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Planned Parenthood of Southern New England (PPSNE) is recognizing Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month by offering teen clinics in Connecticut and Rhode Island focused specifically on pregnancy prevention. Although teen pregnancy rates are declining across the country, PPSNE says that Connecticut and Rhode Island are still ranked 13th and 11th in the country, respectively. And if this isn’t enough, 95% of parents want their kids’ schools to teach students about pregnancy prevention and contraception, and 75% of students think they need more information than they’re getting.
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Massachusetts Attorney General Race
Maura Healey is a Democrat running for Attorney General in Massachusetts. Her platform? Women’s rights, pay equity, sex education, and expansion of abortion access. ‘Nuf said? Her Democratic opponent, Warren Tolman, is also running on issues of gender, specifically pay equity and violence against women. Tolman says he wants to add gender to the hate crimes law. In the spirit of being a well-rounded post, the Republican candidate is John Miller,who is running on jobs and the economy. This will be an interesting race to watch!