birth control

Improve future for women

This week Republican Todd Akin trashed U.S. women claiming “legitimate rape” rarely causes pregnancy. He apologized, but one must conclude that this is how he thinks. GOP Sena ...

What became of abstinence?

We should have a forum on “The Responsibility of Reproductive Rights” (“Reproductive justice forum staged at Sierra College”, Journal March 23). Just because someone is “ ...

Bring on free guns and ammo

Re: Paulette Walter’s “Republican men a step backward” (Reader Input, March 8). Speaking as a Republican man, with a Republican wife, I am not aware of any predominate Republ ...

Republican men a step backward

Republican women and those who respect them: Please explain how you can respect your party leadership. Are they from the dark ages? Are they so threatened by women that they need t ...

Family planning a personal issue

Jobs and debt are the biggest challenges facing our country, but abortion and birth control consume a disproportionate amount of discussion among GOP presidential candidates. These ...

What about overpopulation?

If the church is so concerned about abortion, why doesn’t it consider the alternatives (“Displays of crosses protesting abortion,” Journal, Jan. 22)? Why not advocate birth c ...

Straight Talk: Friend abusing the pill

Dear Straight Talk: A friend of mine is doing something dumb. She always forgets to take her birth control pills so if she has sex she just swallows a whole packet at once. She sa ...

Pregnancy, STDs: How savvy are today’s girls?

Dear Straight Talk: My granddaughter “Tamara” is 16 and I suspect she is sexually active. Her mother travels for weeks at a time with her work and she and Tamara do not appear ...