|Fiscal Year 2007 Appropriations Completed as Fiscal Year 2008 Budget Released
Congress Approves Fiscal Year 2007 Spending Bill
The House and Senate finally completed appropriations for Fiscal Year (FY) 2007 by passing a joint funding resolution on February 14, 2007, just beating the February 15th deadline when funding for most government programs was set to expire. The programs had been funded by ...|
|NYC and DC Distribute City Sanctioned Condoms
|As part of Valentine’s Day celebrations, both the District of Columbia and New York City launched projects to distribute branded condoms, making them two of the first municipalities in the United States to create their own condoms.
On February 14th, New York City unveiled the official city condom in midtown Manhattan, ...|
|Montgomery County School Board Approves New Sexuality Education Curriculum
|From March to May of 2005, Montgomery County, Maryland garnered national attention as a few fringe right-wing groups, many from outside the area, let loose an all-out campaign against a new sexuality education curriculum for the county’s public schools. Yet a recent victory in this same community just outside of ...|
|Recent Legislation in New York and Washington Advances Sexuality Education; Missouri Legislation Moves to Tighten Sexuality Education
|So far in the 2007 state legislative session, several attempts have been made both to advance and restrict sexuality education. New York and Washington have brought forth bills to strengthen access to sexuality education, while Missouri has tried to deny young people access to full, accurate information.
On January 23, ...|
|Portugal Set to Legalize Abortions
|Portugal’s parliament has approved a bill to legalize abortion in the first 10 weeks of pregnancy, after a clear majority of Portuguese voted for that proposal in a referendum in February. The bill must go through a process of presidential ratification before it officially becomes law, a process that could ...|
|Rwandan Government Proposes Legislation Limiting Family Size
|Rwanda announced in early February that it will seek to introduce legislation limiting family size to no more than three children. Concerns about increasing poverty and a lack of economic and social resources have spurred the government’s decision.1
Rwanda currently has one of the highest birth rates in Africa with ...|