'Your papers, please' must never be heard in America
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
Americans who grew weary of the "war on women" meme in the 2012 election may want to take a deep breath: The issue may loom even larger in 2016, an influential social critic told a Capitol Hill symposium.
Janice Shaw Crouse deems reliable the Guttmacher Institute's U.S. abortion data -- which does not rely solely on official government reports -- but then proceeds to criticize our work in other countries on the exact same grounds ("Planned Parenthood think tank inflates abortion numbers," Web, Dec. 27).
The nation's largest organization of women's health professionals said Tuesday that it now supports allowing over-the-counter sales of all oral contraceptives.
The newly re-elected Obama administration should promote contraception as a human right, domestically and throughout the world, a veteran House member said Wednesday as a new report on global family-planning was released.
Pro-prostitution groups are latching onto the global AIDS epidemic to push for worldwide legalization of the world's oldest profession.
Janice Shaw Crouse writes volumes of wisdom in her opinion column "Violence Against Women Act needs reform" (Commentary, Wednesday). VAWA was enacted back in the days of what I call "the great O.J. scare." In 1994, the nation became fixated on the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman. Politicians, powerless to protect victims, enacted a very bad piece of legislation.
Backed by 100 years of experience, Girl Scouts are unleashing a campaign to ensure that girls will strive harder to become captains of industry.
I want to thank Janice Shaw Crouse for her commentary on B4U-ACT's attempts to minimize pedophilia by downgrading how it's defined in the Diagnostic & Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, or DSM ("Normalizing Penn State pedophilia," Commentary, Friday).
That mature lady sitting on the playground bench beaming at her toddler may have some gray hair, but don't call her "grandma." She may well be a member of America's fastest-growing fertility group: mothers 40 and older.
"Mawwaige is in twubble." That would be the likely reaction of the "impressive clergyman" in "The Princess Bride" or Elmer Fudd upon reading the latest Pew Research Center report, "The Decline of Marriage and the Rise of New Families."
This other "war on women" harms them in three ways, she said: By encouraging women to engage in years of casual sex, cohabit with one or more partners before marriage, and delay marriage and childbearing until late in their reproductive lives, women are at risk for heartache, disease, unwed childbearing, poverty and fertility problems.
Re-establishing morality, faith and marriage is a "vital necessity" for the nation's young women, Mrs. Crouse said.