Quick: what are the legitimate activities of government, according to libertarians?
Usually, libertarians will mention a short like including things like national defense, criminal justice, protection of property rights. Some, such as Murray Rothbard, are anarcho-capitalists and believe even these traditional functions of government could and should be handled by the private sector.
Murray Rothbard, self-described “Enemy of the State.”
Where are you when we need you, Murray?
Where, then were the libertarians when the United States supported efforts to impose the “Reproductive Health Bill” on the Republic of the Philippines?
This bill mandates that all school children receive Age- and Development-Appropriate Reproductive Health Education. – Read more…
by Anne Morse, Media Coordinator for the Population Research Institute.
This article was first published at pop.org on June 11, 2014.
Long, long ago, when Anne’s parents were in college (sorry, mom and dad), demographers made an observation: they saw that for most of human history, even though couples were having far more than two children, mortality was also very high. The result was that populations either stayed the same or grew very slowly. Read more…
Categories: Babies, Birth Control, contraception, Demography, Newsletter articles, Population, Under-population babies, birth control, Children, contraception, Demography, Population, underpopulation
by Charlie Butts
A federally funded children’s hospital in Colorado is providing underage children free birth control, the “morning-after” pill, and even intrauterine devices – and under the law, parents don’t have to know about it.
Bob Enyart of Colorado Right to Life tells OneNewsNow the situation is really out of control. “Children’s Hospital Colorado [through a clinic in Colorado Springs] is giving medical treatment to children as young as 12 years of age – and that includes an abortifacient pill called Plan B, the morning-after pill,” he details. He adds the treatment includes providing the girls IUDs if they walk into the BC4U clinic. Read more…
By Kathleen Sloan, Consultant to the CBC (Center for Bioethics and Culture)
If you thought that the days of eugenics were ancient history, you would be terribly mistaken. The Center for Investigative Reporting has revealed that between 2006 and 2010, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation coercively sterilized approximately 150 women. In violation of prison rules, tubal ligations were performed on female inmates during labor and childbirth without their consent. It is estimated that at least 100 more were performed going back to the late 1990s. From 1997 to 2010, California taxpayers paid contracting physicians $147,460 to sterilize women at prisons in Corona and Chowchilla. Read more…