Author Archives: John Howard

Where exactly is the “better place”?

Ann Romney said in her convention speech, No one will move heaven and earth like Mitt Romney to make this country a better place to live! and toward the end You can trust Mitt. He will take us to a better place, just as he took me home safely from that dance. Well, I don’t trust Mitt, because he’s been…

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GOP now OK with EC?

I’ve always said that victims of rape should be given emergency contraception to prevent pregnancy as a matter of law. It should not be legally possible to cause a pregnancy by raping someone, and victims should feel no pangs of conscience at having to make a choice to prevent pregnancy, as if they were killing a child by taking emergency…

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Tax IVF 100%

Sure, it might reduce by half the number of IVF procedures, and cause lots of fertility clinics to close and lay off their staffs, but so what? IVF does not save anyone’s life, it is completely discretionary. Right now the public is forced to subsidize IVF, it is part of our mandated health insurance coverage. How much does that cost…

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