RECENT OPINION & ANALYSIS ARTICLES
Mom Says Superintendent Defended Gay Porn Book in School Library After Complaint, by Spencer Lindquist. “Erika Sanzi reported … that another concerned parent had emailed Auger about the ‘inappropriate’ book, which features multiple graphic scenes of gay men having sex, discussion of sexual fantasies, and even an instance where a girl is encouraged by her sibling to ‘taste’ herself. Sanzi posted a screenshot of an email she says is from Auger, which insists the book is not pornographic and compares the book to the work of Renaissance artist Michelangelo or an anatomy textbook.” Read more here.
Overturn Roe? It’s Not 1973 Anymore. Justices Should Let States Follow Science, by Melanie Israel. “In 1973, doctors couldn’t have dreamed of the ways they are now able to treat unborn patients. As science and technology advances, the field of perinatal medicine has exploded with options to diagnose, plan for, and treat various conditions – including surgery while children are still in the womb. Likewise, knowledge about fetal pain – and how it may be felt as early as at 12 weeks, far earlier than previously thought – has changed the standard of care for surgical procedures in utero, palliative care for babies born too early to survive, and more.” Read more here.
If You Can’t Tell a Man From a Woman, You’re Not a Health Official, You’re a Health Threat, by Joy Pullmann. “Not only did Joe Biden appoint a man who claims he’s a woman, and whose poor public health decisions led to thousands of unnecessary COVID deaths, as assistant secretary for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Biden has now made that man a four-star admiral and proclaimed we should all cheer at his administration appointing the ‘first’ ‘female’ ‘four-star officer.’ I repeat, this is not a joke.” Read more here.
Democrats Are Trying to Sneak Gender Dogma Into Bill on Family Violence, by Jay Richards. “Many of these updates are uncontroversial. But if you read closely, gender activists are trying to legally redefine sex, making it harder to maintain public facilities specifically for female victims of violence… The proposal would prohibit programs from providing reasonable safety for women as women – including sex-specific dressing, sleeping, and shower spaces – unless they can prove it’s essential to the program. It’s beyond bizarre to impose a higher burden for women-only spaces in violence prevention programs that mainly help women.” Read more here.
Solving the Supreme Court’s Abortion Dilemma in Dobbs, by Richard Stith. “The strategy I propose … would avoid a constitutional crisis; it would allow the Court to speak powerfully and compassionately about the nature and dignity of the child; and it would allow it to declare the reasonableness of protecting both the child and the child’s mother from the violence of abortion. Then, many years from now, after a successful outcome to the political debate that must still come, the Court could finally recognize that child to be fully one of us: a fellow human being with a constitutional right to life.” Read more here.
Yes, Abortion and Transgenderism Do Have Lots in Common, by Nathanael Blake. “Although there are abortion supporters who oppose transgenderism and vice versa, Boylan is correct that the justifications for abortion and transgenderism share most of their ideological DNA. Both are rooted in hatred for the givenness of human embodiment and its limitations. Both should be rejected in favor of something better.” Read more here.
To My Daughter’s Gender Therapist: You Were Wrong, by Anonymous. “She is a brilliant and beautiful human being whose entire future came so close to being stolen from her by the gender transition industry. It is alarming that an entire generation of gifted children who may be on the autism spectrum is being sterilized in what amounts to a eugenics experiment with the participation of big-name medical and professional institutions, and to the benefit of a novel category of mental health practitioners: gender therapists like you.” Read more here.
McAuliffe Agrees Public Schools Should Not Tell Parents If Their Child Is ‘Gender Fluid,’ by Nick Bell. “The most pernicious aspect of the model policies is the alarming mandate that schools not tell parents if their son or daughter has adopted a new gender at school: ‘If a student is not ready or able to safely share with their family about their gender identity, this should be respected.’ The policies even suggest teachers use a child’s birth name with parents but a name of the opposite sex at school.” Read more here.
The Importance of Foster Care, by Kathryn Lopez. “In the abortion debates, the polarized discussion often focuses on death. Which is a shame, as foster care and adoption are important, even crucial, parts of the pro-life platform… We are getting into a heated season for the abortion debate – which too often is all about adults and not the child who has a right to not just life but love. Let’s work together to find solutions for children, families and communities.” Read more here.
Keeping Kids Off Porn, by Alysse ElHage. “Preventing our children from becoming the porn industry’s next addicts also involves equipping them to reject porn when they encounter it, which starts with pointing them to something better, and then helping them to make wise decisions alone. Even as we warn them away from harmful content, we should introduce children to the beauty and purpose of healthy sexuality, relationships, and marriage early and often, so they can identify the fraudulent messages of pornography.” Read more here.
