‘Abortion’ Archive

LARCS, Abstinence, and Other Matters of Education March 26, 2015 No Comments

I have read Isabel Sawhill’s new book, Generation Unbound.  In this, she tells us that she would encourage young people to be ‘planners’ rather than ‘drifters’ when it comes to relationships, marriage, and child bearing.  [Among other implications of this, it implies that ‘falling in love’ is not the best thing to do or the […]

Evangelicals: From ‘Mind their own Business’ to Activism January 28, 2013 1 Comment

I don’t think opposition to abortion rights is ‘hating women’, but it is very true that the Evangelical Right, unlike the Catholics, came to its anti-abortion position rather late.  It was Francis Schaeffer, his son Frank, and the man who became Surgeon General under Ronald Reagan (i.e., C. Everett Koop), who turned evangelical opinion around […]

Where Did The Adoptable Children Go? January 21, 2013 No Comments

USA Today less than two weeks ago wrote about the “critical adoption shortage” now that Russia is cracking down in international adoptions. In addition to that, we are told that “as single parenthood becomes more acceptable,`there are just not as many women placing their children for adoption’.” And, as we are now upon the 40th […]

The Politician who Defeated Santorum March 21, 2012 1 Comment

I have seen it asserted that Rick Santorum is such a loser that the people of Pennsylvania rejected him and his social agenda.  Him, maybe, but before you conclude that they utterly rejected his social agenda, Gentle Readers, take a look at a few links about the man who defeated him: “Senate Dems defeat contraceptives-policy […]

How To Talk About Abortion in California: Accentuate The Positive August 16, 2011 No Comments

I think it’s OK to be pro-life in California politics.  I am not planning to run for office. The notorious Oscar Wilde is rumored to have said, “The problem with socialism is that it will take up too many evenings;” and I’ve found that the same is true, in our society that is oriented to […]

Sex-selection Abortion In Asia April 22, 2011 No Comments

The ugly specter of sex-selection abortion is a reality in Asia, and unfortunately not just in China.  Modern technology has met old attitudes and made this possible.  It is legal here in the USA de facto, but not much practiced except a little bit in the Asian community.  [Abortion for sex selection is not specifically […]