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CDC's warning to women about drinking and birth control is long overdue

The CDC has finally taken substantial action on the problem of fetal alcohol exposure.

That is not to say that the problem has not been on their radar or on the… 956 more words

News

The consequence of slashing Planned Parenthood funding in Texas? More babies on Medicaid

I notice that our dear friend Amazona asks, “Just curious—does anyone know what impact losing state funding has had on Planned Parenthood activity in Texas?” Well, since you asked… 968 more words

Current Events

Mom of Two Kids With Microencephaly Speaks Out

A mother of two children with microencephaly — the birth defect at the center of a worldwide panic linked to the mosquito-borne Zika virus — is urging compassion and understanding for babies who may be affected by the condition, rather than attempts at eradication through government-backed birth control and abortion programs. 621 more words

World

Abortion: Changing the Discussion

I’m surprised I haven’t written on abortion lately, because it is the example I use whenever I talk to someone in person about “changing the discussion” instead of following the binary answers contemporary politics gives us. 1,427 more words

Paradigms And The Catalyst

Pronatalism, Bringing The Stupid Once Again

Health organizations and a smattering of opinionators were a couple weeks behind me in seeing the necessary reaction — and a potential silver lining — to the Zika outbreak in the Americas. 743 more words

Ripped From The Headlines

PSA :: No, the CDC is not slut-shaming you.

This is not my usual kind of post, but the stupid… it burns.

In the wake of the CDC’s recent recommendation that sexually active women should have a birth control method in place if they consume alcohol, I’ve been seeing a lot of infuriating reactions. 422 more words

What does the Church do?

Earlier this week a blog of mine on the Zika crisis in Brazil was published on the Catholic Herald website. Over a couple of days it had attracted 337 comments by the time comments were closed. 377 more words

Moral Judgment