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Some of the materials used by the Oklahoma City County Health Department in the Teen Pregnancy Prevention program are on display at the health department in Oklahoma City, Monday, July 21, 2014. The 25th annual Kids Count report from the Baltimore-based Annie E. Casey Foundation ranked Oklahoma 39th in 16 …

Officials Ending Obama’s Sex-Ed Spending

Despite leftwing media attempts to give credibility to the claims the Obama-era Teen Pregnancy Prevention (TPP) program has significantly reduced teen birth rates, a top Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) official says the assertions are misleading.

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks to Jewish community leaders at the Jewish Center of Brighton Beach during a campaign event, Thursday, April 7, 2016, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. (

Ted Cruz: Democrats Contrived GOP Contraception Threat in 2012

GOP 2016 contender Ted Cruz turned the tables on a question about abortion, observing that the Democrats know abortion is highly controversial, so much so that in 2012 they plotted to fabricate the narrative that Republicans wanted to ban contraceptives rather than broadcast their own support of abortion-on-demand.

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Catholic Converts Appeal to Rome to Uphold Indissolubility of Marriage

More than 130 notable converts to Catholicism have published an open letter begging Pope Francis and the bishops gathered at the Vatican Synod on Marriage and the Family to stand firm in teaching traditional Christian beliefs regarding the permanence of marriage, human sexuality, and the meaning of the family.

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Donald Trump, Ben Carson and Rand Paul Foil Jake Tapper Vaccine Ambush

Donald Trump dodged Jake Tapper’s attempted science-and-politics knock-out blow — and he did so with authoritative scientific support from campaign rivals Dr. Ben Carson and Dr. Rand Paul. “I’m in favor of vaccines, do them over a longer period of time, same amount,” Trump told Tapper. That’s the obvious civic and small-c-conservative, small-d-democratic middle-ground between the many progressives’ extreme insistence that their vaccine policies are just completely perfect, and some parent’s unjustified — and even selfish — extreme refusal to vaccinate their kids from school-shared diseases that once killed many children.

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Cosmo Reports on Death by Contraceptive Pill

Despite Planned Parenthood’s best efforts to downplay the dangers of birth control pills, even some of its allies occasionally go off script. In an unusual article this week, Cosmopolitan magazine covered the gruesome death of a 21-year-old Australian woman named Fallan Kurek who reportedly died from taking birth control pills for only 25 days.

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Circuit Courts Strike Blows Against Religious Liberty

This week, various appeals courts across the country ruled on whether religious institutions should be exempted from the Obamacare contraception mandate. The court decisions make it all but inevitable that the Supreme Court will be forced in the next few months to consider whether religious institutions must cover contraception in violation of their religious freedom.

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ACLU Demands Catholic Bishops Provide Abortions for Illegal Minors

Religious groups such as the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) are the target of an imminent ACLU lawsuit that hopes to order the federal government to release information about how the groups are awarded government funding contracts to assist illegal unaccompanied minors, yet refuse to allow the minors access to contraception and abortion.