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Askins tells Tulsa Democrats not to give up hope

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jari Askins explains her political strategy in terms of the fable "The Tortoise and the Hare."

"I always thought that was a really good story when I was a kid," she said. "Now I'm loving it."

Askins' position as an underdog to Republican Mary Fallin in the Nov. 2 general election is not new. Since entering statewide politics five years ago, she has made a habit of winning from behind with quiet, understated campaigns that are long on personal contact and short on hyperbole.

"I'm the tortoise, not the hare," she said. "I'm a workhorse, not a show horse."

Oklahoma's teen birth rate fifth-highest in U.S.

By GINNIE GRAHAM World Staff Writer

Published: 9/16/2010  3:16 AM



The number of teen girls giving birth in Oklahoma in 2008 was more than double the number of female freshmen entering the University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University that fall semester, according to a recent data analysis.


Oklahoma's teen birth rates rose between 2005 and 2007, moving up a notch to the fifth highest in the country, according to the Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy.


What Everyone Needs to Know About Second Trimester Abortions

By Steph Herold, RH Reality Check
Posted on August 1, 2010


Most of us don’t think we’ll ever have an abortion, until we become one of the half of all women in the US who has an unwanted pregnancy.  And if we think about it at all, we assume we’d get an abortion pretty early in the pregnancy.  While 90 percent of abortions do happen before 12 weeks, some women seek abortions later in their pregnancies.


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