The contraception myth

How do you end or reduce human abortion?

Planned Parenthood and the Democratic Party insist that the answer is the availability of contraception to all women of child-bearing age who do not desire a child. Frankly, most conservatives probably agree.

The only area of disagreement would be: who pays?

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Making love the Catholic way

The Catholic view on contraception can be perplexing to the layman.

The secular world certainly doesn’t understand it. But even evangelical and fundamentalist Christians, who agree with Church teachings on sanctity of life and marriage, can’t grasp Catholicism’s apparent animus toward artificial birth control.

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Italy chooses to die

Isis Muslims captured 21 Egyptian Christians and chopped off their heads. They sent a message to the heart of the Christian World:

“…we will conquer Rome, by Allah’s permission.”

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"Thankfully, the justices got it right"

“In Sebelius vs. Hobby Lobby, the court made its opinion crystal clear: Citizens do not sacrifice their constitutionally guaranteed rights when they form and operate a family business. The decision was a victory not only for the Green family but for every American who values freedom of religion.”

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The profane, the violent, and the demagogues

Liberals roared their displeasure on Twitter with typical indelicacy.
They were reacting to the Supreme’s Course smack down of the HHS Mandate imposed on closely held companies, such as Hobby Lobby. The Green family that owns Hobby Lobby said the mandate forced them to violate their religious conscience or be fined.
The Supreme Court agreed with the Greens.
Here are a few (heavily edited) comments on Twitter in reaction…

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Can teens control their sex drives?

The debate rages.
On one side are those who insist that the simple solution to teen-age promiscuity is more contraception.
On the other side are the abstinence advocates.
One side says its too late for abstinence, that the horses are out of the barn, so to speak. We need to be realistic and deal with the situation at hand with even more training on birth control methods. Even more, some of these same contraception advocates don’t see anything wrong with kids having sex, as long as they use contraception properly. And if that fails, as it so often does, well, just have an abortion.
Big deal.
The abstinence folks disagree and look at kids as human beings with more dignity and self-control that animals. They believe they can begin to corral some of the horses running wild.
I thank everyone from both sides who have weighed in on this discussion, especially the teen-agers.
Here is some great input from another teen, named Ada …

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