Media Still Ignores Studies Showing Abortion Hurts Women

| December 6, 2011

From LifeSite News: You would think that when researchers at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and the University of Pennsylvania determine that something nearly TRIPLES a woman’s breast cancer risk, it would be big news. But not if that “something” is abortion. As LifeNews reported this week, a recent peer-reviewed study shows that abortion […]

World Contraception Day: empowering whom?

| November 3, 2011

From Mercatornet: Ignoring warnings about blood clots, the contraceptive industry pushes its product. Advocates of abortion and birth control often speak of “empowering women” with unbiased and vital information about reproductive health, but their silence following the most recent warning from the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) calls into question the nature of their concern for […]

Letter: Abortion is the most lucrative birth control

| September 6, 2011

This cogent letter to the editor highlights a startling fact that you aren’t going to hear in the mainstream news: Planned Parenthood’s own research demonstrates that greater contraceptive use does not reduce abortion. We’ve said it before: “Follow the money.” PP stands to make millions of dollars (including out of the taxpayer’s pocket) as the […]

Contraceptive mandate is a boon for Big Pharma

| August 27, 2011

From Bob Laird over at Mercatornet: Backlash continues to mount against the August 1 decision by the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to mandate that contraception be fully covered as “preventive” medicine by insurance companies – and thus, “free” for consumers. Most of the criticism has thus far revolved around the lack […]

Study: Birth Control Not Stopping Unplanned Pregnancies, Abortions

| August 27, 2011

So much for the myth that greater access to birth control will lower the abortion rate: A new study conducted by a former research arm of Planned Parenthood shows the policies of the abortion business promoting contraception and birth control to poor women aren’t working, as unplanned pregnancy rates are rising…. With the Planned Parenthood […]

The Two-Minus-One Pregnancy

| August 13, 2011

This chilling piece appeared in this week’s New York Times Magazine. Having recently re-read Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, I could only shudder at the clear parallels. We have truly lost our moorings when “reducing” a pregnancy (by aborting one child) can be treated as plain old “consumerism”: As Jenny lay on the obstetrician’s examination […]

Missing Children: How Falling Birthrates Turn Everything Upside Down

| August 11, 2011

Demography expert Philip Longman has a superb article up at The Family in America: Just as it is very difficult at the very top of a long market rally to persuade anyone that the bubble is about to burst, so was it nearly impossible even to contemplate in this era that the growth rate of […]

The price of progress in China?

| August 11, 2011

From Carolyn Moynihan at Mercatornet: Some see it as a sign of greater freedom in China and therefore progress, but not all Chinese are happy that the divorce rate is burgeoning, reports China Daily. Shu Xin, director of the China Marriage and Family Affairs Consulting and Research Center, a nongovernmental organization, warns about the negative […]

Taxpayer-funded Birth Control a Constitutional right?

| August 11, 2011

We have posted many articles in past years about birth control, abortion, taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood, and related issues. The airwaves and the blogosphere have absolutely lit up over these issues in recent weeks due to the mandated coverage of chemical/hormonal birth control as “preventative medicine” in President Obama’s heavily promoted health care legislation. […]

What’s wrong with HHS birth control mandate?

| August 6, 2011

From Sheila Liaugminas: Let’s count the ways… So why is the federal deparment charged with the health and human services of its citizens suddenly requiring a massive implementation of an ideologically based scheme to cover birth control, sterilization and morning-after pills at great cost to insurers and taxpayers, and at a time when the federal […]

Contraception is not preventive care

| July 20, 2011

This is an excellent commentary by Denise J. Hunnell over on Mercatornet. So much of the howling coming from the left about de-funding Planned Parenthood centers around the notion that women have a “right” to contraceptives as a normal part of health care. That argument simply does not hold water. In a July 18 New […]

Lawsuits mounting over alleged health risks of Bayer’s Yaz contraceptive

| July 12, 2011

Something you won’t find Planned Parenthood or NOW tripping over themselves to announce any time soon, despite the obvious health risks to women: When they were approved by regulators, the pills were considered an advance over older forms of oral contraceptives because they were taken for 24 days rather than the usual 21, which was […]

She Escaped From Planned Parenthood

| May 14, 2011

After years of working for Planned Parenthood in Bryan, Texas, Abby experienced a dramatic change of heart regarding the morality of abortion and her participation in the ongoing tragedy of it. She had never seen an abortion through ultrasound technology.  But one day, she did, and the sight of a 13-week-old baby trying to move […]

Planned Parenthood and the Soviet Model

| April 20, 2011

“[W]e could well take example from Russia,” advised Planned Parenthood founder, Margaret Sanger, “where birth control instruction is part of the regular welfare service of the government.” My, how far modern liberal Democrats have progressed. Sanger, Planned Parenthood matron and racial-eugenicist, who ran a “Negro Project,” who spoke to a KKK rally in 1926, who […]

Birth control is not the solution

| March 27, 2011

An excellent commentary from Kathryn Lopez appeared a couple of weeks ago, but it didn’t make it through the newsfeed until now. Very much worth pondering: Congress, for its part, held an unprecedented vote in the House in February to end funding of Planned Parenthood. It’s not a permanent or final vote; it was attached […]