Democrats Erase Women Through Budget ‘Reconciliation,’ by Jay Richards and Jared Eckert. “In 2021, opting to refer to a woman as a ‘pregnant, lactating, and postpartum individual’ suggests that someone need not be a female to be pregnant, to lactate, or to suffer postpartum health complications. That is, of course, exactly the point. For certain radical gender activists, being a woman is more a function of nurture and self-designation than nature and biology. That language reflects that conviction.” Read more here.
Loudoun County Knew It Was Putting Female Students at Risk With Its Transgender Policy, by Kaylee McGhee White. “In each of these cases, there’s a noticeable trend: Women are always the targets. Girls identifying as boys aren’t the ones waltzing into male locker rooms and assaulting or flashing young men. Women are almost always the victims, which means these transgender policies place women at a distinct disadvantage. Loudoun County’s officials knew this. They pushed their transgender agenda anyway, and two young women were raped as a consequence of their negligence.” Read more here.
Telling Women They Don’t Need Men Is Hurting Their Children, by Tim Goeglein. “Seeking to fill the void left by the absence of a loving father can tempt fatherless girls to become severely depressed, self-destructive, or sexually promiscuous. Boys more often deal with that void through anger, rage, or apathy. While we know of single mothers who have done heroic jobs in raising self-confident and successful children, in most cases society reaps the negative consequences of what we have sown over the past 25 years – children who have no concept of an intact family.” Read more here.
The Facebook Expose: Four Things Parents Need to Know, by Jean Twenge. “…[I]t seems clear that parents should delay kids and teens getting social media (particularly Instagram) as long as possible – perhaps until age 16 or even age 18. In a recent op-ed, a college student said her parents had not allowed her to have social media until she was 17 – and that she was grateful for that. In pre-pandemic visits to college campuses to give talks on iGen, I heard similar statements from many young students: Their parents had limited their use of technology when they were younger, and they praised their parents for doing so.” Read more here.
Mississippi Makes a Powerful Case Against Roe v. Wade, by Kaylee McGhee White. “When the Supreme Court hears the case in December, it will deal specifically with one question raised by Mississippi: whether all restrictions on pre-viability abortions are unconstitutional. This will make it extremely difficult for the court to avoid revisiting its previous rulings in Roe and Casey, which provide the legal justification for pre-viability abortions. In other words, the court will have to decide definitively: Can states restrict abortions, pre-viable or not, or should they be banned from restricting abortions altogether?” Read more here.
General Assembly Will Test Biden’s Commitment to Abortion and LGBT Rights, by Stefano Gennarini, J.D. “During negotiations over UN strategic plans last summer, where western donor countries influence is at its height, UN member states accepted language on ‘sexual orientation and gender identity’ as well as ‘sexual and reproductive health and rights’ for the first time, albeit with disclaimers and asserting national prerogatives… It remains to be seen if the Biden administration and its allies can carry either of those terms into UN resolutions, where they have been repeatedly rejected in the past, and traditional countries feel more able to influence the outcome.” Read more here.
Humanity’s Demographic Future, by Jesus Fernandez-Villaverde. “…[T]he world’s demographic future is, to put it lightly, unusual. Not only is fertility declining, it is collapsing faster than I would have predicted ten years ago… Although a full analysis of this phenomenon is beyond the scope of this article, one thing is clear: the political, social, and economic consequences of such a demographic collapse will be tremendous.” Read more here.
Pro-Abortion Group Wants to Send Mobile Abortion Units to Surround Texas, Kill Babies in Abortions, by Micaiah Bilger. “Pro-abortion groups are doing everything they can to ‘help’ women ‘choose’ abortion, including sending a mobile abortion facility to the border. Meanwhile, pro-life advocates are quietly and compassionately offering real help to mothers and their babies across Texas, providing financial aid, material resources and many other forms of support, all for free.” Read more here.
Without Roe v. Wade, Abortion Will Remain Legal in Most States, by Jacob Sullum. “In most of the country … neither voters nor legislators are inclined to support the sort of sweeping restrictions that were common prior to Roe. Something like a 14% drop in abortions would be a welcome development for those who view the procedure as tantamount to murder. But it is a far cry from the goal that has driven the anti-abortion movement since Roe, and the dystopia envisioned by that decision’s most passionate supporters.” Read more here.
Queering Public Schools: LGBTQ+ Propaganda Within the U.S. Education System Worries Parents, by RT. “As part of education on consent and abuse prevention, 3Rs directs students to pair up and role-play various relationship scenarios. One of the tasks asks a male student to pretend his name is ‘Morgan’ and he is very active in the school LGBTQ+ community, while another student plays the role of ‘Terence,’ a closet homosexual in love with Morgan. In the role-play, Morgan plans a secret date with Terence, and it is suggested that students ‘make a decision on whether to have sex.’” Read more here.
