I wrote a post on Facebook recently that I realized I meant to include here as well.
To be very clear:
I want every child to be wanted and loved.
I want people to not get pregnant unless they want to be.
I want birth control education and access to be prevalent.
I want people to enjoy healthy sex lives without unwanted pregnancy.
I want people to be careful with their birth control, and use Plan B if they think there’s a problem.
I want people to utilize pregnancy tests as soon as their periods are late, and know how to tell when there might be a problem.
Continue reading “Every Child Wanted, Every Parent Willing”
I was interviewed for Reason’s Humans of Freedom Fest project. “People use information however they like. It’s confirmation bias.” You can find my picture and more quotes at Reason.com. Continue reading Portrait in Humans of FreedomFest
“Let’s be clear for a moment: I’m a libertarian, I don’t think the government should fund any corporate welfare, and that includes Planned Parenthood. If “defunding” actually saved the taxpayers money, it’d make sense to do it and I’d be happy to help. But government does, at the moment, and from a strictly consequentialist, incrementalist perspective, I recognize that taxpayers inevitably endure “common good” expenses. Unwanted or neglected children often end up being “taken care of” by the state, and families that have unplanned children may end up on services such as WIC, food stamps or other social safety net … Continue reading Why “Defunding” Planned Parenthood Isn’t As Libertarian As It Sounds
“The completely unsurprising news broke on Sunday: Hillary Clinton is running for president. As we prepare for the inevitable narrative of the mainstream media’s portrayal of Hillary as a trailblazer and a female icon, this author would like to step back to remember the first woman to receive a US electoral vote. She’s a woman who fought for women and for liberty, because she knew that the two are intricately entwined. That woman was Tonie Nathan, the Libertarian Party’s candidate for Vice President in 1972.” Read more at The Libertarian Republic. Continue reading Guess Which Feminist Has Won More Electoral Votes Than Hillary Clinton?
“I am profoundly lucky to live in a time where an unwanted pregnancy does not have to change my life irreversibly. But I am reminded that men don’t have that right.” Read more at Thoughts on Liberty. Continue reading Nobody Should Be Forced To Be A Parent
Five years ago today, Dr. George Tiller was assassinated. He was shot point-blank through the eye on a Sunday morning, in front of his family & his congregation. He was at his church, where he was serving as an usher. … Continue reading When “Pro-Life” Isn’t
“We compromise constantly. Roe v. Wade was a compromise, and every piece of legislation afterwards has been shrinking women’s rights of autonomy, yet compromise continues, and constant vigilance is required. Pro-choice IS the reasonable position, the compromised position, the middle position, the … Continue reading The Position of Compromise