Super Happy Fun America’s recent “straight pride” parade in Boston has come and gone—but the ideology that inspired it lingers, and it is not limited to the parade’s homophobia.
What to do about a declining birth rate? Banning abortion, doing away with sex ed, and making birth control difficult to access is one approach. But stripping women of their reproductive autonomy is the very worst response to population concerns.
Women, children and communities thrive when parenthood is a choice that is made freely, and not forcibly.
15 percent of women in the U.S. will reach their 40th birthdays without ever having given birth—but they have given to the children in their lives in significant ways.
I don’t want kids. Never have. I consider birth control the greatest invention of the 20th century and I’ve been taking it religiously for nearly a decade. No pregnancies to date, and in the rare event of one I’d be first in line at my local abortion clinic before that zygote even mildly resembled a […]