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Iowa May Lose Funding for Abstinence Education

Iowa must mesh its state sexuality education guidelines with federal mandates.

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Missouri’s Sex Ed Follow Federal Government Guidelines

In Missouri, the only sex education allowed is the inaccurate information that follows federal government guidelines.

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Illinois Sex Ed: Funding for Lies, Not Information

The most effective sexuality education curricula in Illinois get no federal or state funding.

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Back to School Means Back to Work for Congress

The future of federal funding for abstinence-only education.

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So Much for Governing from the Middle

Despite the public outcry last week for our government to work together and make progress, the White House steered clear of governing from the middle and bipartisanship in a new staffing move. Today the White House named Eric Keroack, MD as the new government official overseeing Title X, the program that provides contraceptive and other reproductive health services in every state of the nation to those in need. He'll start work on Monday.

This Keroack has had a career dedicated to abstinence-only programs and is an ardent anti-choice Ob-Gyn. He serves on the Medical Advisory Council for the Abstinence Clearinghouse and is a member of the Federal Expert Panel commissioned to define the guidelines for most governmental funding of abstinence education in our public schools — programs that have grown over recent years and have yet to be proven effective. He is the Medical Director of A Woman's Concern crisis pregnancy centers, an organization that posts only negative — and in some cases incorrect — information about abortion. Now, no Title X funds are used to provide abortion services.┬áBut is a man who misleads women in crisis pregnancies the kind of person who should be heading a program that is supposed to help people be informed about how they can decide if and when to have children?

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