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Big Rise in Cost of Birth Control on Campuses, New York Times, November 22, 2007
The change is due to a provision in a federal law that ended a practice by which drug manufacturers provided prescription contraception to the health centers at deeply discounted rates. The centers then passed along the savings to students and others.
I Did Have Sexual Relations With That Woman, New York Times, Frank Rich, July 22, 2007
Abstinence Education Faces an Uncertain Future, New York Times, July 18, 2007
Sex and the Conservative, The Washington Post, July 17, 2007
Court Rebuffs F.C.C. on Fines for Indecency, The New York Times, June 5, 2007
Sex and the Single-Minded, New York Times, January 20, 2007 -- about Bush's appointment of Dr. Eric Keroack as deputy assistant secretary for population affairs at the Department of Health and Human Services.
Board of Education Approves New Sex-Ed Curriculum, Washington Post, January 10, 2006
The Liberty Counsel's Unhappy Valentine, Talk To Action, January 10, 2006
Supreme Court and Texas are Queer for Lovers, Virtual Citizen, October 4, 2006
Museum Field Trip Deemed Too Revealing, New York Times, September 30, 2006
Sept. 11 TV Documentary to Challenge FCC Standards, NPR's morning edition, August 25, 2005:
CBS will push the limits of FCC indecency regulations when it airs a newly revised Sept. 11 documentary next month.
Sex Ed Changes at School With 65 Pregnant Teens, WYFF, August 15, 2006
Abstinence-Only Stupidity, TomPaine.com, August 14, 2006
Why the U.S. Has Not Stemmed HIV
Activists Blame Infection Rate, Unchanged Since 1990, on Policies and Funding, Washington Post, August 13, 2006
Aid Without Prejudice, TomPaine.com, May 26, 2006
FRC Praises Frist, Brownback On Broadcast Decency Bill, Family Research Council (perhaps the leading organization of the theocratic right), May 22, 2006
Town Cracks Down On Unwed Couples, CBS News, May 17, 2006
The War On Sex, TomPaine.com, May 17, 2006
No, No, No ... Yes, Yes, YES! Abstinence Backfires, Counterpunch, May 10, 2006
This Holy Hand Grenade's a Dud, Talk To Action, May 9, 2006 -- more on the war on contraception
Prostitution pledge goes up in smoke, Talk To Action, May 9, 2006
Tax Abuse by the Christian Right: Catholic Edition, Talk To Action, May 9, 2006
The New York Times magazine has a feature article on "The War on Contraception," May 7, 2006
Many Youths Disregard Their Virginity Pledges, Harvard Study Says, LA Times, May 7, 2006
Frist Pushes Senate to Pass Bill on Indecency, Washington Post, May 4, 2006
Beyond Chastity Belts, New York Times, May 2, 2006 -- Nicolas Kristof explains the paradox in White House policies that oppose emergency contraception which leads to an increase in teen-age pregnancies which then increases the demand for abortions.
Life and Death? Just Don't Think About It , Talk To Action, April 11, 2006- " ... the Religious Right has an increasingly dangerous tendency to confuse medical mortality and morbidity with divine punishment for what they believe to be sexual impurity."
The battle to ban birth control, Talk to Action, March 20, 2006
Pledges and Punishment by Esther Kaplan on Alternet, March 15, 2006:
The director of an HIV prevention program explains how the Christian Right's growing control over U.S. foreign aid policy may cost Indian prostitutes their lives.
Trial Opens in Challenge to Law Over Teenage Sex, New York Times, January 31, 2006
Abstinence-only sex-ed is indefensible, Talk To Action, January 12, 2006 -- This article contains graphs that reveal the rise of STDs and teen pregnancies, particularly in the Bible belt
De-Funding the 'Contraceptive Mentality', Talk To Action, January 3, 2006
Birthing God's Mighty Warriors, Talk To Action, December 21, 2005:
Birthing God's Mighty Warriors exposes how Satan has used the secular idea of choice and modern medical advances to convince God's people to limit their family size through birth control and sterilization.
