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Afternoon Round-Up: GA, MO, and Kenya

By Rachel Hart, Reproductive Freedom Project at 2:43pm
Georgia: On Friday, the Atlanta Journal Constitution published an editorial by Linda Klepacki of Focus on the Family about the HPV vaccine. The piece focuses on the ability to opt-out of the vaccine if it ever becomes mandatory. A letter to the editor…

Liberal Oasis on HPV

By Rachel Hart, Reproductive Freedom Project at 2:32pm

Liberal Oasis has a great post on HPV and the study that came out today.

The post features a great quote from Katha Pollitt:

Christian conservatives have a special reason to be less than thrilled about the HPV vaccine. Although not as famous…

In the Bronx, girls rule

By Rachel Hart, Reproductive Freedom Project at 12:05pm

I love this story!!

Right on the heels of yesterday's post about 100 REAL hot women comes an amazing story out of the Bronx about girls in PS 218 advocating for sex ed classes and winning!

The NY Post article yesterday on this story has…

WAIT Training

By Rachel Hart, Reproductive Freedom Project at 2:31pm

The Caspar Star Tribune published a letter to the editor earlier this month from Linda Burt, the Executive Director of the ACLU of Wyoming, about a recent abstinence-only-until-marriage event in Natrona County put on by the group WAIT Training.

WAIT…

Morning Round-Up: HPV

By Rachel Hart, Reproductive Freedom Project at 12:28pm

The Philadelphia Inquirer has an editorial supporting HPV vaccination and briefly touches on the issue of abstinence:

Some people object to making this vaccination mandatory, concerned that it would undermine parents' authority, encourage sexual…

Changing their tune on HPV?

By Rachel Hart, Reproductive Freedom Project at 5:27pm

The Guttmacher Institute just put out an update re the FDA'a approval of the HPV vaccine.

The update had a link to the article The Public Health Promise and Potential Pitfalls of the World's First Cervical Cancer Vaccine from the Gutmacher Policy…

HPV Vaccine Examined in the Boston Globe

By Rachel Hart, Reproductive Freedom Project at 12:30pm

The Boston Globe ran a story on the HPV vaccine on Monday. If you've been following the HPV debate you'll already know that critics think the vaccine (which can protect against some strains of HPV and in turn protect against contracting cervical cancer)…

Across the Nation, Parents and Teens are Taking Action

By Rachel Hart, Reproductive Freedom Project at 2:01pm
Greetings from the Take Issue, Take Charge guest bloggers! We are writing from the ACLU of Pennsylvania's Clara Bell Duvall Reproductive Freedom Project. Marshall Bright is an undergraduate at the University of Pennsylvania who was instrumental in raising…

Arizona makes 16!

By Rachel Hart, Reproductive Freedom Project at 5:53pm
We just got word that the governor of Arizona announced today that she has turned down federal funding for abstinence-only-until-marriage programs! Arizona is now the 16th state that no longer accepts funds for these programs. More information to…

Sex Ed News Round Up: California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New York, North Carolina, and South Carolina

By Rachel Hart, Reproductive Freedom Project at 4:09pm
For 11 years, students in California's San Ysidro School District have gone without sex education despite the county's high teen pregnancy rate. School officials say that their students aren't getting lessons on how to protect against unintended pregnancy…
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