right Wing Fundamentalists Taste Change

Some in the anti-choice establishment have cautiously stuck a toe onto the common ground that Obama has suggested is findable. The Old Guard, by contrast, is inspired in another way.

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Roundup: Opposition to HHS Rule; Religious Right Leaders Grumble Over Warren’s Planned Invocation

Reporting on the widespread opposition to HHS rule; religious right leaders grumble over Warren’s planned invocation; make mothers vectors for health information; Ariel Levy reviews new and old editions of “Joy of Sex,” “Our Bodies, Ourselves.”

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Update: On The Relationship Between Saddleback and PEPFAR

Expert sources consulted for “Untold Consequences” underscored that while there is no known direct funding link between Saddleback and PEPFAR, the key question is which of the organizations and churches in various countries affiliated with Saddleback have received funding from PEPFAR.

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The Epic Smackdown: Will It Stick?

For the pro-choice community, Tuesday’s election was an epic smackdown of the religious right. So how do we keep them from bouncing back?

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In Election ’08, “Pro-Life” Not Enough for Iowa GOP

In Iowa, social conservatism — especially as it pertains to issues of reproductive health and abortion — seemed to carry less sway than in elections past.

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Roundup: Condoms Trump Abstinence in Obama Global AIDS Policy

Obama will reverse reckless, ideological health policy at home and abroad; An Indian Supreme Court decision allows husbands to divorce if wife obtains abortion without his consent; Illinois keeps abortion off license plates; Christian right faces crossroads; and more.

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Religious Right Loses Big, But Will They Go Home?

Americans overwhelmingly gave their support to pro-choice, pro-prevention candidates and rejected anti-choice initiatives. Will the religious right get the message?

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Roundup: Sundown for Colorado Fundamentalists, TV and Teen Pregnancy

The sun may be setting on the political influence of fundamentalist churches; Study finds significant link between TV and teen pregnancy; 43% of women report sexual problems; 13 year-old rape victim stoned to death in Somalia for adultery; John Chittick walks the world speaking with teens about HIV/AIDS.

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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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