Will cancer vaccine get to all women? New Scientist, April 18, 2005:
"Abstinence is the best way to prevent HPV," says Bridget Maher of the Family Research Council ...
Virginity or Death! The Nation, May 30, 2005
Recruits Sought for Porn Squad, Washington Post, September 20, 2005
Adultery Inquiry Costs General His Command, New York Times, August 11, 2005
Prostitution Puts U.S. and Brazil at Odds on AIDS Policy, New York Times, July 24, 2005
Grand Theft Adult, New York Times, July 22, 2005: "As always in America, sex and nudity create the scandals, not systemic violence."
The Education of Shelby Knox: "A self-described "good Southern Baptist girl," 15-year-old Shelby Knox of Lubbock, Texas has pledged abstinence until marriage. But she becomes an unlikely advocate for comprehensive sex ed when she finds that Lubbock, where high schools teach abstinence as the only safe sex, has some of the highest rates of teen pregnancy and STDs in the state." PBS. June 21, 2005
The Senator's Guide To Safe Sex, Washington Post, May 27, 2005
Remote Control, In These Times, May 10, 2005
U.S. Is Asked to Close Site on Sex Issues, New York Times, April 3, 2005
To read the letter from SEICUS about the government site referred to in the above article, click here.
The Decency Police, Time Magazine, March 20, 2005
Frank Rich, New York Times, March 13, 2005, writes that the United States has become:
a culture that is now caught in the vise of the government war against "indecency." The chill cast by that war is taking new casualties each day, and with each one, the commissars of censorship are emboldened to extend their reach.
The latest scheme for broadening that censorship arrived the week after the Oscar show was reduced to colorless piffle on network television. Ted Stevens, the powerful chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee, pronounced himself sick of "four-letter words with participles" on cable and satellite television. "I think we have the same power to deal with cable as over the air," he said, promising to carry the fight all the way to the Supreme Court. Never mind that anyone can keep pay TV at bay by not purchasing it, and that any parent who does subscribe can click on foolproof blocking devices to censor any channel. Senator Stevens's point is to intimidate MTV, Comedy Central, the satellite radio purveyors of Howard Stern and countless others from this moment on, whether he ultimately succeeds in exerting seemingly unconstitutional power over them or not.
Dr. Hager's Family Values, The Nation, May 20, 2005
Liberal Bible-Thumping, New York Times, May 15, 2005
Ohio Anti-Adult Bill Goes to Extremes, AVN Online Magazine, May 13, 2005
ACLU Challenges N.C. Cohabitation Law, Woman Fired for Living With Boyfriend, Washington Post, May 10, 2005
Maryland County Wrangles Over Health Class Curriculum, NPR -All Things Considered, May 5, 2005
Sex As A Weapon, Jeff Sharlet, Nerve.com, April 25, 2005
Boeing Chief Is Ousted After Admitting Affair, New York Times, March 8, 2005
House Raises Penalties for Airing Indecency, Washington Post, February 17, 2005
Justice Dept. Fights Ruling on Obscenity, New York Times, February 17, 2005
Bush's Sex Scandal, New York Times, February 16, 2005
Touchdown for the Indecency Police, The International Herald Tribune, February 5, 2005
U.S. Revises Sex Information, and a Fight Goes On, New York Times, December 20, 2005
Some Abstinence Programs Mislead Teens, Report Says, Washington Post, December 2, 2004
Faith Based Gynocology???, November 10, 2004, President Bush announced his plan to select Dr. W. David Hager to head up the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Reproductive Health Drugs Advisory Committee.
More Funding for Abstinence: From the KaiserNetwork.org, November 29, 2004; from the abstinence-only sex education text Choosing The Best Soulmate
Health Textbooks in Texas to Change Wording About Marriage, New York Times, November 6, 2004
HIV prevention groups says Bush administration is targeting their work, Associated Press, October 1, 2002
Last updated: July-2007