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Abstinence Education

Lipstick on Doggerel

Evan Eisenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Evan Eisenberg

I wrote this bit of doggerel a while ago but only just got around to making it hyperdoggerel by equipping the stanza numbers with links. (Warning: VI...

John McCain's Wrong Answers to Working Women's Questions--Now Give Him Your Answer at the Ballot Box

Gloria Feldt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gloria Feldt

It's time for real straight talk on how your policies affect real women, Senator McCain.

HIV Scare at St. Louis High School

Abigail Jones | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Abigail Jones

Normandy High School officials should have come out strongly, advocating openness, pushing sex education, and acknowledging the problems and pressures of teenage life.

McCain Would Undermind Development By Restricting Women's Access To Reproductive Health Programs

Jane Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jane Roberts

John, when the world takes care of women, women take care of the world. The Bush Administration plays all kinds of games with women's access to reproductive health and family planning. You haven't shown me that you would be any better.

Abstinence-Only Multimillionaire Funds 527 Attack on Abortion Issue

Scott Swenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Scott Swenson

Social conservatives -- emboldened by the addition of Sarah Palin to the ticket -- are promoting Culture War issues to shift the focus away from the economy, housing, energy, the environment and national security.

Sarah Palin, Blind to Overpopulation Threat

Marguerite Manteau-Rao | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Marguerite Manteau-Rao

Sarah Palin scares the hell out of me, and for good reasons. She believes the war in Iraq is "God's task." She has actively sought the support of th...

Levi Johnston Is a F---in' Redneck Genius

Disgrasian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

McCAIN: So, is this the Impregnator? LEVI: Impregnawhat? I'm just a fuckin' redneck. Dude, how old are you again? Like, 126 years old? You go...

Juno From Juneau: A Video Report From The RNC Floor On Palin's Problem

Max Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Max Blumenthal

2008-09-02-blumenthalrnc.jpgRepublican luminaries including John McCain's 20-something daughter, Meghan, tried to elude my line of questioning.

Women's Issue

Jane Smiley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jane Smiley

Bristol Palin's pregnancy is at the heart of what women and the right wing have been fighting over for thirty years, and it isn't abortion, it's privacy and the right to control your own reproductive choices.

And She Homeschools? 10 Reasons Sarah Palin Terrifies (and Fascinates) Me

Dan Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Brown

I'm worried that I'm obsessing too much about Sarah Palin. She terrifies me! She fascinates me! She could be running our country! Here are ten reasons...

"Twilight": Sexual Longing in an Abstinence-Only World

Sarah Seltzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Sarah Seltzer

If you've been spending time in proximity to teenage girls this week, there's a strong chance you've heard about Edward Cullen. Cullen is the undead hero of bestselling young adult fantasy/romance series The Twilight saga.

Things That Make You Go Hmmm

Rep. Lois Capps | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Lois Capps

American women and families deserve to know how McCain feels on matters such as public funding for contraception, abstinence-only education, and the effectiveness of condoms in preventing STDs.

Why I'm Not Writing That Check to Obama Today

Gloria Feldt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gloria Feldt

Looking at his statements about abortion in the big picture, Obama's character begins to appear as someone who is quick to deflect, demur, defer to his challengers.

Sinking Swift Boats Aimed at Obama on Sex Ed

Scott Swenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Scott Swenson

In trying to "Swift Boat" Obama on comprehensive, age-appropriate, sex ed, the abstinence-only crowd is, in reality, just trying to rally the narrow social conservative base for McCain.

Swift Boat Vets' PR Firm Now Pushing Abstinence-Only Campaign

Think Progress | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

On Sunday, the Washington Post reported that the National Abstinence Education Association (NAEA) is launching a $1 million "Parents for Truth" campai...

The Daily Show Messages Teens About Sex

Huffington Post | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

The Daily Show broadened the Miley Cyrus/Vanity Fair photo hullabaloo story on Tuesday night's show, and did a segment on teen sex. Jon and the corres...

Let's Give Our Kids All The Information They Need To Make Safe, Healthy Choices

Rep. Lois Capps | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Lois Capps

Over the past decade we have spent over 1.3 billion in Federal dollars on abstinence-only education, event though these programs are ineffective and often contain false information.

Congress Again Extends Abstinence-Only Funding

Washington Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Congress again has extended funding for a core abstinence-education program, sparking protests from sex-education advocates who want Democrats to pull...