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Each week, I’ll be posting a list of the most news-worthy and/or inspirational, informative, well-written, thought-provoking, and/or unique posts of the week. While every post and every contributor is valuable to our community, these are the blogs that I feel are must-reads.

March 27- April 2

Stats for this week: 50 posts by 35 writers

Update on Uganda’s “Anti-Homosexuality Bill”- Shelved Again?- by AFY_Nikki

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Appearing on Ugandan television last week…Information Minister Masiko Kabakumba announced that the Museveni administration has determined that the Anti-Homosexuality Bill is redundant, citing existing national laws that already make being gay a crime punishable by life imprisonment.

Sign the Petition: Remove the Economic Barrier to Birth Control- by Amplify_Staff

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More than half of women aged 18 – 34 say that the cost of prescription birth control has made it hard for them to use birth control consistently. Removing the economic barrier to birth control would have a major impact on young people’s lives.

Speaking Up for Sex Ed in Texas- by miniMIZE

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February and March have been busy for our Youth Leadership Council activists here in Texas. Across the state, they have been engaging their peers and advocating for medically-accurate, comprehensive sex ed.

I am thoroughly impressed. These activists continually inspire.

We’ll See You in Court: South Dakota’s Governor Signs Outrageous Law Restricting Abortion Care- by Amplify_Staff

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Two representative from the ACLU talk about South Dakota’s depressing new anti-abortion law, and how they’re teaming up Planned Parenthood to fight back!

Warning! Dangerously Disgusting Sexualization Ahead- by KarachiYWOCLC

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Karachi provides humorous commentary on a music video by 12-year-old Jenna Rose, or, as Karachi describes it, the “manifestation of a phenomenon that I like to call ‘The Other Side of Bieber Fever’.“

“A Torrent of Blood”: Ending Misconceptions About Emergency Contraception to Ensure Access for All- by Richael

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Richael, who attended the 55th Meeting of the Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, shares a ton of info about emergency contraception and sexual health and talks about how understanding the facts can help us save lives.

Responses to: “Removing the Economic Barrier to Birth Control”: Sexism, Stupidity, and Gender Roles- by kenzie

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Mackenzie responds to an ignorant comment she received in response to our No-Cost Birth Control Petition.

Unfortunately, I also had a "friend" comment that this was stupid and wasteful, because it would be spending his tax dollars to pay for birth control that "stupid, irresponsible, forgetful girls" wouldn’t even use consistently.

Thank you to everyone who posted a blog this week! You are part of what makes this community great!

~ Samantha
Community Editor

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My post this week: 
Kurt/Blaine Kiss on Glee: Fan Reaction Videos Give Me Hope