Category Archives: Family Policy

Representative Don Pridemore Offers Beyond the Pale Advice

I’m not an expert in domestic violence and abuse. I would recommend victims get professional help. What I would never tell a domestic violence or abuse victim is “If [you] can refind those reasons and get back to why [you] got married in the first place it might help.”  That kind of advice puts the […]

Kevin Drum Lays Out Clear Contraception Case

Kevin does a nice job presenting the issues around contraception concisely.  As others have noted, providing contraception has been widely accepted in America for a long time now – most people, including Mitt Romney, have presented it as a non-issue.  That doesn’t mean Mitt views it as a non-issue, or that it couldn’t become a […]

Morgenthaler In IL-6 – Voters Can Choose Peter Roskam Or Common Sense

Facebook Activism Adopted By IL State Rep Greg Harris – Civil Union Legislation

It started with no money, no formal organization, no staff – just a Facebook page “Students for the Illinois Marriage Equality Bill” – and over 8,000 student activists signed on. State Representative Greg Harris, an advocate of Civil Unions recognized that these self-organized, grassroots voices represented an important part of an activist movement to support […]

Planned Parenthood Endorses Bill Foster In 14th Congressional

From the Bill Foster Campaign: “Today the campaign of Bill Foster for Congress announced its 3rd major endorsement this week with the backing of Illinois Planned Parenthood Council capping off a major shift in the race to replace former Speaker Dennis J. Hastert. ‘Planned Parenthood is proud to endorse Bill Foster for Congress in the […]

How To Keep More Idaho Parents At Home – A Modest Proposal…

I’m responding to an Idaho legislative task force charged with “study[ing] the magnitude of the decline of the family since 1950; the effects the decline has had on state social policies; the reasons for the decline, and ways to strengthen the family.” Certainly the socially conservative task force has its biases (believing couples should stay […]