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New CDC Data Prove Importance of Comprehensive Sex Ed
Posted on Monday May 07, 2012

Last Thursday, the Center for Disease Control released new data indicating that between 2006 and 2010, approximately 60% of sexually active teenagers ages 15 to 19 were using “highly effective methods” of contraception, which include IUDs or implants, the pill or patch, and injectable contraception. Compared to 1995, this finding represents a 26% increase in […]

Out of Many, One
Posted on Friday March 23, 2012

Yesterday morning, Rabbi David Saperstein stood with other leaders from the Washington Interreligious Staff Community (WISC) at a press event launching the 2013 Faithful Budget. The Faithful Budget’s Preamble and Statement of Principles reflects our Reform Movement’s understanding that the budget is an affirmation of our national priorities, an inherently moral document. The Faithful Budget […]

Crisis of Hope for LGBT Youth Continues
Posted on Wednesday September 14, 2011

In 1997, 14-year-old Robbie Kirkland took his father’s keys, unlocked the gun cabinet, removed a gun, closed the cabinet, and went to his attic, where he laid down on a mattress and shot himself in the head. Yet until 2010, the media largely ignored the epidemic of suicide and hopelessness among LGBT youth. Last September, […]

The Contraception Debate 46 Years Later
Posted on Tuesday June 07, 2011

Today marks the 46th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in Griswold v. Connecticut, which overturned a Connecticut law prohibiting the use of contraception. Although this decision is not as much of a household name as the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, which legalized abortion, the 1965 Griswold decision made the latter possible by finding […]