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