In a 5 to 4 decision, the Supreme Court has ruled that closely held corporations cannot be forced to provide contraception coverage, or be required to do anything else that may violate the religious beliefs of the owners, shareholders, or employees. Keep in mind that Hobby Lobby does provide contraception coverage for their employees, just not via the abortifacient methods that they said violated their conscience for religious reasons. [Read more…]
Statement of Michael P. Warsaw, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of EWTN Global Catholic Network, in response to today’s decision by Judge Callie V.S. Granade of Mobile, Ala. denying EWTN protection from the government mandate that it must provide coverage of contraception, abortion-inducing drugs and sterilization as part of its employee health care coverage: [Read more…]
Joe Six-Pack, here. I know how it’s all the rage to root for the artificial birth control team these days, what with the HHS Mandate promising folks “freedom” from having babies at no cost. You know, treating pregnancy like it is some kind of disease.
Not that Planned Parenthood couldn’t report some scary statistics for the number of abortions provided to women who were using the pill when they became pregnant, or anything.
I wrote a post way back when about how folks aren’t “black boxes,” and how the whole getting pregnant process could be easily explained (but isn’t, because cooties, or something). But nobody listens to me. And the real head scratcher is why artificial hormones are reviled in beef and dairy products (Whole Foods, anyone?), and fawned over when it comes to feeding them to our moms, sisters, and daughters.
Teach our girls and boys about female fertility cycles? That smacks of science, or something.
Weird. [Read more…]
Got ten minutes? That’s all it will take for the Austin Institute for the Study of Family and Culture to help us make sense of dating, mating, and baby making. Even the folks at Freakonomics found this worthwhile to share.
Special guest appearance by the motivation changing, and soon to be ubiquitous (and free!), birth control pill.
Grab some popcorn, settle down with a favorite beverage, and learn a little about the birds and the bees, and the costs associated with the same. Who wins and who loses. It’s all quite fascinating.
Ready? Roll tape. [Read more…]
It’s temporary, so look for the Administration to raise this ship from the bottom again. The Los Angeles Times reports, [Read more…]