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Texas Textbook Adoption Sparks Clash over Abstinence

The Texas Board of Education is likely to approve four textbooks on health that teach abstinence from sex without mentioning the benefits of condoms and other contraceptives. Texas buys so many textbooks, the state's version often becomes the national norm. Hear NPR's Barbara Bradley Hagerty.

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Barbara Bradley Hagerty is the religion correspondent for NPR, reporting on the intersection of faith and politics, law, science and culture. Her New York Times best-selling book, "Fingerprints of God: The Search for the Science of Spirituality," was published by Riverhead/Penguin Group in May 2009. Among others, Barb has received the American Women in Radio and Television Award, the Headliners Award and the Religion Newswriters Association Award for radio reporting.
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