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Why Won’t Illinois Turn Down Abstinence-Only Money?

Why hasn’t Illinois turned down Title V abstinence-only money? Maybe because Illinois not only receives one of the largest chunks of abstinence-only funds, but it hosts two of the largest providers of the curricula.

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VIDEO: Abstinence Comes to Albuquerque

What is a faith-based crisis pregnancy center doing teaching abstinence-only in a public school? That’s what Susan Rodriguez wondered, when her daughter Sarah told her what she had learned in a five-day “health” course.

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Let’s Talk About Sex, Baby: The Candidates on Sex Ed, In Their Own Words

Comprehensive sex ed has become one of the most winnable reproductive health issues, for Democrats and pro-choice Republicans alike. Where do the candidates stand on sexuality education?

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Pennsylvania’s Rendell Flip-Flopping on Ab-Only?

Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell may soon re-enroll the state in the federal Title V abstinence-only-until-marriage program. This decision would represent the prioritizing of short term political gain over the long term health of Pennsylvania’s young people.

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Gaining Ground on Sex Ed: Five Years of SIECUS State Profiles

Five years ago, federal funding for abstinence-only programs had ballooned and only California was refusing Title V abstinence-only funds. But the present portrait — flat funding and 25 states refusing funds — is very different.

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PPFA Chides Bush HHS on Abstinence-Only; Mainstream Media Silent

Planned Parenthood chides Bush HHS on their attempted end run on abstinence-only funding, a story seen first on RH Reality Check that the mainstream media has yet to pick up.

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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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Iowa Reconsidering Abstinence-Only Funding

At a state policy briefing on Thursday morning, Iowa legislators were asked to end federally funded abstinence-only sex education in the state. The move would make Iowa the seventeenth state to reject Title V abstinence-only funding.

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President’s Veto Kills Dems’ Ab-Only Fix

In one fell swoop, President Bush tells children he won’t ensure they receive health care – but he will make sure they’re at risk for sexually transmitted infections as a result of the abstinence-only programs his administration will continue to fund.

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Breaking News: Abstinence Only Funding Dying

The tide is turning against federal funding for abstinence-only education as Congress is given the chance to dry up one stream of funding. Will they take it?

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