Meet the Heretical Parents Questioning the Trans Narrative for Children and Teens, by Michael Cook. “…[I]t’s refreshing to read dissenting voices from mums and dads across the world who believe that their children should not adopt a transgender identity in their teen years… Are they transphobic? Ms. Armstrong bristles at the word. ‘Every single one of us has been called “transphobic,” but that’s a ridiculous term used to silence us from asking legitimate questions about actions and beliefs that directly threaten the health and safety of our children.’” Read more here.
New Sex Ed ‘Common Core’ Would Force Explicit Images, Gender Mayhem, and Abortion on Kids, by Nick Bell. “This is widespread debasing of sex and the creation of new life through filling the minds of public school children with sordid sexual imagery. It interprets humans as animals operating on pure instinct. For parents, there is nothing more disturbing than learning that their right to teach their children about sex, and the great responsibilities that accompany it, is being trampled by public schools.” Read more here.
Loudoun County Schools Covered Up Rape, Prosecuted a Concerned Father to Protect Transgender Agenda, by Kaylee McGhee White. “They tried to avoid getting law enforcement involved, telling Smith they would handle it ‘in-house,’ apparently in order to prevent controversy over their transgender policy. They also downplayed the assault when communicating with other parents, describing the incident as ‘something out of the ordinary.’ And finally, they transferred the assailant to a different school, where he went on to sexually assault another student just a few months later.” Read more here.
Here’s What We Know About Pitt’s Sadistic Experiments on Unborn Babies, by Madeline Osburn. “Daleiden explained how, in grant applications to receive NIH funding, the University of Pittsburgh essentially advertised their facilities as the best location for the GUDMAP aborted fetal kidney harvesting program. Pitt described how aborted babies are still alive at the time their kidneys are cut out. This was a selling point for why Pitt should receive millions of taxpayer dollars.” Read more here.
Now Two-Parent Families Are Racist, Too, by Kendall Qualls. “According to [the National Council on Family Relations], the nuclear family is now a vehicle of ‘family privilege’ – yet another new term – and white supremacy, a ‘structure’ that no longer is viewed as one that nurtures young children, provides them with stability and security, and prepares them for successful and emotionally sound adulthood. Instead, NCFR now says the family of mom, dad, and kids has mistakenly been upheld as ‘superior to all others’ and ‘creates systemic barriers to equal opportunity and justice for all families.’” Read more here.
When Conscience Is Attacked, the Ground Beneath Us Shakes, by Brian Bird. “This neglect is costing us. If there is one form of freedom on which a liberal democracy stands or falls, it is the freedom to live in alignment with our core convictions, whether ethical, religious, or political. Yet the once-settled principle that we should not force others to betray their conscience – unless there is a compelling reason to do so – is being diluted across our society.” Read more here.
Finnish Christian MP in Epic Court Battle Over Right to Criticise Homosexual Activity, by Michael Cook. “[Finland] is also the Number 1 country in the world for quality of life… Religious freedom, though, not so much. An astonishing case is beginning to make its way through the Finnish court system which the rest of the world should observe carefully. It could be a template for bullying LGBTQI+ activists to exclude Christian perspectives from the public square everywhere in the West.” Read more here.
When Parents Became the Enemy, by Michael Brown. “One mother told me that, without her or her husband’s knowledge, their 16-year-old daughter’s school was about to announce publicly that their daughter was now ‘he,’ with a new name and a new set of pronouns. The parents only found out because they happened to meet with her daughter’s teachers the night before the announcement was planned, having been concerned about the negative influence the school was having on their daughter. How can this be? Who gave the public school system such rights?” Read more here.
Pro-Abortion Advocates React as Texas ‘Heartbeat’ Law Is Reinstated by Federal Appeals Court, by Madeline Leesman. “The Center for Reproductive Rights’ President and CEO Nancy Northup said in a statement that the Supreme Court needs to intervene and that ‘patients are being thrown back into a state of chaos and fear.’ Adiana Pinon, the senior staff attorney at the ACLU of Texas said in a statement that ‘[t]he Fifth Circuit has failed again to preserve a critical right that has long existed in the United States.’ ‘Abortion is critical health care, and no one should be denied safe and legal access to it,’ she added.” Read more here.
