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The Cracked Crystal Ball II: Bishop Henry … It’s Been A While

For those who don’t live in Calgary in the fair province of Alberta, you may not have heard the uproar over a doctor refusing to prescribe birth control pills to patients.  Unsurprisingly, a lot of people are upset by this.  

Equally unsurprising is Bishop Fred Henry’s contribution to the discussion, published as a . . . → Read More: The Cracked Crystal Ball II: Bishop Henry … It’s Been A While

Dead Wild Roses: Pregnancy and Birth Spacing

I quote from the latest news update released by the Guttmacher Institute.

“One-third of U.S. pregnancies occur within 18 months of a previous birth, according to “Short Interpregnancy Intervals in the United States,” by Laura Lindberg of the Guttmacher Institute et al., while 50% occurred within 18–59 months, and 16% occurred at 60 . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Pregnancy and Birth Spacing

Dead Wild Roses: Birth Control – An Ounce of Prevention…

Fiscal conservatives give me a headache at the best of times. Having them opine about how availability of birth control is going to drive up costs and make every one sad, well…makes me sad. It would be nice, for once, if our conservative friends would base their opinion on something more than a dogmatic adherence . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Birth Control – An Ounce of Prevention…

Those Emergency Blues: Having the Talk about Birth Control

One of a series of YouTube videos from Bedsider, a program of the U.S. National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, on having the birth control discussion with a physician.

[More videos can be found here.]

From Bedsiders webpage:

Babies are great…when you’re ready for them. We think in the meantime women should . . . → Read More: Those Emergency Blues: Having the Talk about Birth Control

Right’s war on women, er girls, reaches new lows with this lovely cartoon

The closer it gets to November, the more emboldened they come. But this poster from far-right blog Protein Wisdom is OK because a woman drew it and it’s satire. Yeah right.

Remember when the right was so upset over Playboy’s admittedly sexist accounting of the top conservative women? Not so much when . . . . . → Read More: Right’s war on women, er girls, reaches new lows with this lovely cartoon

12 advertisers drop Rush Limbaugh after Sandra Fluke slander UPDATED

UPDATE: Three days ago, when this post went live, five advertisers had dropped Limbaugh. That number is now 12 and growing. Radio stations are also dropping Rush. Here’s the 12:

Sleep Number Beds The Sleep Train Legal Zoom Quicken Loans Citrix Systems/GoToMeeting ProFlowers Tax Resolution Services AOL Carbonite Bonobos Sears/Kmart Allstate I’ve made it a . . . → Read More: 12 advertisers drop Rush Limbaugh after Sandra Fluke slander UPDATED

Progressive Proselytizing: On the Rush Limbaugh hullabaloo

Radio Host Rush Limbaugh

Rush Limbaugh has bought himself one heck of a news cycle. The host of the US’s most listened to conservative talk radio show made a series of insulting comments towards Ms. Fluke, a student who testified at a congressional hearing on birth control, calling her a slut and a prostitute. . . . → Read More: Progressive Proselytizing: On the Rush Limbaugh hullabaloo

Six advertisers drop Rush Limbaugh after Sandra Fluke slander

I’ve made it a rule at LFR to no longer blog about Rush Limbaugh. His modus operandi is to piss off the left. Every time we write about him, we feed his ego and his wallet. But rules at LFR are made to be broken and because of this latest news item, here goes.

After . . . → Read More: Six advertisers drop Rush Limbaugh after Sandra Fluke slander

Red Tory v.3.0.3: Is That All There Is?

Comedian Rush Limbaugh – who is, it seems these days, the virtual leader of the increasingly deranged Republican Party – did the Democrats a huge favour the other day with his offensive remarks directed at “college co-ed” (i.e., third-year law student) Susan Fluke.

Whether deliberate or not, Limbaugh’s deeply misogynistic tirade analogizing the issue . . . → Read More: Red Tory v.3.0.3: Is That All There Is?

"Sex-Crazed Co-Eds Going Broke Buying Birth Control, Student Tells Pelosi Hearing Touting Freebie Mandate"

How crazy has the US right wing become? This crazy. The headline comes from a prominent Christian blog.

Critics have pointed out that the GOP fully intends to take back the US to the 50’s. Hell, they’re trying to take back the country to the 1700’s. Witch burnings anyone?

Sex is bad! Repent! Education is . . . → Read More: "Sex-Crazed Co-Eds Going Broke Buying Birth Control, Student Tells Pelosi Hearing Touting Freebie Mandate"