The “#WhatWomenNeed…for Valentine’s Day” hashtag was kicked off by House Democrats last week. This Monday, Planned Parenthood Cecile Richards got in on the fun by posting a vine video of herself holding up a series of #WhatWomenNeed cue cards that said, among other things, “birth control” and “safe + legal abortions.” Pro-lifers responded with their own #WhatWomenNeed Valentine’s Day pro-life … Read More
The Catholic Church Cannot Get You Pregnant
A few weeks ago we ran an article at Catholic Lane about new data on why women have abortions. Someone choosing to go by the name “choiceone” left the following brilliant comment (click both images to enlarge): Poor dear. She(?) thought she was so clever. I love the response from my EIC predecessor at Catholic Lane: As hard as it … Read More
Camels, Cartoons and Plan B
Population Research Council has released a new video using cartoons to break down the complexities of pregnancy, illustrating how the drug affects ovulation, conception, and implantation. Characters on camels represent the sperm and their journey, while a lumbering elephant carrying a round little figure represent the female egg and its journey. Palaces, dust storms, and even an Oregon Trail video … Read More
Why Don’t Women in the Developing World Use Contraceptives?
It’s not for lack of access. Rebecca Oas has more.
Contraception Confusion: The Morning After Pill
Well, this has been a bit of an eye-opener for me. Many of you may have heard that bishops in Germany approved use of the “Morning After pill” (MAP) to treat victims of rape. Swiss bishops recently made a similar announcement recently. Naturally, many pro-lifers and faithful Catholics — myself included — were wondering what, exactly, these bishops were thinking … Read More
Lazy Blogger Quick Takes
One of these days I will become a more diligent blogger. In the meantime, here are a few things that I’ve been keeping open in my browsers lately that I’ve been wanting to talk about here in my own little corner of the world wide web, but have been too lazy to get around to. 1. Nuns Must Have Birth … Read More
Drug Addicts Don’t Need Sterilization or Abortion
Over a year ago I wrote an article about why drug addicts should not be encouraged to allow themselves to be permanently sterilized. Sharing her personal story of being pregnant while addicted to crystal meth, Calah Alexander is an example of why sterilizing drug addicts is the wrong approach: Don’t get me wrong, it wasn’t easy, being a newly-pregnant drug … Read More
7 QT Friday: Birth Control
1. I’ve seen quite a few stories about birth control lately. Why not make a quick takes post out of all of them, plus a few other related items? 2. First thing’s first: For quite some time now, the link between hormonal contraceptives and an increased risk of breast cancer has been acknowledged by the Mayo Clinic and the World … Read More
Andrea Mitchell vs. Paul Ryan (and the Ladies Who Love Him)
In her totally unbiased live report on the announcement of Paul Ryan as Mitt Romney’s running mate last weekend, MSNBC’s White House Spokesperson Correspondent Andrea Mitchell said: “I think you’re going to see that they (have) decided that this is a base election. This is not a pick for suburban moms. This is not a pick for women. This is … Read More
Condescending Wonka Strikes Again!
Just when I thought the ‘Condescending Wonka’ meme had run its course, he goes and does something like this…and totally redeems himself (for the moment, anyway). 🙂