Pushing Gender Dysphoria on Kids Is Child Abuse, and Child Abuse Warrants Intervention, by Casey Chalk. “Vanity Fair contributor Tracy Moore … writes glowingly of the new, unexplored adventure of talking pronouns with her 11-year-old daughter, whose friends identity as ‘demi-girls’ (those born female who don’t fully feel the part), or are transitioning genders, or expect Moore to use certain unintuitive preferred pronouns. For parents who have reservations about all of this, Moore enjoins them: ‘take your discomfort somewhere else, because this isn’t about you. It’s about stepping up as a parent in an era that’s new for all of us, but doubly delicate for our children.’” Read more here.
The UN and Gender Ideology: Laying Down a Paper Trail to Be Used by Activists in the Years Ahead, by Jonathon Van Maren. “A key aspect of totalitarianism is that dissenters from the state orthodoxy are punished… We are seeing that with the LGBT movement. Same-sex weddings aren’t just for same-sex couples — they want to force Christian florists and bakers to help them celebrate. It isn’t enough for them to change their pronouns, or even to have the government play along and recognize them either — they want you, and everybody else, to affirm them, as well.” Read more here.
12 Pro-Life Truths to Counter Every Abortion Myth, by Eleanor Bartow. “…[D]rawing the line at the point of viability is also problematic — that point will continue to get earlier in the pregnancy as medical advances create better means of keeping the unborn alive outside the womb; indeed, viability is now weeks earlier than it was when Roe was decided. Yet the unborn child did not become a person because it could survive due to modern science. Newborns are not technically viable either, as they cannot survive on their own. By this logic, we should consider it acceptable to kill newborns.” Read more here.
The Texas Heartbeat Law and the Pro-Life Movement After Roe, by Charles C. Camosy. “Dr. Jennifer Kerns … said in a Wired interview that at that stage, the child does not have a heart, only ‘a group of cells with electrical activity…’ If it wasn’t clear that abortion politics has been driving the rhetoric in these debates, the very same OB-GYNs will tell pregnant woman who want their child that at six weeks that [sic] their baby’s heartbeat is so-and-so many beats per minute and make sure they can in fact listen to that heartbeat.” Read more here.
Yes, the House Democrats’ Reconciliation Bill Would Fund Elective Abortions, by John McCormack. “…[I]t is indisputably true that the current iteration of the House Democrats’ $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill would fund abortion in several different ways. It includes a new ‘Medicaid-like’ program… The new program is fully funded by the federal government outside of the annual … bill that funds the traditional Medicaid program and has for many years included the Hyde amendment. According to judicial precedents, any federal health-care program that does not explicitly prohibit federal funding of elective abortion must fund all legal abortions.” Read more here.
Pro-Abortion Protesters Admit They Don’t Care If the Unborn Are Humans, by Spencer Lindquist. “We often presume that if we can simply win the war of ideas and prove that the unborn child is a living being, then the other side will naturally accept that we must protect them. Unfortunately, this assumption that everyone values human life isn’t always true. It’s an irreconcilable difference that transcends political ideology: Some people value life, and others do not. When debating those who have a complete disregard for human life, your arguments don’t matter.” Read more here.
An Important Church and State Battle in Seattle, by Jerry Newcombe. “A month after he was sworn in as our first president, George Washington wrote a group of Baptists: ‘If I could have entertained the slightest apprehension that the Constitution framed in the Convention, where I had the honor to preside, might possibly endanger the religious rights of any ecclesiastical society, certainly I would never have placed my signature to it.’ In short, if you believe that the Constitution allows for government to interfere with religious organizations, you’ll find no support from the father of our country.” Read more here.
The Women’s Health Protection Act Does Anything but Protect Women, by Congresswoman Kat Cammack. “The Women’s Health Protection Act … codifies universal, unlimited access to abortion, prohibiting states from implementing restrictions on when or how an abortion can be performed, including waiting periods, ultrasounds, or limits based on pregnancy stage. It also permanently eliminates pro-life protections including the Hyde Amendment, which protects American taxpayers from paying for abortions with their tax dollars.” Read more here.
Federal Judge Slams Texas Heartbeat Law With Strong Words as He Blocks Enforcement, by Rebecca Downs. “The ruling not only denied the state’s request to pause the ruling pending appeal, U.S. District Judge Robert Pitman, appointed by President Barack Obama, also had the strongest of words with his ruling… Pitman’s ruling is close to 113 pages long. His introduction refers to the now blocked law as ‘flagrantly unconstitutional,’ a term he also uses later in his decision… Pitman’s language towards the end of the decision was certainly an attention grabber, as he slammed what he called ‘offensive deprivation of such an important right…’” Read more here.
No, Men Cannot Become Pregnant and Have Babies, by Christopher Tremoglie. “This nonsense that males can bear children is the latest brainwashing attempt against society by radical leftists and Democrats. What was once a push for equality for people regardless of their sexuality has now evolved into an attempted reinvention of societal norms to accommodate fringe ideas. …[T]his is something everyone who believes in science must resist. Treating others equally and with respect is one thing. Recreating reality to accommodate gender dysphoria is another.” Read more here.
