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Law Requiring Sixth Grade Girls To Receive HPV Vaccination Shoul Be Repealed

Washington, D.C., City Council Members Yvette Alexander and Muriel Bowser recently said they want to repeal a law that requires girls entering the sixth grade to receive a human papillomavirus vaccine, the Washington Post reports. The City Council in April voted 7-3 to approve the bill, and Mayor Adrian Fenty subsequently signed it into law (Stewart, Washington Post, 9/14).

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Bill To Allow Contraceptive Donations To International Groups Barred

The Senate is expected to consider the House-approved fiscal year 2008 foreign aid spending bill (HR 2764) that would allow the federal government to give contraceptives but not money to international groups barred from receiving U.S. aid because of their abortion policies, CQ Today reports (Graham-Silverman, CQ Today, 9/5).

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