Raising Women’s Voices

Some important things from the past couple days

Posted in DC Reform, Grassroots, Reproductive Health Care, State Reform by raisingwomensvoices on June 26, 2009

North Carolina passes sex-ed bill: Yesterday, lawmakers passed a bill that requires all seventh through ninth graders to learn about “sexually transmitted infections, how to properly use contraceptives and prevent pregnancy, and “other topics such as sexual assault”. This is a great step away from the abstinence-only program that was in effect in the state until yesterday. However, the bill still allows parents to pull their kids from these classes, so there is definitely still work to be done. Read the full article on RH Reality Check.

What do the private companies have to fear? An opinion piece from Paul Duncan at ABC.

Reflections on health care reform, the rally, and choice from Adrienne at Womenstake.org.

Strip search of Arizona 13 year-old ruled illegal by the Supreme Court

FDA approves generic Plan B.

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