Fact Check: Do Most Americans Oppose the Hyde Amendment? by Ben Johnson. “Polls have consistently shown that Americans support limits on abortion, including the time it may be performed, the conditions under which abortion should be legal, and who pays for it. Years of polling data show that the Hyde Amendment and other policies that protect taxpayers against having to pay for most elective abortions have strong and steady support across political parties.” Read more here.
WA: Disturbing Outcome to Landmark Trans Case, by Peter Abetz. “That a judgement is based on the claims of a child which were reported second hand to the court, and were not allowed to be tested in court, and which are not divulged in the judgement, is most concerning. Indeed, the judgement seems to have been made on the basis of assuming that what the child reportedly said was true and accurately reported, while the parents were not reliable witnesses and not in a position to provide a safe home for their daughter.” Read more here.
Parents of Trans Kids Deserve Compassion, Not Condemnation, by Binary Australia. “The media’s wrongful characterisation of regular, careful parents as abusive monsters has gone unchallenged for far too long. It works to alienate children from their parents, right when parents are relying on the trust and connection they have established with their child over years of careful nurturing and relationship development… At a time when culture is working so hard to encourage children down the transgender road, the vilification of ordinary Australian parents who express caution about where that road might lead should concern us all.” Read more here.
Victoria’s Conversion Practices Act Is a Genuine Assault on Religious Freedom, by Murray Campbell. “…[F]or all the pop-talk about the separation of church and state, and of government commissions not getting involved in church doctrine, this law is all about doctrine and forcing a hardline (and at times anti-scientific) humanistic view onto religion. As another pastor expressed to me, for a law that’s designed to ban ‘conversion,’ he feels that he is being forcibly converted away from Christianity and into some new-fangled civil religion.” Read more here.
The Left Is Trying to Bypass Long-Standing Pro-Life Protections in $3.5 Trillion Spending Bill. Here’s What You Need to Know, by Melanie Israel. “The plans would also be required to cover ‘family planning’ services for those individuals, with the Department of Health and Human Services reimbursing insurers for 100% of the added cost – all without the Hyde-like protections that apply in other contexts of Obamacare to ensure that tax dollars aren’t underwriting abortion.” Read more here.
With a Conversion Therapy Ban on the Table, the Threat of Jail for Christians Is Real, by David Robertson. “In summary, we now have a group of people … who argue that abortion must not be criminalised. Killing the elderly or sick must not be criminalised. But praying for someone who asks for prayer is to be criminalised… If the principle is conceded that any form of prayer or religious practice which seeks to change people is ‘harmful’ to someone’s identity, then all forms of conversion could be banned. The sexually immoral, idolaters, adulterers, thieves, the greedy, drunkards, slanderers, swindlers are not permitted to be converted or prayed for – lest we harm their ‘identity.’” Read more here.
Panel Rules That Not Using Preferred Pronouns Violated Transgender Person’s Human Rights, by Chris Enloe. “Cousineau also ordered … restaurant owners to update their employee policies to include a statement ‘that affirms every employee’s right to be addressed with their correct pronouns.’ Perhaps someone should lend Cousineau a basic linguistics textbook. Despite Cousineau claiming that ‘pronouns are a fundamental part of a person’s identity,’ pronouns are merely grammatical devices used in language to refer to nouns or noun phrases that have either been stated already or are assumed by context.” Read more here.
Media, Abortion Groups Recognize ‘International Safe Abortion Day,’ by Katie Yoder. “Abortion organizations and many in the media recently recognized and even celebrated ‘International Safe Abortion Day…’ But abortion is never safe because it always ends at least one life, the pro-life movement stresses. Five years ago, obstetrician-gynecologist Dr. Anthony Levatino partnered with pro-life group Live Action to detail abortion procedures. Even his description of abortion by pill made clear: abortion is not safe for the unborn baby.” Read more here.
The Ideological Civil War Over Abortion, by Michael Brown. “For the pro-choice side, this is really a matter of life and death. A matter of ‘my body, my choice.’ A matter of health and security and freedom… For the pro-life side, this is also a matter of life and death. A matter of stopping the shedding of innocent blood. A matter of standing with ‘the least of these.’ A matter of doing what is best for the mothers as well.” Read more here.
