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  • The Problem With Male Birth Control Is Not That Men Are Wusses

    11/05/2016 4:08:32 PM PDT · by NYer · 24 replies
    The Federalist ^ | November 3, 2016 | Cassy Fiano
    Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you’ve seen the headlines jeering at men after the news broke that a trial for male birth control was cancelled because men “couldn’t handle” the side effects. The mocking was practically immediate. Men were derided as being whiners who were unwilling to tolerate the side effects that women endure every month, so not only were they weak, they were misogynists as well.People titled Julie Mazziotta’s article “Men Back Out of Male Birth Control Study Because They Couldn’t Handle the ‘Changes in Mood.’” She wrote that it was time for guys to “woman up.”...
  • Catholics, Evangelicals, Jews Join Forces, Ask SCOTUS to Take Obamacare Contraceptive Mandate

    08/24/2015 2:05:25 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/24/2015 | Samuel Smith
    As the Little Sisters of the Poor are petitioning the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a federal court decision that forces the order of Catholic nuns to abide by the "Obamacare" contraception mandate, over 20 states, a group of Orthodox Jewish rabbis and a number of Evangelical and secular organizations are urging the high court to take up the case and protect religious liberty. "We are deeply grateful for the outpouring of support we have received from such a wide range of people and groups," Sister Loraine Marie Maguire, Mother Provincial for the Little Sisters of the Poor, said in...
  • [2014]This amazing remote-controlled contraceptive microchip you implant under your skin is the...

    08/23/2015 2:55:48 PM PDT · by St_Thomas_Aquinas · 58 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 17, 2014 | By Dominic Basulto
    By 2018, it may be possible to purchase a contraceptive microchip that you implant under your skin that delivers birth control hormones automatically into your blood stream every day for as long as 16 years. Thats the vision of Microchips, a Massachusetts-based startup formed by MIT researchers who are developing a remote-controlled drug delivery microchip you would implant under your skin near your abdomen (or, if you prefer, your backside region). Without having to go back to a doctor, women would be able to switch birth control hormones on and off at the touch of a button. Thats a big...
  • Blood Clots and The Pill (1 in 3 contracepting women develop vascular clots)

    02/24/2012 2:25:09 PM PST · by NYer · 17 replies
    rushlimbaugh.com ^ | February 24, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Lucy, Columbus, Ohio, Open Line Friday and it is your turn. CALLER: Hello, Rush. RUSH: Hi. CALLER: Hi. Yeah, I don't have a lot of time, I realize that. I want to get right to my point. I'm a vascular specialist who sees a lot of blood clots in the lung, in the leg, sometimes in the arteries, but a lot in the veins, and probably one out of every three blood clots that I see in women is from the use of contraception. RUSH: Wait just a minute. Wait just a minute. Are you telling me, did I...
  • The Pill Kills again: Tragedy strikes as 21-year-old dies after 25 days on the pill

    05/28/2015 5:42:25 PM PDT · by Coleus · 27 replies
    All.org ^ | 5.28.15 | Rita Diller
    She died after 25 days on the pill. She was only 21. As in so many blood clot cases caused by birth control, she was misdiagnosed when she went to the hospital struggling to breathe and experiencing pain in her legs and ribs. She was sent home diagnosed with a bruised sternum. Four days later, she collapsed and was rushed to the hospital. On May 14, three days after arriving at the hospital, she was pronounced dead. According to an article in Cosmopolitan, tests revealed a large blood clot on her lung.Her name was Fallan Kurek, and she worked with...
  • Colorado Debates Whether IUDs Are Contraception Or Abortion

    03/06/2015 10:15:00 AM PST · by C19fan · 13 replies
    NPR ^ | March 5, 2015 | Megan Varlee
    A popular contraception program in Colorado is receiving criticism from conservative lawmakers who say that the program's use of intrauterine devices, or IUDs, qualify as abortions. More than 30,000 women in Colorado have gotten a device because of the state program, the Colorado Family Planning Initiative. An IUD normally costs between $500 and several thousand dollars. Through the program women could receive one for free. This is because the program received a $23 million private grant in 2009 that has covered all its costs until now. To keep going, a group of bipartisan lawmakers are trying to push a bill...
  • Pope Francis Adviser Hints at Rethink on Contraception Ban

