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  • Americans Are Having Fewer Babies. They Told Us Why. (NY Times)

    07/05/2018 2:53:18 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 167 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 5, 2018 | Claire Cain Miller
    Jessica Boer, 26, kissing her cat Kip at her home in Portage, Mich. Like an increasing number of people in her generation, she does not plan to have children. “Now we know we have a choice,” she said.Wanting more leisure time and personal freedom; not having a partner yet; not being able to afford child-care — these were the top reasons young adults gave for not being sure they wanted children, reports a new survey conducted by Morning Consult for the NYT. About a quarter said they expected to have fewer than they wanted. The largest shares said they delayed...
  • Study: teen pregnancies fall after cuts to birth control budgets

    07/02/2018 4:24:04 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 5 replies
    Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | June 1, 2017 | Simon Caldwell
    The rate of teenage pregnancies in Britain has fallen to its lowest level since 1969 Evidence suggests pregnancy rates fell sharply in those areas where budgets were most aggressively cut Government cuts to the funding of sex education and contraceptive services have contributed to a drop in the rates of teenage pregnancies to their lowest level since 1969, a new study has found. The findings by two academics have added to a growing body of research which is exposing the failings of decades of sex education policies. Family planning gurus have argued since the 1970s that teenage pregnancies could be...
  • Burger King Russia apologizes for World Cup 'impregnation' advert

    06/20/2018 5:03:45 PM PDT · by Harmless Teddy Bear · 34 replies
    CNN via MSNBC ^ | 06/20/2018 | Chris Scott
    Fast food company Burger King Russia has been forced to apologize after an advertisement offered Russian women the chance to win $47,000 and free Whoppers for life if they got impregnated by a World Cup player. The short-lived campaign was promoted in Russia on Tuesday via social media platform VK -- Russia's equivalent of Facebook -- before being pulled down after a flurry of angry responses from the public. Burger King Russia then released an apology on VK, saying they had removed all materials related to the campaign as it was 'insulting."
  • Nickels, Dimes and Family Size

    05/16/2018 2:05:50 PM PDT · by Coleus · 38 replies
    the diocese of scranton ^ | 02.23012 | Fr. Tadeusz Pacholczyk, Ph.D.
    A few years ago, I spoke with a young man preparing to get married. His aunt told him that she thought he and his fiancée were too financially-strapped to have a child, and that it wouldn’t be fair to bring up a baby in poverty. Keenly aware of his joblessness and his minuscule bank account, he concluded she was probably right. The young man and his fiancée were ready to tie the knot in a few months and they expected that she would be at the infertile phase of her cycle around the time of their honeymoon, so they would...
  • She Got Pregnant at 18 and Did Something That Today, Few Teens Do

    04/09/2018 4:57:45 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 99 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | April 8, 2018 | Kelsey Harkness
    Kelly Clemente found out she was pregnant when she was 18. She had just finished her first semester of college, and up until then, described herself as your typical “all-American girl.”She got good grades, was a member of a sorority, and ran on the track team.When she saw that pregnancy test, “My life is over,” she thought.“I was like, it doesn’t even matter. Nothing matters anymore,” Kelly told The Daily Signal.Kelly, unlike most girls her age, was familiar with the implications of an unplanned pregnancy. In high school, she volunteered at HOPE in Northern Virginia, a nonprofit that creates gift...
  • Study Shows High Use Of Marijuana Among Pregnant Women

    01/01/2018 9:24:04 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 179 replies
    the maven` ^ | Ginny Reed
    California - A new study has found that smoking marijuana is increasing among pregnant women in California, which leads to health concerns about the unborn child. The study was published on Dec. 26 in the Journal of the American Medical Association, according to Fox News, and used the medical records of 279,000 women residing in California who were on Kaiser Permanente, a health care service. Women who agreed to participate were asked to answer a questionnaire when they were about eight weeks pregnant, and take a drug test to see if they tested positive for marijuana use. In the study,...
  • Thanking God for the Miracle That is You

    11/23/2017 11:01:24 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 23, 2017 | Rebecca Hagelin
    My heart leapt this week when I placed my hands on your mommy’s belly for the first time and felt you move. Dear beloved grandchild, you are a squirmy one! My daughter giggled at my squeals of joy from feeling you softly “dance” inside her. Little does she know that one day very soon your movements will be powerful kicks instead of gentle flutters. Your mom and dad have decided to wait until your birth to discover if you are a boy or a girl. And they will rejoice in learning your identity, knowing that it is the Creator of...
  • Blue States Practice the Family Values Red States Preach

