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After 36 years, Will Maine Back Out Now?

Say this ten times fast: An Act to Protect the Safety of Maine Children by Requiring the Express Consent of Legal Guardian to Dispense Prescription Medication to a Minor.

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Ultrasound and Informed Consent

In the name of informed consent, more states are hopping on the ultrasound bandwagon.

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Roundup: Last Chance to Speak Out, Contraception for Gloucester Students?

Last chance to fight hypocritical and deceptive HHS rule; Powerful personal story about one woman’s experience with abortion; Will Gloucester High provide contraception?; Texas judge orders woman to stop having children; LA Times against parental notification in California; and more.

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Progressive Bloggers Do Texas – And Confront Bad Sex Education Policies

Home to Netroots Nation this week, the progressive convention for political activists and bloggers, Texas is also home to the highest teen birth rate in the nation while spending more on abstinence-only programs than any state. The mix is the perfect recipe for political change.

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Roundup: Texas Prom Police, Hagee and Donohue Kiss and Make Up

Texas teen denied entry to prom, Hagee issues apology to Catholics, UK abortion debate heats up.

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Equal Access for All

Dawna Cornelissen interviews the President of the Texas Equal Access Fund about the obstacles faced by pregnant women in North Texas.

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The Face of HIV in Texas: Minorities and Women

In 2004, Texas ranked number four in the nation in the number of HIV/AIDS cases. Black people represent the fastest growing population living with HIV/AIDS in Texas, with young women close behind.

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The Texas HPV Vaccine Controversy

The biggest debate in Texas right now is over Governor Rick Perry's executive order mandating all girls entering the sixth grade to be immunized with the recently approved human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine starting in September 2008. The order, signed on February 2, has sparked all sorts of controversy: the conservatives are furious, the liberals are speechless, and the independents are suspicious. Personally, I have mixed feelings about Perry's decision as well. At first, I was elated that Perry, a conservative Republican, was able to see past the absurd argument that the vaccine would increase sexual promiscuity. But, almost as soon as Perry's order was signed, it turned out to be too good to be true.

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