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Lon Newman

Family Planning Health Services

Lon Newman has spent the majority of his professional life advocating for the reproductive rights of Wisconsin women and their families. He is currently Executive Director of Family Planning Health Services in Central Wisconsin. A 2004 Robert Wood Johnson Community Health Leadership awardee, Lon opened the only contraceptive drive up window in Wisconsin in 2005 (one of only three in the United States). He has worked diligently to further the reproductive health and well being of Wisconsin families for over 20 years. His energy and commitment does not diminish as he continues to advocate locally, regionally and nationally for confidential accessible high quality reproductive health care.


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An End to Waist-Up Wellness? You Can Help

Lon Newman

Until January 13th, you have a voice in whether or not a new national prevention plan will include sexual health as a vital and normal part of a new national prevention plan.  Use it now.

Sexual Health Education 101 Quiz

Lon Newman

Public education is about education. In our public debate about sexual health education, what is most important is to respect public education's core values of evidence, science and reason.

Forty 4 Forty: Making Lemonade for Choice

Lon Newman

Picketers holding anti-abortion signs in front of our clinic seek to confuse the public about our services. We don't provide abortions. But the picketers underscore the true meaning of "anti-choice."

A Passion for Prevention

Lon Newman

February 14 was National Condom Day and Family Planning Health Services (FPHS) has joined the American Social Health Association in asking Americans to "Get passionate about prevention."

The Bishops’ “Dixi”-Land Ban

Lon Newman

Public policy on sex, sexuality and reproduction in a pluralistic society must be based on evidence, science, justice, reason and civil discourse. So when the Catholic Bishops or others throw a political tantrum, we must never reward them.

The Down and Dirty Politics of Sex

Lon Newman

The focus of this Congress, along with the presidential administration, must be on creating down-to-earth reproductive health care policy, instead of being swayed by battles over who holds the higher moral ground.

HHS Regs Would Cover All Religious Convictions

Lon Newman

If new HHS regulations are adopted, family planning service providers could be forced to hire people who have moral objections to contraception and would be unable to discipline employees who refuse to provide birth control.

Get Me the Plan B Already!

Lon Newman

Wisconsin's Family Planning Health Services put 20,000 emergency contraceptive pills in the hands of 10,000 women last year. Is preventing unwanted pregnancy as simple as that? Yes. And no.

Echoes of Change to Come

Lon Newman

With a new presidential administration coming soon, this is the time for reproductive health advocates to speak up for health care policy change.

Pro-Life Wisconsin’s Spring Break Binge

Lon Newman

Spring break is a good time for anti-abortion advocates and supporters of comprehensive sex education alike to call for sexual responsibility. Perhaps we can agree to exercise responsibility in our advertising too -- then groups like Pro-Life Wisconsin wouldn't run false and misleading ads about emergency contraception.

In Memoriam: Roe at 35

Lon Newman

My mother's death helped me realize that there are parallel moral, ethical and spiritual issues at the end and at the beginning of life.

Accidents and Intentions on Birth Control Pricing

Lon Newman

Family planning advocates continue promoting common sense prevention solutions to intentionally avoid unplanned pregnancies. You can help by writing your Congressman about important changes to birth control pricing on campuses nationwide.

Don’t Detour Family Planning

Lon Newman

Want to see the number of unintended pregnancies reduced? Here are four easy ways to ensure family planning wins when Congress reconciles House and Senate versions of the Children's Health and Medicare Protection Act.

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