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Roundup: Special 2010 Budget Edition

2010 budget slashes funding for abstinence-only, leaves abortion funding restrictions in place; Will Saletan on a “safe, legal and early” compromise strategy.

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Roundup: Justice Souter to Retire

Justice Souter to leave Supreme Court; North Carolina sex ed bill advances; thinking about “sexting;”Serve America Act bans abortion counseling and provision; World Bank’s AIDS efforts fail to deliver; anti-choicer grades Obama’s first 100 days.

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Roundup: Illinois Reproductive Health Act Approved by House Committee

Illinois Reproductive Health Act approved by House Committee; Bristol, Levi split; Bristol shamed; Arizona State House approves anti-choice law; Michael Steele does damage control; new era for international women’s rights.

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Roundup: RNC Chair Says Abortion Is An “Individual Choice”

RNC chair says abortion is an “individual choice;” Dr. Margaret Hamburg, abstinence-only opponent, nominee for head of FDA; new female condom approved by FDA; support for excommunicated Brazilian doctor who performed abortion; “egg-as-person” bills target stem cells, not just abortion.

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Roundup: Australia Lifts Ban on Foreign Aid Funding of Abortion

Australia lifts ban on foreign aid funding of abortion; California county supervisor doesn’t like Planned Parenthood “talking” about birth control to teens; Kentucky ultrasound bill falters; Doug Kmiec answers questions on Obama’s first weeks in office.

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Roundup: Obama Lifts Ban on Federal Funding of Embryonic Stem Cell Research

Obama lifts ban on federal funding of embryonic stem cell research, but not on funding of creation of human embryos; Kansas Republicans keep mum on Sebelius; Ross Douthat admits that birth control is “all you have left;” drawing lines in the sand on IVF.

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Roundup: Where Will the Next Generation of Abortion Providers Come From?

Who will the next generation of abortion providers be?; Family Research Council snubs Brownback; three Dems vote against UNFPA funding; hospital merger threatens reproductive health care; Anna Quindlen against abstinence-only; abortion bills in West Virginia don’t get traction.

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Roundup: Spanish Panel Recommends Liberalization of Abortion Law

Spanish panel recommends liberalization of abortion law; “fetal pain” bill moves forward in Utah; Houston Chronicle calls for comprehensive sex ed; what the Vitter amendment would do; “confusing patchwork of regulation” in wake of octuplet birth; budget “undermines parental control”?

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Roundup: Two Anti-Choice Bills Advance in Kansas

Anti-choice bills advance in Kansas; abortion owner faces criminal charges; the greenest form of birth control; pro-, anti-choice groups react to announcement that Obama administration will rescind HHS rule; affording a bigger family; planning to avoid winter births in Afghanistan.

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Roundup: Antis Make Noise, Still Have Nothing on Sebelius

Some anti-choicers defend, some bash Sebelius; Utah House passes bill to require EC access for assault survivors; Texas Democrats want to reform sex ed in the state; Florida legislators to push comprehensive sex ed.

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