Having a Baby Out of Wedlock Kind of Like Getting Pregnant from Rape,…

Tom Smith, a Republican Senate candidate from Pennsylvania, could not believe his girl-power feminist ears last Sunday when he heard that Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin said that it was impossible for a woman to get pregnant from rape. Women totally can get pregnant from rape, said the esteemed thought leader,… » 8/27/12 6:10pm 8/27/12 6:10pm

Slate Writer: Unwed Motherhood Can Cause Dire Economic And Emotional…

When I wrote a post praising Barack Obama's mother, Stanley Ann, for leading an unconventional, mostly single life as a mother, there was a rousing discussion in the comments about what constitutes an "ideal" environment for children. Was it heinous that Stanley Ann left Barack with his grandparents to globe trot? Did… » 3/20/08 12:30pm 3/20/08 12:30pm