(From Common Dreams Today)
Challenging the "Luxury" of Abstinence
by Haider Rizvi
NEW YORK - While there is no indication that the George W. Bush administration is willing to roll back its current restrictions on funding for HIV/AIDS, it may find it difficult to maintain the status quo when Democrats take charge of the U.S. Congress in January.
U.S. efforts to promote abstinence as a cornerstone of sexual education have not lowered levels of sexually transmitted diseases, two former U.S. surgeon generals said on Thursday.
It's been an incredibly excellent week for myself, Scarleteen, and -- in my opinion -- the world at large.
We have the first woman speaker of the House in history -- now democratic -- today, the fantastic, feminist Nancy Pelosi.
We're THIS close to a democratic Senate win, and Dems dominate the Governors. We now have 82 women -- 82 women! -- in the Senate.
The South Dakota abortion ban was overturned (thanks, SD voters, for turning out in record numbers!), and prop 85 also didn't pass.