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Bristol Palin, Mary Cheney and the Limits of Family Privacy

Rev. Debra Haffner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rev. Debra Haffner

Palin's family is asking for privacy, yet the policies of Palin's party do not protect the rights of American women to making their own private decisions about unintended pregnancies.

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.

Bush HHS Tries an End Run on Abstinence-Only Funding

Scott Swenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Scott Swenson

Last week the Bush Administration issued a letter waiving the annual application process and review for the Title V Abstinence-Only State Grant Program.

Family Research Council Attacks Obama on Life Starting at Conception

Scott Swenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Scott Swenson

The Family Research Council is distracting the debate about serious issues in this country to focus on the one issue they need to have front and center in order to turn out their base supporters: abortion.

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.

Obama: The Real Pro-Life Candidate

Cristina Page | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cristina Page

McCain and the "pro-lifers" may have sanctimony on their side, but that has proven ineffective at preventing abortion. Obama has the opportunity to go on the offensive and change the debate.

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.

Bush Admin Launches National Ad Campaign Promoting Abstinence

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

4parents.gov is a government website run by the Department of Health and Human Services that is meant to provide parents with "information" to help "t...

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...