Why the Contraception Debate Isn’t About “Women’s Health”

| March 29, 2012

The hue and cry from the feminist corner during the debate over the Obamacare contraception mandate has painted religious conservatives as backwards, uneducated rubes who are out to prevent women from receiving quality health care. Never mind that the debate is not and never has been over women’s health care. The debate is squarely centered […]

The Long-Term Importance of Fertility

| March 24, 2012

I meant to post something about this during the squall that erupted over Obama’s contraception mandate, but that’s the same week a ship off Mombasa dropped anchor on the cable carrying high-speed Internet into Kenya, and life online slowed down to a crawl. That’s okay. Plenty of other folks took time to comment, both on […]

The “Fourth Trimester” Abortion

| March 24, 2012

For years we’ve been told that the “slippery slope” line of argumentation is a logical fallacy, but recent events are demonstrating that it’s not far to go from contraception to abortion to infanticide in a single generation: While political liberals are busy advancing the fiction of a conservative “war on contraception,” their counterparts in academia […]

The Future of Marriage

| March 24, 2012

Some thought-provoking articles have come through the newsfeed in the past week: Why working class young adults are missing out on marriage ~ For some years, now, researchers at the Institute for American Values have been pointing out that, while the great majority of people still highly value marriage, the meaning of marriage has undergone […]

Unthinkable Thoughts : How feminism deforms intellectual culture

| March 24, 2012

Over the past few weeks, this column has on more than one occasion expressed agreement with Rick Santorum’s view that advances in birth control have had deleterious social consequences, most notably in contributing to the breakdown of the family. To our surprise, a not-insignificant number of our readers have pushed back against this idea, which […]

Satire and Sandra Fluke

| March 24, 2012

I realize the Sandra Fluke story is old news, but Amanda Read’s commentary capably rebuts the nonsensical arguments of feminists who insist that contraception is a “right.” No matter how many layers of sense well-meaning women vainly try to wrap it in, feminism remains a dirty trick that victimizes, objectifies, and degrades women to damsels […]

Obama’s Contraceptive Compromise: A Redistribution of Death

| February 20, 2012

From Doug Phillips’ blog: Several weeks ago, President Obama jumped into political hot water when he issued a regulatory policy under the new health care law, forcing religiously affiliated organizations to pay for healthcare plans that provide free contraception to employees, including the murderous “morning after pill.” Many religious groups found the policy highly offensive, […]

The Coming Demographic Catastrophe

| February 20, 2012

We picked up our local paper last Tuesday to read the lead story: that Kenya would begin a strong contraceptive push to bring down its population growth in the next 20 years. Key to the article was the easy-to-miss one-line admission that foreign aid to East Africa is now dependent on the EA community’s acceptance […]

Unnatural Selection

| February 8, 2012

From Mercatornet: A book by a pro-choice feminist faces up to an unintended consequence of the West’s fertility war. This brave and timely book has many strengths and one glaring, but understandable, weakness. The strength of this book is the reporting. Mara Hvistendahl, a liberal, pro-choice feminist, painstakingly documents the catastrophic consequences of the worldwide […]

Komen and Planned Parenthood: What next?

| February 6, 2012

Watching this unfold has been mind-numbing, yet predictable. Yes, let the Komen disaster be a lesson to anyone thinking of partnering with Planned Parenthood: You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave. On that topic, my inside source has checked in, telling me there were advisers who in December thought […]

Rethinking Contraception

| January 20, 2012

Several share-worthy posts have come through the newsfeed this week: Anti-Baby Pill Father Laments Bulgaria’s Demographic Bust ~ Djerassi, now 88 years old, was one of three researchers whose formulation of the synthetic progestagen Norethisterone marked a key step in the creation of the first oral contraceptive pill. He has repeatedly said that young Europeans […]

North Carolina Revisits the Legacy of One of the Great Horror Stories of American History: Eugenics and the Forced Sterilization of Women

| January 14, 2012

From Doug Phillips at Vision Forum: In 2010 Vision Forum Ministries held a national conference entitled ‘“The Baby Conference” which examined past, present, and future trends in eugenics and the battle for the future of childbirth, life, and the family in America. One of the key issues on the table was the ongoing influence of […]

Elisabeth’s Barrenness and Ours

| December 27, 2011

From Mark Steyn over at National Review Online: We now live in Elisabeth’s world — not just because technology has caught up with the Deity and enabled women in their 50s and 60s to become mothers, but in a more basic sense. The problem with the advanced West is not that it’s broke but that […]

Author of “Our Bodies, Ourselves”: Post-menopausal pregnancy “irresponsible”

| December 6, 2011

From Jill Stanek’s blog: Nancy London finds that she’s in the awkward position of having to reverse herself. As a co-author of Our Bodies, Ourselves, published in 1973 (the year the U.S. Supreme Court upheld Roe v. Wade), London was among those who argued – convincingly – that biology was not destiny, that women should […]

Feminism gets the last laugh on fertility

| November 29, 2011

From Barbara Kay at National Post: This just in from blogger Mollie Hemingway:  “Why do we lie about female fertility?” Hemingway is a wife and mother of two children. She’s now 37 and would like a third child, but realized that at her age easy conception is the exception, no longer the rule. She goes […]