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Roundup: Abstinence Study Fall Out

Did a new study about abstinence eduction catch comprehensive sex ed proponents with their pants down?

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Roundup: Everyone Has an Opinion

RH Reality Check strives to bring you the best and latest in
reproductive health news.  But I’ll admit it I can’t leave an editorial or a letter to the editor unread. Sometimes
there are opinions so good they just have to be shared. These are NOT those kind.

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Utah Proposes Comprehensive Sex-Ed

Conservative states are finally realizing that teenagers have sex—even
if you tell them not to—and taking that into account in legislation addressing education.

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Price Tag Dissuades Utah Legislators from Abortion Ban

Finally, the economic downturn delivers a silver lining for America’s women: legislators in Utah, who are gung-ho about an abortion ban, aren’t going to pursue one in this legislative session because of the cost associated with defending the ban in court.

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Roundup: Origin of HIV Dates Back More Than 100 Years

Researchers trace origin of HIV virus back more than a century; Federal officials ease ban on HIV positive visitors to the US; Columnist calls out Utah congressmen for playing politics with reproductive rights; Catholic Sister explains why she is voting for Obama; Genital herpes virus infects 28% of women by age 49.

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On the Ground in Utah: the Latest Abortion Ban State Comes Out Fighting

Missy Larsen is the Vice President of Public Policy for the Planned Parenthood Association of Utah.

It has been 16 years since Utah has tried to ban abortion and challenge the United States Supreme Court. One would have hoped that we had learned our lesson the first time. In 1991, Utah's taxpayers spent $1.2 million defending an unconstitutional law that only made it to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit. Today, lawmakers feel that enough has changed politically to make this challenge a winnable battle. Our lawmakers are shortsighted and wrong, and have misplaced their priorities as easily as they might misplace their car keys and cell phones.

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