    09/19/2014 6:37:35 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 60 replies
    Tha Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7/19/14 | John Bingham
    Cardinal Walter Kasper, a close influence on Pope Francis, says it is up to parents to decide how many children to have ahead of global gathering of Roman Catholic bishops to discuss the family A leading reformist Cardinal close to Pope Francis has hinted at the possibility of a reinterpretation of the Roman Catholic Churchs blanket ban on artificial contraception. Cardinal Walter Kasper said it was the responsibility of the parents to decide how many children they should have. He also said that so-called natural family planning, which is promoted by the Church as an alternative to contraception, also...
  • The pill can kill (India: Oral contraceptives increase cancer risk by 950%)

    01/02/2014 2:42:16 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 28 replies
    The Times of India ^ | Jan 2, 2014 | Durgesh Nandan Jha,TNN
    NEW DELHI: Women who take oral contraceptives regularly are at a higher risk of developing breast cancer compared to others, shows a study by AIIMS doctors. Breast cancer risk was found to be 9.5 times more in women with a history of consuming such pills. Early menstruation cycle, late marriage and lower duration of breastfeeding were the other major factors responsible for the disease among Indians, according to the study published in the latest issue of the Indian Journal of Cancer. The study was conducted on 640 women, of which 320 were breast cancer patients. "We found long-term use of...
  • Now the chemical snip! Male pill works like a vasectomy - but will girls trust men to take it?

    12/03/2013 4:38:16 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/03/2013 | BEN SPENCER
    A scientific breakthrough could finally make a male contraceptive pill reality, researchers said last night. Previous attempts to develop a pill have tried either to alter a mans hormones or to make his sperm ineffective. The new technique works like a temporary vasectomy, stopping sperm leaving the body during sex which scientists say will reassure men concerned that other approaches could affect their long-term virility and libido. It is also likely to appeal to women uneasy about the female pills potential to raise the risk of heart attacks, strokes and blood clots.
  • Obama: 'Free Contraceptive CareMay Make Up What Shes Spending on Premiums;' Target: Pill Still $9

    09/25/2013 5:51:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    CNS news ^ | 9/25/13 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    (CNSNews.com) - Speaking with former President Bill Clinton yesterday, President Barack Obama suggested that under Obamacare young women may get back more in free contraceptive care each month than they pay out in premiums. "And because all the insurers who participate are required to, for example, provide free preventive care, free contraceptive care, that young woman, she may make up what shes spending on premiums just on her monthly use of health care, said Obama. This was based on Obama's assumptions that a young woman would in fact be using some contraceptives on a regular monthly basis and that her...
  • Obama OK with morning-after pill sales at age 15

    05/02/2013 5:44:29 PM PDT · by Wanderer99 · 25 replies
    xfinity comcast ^ | JULIE PACE
    EXICO CITY (AP) President Barack Obama said Thursday he was comfortable with his administration's decision to allow over-the-counter purchases of a morning-after pill for anyone 15 and older. The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday had lowered the age at which people can buy the Plan B One-Step morning-after pill without a prescription to 15 younger than the current limit of 17. The FDA decided that the pill could be sold on drugstore shelves near condoms, instead of locked behind pharmacy counters. Obama, speaking at a news conference while in Mexico, said the FDA's decision was based on...
  • Feds can't force Domino's founder to offer contraceptives, judge says

    03/15/2013 6:56:45 AM PDT · by topher · 28 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | March 15, 2013 | AP
    DETROIT A judge on Thursday blocked the federal government from requiring the founder of Domino's Pizza to provide mandatory contraception coverage to his employees under the health care law. U.S. District Judge Lawrence Zatkoff granted a preliminary injunction against enforcement of the contraception provision of the law against Tom Monaghan and Domino's Farms Corp., a management company located near Ann Arbor, Mich. The company, which is not connected to Domino's Pizza, has 45 full-time and 44 part-time employees, according to its court filing. Monaghan sold his controlling stake in Domino's Pizza in 1998 to private equity company Bain Capital...
  • The Pope Was Right All Along (Pope Paul VI) Secular sources now agree with him!

    01/11/2013 7:53:05 PM PST · by Salvation · 13 replies
    CE.com ^ | January 11, 2013 | Russell Shaw
    The Pope Was Right All Along by Russell Shaw on January 11, 2013 The disruptive results for individuals and society spawned by the revolution in attitudes and behavior regarding sex, marriage, family, and childbearing that erupted a half-century ago have become too obvious to ignore. These things were predictablein fact, some people actually predicted them from the startbut by now their impact has grown so painfully apparent that even secular voices are being raised in alarm.The problems are increasingly visible in the United States. They include an aging population with fewer young workers to support the elderly, along...
  • Is Sandra Fluke Gay?

