Ending the Conflict Over Contraception? Maybe not

March 13, 2012
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(This is what a slut looks like, apparently./Jonathan H. Adler / Volokh) Virginia Postrel suggests an easy way to expand access to contraception without risking any imposition on religious institutions: Make oral contraceptives available without a prescription.

True, making the pill available over the counter could reduce the amount of outrage and invective available for entertaining radio audiences, spurring political fundraising and otherwise amusing the American public. But the medical risks are quite low.
Partly because birth-control pills are available only by prescription, people tend to think they’re more dangerous and less well understood than they actually are. In fact, “more is known about the safety of oral contraceptives than has been known about any other drug in the history of medicine,” declared an editorial in the American Journal of Public Health back in 1993. That editorial accompanied an article arguing for over-the-counter sales.
Unlike most medications, the article noted, birth-control pills require no medical diagnosis: “A woman herself determines her need for oral contraception; she assesses her own risk of pregnancy … and the costs and benefits of both pregnancy and alternative contraceptions.” Nearly two decades later, birth- control pills look even safer than they did then, and recent research indicates that women are both able and eager to manage their own purchase decisions.

How does this solution stand up to medical marijuana then? why would you need a prescription for this? Obviously plenty is known about Marijuana and it’s positive uses. This thinking would essentially give people the power to decide their own consumption of chemicals.


Jane Fonda, Gloria Steinem and Feminists attempt to censor like usual.

March 12, 2012

(Red State) Gloria Steinem pens with three other feminists wrote an opinion piece at CNN calling for the FCC to take Rush Limbaugh off the airways. Her ‘writing’ partners, were Jane Fonda and Robin Morgan an editor at Ms. magazine. The trio open with quotes they didn’t bother to source.

(Daily Caller) The co-founders of The Women’s Media Center put pen to paper over the weekend to request that the public complain and urge the Federal Communications Commission to revoke the licenses of stations that carry “The Rush Limbaugh Show.”. Especially offensive, they wrote, has been the fact that his go-to term for feminists, “femi-nazis,” is no longer enough to “raise eyebrows anymore.”

but apparently it is ok for the feminists to call Rush a Nazi?

(Red State) This is followed by the pièce de résistance of the op-ed — they equate Rush with Josef Goebbels. No, for reals. While fascistically demanding that The State’s FCC shut down Rush Limbaugh. While seeking to silence those with whom they disagree – using hysterical lies and propagandist rhetoric – they Godwin themselves with Goebbels. Irony is lost on these geniuses.

The three then exhibit a staggering lack of self-awareness by claiming that Rush Limbaugh seeks to “dehumanize” people. Um. Did Gloria Steinem forget that she called housewives “dependent creatures who are still children” and “parasites”? That is the Left’s standard operating procedure. That is what they do, always, and especially with regard to women. This has been proven over and over again and only the willfully ignorant can’t see it. Gloria Steinem also said that one cannot be a feminist and be conservative and pro-life. A group called Liberal Ladies Who Lunch has launched a campaign to withhold sex. The founder of the group said the following:

“American men enjoy the benefits of women making their own choices about when to get pregnant. Men get the advantage of free, easy access sex with young women of child-bearing age. It wasn’t like that sixty years ago. If women can’t get reliable birth control, they will just have to keep their legs crossed to prevent pregnancy–even married women. I don’t think anyone wants that.”

Rush can afford the lawyers, but what about the rest of the men out there that try to oppose feminism and find themselves extradited to Washington State for what they write online? It happened to me.


Rush On Shatner’s Raw Nerve

December 12, 2009


Rush On Shatner’s Raw Nerve

December 12, 2009