Showing posts with label contraception. Show all posts
Showing posts with label contraception. Show all posts

Little Sisters Of The Poor Case Not About Contraception, It's About Gov't Forcing You To Violate Your Conscience

by Stephanie Slade.   This morning the eight justices of Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Zubik v. Burwell. The case will determine whether the Little Sisters of the Poor and six other petitioners (including Pittsburgh Bishop David Zubik) can object to an "accommodation" from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that they   ... MORE

Liberal Dream: 11-yo Girls Can Now Get Birth Control Devices Implanted In Them Without Parents Knowing

by Matt Agorist.  Between 1991 and 2013, the teen birth rate declined by 57% nationwide. Over this period, teen pregnancy has declined in all 50 states and among all racial/ethnic groups. Washington State is ranked 13 in the country for teen pregnancies with 20.5 births per 1,000 girls ages 15-19. That is a much better rate than Arkansas, which is more     ... MORE

Sheldon Richman: A Slippery Slope in the Right Direction?

Or, did the blind squirrels in robes merely find a nut.       As far as it went, the Supreme Court generally got it right in the Hobby Lobby Obamacare contraception case. Unfortunately it didn't go nearly far enough. The court ruled that "closely held corporations" whose owners have religious convictions against certain kinds of contraceptives ... MORE

Jacob Sullum: Dubious Rights Threaten True Liberty

Free birth control and unfree photographers.     According to The New York Times, a case the Supreme Court heard in March, involving a challenge to Obamacare's requirement that businesses pay for their employees' contraceptives, "pits religious liberty against women's rights." Similarly, the recent controversy over an Arizona bill aimed at    ... MORE

Jacob Sullum: Real Rights Vs. Fake Rights

Free birth control and unfree photographers.      According to The New York Times, a case the Supreme Court heard on Tuesday, involving a challenge to Obamacare's requirement that businesses pay for their employees' contraceptives, "pits religious liberty against women's rights." Similarly, last month's controversy over an Arizona bill    ... MORE

A. Barton Hinkle: More Contraception, Less Conscription

Birth control should be over-the-counter.      In a rational world, women in the U.S. would be able to buy birth control over the counter — something that is perfectly safe to do, and that women in other countries do as a matter of routine. But because American women cannot, the country is now embroiled in an unnecessary debate — one that,   ... MORE

Katie Kieffer: Why Women's Issues Are Men's Issues Too

The reclassification of freedom issues.    President Obama and Sandra Fluke both callthemselves lawyers and “reproductive rights activists” without giving you any indication that they understand the Constitution or basic biology. I’m not a lawyer, but I understand the Constitution. I’m not a reproductive rights activist, but I aced     ... MORE

John Stossel: Did Freedom Win?

Democrats won big last week.   So government will continue to grow. Individual freedom will yield. At least some people with records of supporting liberty were elected: Sen. Jeff Flake in Arizona and U.S. Reps. Justin Amash and Kerry Bentivolio in Michigan and Thomas Massie in Kentucky. Also, Washington and Colorado voted to allow any  ... MORE

More Years For Obama, More Tears For America

by Charles Hurt.   All that for nothing. It was the billion-dollar election that did not decide one single damned thing. Republicans control the House. Democrats control the Senate. And the White House remains in Democratic hands with absolutely no mandate whatsoever. Another four years with no hope of change. In this environment with this   ... MORE

Jacob Sullum: The Democrats' Fake Freedoms

Unable to distinguish between rights and subsidies.     Sandra Fluke’s claim to fame, aside from provoking Rush Limbaugh's misogynistic ire, is that she chose to attend Georgetown Law School, knowing full well that the Catholic university's student health plan did not cover birth control, and then demanded that the policy be changed       ... MORE

Mark Steyn: A Nation Of Sandra Flukes

The tragedy for America is that she's all too typical. According to Georgetown Law student Sandra Fluke, invited to address the Democratic convention and the nation, America faces a stark choice this November. “During this campaign, we’ve heard about two profoundly different futures that could await women in this country — and how one of those  ... MORE

David Harsanyi: Church Of The Holy Contraception

The new mandated societal imperative. Are you sick and tired of these moralizing moralizers imposing their morality on the rest of us? I know I am. Though it's commonly said that social conservatives would force us to live under theocratic rule if they could, these days the group most successful in imposing its worldview on others happens to be ... MORE

Matt Welch: Why Big Government Is Offensive

The increasingly invasive activities of the state stinks.    I was hoping to make it through life without hearing television commentators repeatedly utter the word transvaginal. Yet that intimate territory is where the country headed in February, and it is where we will increasingly return as long as the government keeps assuming a greater role in our private ... MORE

Katie Kieffer: Gays, Females And Equals

Gays are not merely bodies desiring homosexual action. Women are not walking uteruses. Gays and women are dignified human beings with reason, spirit and individuality. The Constitution considers Americans with respect to our humanity and citizenship, not our sexuality. So when politicians and sexual minority activists lobby for gay and female   ... MORE

Mike Tuttle: Rush Limbaugh And Freedom Of Speech

Are his right being trampled?  After Rush Limbaugh called Sandra Fluke a slut, the Internet exploded with comments from people taking one side or another. And, while Limbaugh’s faithful “mega-dittoes” crowd could be counted upon to defend their champion, it was the “strange bedfellows” that were made that confounded many. Bill Maher came out in open   ... MORE