    03/05/2012 8:21:37 AM PST · by Skeez · 56 replies
    Macsmind ^ | 3/1 | macranger
    Fluke has been called a slut. Not only for sleeping herself through law school, but for pimping herself off as some kind of reproductive rights expert. But today I received an email from someone who claims to be from Georgetown stating that Sandra Fluke really isnt who she says she is. That is heterosexual, and that she is in fact gay. I have no idea if the email is real or fake. I dont care if shes gay or not. Having family members who are gay Im not homophobic. The email headers check out and it appears legit. The writer...
  • Military chaplains gagged by Obama administration

    03/05/2012 6:25:26 AM PST · by cap10mike · 15 replies
    BizPacReview.com ^ | March 5, 2012 | Michael Dorstewitz
    Professionals serving in the armed forces enjoy a unique relationship with the military. Although theyre commissioned officers, they arent generally thought of as warriors in the true sense. They instead serve their military brethren in their professional capacity. That being the case, their activities are primarily bound and dictated by the practices and standards of their profession. For example, a Marine JAG officer adheres to his legal Code of Ethics, whereas an Army physician is expected to conform to his Hippocratic Oath. Likewise, a Navy Catholic chaplain would be expected to conduct himself according to his own religious doctrine in...
  • Lutheran leader sides with Catholics on contraceptives issue in fiery testimony

    02/20/2012 11:28:15 AM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 11 replies
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | February 18, 2012 | TIM TOWNSEND
    On Thursday afternoon [Feb 16] in Washington, the Rev. Matthew Harrison, president of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, told a panel of lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives that the St. Louis-based denomination "stand(s) with our friends in the Catholic Church" in opposition to a recent government ruling on contraception. The Missouri Synod has not traditionally embraced the notion of pluralism, at least when it comes to what the church calls "altar and pulpit fellowship." But in an interview Friday, Harrison, who lives in Ballwin with his family, made it clear that the Missouri Synod has "large consensus with the...
  • (LCMS President) Harrison Speaks Before House Committee

    02/16/2012 12:25:31 PM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 22 replies
    lcms.org ^ | February 16, 2012
    Missouri Synod President tells House Committee: LCMS religiously opposed to supporting abortion-causing drugsST. LOUISFebruary 16, 2012The Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison, president of the St. Louis-based Lutheran ChurchMissouri Synod, was one of several witnesses to give testimony today during the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reforms hearing, Lines Crossed: Separation of Church and State. Has the Obama Administration Trampled on Freedom of Religion and Freedom of Conscience? Following are Harrisons comments to the committee: Mr. Chairman, its a pleasure to be here. The Lutheran ChurchMissouri Synod is a body of some 6,200 congregations and 2.3 million members across the...
  • Lutherans join chorus of voices slamming HHS contraceptive mandate

    KIRKWOOD, Missouri, February 9, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The President of the Missouri Lutheran Synod added his voice to the growing chorus of religious leaders from across denominational lines who are objecting to the HHS mandate requiring employers to cover sterilization and abortion-inducing drugs in their healthcare plans. The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod objects to the use of drugs and procedures that are used to take the lives of unborn children, who are persons in the sight of God from the time of conception, wrote Rev. Dr. Matthew Harrison, in a statement issued February 3rd. Increasingly we are suffering overzealous...
  • (LCMS President) Harrison to speak before House committee

    02/15/2012 6:46:57 PM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 29 replies
    lcms.org ^ | February 15, 2012 | Adriane Dorr
    LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison will take part in a Capitol Hill hearing before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee in Washington, D. C., on Thursday, Feb. 16. The hearing will focus on the issues of freedom of religion and freedom of conscience in relation to the Obama administration's recent health-care ruling regarding contraceptives. The panel also will include Roman Catholic, Orthodox, Baptist and Jewish leaders. The Rev. John T. Pless, who teaches theological ethics and is an assistant professor of Pastoral Ministry and missions at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, and Ann Stillman, vice-president and general...
  • Obamas contraception plan wont cut pregnancies

    02/15/2012 6:16:38 AM PST · by safetysign
    Washington Times ^ | 02/15/2012 | Daniel Allott
    Reproductive decisions are sometimes influenced by the availability of contraceptives. But they are also influenced by culture, faith, the ups and downs that are a natural part of sexual relationships and impulses buried deep in our psyches. In other words, they are influenced by factors well beyond the purview of a government mandate.