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-- Jose Antonio Vargas, Washington Post

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Fight the ignorance, people! Roll up your sleeves for a vaccine trial or a medication study! Teach your children honestly about sexuality and protecting their bodies and their lives!
-- bigolpoofter | December 1, 2006

We MUST talk about this; it's just not going to go away on its own. Talk to your friends, parents, co-workers...anyone that will listen.
-- Teacher | December 1, 2006

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