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Sex ed, birth control, Medicaid: Republicans’ ‘new pro-life agenda’

Posted on AllSides March 30th, 2023
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Healthcare, Republican Party, Politics, Sex Education, Birth Control, Medicaid
Paul Beaty/AP

Republicans in staunchly conservative states are championing some atypical legislation this session — promoting sex education, government welfare and more birth control.

The proposals are part of what some governors and lawmakers have referred to as a “new pro-life agenda” for the post-Roe era — one that is increasingly breaking with their party’s socially conservative approach to maternal and reproductive health in favor of one more commonly pushed by Democrats.

The flurry of legislation stands to extend health insurance to tens of thousands of low-income people, boost access to contraception and...

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