With ‘Pregnant People’ Tweet, Government Promotes Transgender Agenda, by Katrina Trinko. “If you’re pregnant, it’s because you’re a woman – because you have a vagina, a uterus, and everything else necessary for a baby to be conceived and grow. If someone doesn’t ‘identify’ as a woman and is pregnant, it’s still because that person is biologically female. Our scientists – who seem to have little humility or wisdom about the dangers of manipulation and control of life – are recklessly working on uterus transplants and other technology that could allow a man to be pregnant, but we’re not there yet.” Read more here.
Doctors Kill 10 Percent of All Babies Who Die in Flanders, by Wesley J. Smith. “Belgium has no age limit for its euthanasia. Now, a letter published in a British Medical Journal publication reports that 10 percent of babies who died from 2016 to 2017 in Flanders … were given drugs by their own doctors with ‘an explicit life-shortening intention.’ In other words, they were euthanized, a.k.a., infanticide… Instead of demanding immediate action to stop these homicides, the authors suggest that a framework be considered to permit infanticide under more controlled conditions.” Read more here.
Women’s March Excludes Women With New Abortion Focus, by Katie Yoder. “The Women’s March first announced the Oct. 2 marches ‘to defend abortion rights’ in a Sept. 3 press release. Instead of calling them regular ‘women’s marches,’ organizers revealed that this would be a ‘Rally for Abortion Justice.’ Even its merchandise reflected the abortion messaging, with shirts reading ‘It’s my body, it’s my choice’ and ‘We need to talk about the elephant in the womb.’” Read more here.
Suicidal Sweet Sixteen: A Reflection on Trans Youth Medicine, by Jean C. Lloyd. “In acute situations of crisis, parents and young people need immediate help, as well as support to slow down and aim for the best long-term outcomes… But that is not what is happening. Instead, parents are led astray by a rogue and en vogue ‘trans-affirmative’ medical establishment, in which financial and ideological motivations override good clinical practice. As with Keira Bell, clinicians now often begin with suppressing puberty instead of dealing with suppressed problems.” Read more here.
Preteens Need Less Social Media, Not More, by Kimberly Ross. “For teenagers, social media is a different but no less toxic beast… The teenage years spawn enough body image and self-esteem issues. Social media makes all of it worse. Instead of launching an Instagram Kids to target 10- to 12-year-olds, there should be a hands-off approach. If anything, preteens should be sheltered from any type of social media platform whether it’s supposedly tailored to them or not.” Read more here.
Panic and Threats as a Small Fraction of British Doctors Dissent From LGBTQ+ Orthodoxy, by Carolyn Moynihan. “Woke politicians around the world want to ban ‘conversion therapy,’ though most of them could not tell you exactly what it is or who is doing it. For many people, the term evokes nasty scenarios from decades ago… What the average person doesn’t realise is that it now includes parents, pastors, teachers and possibly mental health professionals who recoil from the idea of giving drugs to 12-year-olds to stop them entering puberty because the children are unhappy with their sex.” Read more here.
Newborn Babies Are Killed in Belgium, Netherlands – but Most Won’t Call It Infanticide, by Jonathon Van Maren. “Of course, most will not defend these practices as ‘infanticide,’ per se. These killings are defended as necessary sacrifices for sexual liberation, ‘choice,’ ‘science,’ or ‘compassion.’ Infanticide is too inflammatory a term to use, which is why activists advocating for it are always careful to use different terms. And when researchers and journalists and activists shed light on the practice, it is ignored.” Read more here.
Wrong Then, Wrong Now: The Fake Abortion History of Roe v. Wade, by Justin Dyer. “The history put forward in abortion litigation by advocates of abortion has never been about history. By their own admission, they ‘fudge it as necessary,’ keeping up ‘the guise of impartial scholarship while advancing the proper ideological goals.’” Read more here.
Keeping Kids Off Porn, by Alysse ElHage. “Through our families, faith communities, and schools, we can infuse our children’s minds with beautiful and rich depictions of friendship, love, marriage, and family life from Scripture, good books, movies, music, art, and even social media. Teaching our kids to dwell on the edifying and beautiful things in this world – and how to seek out that content wherever they look – can help them reject harmful content.” Read more here.
Parents Deserve to Know What Kids Are Being Taught – so Why Is This State Preventing It? by Meg Kilgannon. “Since presumably, the teacher assigning the books would know about their content, simply notifying parents of that content is not much to ask. The education lobby maintained that parents should have to read all the assigned books to find out which ones had explicit sexual content. But if schools are truly partnering with parents, why the secrecy? Why not disclose to the parents what is going to be read by their children, which the teachers well know is in the material?” Read more here.
Abortion Harms Women, Including Athletes, by Katie Yoder. “Hundreds of female athletes are making headlines after claiming in a Supreme Court brief that their careers and profession depend on abortion. But their narrative isn’t unanimous. Other athletes – athletes who don’t appear in the brief – tell a different story: Their abortions wounded them.” Read more here.
