What better state to play out reproductive political battles in than the only one named for a woman’s hymenal status. That’d be Virginia – named for the Virgin Queen, Elizabeth the First of England. Funny, maybe, but more importantly a
Should a citizen who doesn’t approve of birth control be understood to be funding the birth control of those who choose to use it — and therefore have a basis for objecting? Or should we understand that the many tax payments from those who approve of birth control for those who want it are those that are funding it, while the taxes of those who don’t approve of birth control are funding the costs associated with birthing and raising unplanned kids?
(See also: Hutterite Fertility Data and Modern Fertility Anxiety) Have you seen this table or the chart it’s derived from it? At several points in life and on the web I’ve encountered them, cited as evidence that the rate of