Correcting Assorted Conservative Misinformation

As the week ends, I wanted to touch on two pieces of news I saw earlier in the week but didn't have the time to respond to at the time. I'll combine them here and respond to both, as the two relate to similar topics. The first piece I want to address is this Facebook status by Chris McDaniel, a state senator in Mississippi:Text is as follows: So a group of unhappy liberal women marched in Washington DC. We shouldn't be surprised; almost all liberal women are unhappy. Perhaps there's a c … [Read more...]


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Could Women with IUDs Be Charged with Murder?

Idaho state senator Dan Foreman has introduced a bill that would ban abortion, and clear the way for charging both abortion providers and women who receive abortions with first degree murder. Prominent evangelical pastor Doug Wilson posted this week in hearty approval, but with a word of warning: But the first thing necessary is careful wording. We need to note that in order for the charge of first degree murder to stick, a prosecutor would have to show intent. In some cases, doing that would … [Read more...]


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Kansas Lawmaker Equates Contraceptives with Eugenics

So, this happened: A member of the Kansas Senate compared long-term contraceptives to fascist eugenics during a debate Monday.Sen. Mary Pilcher-Cook, R-Shawnee, opposed an amendment that would have instructed the Kansas Department of Health and Environment to contract with family planning providers to offer long-acting reversible contraceptives, similar to a Colorado initiative that reduced teen pregnancy rates.“I think it’s government treading on very dangerous territory,” Pilcher-Cook … [Read more...]


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When “Pro-Life” Means “Anti-Birth Control”

Through a link on Ladies Against Feminism, I came upon an article titled Planned Parenthood Targeting Morning Center Patients! I suspected that Morning Center must be some sort of crisis pregnancy center, but I found myself morbidly curious about what the author of the article meant by "targeting," so I clicked through.  As many of our supporters and friends know, Morning Center provides a prenatal clinic at Warren Apartments in Memphis. Warren Apartments is a particularly stark picture of the h … [Read more...]


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When Men Wax Poetic about My Womb

I want to start out by saying that right now, I am very frustrated. Very very frustrated. Men need to stop talking about---and especially for---women until they stop and freaking listen. I wrote last weekend about some of Matt Walsh's statements about birth control, but today, I have more to say. Walsh wrote this, for example: The birth control pill is a dramatic and potentially harmful “medication” designed to “cure” a natural function of a woman’s body. It seems that men who develop and pu … [Read more...]


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Why the Pope’s Recent Comments on Limiting Family Size Were Not Actually “Compassionate”

While in college, I converted to Catholicism. I went through the full process and was received into the Church. I still have the dress I wore that day. As a newly married Catholic, I relied on natural family planning (NFP) to plan and space out my children. Even after I found that I no longer believed in God, I continued using NFP, largely because I liked that it was natural and I was taught growing up that artificial birth control was little better than poison. While today I have an IUD, I used … [Read more...]


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Missouri Father Sues for Control of Daughters’ Sexuality

Did you see this one coming? One Missouri lawmaker has taken the fight against birth control coverage to a new and very personal place: His own daughters, two of whom are adults.State Rep. Paul Joseph Wieland and his wife Teresa are suing the Obama administration over its minimum coverage requirements for health plans under the Affordable Care Act, which includes contraception. They say the government is forcing them to violate their religious beliefs because they have three daughters, ages … [Read more...]


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