PPU Students Seek to Expel Conservative Student Who Spoke Out Against Pronoun Rule, by Jonathan Turley. “Of course, anyone can post such an anonymous petition, and there is no indication that the university is taking such a move seriously… However, what does concern me is the hundreds of signatures in support of the campaign and, most importantly, the silence of the university. I could not find any comment from PPU reaffirming that it will not expel a student over his … criticism of the university or such policies.” Read more here.
Another Jack Phillips? Website Designer Targeted for Her Faith Appeals to Supreme Court, by Nicole Russell. “…[A]ttorneys representing Smith at the Alliance Defending Freedom petitioned the Supreme Court to hear her case, perhaps pushing the Supreme Court for a more broad ruling on free speech and antagonistic public accommodation laws that seem to compel people to act against their faith in the workplace, effectively punishing them for their religious beliefs.” Read more here.
Abortionist Proposes Scheme to Dispense Abortion Pills … Before Pregnancy, by Carole Novielli. “Despite the dangers, the abortionist is going full speed ahead with promoting this dangerous scheme, even spelling out how it could be done… Writing in the LA Times, Grossman stated, ‘The idea is simple: Give women abortion pills before they need them — “advance provision,” as it’s known — so that they can take them as soon as they discover a pregnancy. Women could get the pills from their gynecologist at the time of their annual exam, say, or the pills could be made available online.’” Read more here.
The Texas Heartbeat Act Is Saving 100 Babies’ Lives Every Single Day, by Rebecca Parma. “So far in Texas, we are seeing the abortion industry comply with the new law. Eighty-five percent of abortions that previously would have been occurring in our state are now illegal. More than 100 babies per day are being given a chance at life. There have not been any credible assertions of violation. This means that the unique threat of private lawsuits under this law is successfully saving babies.” Read more here.
There Is No Time to Lose in the Appointment of a New EU Special Envoy for FoRB, by Mervyn Thomas. “Many of the world’s most serious conflicts are rooted in, or are exacerbated by, religious differences or the misappropriation of religion. The EU is generally viewed as a neutral broker; consequently, its interventions, including through the agencies of the Special Envoy, are essential to advancing international peace and security… Moreover, the Special Envoy should be integrated more holistically into EU human rights policy structures, in order to facilitate the emergence of an overarching FoRB policy strategy that is long-term and connected to other human rights strategies and activities.” Read more here.
Can a Minor Consent to Losing Their Sexuality? by Edie Wyatt. “Internationally, many counties [sic] are moving away from the ‘gender affirmation model’ for the treatment of gender dysphoria and its reliance on puberty blockers. Gender affirmation is the practice of affirming the child in their chosen gender and critically requires widespread social engagement and restructuring of beliefs in human sex and gender. My opinion is that the political investment in the later [sic] has led to inappropriate activism for the former.” Read more here.
Pro-Life Work Doesn’t Stop With Texas, by Nathan Berning. “The demand for abortions will not decrease just because we have outlawed them. The supply may shrink, which is undoubtedly a good thing, but we cannot hope to eradicate abortion primarily through legislation, no matter how far it goes to limit the ability to obtain an abortion. Without support, women that are facing unplanned pregnancies will still find ways to have abortions.” Read more here.
Pennsylvania Supreme Court in Position to Hand Our Commonwealth to Abortion Extremists, by Jeanne Mancini. “A win for the abortion industry in this case would not only force state funding of abortion but would likely enshrine abortion as a right in Pennsylvania’s Constitution. That’s a chilling prospect, considering that abortion providers have been allowed to stay open even when they repeatedly fail health and safety inspections.” Read more here.
Colorado 303 Creations Web Designer Petitions Supreme Court Over Compelled Speech, by Rebecca Downs. “Smith serves all people, including those who identify as LGBT, but she is against being compelled to create websites and graphics that would go against her religious beliefs, such as supporting a same-sex wedding. Further, she cannot even make clear on her website that she is only willing to create websites consistent with her beliefs.” Read more here.
Fired High School Football Coach Appeals Prayer Case to Supreme Court, by Nicole Russell. “Kennedy’s brief inspirational prayers on a football field are clearly not an example of him or the school ‘establishing’ religion, nor would it look like the Bremerton School District promotes religion via its employees if it had allowed him to continue the practice. Even if he is a government employee, Kennedy’s free speech and free exercise rights aren’t moot.” Read more here.
