More sensitive readers should perhaps skip this one.

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Contraceptives

June 7, 2011

Apparently the Pill makes men and women like each other less.  Also, apparently, condoms make women more depressed.

Sometimes I wonder whether the Catholic Church hasn’t been right about contraceptives all along.

Incidentally, political correctness makes it difficult even to talk about such questions.  The Wall Street Journal writer, at that first link, feels compelled to assure readers, Read the rest of this entry »

Ministry of Love

April 6, 2011

George Orwell’s dystopian 1984 imagines a totalitarian state that even rewrites the language to perfect its black-is-white pro-government propaganda.  Among other things, the department of prisons and torture is called the “Ministry of Love”.  (The department of propaganda itself is called the “Ministry of Truth”.)

In the real world in 2011, there’s a network of “clinics” whose primary business is terminating pregnancies; it’s called, ironically, Planned Parenthood.  Read the rest of this entry »