from Helen Alvare
I’ve been working on several projects that have occupied all my little brain cells, including at the United Nations and around the U.S.
Rather than recount individual developments, I want to remark upon a few trends I have noticed. Perhaps these remarks might provide “talking points” when you are confronting arguments nowadays equating liberty for women with women’s (and girls!) sexual license. Read more…
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by Patrick Fagan
This article was first published at The Public Discourse on March 11, 2013.
This year, the Supreme Court will render judgment on the institution of marriage. Though most of us don’t realize it, the Court first did so forty-one years ago in Eisenstadt v. Baird, a decision that gravely wounded marriage and set the nation on a course of gradual debilitation by ruling that states could not restrict the sale of contraceptives to unmarried people. Read more…
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CHICAGO – A federal judge in Chicago has temporarily blocked the U.S. government from requiring an Illinois company to provide its workers with health insurance that covers birth control. Read more…
by Elizabeth Crnkovich
This article was first published December 10, 2012, at the Population Research Institute.
A recent Family in America conference in D.C. lays out the problem, and speaker Jennifer Roback Morse provides a solution.
Past generations of American pioneers, known for their openness to life, would not have believed it. They would be astonished to learn that, in the second decade of the twenty-first century, a woman’s fertility is not celebrated but discouraged. Women who marry early, leave the workforce, and devote themselves to the birthing and raising of children are not the norm. On the contrary, a woman is expected to pass her most fertile years acting like a man, building up a strong career, and making a lot of money. Only after she is thus “established” and has “enough money” is she allowed to start thinking about having children. Read more…
by Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)
Planned Parenthood has released a study that claims the abortion drug RU-486 is safe. But as one pro-lifer points out, a closer look gives a different conclusion. Read more…
by Carolyn Moynihan
Major health organisations want all teenage girls to have a supply of morning-after pills on hand. Are they crazy?
Recently the American Academy of Pediatrics called on all US pediatricians to counsel all their adolescent patients about post-coital contraception and make advance prescriptions for it available to girls under 17. The move came as no surprise. The AAP Committee on Adolescence has been advocating over-the-counter sales — or, failing that, advance prescriptions — of the morning after pill for all those in its purview for nearly a decade, as has the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Read more…
By KAREN MATTHEWS and LINDSEY TANNER
NEW YORK (AP) — It’s a campaign believed to be unprecedented in its size and aggressiveness: New York City is dispensing the morning-after pill to girls as young as 14 at more than 50 public high schools, sometimes even before they have had sex. Read more…
While it’s not clear whether they even work, the contraceptive implants are easy to remove… provided doctors can find them
The beauty of contraceptive implants is that, once a doctor has tucked one under a woman’s skin, she shouldn’t have to worry about birth control for several years. At least, that’s the theory. But hundreds of British women who were using an implant called Implanon nevertheless wound up pregnant last year and — after visiting doctors to have the implants removed — discovered that the implants were nowhere to be found. What’s behind this deeply troubling mystery, and what are the consequences? Here, a brief guide: