Megan McArdle: Free Contraceptives Is Not a Method for Reducing Abortion

Free contraceptives might or might not make some kind of difference in the abortion rate but there is no way to know how big a difference or which way. Megan McArdle has weighed into a debate started with Ross Douthat blasting the idea of free and available birth control reducing the abortion rate. McArdle gives her own evaluation as an economist: But on this issue – not whether abortion should be legal, but whether the main thing standing between America and fewer abortions is better government Read more […]

No Soda for Your 6th-Grade Daughter, but School Can Insert an IUD without Telling You

The Seattle school’s no soda rule puts their IUD policy in perspective. Mark Horne wrote about the fact that the Seattle schools are allowed to insert IUDs into eleven-year-old girls without telling their parents, but I want to revisit the issue and point out the seeming insanity. I write “seeming insanity,” because even though there is real moral insanity involved, there is also a clear agenda with rational planning. As the cliché goes, there is a method to their madness. When Mark Read more […]

Here Comes the Birth Control “Implant Your Daughter” Crusade

The media is pumping up results of using a birth control implant or IUD on teen girls as government policy. They claim it reduced abortions. I love fewer homicides. But there are more civilized ways to reduce abortions. Protecting life from the point of its beginning, offering women help, holding fathers responsible, and raising people into adulthood so that they don’t have sex outside of marriage are not strategies that secular bureaucrats appreciate. The plan we are seeing unfold as an Read more […]

Our Great Country where Schools Can Give 11-Year-Old Girls IUDs without Parental Notification

The Daily Mail is reporting that thirteen schools in Washington State are distributing IUDs to girls as young as eleven. Here’s a story to help you celebrate your freedoms and your right to self-government this Independence Day: The Daily Mail reports, “Seattle high school sparks outrage over policy which allows it to give IUD contraceptives to girls as young as ELEVEN – without seeking permission from parents.” A public school in Washington State is offering taxpayer-funded intrauterine Read more […]

Turkey’s President on Birth Control Treated as Farce by Media

The same media that constantly condemns “Islamophobia,” will use it to discourage thinking about birth control. According to Newser.com: “Birth Control Is Treason: Turkey Prez.” Since assuming the Turkish presidency, Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said that Muslims discovered America and men and women aren’t equal. Erdogan’s latest salvo takes aim at what he sees as a treasonous threat to his country: birth control. Erdogan made his statements at a wedding on Sunday, advising the newly married Read more […]

Sterilizing Women Means “Liberating” Them?

Sterilizing women is the most popular form of birth control in the planet.   After the report on the eugenics deaths in India, the media has been working on rehabilitating the image of programs aimed at reducing poverty by eliminating the reproduction of the poor. It seems troubling to many that the most popular form of birth control on the planet is the sterilization of women. It should be troubling. But NPR is ready to defend the status quo—happily reporting that 223 million Read more […]

Reducing Fertility in Poor Countries a Huge Priority to Wealthy Westerners

New injection is provided for reducing fertility in poorest countries. Recently I posted about a massacre in India where many women were killed by non-hygienic sterilizations. Women are bribed for a pittance to give up any chance of future children. I couldn’t help but think again about this story when I read the report from BBC that there is a new way to get women to become infertile for a three month period: “The one dollar contraceptive set to make family planning easier.” The Read more […]

Most Contrived News Headline Ever: White House “Rushes” to Find “Solution” to Freedom of Conscience

The headline that made me laugh out loud yesterday (really!) was this one: “White House Rushes to Find Contraception Solution.” They make it sound like this is some sort of national emergency when the drugs are already cheap and affordable. The other term that made me snicker: “But the administration is under the gun.” All this drama is about an over-the-counter drug that is very affordable. This isn’t some life saving treatment that is going to bankrupt anyone. In fact, the idea that Read more […]

Multi-Baby-Daddy Felon Gets Plea Deal That Requires Him to Get A Vasectomy

I’m completely in favor of Jessie Lee Herald ceasing and desisting in all sexual reproduction—an activity he has brought to consummation seven times with six women. Nevertheless, there is something about what the court is requiring of this man that makes me nervous about the future. From the Smoking Gun: Jessie Lee Herald, 27, struck the agreement earlier this month with prosecutors in Shenandoah County, where he was also facing hit-and-run and driving with a suspended license charges. Herald Read more […]

Newest Oxymoron: Smart Childless Women

Definition of oxymoron (from Greek ὀξύμωρον, “sharp dull”): A figure of speech in which seemingly contradictory terms appear side by side. Here are some common examples of oxymoronic expressions: act naturally, random order, original copy, found missing, alone together, peace force, even odds, awful good, student teacher, deafening silence, definite possibility, ill health, jumbo shrimp, loose tights, small crowd, and clearly misunderstood. There are others like military intelligence, Read more […]

The Flake Fluke Compares Leukemia to Birth Control Pills

Sandra Fluke became the media darling for Liberals when she testified that it was necessary for the government (actually, taxpayers) to pay for her birth control pills. Rush Limbaugh called her a “slut” and all hell broke loose. Advertisers were pressured to pull their ads from the Rush Limbaugh show. Fluke spoke at the Democratic National Convention pushing her birth control agenda at the taxpayers’ expense. She’s once again speaking out about her favorite pastime by arguing that if Read more […]

Western Media Blames Capitalism For China’s Damage To Families

China has passed a law that allows parents to sue their adult children if the children don’t visit them often enough. The law is an interesting one, but what grabbed me was the way the Western media reported on it. Here is part of the AP story: “A rapidly developing China is facing increasing difficulty in caring for its aging population. Three decades of market reforms have accelerated the breakup of the traditional extended family in China, and there are few affordable alternatives, such as Read more […]