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Frederick Clarkson

Frederick Clarkson is a Senior Research Analyst at Political Research Associates in Somerville, Massachusetts. He is the editor of Dispatches from the Religious Left: The Future of Faith and Politics in America (Ig Publishing, 2008), and Eternal Hostility: The Struggle Between Theocracy and Democracy (Common Courage Press, 1997).

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When In Texas: Just Say I Don’t Know

Frederick Clarkson

A new report presents the cruel hard truth: Texas is the largest recipient of federal funds for abstinence only programs while turning out young people with one of the highest rates of sexual risk taking behaviors, teen birth and pregnancy rates.

Caveat Emptor: Roe v. Wade at 36

Frederick Clarkson

A new, shiny packaged document promoting "common ground" between the pro- and anti-choice movements is missing something critical: abortion. It's an important concept to discuss on the 36th anniversary of Roe v. Wade.