Every Child Wanted, Every Parent Willing

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.

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5 Hour Standoff at Planned Parenthood Leaves Questions

“The details behind the Colorado Springs shooting will surely emerge over the next week, but now is as good a time as any to remind people that violence at abortion clinics is actually on the rise, even while abortions are at an all-time low thanks to organizations like Planned Parenthood. The abortion rate dropped 4% from 2011 to 2012. The teenage birth rate in the US remains one of the highest in the developed world, but is at an all-time low this year. Nevertheless, even with lowering rates of abortion, violence increases, particularly in the wake of July’s sting videos”. … Continue reading 5 Hour Standoff at Planned Parenthood Leaves Questions

Why “Defunding” Planned Parenthood Isn’t As Libertarian As It Sounds

“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

Guess Which Feminist Has Won More Electoral Votes Than Hillary Clinton?

“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?