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North Dakota Lawmakers Fight Sex Ed While Trying to Ban Safe Abortions

just adding a lesson about contraception cannot turn a fear- and shame-based program into anything better.

If you really want there to be fewer abortions, you need there to be fewer unintended pregnancies, right? And yet anti-choice lawmakers from the state are trying to end a sex-ed program for at-risk youth.

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Watch Texas Sen. Dan Patrick Snipe and Holler His Way Through a Sex Ed Hearing

Texas Senator Dan Patrick

Patrick wants to keep Planned Parenthood from providing sex education curriculum in public schools. Watch how he treats citizens who respectfully disagree with him.

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North Carolina Considers Bill to Teach School Children Abortion Causes Preterm Birth

School children will learn that abortion causes preterm birth if a new bill becomes law.

School children will learn that abortion causes preterm birth if a new bill becomes law.

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Tennessee’s Newest “Don’t Say Gay Bill” is Worse Than it Ever Was

(solidrarity.wordpress.com)

Tennessee’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill is back and now this time it might force school officials to “out” any students who they suspect might be gay. In the face of much criticism, the bill’s sponsor has unleashed one homophobic remark after another. 

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In Teen Pregnancy Prevention, the Ends Don’t Justify the Means

(Daily News)

A new document designed to settle debates over how to approach teen pregnancy prevention implies that evidence should trump content. As a sexuality educator and a mother, I have to disagree. What you say is important, as is how you say it and, frankly, equally important is what you deliberately leave out (e.g. no mention of same-sex relationships).

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Is Better Access to Sex Ed and Contraceptive Methods Behind the Latest Significant Decline in Abortion Rates?

Does the decline in abortion rates indicate better reproductive health choices and outcomes for women? And if so, how do we continue to build on this success?

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ELECTION 2012: The Power of the Youth Vote

Kathy Willens/Associated Press

Yesterday, any doubt about the power of Millennials was laid to rest. Young people voted at record levels, representing 19 percent of the total voting public – the largest percentage ever, including in the 2008 presidential election.

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Attacks on Sex Education Continue Nationwide

The 2011–12 school year brought the typical array of controversies over sexuality education in public and private schools, along with exciting news of new sexuality-education standards.

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Soy Poderosa Because I Am a Sex Ed Advocate

I am powerful because sharing my story helps fight for women’s health. Because of this, I advocate for the need of sexual health education and resources in public schools. 

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Poderosa Profile: Dian Alarcón

With my Director Maria Azuri, I’ve been able to better understand women and our needs. I understand my job more, and why despite the difficulties we face we must continue to strengthen education and leadership among women.

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