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 […]

Thoughts on International Woman’s Day

| March 21, 2011

From Robin Phillips: Two weeks-ago-Tuesday was the one hundredth anniversary of “International Women’s Day”, which occurs every year on March 8. On this day, various organizations throughout the world sponsor celebrations which, in the words of the Wikipedia, “[range] from general celebration of respect, appreciation and love towards women to a celebration for women’s economic, […]

Sanger was racist, elitist and deadly effective

| February 25, 2011

From the Culpeper (VA) Star-Exponent: Margaret Sanger founded Planned Parenthood with this policy in mind: People she believed to be unfit or unworthy should have their babies weeded out, and those whom she believed to be fit should flourish. In an article Sanger wrote in 1921 titled, “The Eugenic Value of Birth Control Propaganda,” she […]

The rising tide of chemical abortion

| February 18, 2011

From the Milwaukee Journal: As we mark yet another anniversary of Roe vs. Wade, we pause to take a numbing reality check. Since abortion was legalized in this country 38 years ago, more than 53 million preborn children have been slaughtered through induced abortion. Beyond the recorded numbers, we can only imagine the additional hundreds […]

Shocking Planned Parenthood videos renew defunding calls

| February 9, 2011

The clandestine videos were shot at Planned Parenthood clinics in New Jersey, New York and Virginia from Jan. 11 to 14, according to Live Action. Rep. Mike Pence, R.-Ind., called for passage of his bill, the Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act, to eliminate federal funds for Planned Parenthood after the first video was released…. […]

Are we really Pro-Life?

| February 1, 2011

An excellent, thought-provoking piece from Valerie at In Faith and Purity: Let’s be clear and make no confusion about my heart on this. I am not saying at all that if you use birth control of any kind, you are pro-abortion. I know many different families with many different views on children, and I know […]