    11/18/2017 8:07:32 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 30 replies
    New York Slimes ^ | November, 18, 2017 | Nicholas Kristof
    As we watch Roy Moore thumping his Bible to defend himself from accusations of child molestation, let me toss out a verbal hand grenade: To some degree, liberals practice the values that conservatives preach. This is complicated terrain with lots of exceptions, and the recent scandals involving Harvey Weinstein, Louis C.K. and Al Franken underscore that liberals can be skunks as much as anyone else. Yet if one looks at blue and red state populations as a whole, it’s striking that conservatives champion “family values” even as red states have high rates of teenage births, divorce and prostitution. In contrast,...
  • DADDY CAN BE MUMMY Womb transplants could allow men to have babies ‘tomorrow’, claims expert

    11/04/2017 4:37:38 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 22 replies
    The Sun ^ | November 4, 2017 | Victoria Fletcher
    Richard Paulson, president of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, said eight children had already been born to women after transplants. And he told a meeting in San Antonio, Texas: “There’s plenty of room to put a uterus in there. Men and women have the same blood vessels.” He said the next step would to be trials involving transgender women to help them become natural mothers. Such ops are not allowed in the UK. However, medical ethics lawyer Dr Amel Alghrani joined calls this year for the NHS to consider them. Last night critics said transgender women may want to...
  • Pentagon advocates requiring women to sign up for military draft

    10/24/2017 7:15:25 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 67 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 24, 2017 | Rowan Scarborough
    The Pentagon says the country should stick with mandatory registration for a military draft, and it advocates a requirement for women to sign up for the first time in the nation’s history. The recommendations are contained in a Defense Department report to Congress that serves as a starting point for a commission examining military, national and public service. Congress ordered the Pentagon report, and the office of the undersecretary of defense for personnel and readiness completed it in the early months of the Trump administration. Currently, only male citizens and residents age 18-25 are required to register, for a pace...
  • New Hawaii Law Forces Pro-Life Pregnancy Centers to Tell Women About Abortion

    07/16/2017 5:25:08 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 36 replies
    CBN ^ | Sunday, July 16, 2017 | CBN News
    Under a law signed on Wednesday, pro-life pregnancy centers in Hawaii will be forced to tell patients about free abortions provided by the state. And if they don't, they could face fines up to $1,000 dollars for a repeated offense. There are currently five pro-life centers in the state. "This clinic does not provide abortion services or abortion referrals. Only ultrasounds performed by qualified healthcare professionals and read by licensed clinicians should be considered medically accurate," reads the mandatory notification the centers will have to provide patients with. "Hawaii has public programs that provide immediate free or low-cost access to...
  • Abortion Must Cease In America

    06/29/2017 3:08:42 AM PDT · by Patriot777 · 14 replies
    June 29, 2017 | Patriot777
    The Word of God tells us within the Ten Commandments, "Thou shalt not kill". If this Nation, which professes in the Constitution and in the Pledge of Allegiance, "One Nation Under God", continues its genocide of the unborn (which at conception is a human life per Holy Scripture), I believe The Almighty will unleash upon the United States disaster enough to wipe out every infant slaughterhouse and every city in which they are located. President Trump has the ability to use an Executive Order banning all abortion, and build centers across the nation to take care of women from conception...
  • California vs. Pro-Life Pregnancy Clinics

    06/17/2017 9:01:49 AM PDT · by Architect of Avalon · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | June 16, 2017 | Sapna Rampersaud
    Three pro-life, faith-based nonprofit clinics in California are suing the state’s attorney general, Xavier Becerra, for infringing on their First Amendment rights. These clinics — LivingWell Medical Clinic, Inc.; Pregnancy Care Center of the North Coast, Inc.; and Confidence Pregnancy Center, Inc. — offer free unplanned-pregnancy-related services to hundreds of women each year. It would be against their deeply held beliefs to advocate abortion. But California law requires them to. Since 2015, the California Reproductive Freedom, Accountability, Comprehensive Care, and Transparency (FACT) Act has required certain pregnancy clinics to notify their patients that the state offers free and low-cost abortions...
  • Women in 30s now having more babies than younger moms in US

