Health Risks of Contraception


February 29, 2012 9:01 pm

You can find a great summary of the health risks of contraception here.  Think about this: “Since 1975 there has been a 400% increase in “in situ” breast cancer among pre-menopausal women under 50 years old. This mirrors the increased use of birth control over these same years. (“In situ” is a medical term which means “at the location” [4].”

The really scary national debt: babies born out of wedlock


 7:03 pm

I love babies.  And I am always happy to hear that a woman with an unwanted pregnancy does not choose abortion. But more women need to make choices that don’t lead to unwed pregnancy.  53% of babies born to women under 30 are born to unwed mothers.  For many of these women, marriage is nowhere in sight.  Perhaps many of them did not grow up in a house with a father and a mother. They don’t know what they were missing or what they are depriving their daughters of.  “It used to be called illegitimacy. Now it is the new normal. After steadily rising for five decades, the share of children born to unmarried women has crossed a threshold: more than half of births to American women under 30 occur outside marriage.”

Learning from mistakes: Some people do!


 6:51 pm

A lot of women make some bad choices. Some learn from them.  This woman did:

“I know this because I’ve lived the other life. I was never what you’d call promiscuous, but nor was I what you’d call sexually moral. Because of my willingness to give of myself completely to men who weren’t willing to give me the same, I lived a life of heartbreak and confusion. Finally, about four years ago, I noticed that every time I gave my heart away, I wasn’t getting it all back. Every go-round, there seemed to be less and less of my heart to give. I was becoming less open, more guarded, even bitter. I could feel a wall growing around my heart, and it was thick and it was high.”

Georgetown law student too poor to pay for her contraceptives; wants the poor to pay for them!


 4:44 pm

We have gotten to the point in this culture where law students who can expect to have lucrative careers expect others to pay for their contraceptives for them.  A young women from Georgetown testified before congress that it was not right that Georgetown refused to pay for her contraceptives — which she said would cost $3,000 over 3 years (surely a tremendously inflated number).  This is so sad. For what it says about her priorities, if nothing else.  As another analyst said, “What Fluke is arguing, then, is that her fellow law students have a right to consequence-free sex whenever, wherever.Why, exactly, especially if it costs other people something? When I can’t pay for something, I do without it. Fortunately, in the case of contraception, women can make lifestyle choices that render it unnecessary.”



February 22, 2012 8:19 pm

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The Truth About Contraception and the HHS Mandate


 6:49 pm

Drew Mariani interviews Professor Smith on Relevant Radio about the HHS Mandate and truch about contraception.

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