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Sandra Fluke Flunks on MSNBC

Well-known Georgetown University “women’s issues” expert Sandra Fluke was asked on MSNBC to comment about a recent case in which an Indiana woman was fired from her job teaching at a Catholic school because she had undergone in-vitro fertilization treatments. To which Fluke’s answer could be summarized briefly as, “Duh.”

Rush Limbaugh Apologizes on Radio Show; Byron York Explains Background

Rush Limbaugh devoted the opening monologue of his nationally syndicated radio program today to explaining why he issued an apology to Sandra Fluke. Limbaugh said that in his fight with the Left, he had “descended to their level.” Limbaugh then cited a Washington Examiner column by Byron York, in which Republican sources on Capitol Hill […]

Since We Can’t Call Sandra Fluke a ‘Slut,’ Would ‘Lying Liberal Bitch’ Be OK?

Sandra “Not a Slut” Fluke testifies, Monday, Feb. 27, 2012 Far be it from me to stoop to name-calling as a substitute for argument, but this question is not merely rhetorical. It seems that Sandra Fluke — who is receiving media Martyr of the Month beatification as the Matthew Shepard of ”reproductive rights” — stands accused of makin’ stuff […]

What Do You Call a Woman Who Is So ‘Sexually Active’ That She Needs More Contraception Than She Can Afford? UPDATE: Is Sandra Fluke a Fraud?

Apparently, the old-fashioned Anglo-Saxon word “slut” won’t do: Speaker John Boehner on Friday denounced radio host Rush Limbaugh’s “slut” remarks aimed at Georgetown University student Sandra Fluke, but the Ohio Republican also jabbed at Democrats who have been fundraising off the fracas. “The speaker obviously believes the use of those words was inappropriate, as is […]

What the Liberal Media Don’t Want Americans to Know About Contraception

The debate over ObamaCare’s mandated coverage for contraception raged for days before I finally managed to weigh in Wednesday, pointing out the absurd distortions and disinformation being promoted by liberals. Of course, I’m a Sexist Theocratic Right-Wing Misogynistic Patriarchal Oppressor, so no one believes a word I say on the subject. Therefore it is helpful […]

Let’s Talk About Sex, Professor

Professor Glenn Reynolds talks a lot about sex, but he’s actually thinking about politics: I’m not much of a Santorum fan — to me, he seems like Mike Huckabee without the charm or political talent — but it’s hard not to notice the narrative jiu-jitsu here. The “narrative jiu-jitsu” involves something I explained yesterday: It is actually […]

Obama’s Contraceptive Disinformation

Some readers may wonder why I haven’t published anything about the battle over mandatory contraceptive coverage under ObamaCare. Basically, it’s because every time I try to do it, I tend to write a couple of thousand words before discarding the draft. However, yesterday I was CC’d on an e-mail that some crazy woman sent to multiple […]

Fertility Facts: ‘It’s Not That We’re Stupid. It’s That We’ve Been Misinformed.’

At last, intelligent women are starting to speak out about how they’ve been misled about basic facts of reproductive science: From the outside, Holly Finn certainly looks fertile. With shoulder-length dark hair, smooth skin and a slim but curvaceous figure, the San Francisco-area writer could be any young mom with a baby on her hip. […]

He’s 36, She’s 33

“Most women who think they can wait until their mid thirties or later and have a baby without medical intervention really can’t. . . . If you’re a healthy woman, most likely your fertility will peak in your mid-twenties and start to decline at about age 27.” – American Fertility Association, “Infertility Prevention Handbook” This […]

More Sex, Less Babies?

Reader Matt K. calls to my attention the compare-and-discuss juxtaposition of two items at Instapundit. Item One: NOT SURE THIS APPLIES IF YOU’RE MARRIED: How the ‘price’ of sex has dropped to record lows.“Women are jumping into the sack faster and with fewer expectations about long-term commitments than ever, effectively discounting the ‘price’ of sex […]

Two Words: ‘Surgical Sterilization’

A writer at the parenting blog Babble, pregnant with her fourth child, writes about the prospect of her husband undergoing vasectomy. And as always when that topic — or tubal ligation for women — comes up, I find myself startled by the blithe attitude so many people take toward such a genuinely drastic step. “Snip! […]

VIDEO: ‘Demographic Winter’

My wife and I have six children, which is three times the national average in the U.S. People often ask, “Are you Catholic?” No, we’re proudly Protestant. Yet one cannot ignore the fact that, almost alone among major Christian denominations, the Catholic Church has a well-developed pro-life, pro-family doctrine as part of its basic belief […]

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