Red Alert

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The GOP's opposition to putting $330 million stimulus dollars towards STD prevention funding could hurt their own constituents: Gonorrhea, Chlamydia and Syphilis, the most prevalent non-AIDS STDs are unusually high in Red States. [Politico]

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Remedios Varo

This is only sort of related, but today I found out that not only can my university's student health center no longer afford to distribute birth control, but also that our local Planned Parenthood, which is the only one for miles around because I go to school in a rural area, is pretty close to shutting down due to a lack of funds and staffing. Glum times.