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Empowering Women, Fighting Poverty, Saving the Planet.
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This year the United States slipped from a C a D+ in reproductive health, with 19 states failing completely. See how your state did and find out why in the Population Institute’s fourth annual 50-state report card! https://goo.gl/oOwcDq
  #reprorights  
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World population is projected to increase from 7.3 billion today to 9.6 billion or more by 2050. Virtually all that growth will be in the developing world, and much of that increase will occur in countries struggling to alleviate hunger and severe poverty. While progress is not precluded, population growth in these countries is a challenge multiplier. read more: http://www.newsweek.com/population-growth-will-exacerbate-problems-some-developing-countries-343447   #WhyPopMatters #Population   #FamilyPlanning  
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"But actually getting access to that reproductive health care is another matter — and it depends a lot on the kind of community where you live."
How do we ensure that all teens have access to the resources that will keep them safe and healthy?

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Yesterday, the House passed a "disgustingly cruel" 20-week abortion ban that flies in the face of medical science, compassion, and a woman's right to choose. Obama has already threatened a veto if it passes the Senate.

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A D.C. law to prevent discrimination against women for their reproductive health choices was voted down by intervening House Representatives. Thankfully, a vote was never taken up in the Senate and the measure took effect this weekend, but it leaves a scary precedent for how far conservatives are willing to go.

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With news this week that a school district in Texas (that uses abstinence-only curriculum) reported an outbreak of chlamydia among its students, renewed focus needs to be placed on the sex education that our young people receive, or their health will be jeopardized.

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Abortion is presented as a black-and-white, cut-and-dried issue on the national stage. However, +Vox's new poll shows that for most Americans, there are gray areas and nuances in their opinions about abortion.

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#fridayfact   #FamilyPlanning Saves Lives
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How do you raise awareness about population explosion? Show people the impact rapid population growth and consumption are having on the planet. #population #consumption #popenviro  

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Child brides are denied many fundamental rights, including educational and economic access, the right to decide their reproductive destinies, and freedom from violence and coercion. Ending the harmful practice of child marriage is critical in advancing the bright futures of girls around the world and allowing them to choose their own paths.
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