For those of us on the blue side of the divide, theoretically if not geographically, the Palin family saga reminds us that we’re not just fighting an abortion war, but we’re up against an entire way of life built on a deep foundation of contradiction.
The CDC has found that the share of teenage girls who use the rhythm method as birth control (at least some of the time) jumped from 11 percent in 2002 to 17 percent in 2008.
Oklahoma is playing the veto game for a fourth time, South Carolina is stuck in the mud on abortion, and Canada teaches the U.S. some lessons about reducing teen pregnancy.
When the smoke cleared from health reform, we found out that a quarter of a billion dollars had been inserted into the bill ostensibly as a “sweetner” for conservatives.
Why, in a world of countless birth control pills, the ring, the patch, implants, and condoms for women and men, do people still get pregnant unintentionally? Because there are a lot of people rooting against them.
Last summer, the $50 million-a-year federal Title V abstinence-only-until-marriage grant program died a quiet death, only to come back to life, zombie-like, in the healthcare reform bill.
It’s April Fool’s day, but these people aren’t joking when it comes to pushing anti-choice ideals.
Why is there a $250 million “bonus” for failed abstinence-only programs kept in the health reform bill? Was this a chit to be traded for the votes of Democrats like Stupak?
Are you smarter than a 5th grader? These people don’t think you are, including the college professor who uses the Bible to teach his science classes.