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Back To School: The Politics of Sex Education in the States

A roundup of sex ed news as students across the country head back into the classroom.

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WashPo Makes Amends on Cuccinelli Fail, Sort Of

Yesterday we critiqued the Washington Post‘s front-page article on Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli’s efforts to justify his ideological war on women’s rights by professing a concern for their health and safety. Today, a Post editorial addresses the issue.  It’s not enough.

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WashPo Fail: Article on Cuccinelli Bid to Restrict Access to Abortion Fails to Counter Deliberately Misleading Info

In its coverage of a new opinion released by Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, the Washington Post failed to do its job of presenting the facts, instead acting as a megaphone for the anti-choice agenda.

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Roundup: Louisiana and Virginia Make it Harder to Get Coverage of Abortion

The Louisiana House passes a bill that will ban all insurance coverage of abortions while Virginia passes amendment that potentially removes insurance coverage of abortion for state workers and outlaws abortion procedures in a state-run hospitals.

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(ACTION) NARAL Virginia Calls for Action on Proposed Ban On Medicaid Funding of Abortion Services

Virginia state legislators will likely be voting tomorrow on a budget amendment proposed by Governor Bob McDonnell which would ban the use of Medicaid funding for abortion services in the cases of severe fetal abnormality or for the health of the woman.

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Repro-Briefs: States Banning Coverage for Abortion Care

We wanted reform.  Instead, we got a loophole that may take away abortion coverage all together as states move to ban insurance coverage of abortion care.

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Virginia Governor Signs Bill Creating Pro-Choice License Plate

Under a deadline, Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell signs bill to create the pro-choice “Trust Women” license plate but adds one final amendment to bill.

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Legislators Send Va. Governor Bill that Restores “Trust Women” License Plate Funds to Planned Parenthood

It seems Virginia is once again on the verge of offering drivers a pro-choice specialty license plate with the money going to Planned Parenthood.

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Bob Marshall Introduced By Man Who Says Haitians Deserved It

Bob Marshall, who continues to dispute he said what he’s been recorded and caught on video tape saying, is digging an ever-deeper hole for himself politically.  Moreover, new video shows that he was introduced at the press conference by a minister who said Pat Roberts was “on target” about the recent earthquake in Haiti being just punishment for a “pact with the devil.”

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Medicaid Should Stop Paying for Viagra

Conservatives don’t want to pay for abortions? Well, I don’t want to pay for erections.

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