    05/19/2017 7:54:57 AM PDT · by Morgana
    yahoo ^ | May 17, 2017 | AP
    NEW YORK (AP) — For the first time, women in their early 30s are having more babies than younger moms in the United States. Health experts say the shift is due to more women waiting longer to have children and the ongoing drop in the teen birth rate. For more than three decades, women in their late 20s had the highest birth rates, but that changed last year, according to preliminary data released Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • No, the AHCA Doesn't Make Rape a Preexisting Condition

    05/07/2017 4:17:56 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 7 replies
    ©2017 Reason Foundation ^ | May. 5, 2017 11:45 am | Elizabeth Nolan Brown|
    Nothing in the new Republican health care bill specifically addresses sexual assault or domestic violence whatsoever. What it does say is that states can apply for waivers that will allow insurance companies, under certain limited circumstances, to charge higher premiums to people based on their personal medical histories—that's it. (States that are granted the waivers must also set up special high-risk insurance pools to try and help defray costs for these people.) Under Obamacare, no such price variances based on preexisting conditions are permitted. Historically, conditions that could trigger higher premiums or coverage denials have been mostly chronic diseases and...
  • Oklahoma abortions: Women may need partners' permission

    02/14/2017 7:15:02 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 18 replies
    BBC News ^ | 14th February 2017 | BBC News
    A proposal which would force women to get permission from their sexual partner to allow them to have an abortion has passed the first hurdle in Oklahoma. The bill would mean women needed written consent from a man for a doctor to carry out a termination. The bill's author, state legislator Justin Humphrey, who has described pregnant women as "hosts", said it would give the father a "say-so". Critics say it degrades women. The fact Oklahoma lawmakers decided to move the measure toward a full vote by the legislature comes at a time the anti-abortion movement is growing bolder under...
  • This couple is crowdfunding their pregnancy

    01/09/2017 6:45:11 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 24 replies
    © Copyright 2017 Ithaca Times ^ | Updated Jan 6, 2017 | By Nick Reynolds
    Once they’d dated a few years, Julia and Greg eventually got married in May 2013, fresh off a year of caring for Greg’s mother in Pennsylvania. Immediately after, counting four years together, the two decided they would try to start a family. They tried for a few months, thinking eventually it would happen, but one day the pair got to the point where they were going to local doctors, trying to figure out what the problem was. Sometime last year, they decided to see what the next step looked like. This, the couple said, led them into seeking professional, medical...
  • A Worm in the Apple

    09/15/2012 4:16:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 15, 2012 | Ken Blackwell
    Apple is a great American success story and we can say of the late Steve Jobs: You did build that. But there’s a problem with Apple in China. The Beijing government’s forced abortion policy is worming its way into the factories of Apple, Inc. Twenty-four of these factories, it is reported, have helped the Communist government’s brutal efforts to prevent so-called unauthorized births to Chinese mothers. Exiled human rights champion Chen Guangcheng is reporting on the collaboration of Apple in compulsory pregnancy testing of Apple’s Chinese employees. Chen told Bloomberg news agency that Apple should refuse to comply with such...
  • Student Changes Christian College's Policy After Getting Kicked Out for Being Pregnant

    09/17/2016 10:22:13 AM PDT · by Morgana · 59 replies
    nbc.com ^ | September 16, 2016 | Susan Donaldson James
    In 2015, when officials at Claflin University in South Carolina learned senior honors student Kamaria Downs was pregnant, they kicked her out of the dorms and told her to move off campus. "I was taken aback," the now 23-year-old elementary school teacher from Greenville told NBC News. "First, I wasn't even sure how they found out, and second, they were not offering me any type of housing." For Downs, who had pre-paid for her dorm room and meal plan, living at home more than two and a half hours away from her Orangeburg school wasn't an option. So she ended...
  • Sailor's surprise birth while deployed on USS Eisenhower was a rare event. But it wasn't a first.

    09/15/2016 4:55:46 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 49 replies
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | September 15, 2016 | Brock Vergakis
    Word quickly spread around the world this week that a sailor gave birth aboard an aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf, and for good reason. Births aboard U.S. warships are rare. Births aboard a ship on a combat deployment are rarer still. But they’re not unheard of. The Navy does not keep statistics on the number of children born aboard its ships, but archived media reports show this is not the first time a sailor has had a baby at sea or aboard a ship in a combat zone. In one instance, a child died a day after being born...