What Pro-Abortion Dems Did Besides Passing So-Called Women’s Health Protection Act Adds Insult to Injury, by Rebecca Downs. “Not only did Democrats vote to pass such extreme pro-abortion legislation, they also denied the motion to recommit, which would have amended the bill to include protections for babies born alive after abortions… Republicans have been trying for years to get such protections onto the House floor for a vote, in the form of Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. Their efforts remain stymied, however, because the method the Republicans are turning to, a discharge petition, needs 218 members, and there just aren’t enough.” Read more here.
The Long-Awaited End to Roe v. Wade Will Be Just the Beginning, by Nathanael Blake. “The violent evil of abortion itself is obvious in the age of ultrasound, and decades of abortion on demand have shown that it only encourages other evils, rather than remedying them… Abortion removes the perceived problems of an undesired pregnancy, but it encourages the dynamics that produce such situations. Abortion supports a materialistic and selfish culture, in which wealth and status are the measure of a life, and relationships are about looking out for number one, rather than mutual love and self-giving.” Read more here.
Policing Pronouns: How ‘Misgendering’ Is Becoming the New Battleground Over Discrimination, by Jonathan Turley. “Pronouns are fast fading from common discourse under the threat of pronoun penalties. Cities, too, are enforcing misgendering rules; for example, the New York City Human Rights Law allows for fines if employers, landlords or professionals fail to use a preferred name, pronoun or title. Yet some people have religious beliefs against following the new order and using such pronouns. As a result, there are serious free-speech and religious-freedom objections to mandatory usage rules.” Read more here.
What the Latest Current Population Survey Tells Us About the Future of Fertility, by Lyman Stone. “Marriage is not only being delayed, it is being foregone altogether by a growing share of women. To the extent marriage rates do converge across generations, that convergence occurs by the time women are in their 40s and 50s, and these marriages have less influence on childbearing trends. In all the crucial years of childbearing, fewer women happen to have ever been in the married unions that tend to produce more children. This trend has continued at a similar pace across each generation with no sign of abating.” Read more here.
House Democrats Unite to Pass Barbaric Abortion Bill, by the Editors of National Review. “The legislation is nothing short of an act of barbarism: It would create an absolute right to abort a child before ‘fetal viability’ … and it would prohibit states from protecting life after viability until birth if a lone ‘health care provider’ determines the ‘continuation of the pregnancy would pose a risk’ to the mother’s life or ‘health.’ The bill’s chief sponsor in the Senate has acknowledged the legislation ‘doesn’t distinguish’ between physical and mental health, and the text of the bill explicitly instructs the courts to ‘liberally’ interpret the legislation.” Read more here.
The Pro-Life Movement’s Best Chance at Overturning Roe v. Wade Heads to the Supreme Court, by Kaylee McGhee White. “When the Supreme Court agreed to hear the case, it said it would deal specifically with one question: whether all restrictions on pre-viability abortions are unconstitutional. This will leave the court no choice but to revisit its previous rulings in Roe and Casey that the lower courts cited as a justification for striking down Mississippi’s 15-week abortion ban. And it must choose to either roll back its past restrictions on abortion bans or expand them.” Read more here.
How the Women’s Health Protection Act Endangers Women, by Kristan Hawkins and Rep. Lauren Boebert. “Why is this pro-abortion legislation so dangerous? If passed, H.R. 3755 would obliterate almost every state-implemented restriction on abortion. Widely supported policies such as mandatory waiting periods and ultrasounds, counseling requirements, informed consent laws, late-term abortion limits, and even basic health and safety standards would be invalidated.” Read more here.
House Republicans Just Voted to Draft Our Daughters – and GOP Senators Will, Too, by Drew White. “Politicians can repeal and amend statutory language, but they cannot repeal and amend basic biology. The fact is, my daughter, your daughter, your granddaughter, does not have an equal opportunity to survive on the battlefield. Indeed, a 2013 Marine Corps study showed that all-male units have a higher performance than mixed-sex units in 70 percent of combat tasks. Women have far higher injury rates than men when undergoing the same training, sometimes ten times the injury rate.” Read more here.
You Must Read This Stunning Letter From a ‘Detransitioned’ Woman Demanding the Medical Establishment Treat Gender Dysphoria With Science, Not Activism, by Kira Davis. “…Watson and others in her organization remain concerned that people … are actually hurting healthy youth by steering them down the singular path of medical transitioning, instead of taking a robust and ‘evidence-based’ approach to the issue of gender dysphoria. For a group of people who claim to be on the side of those we’ve made ‘invisible’ in our society, the pro-transition activists seem very determined to relegate detransitioned trans youth to the plane of invisibility in service of their agenda.” Read more here.
The Supreme Court Has Several Chances to Preserve Religious Liberty, by Nicole Russell. “It wouldn’t be a Supreme Court semester without a lawsuit involving nuns. In Diocese of Albany v. Emami, an order of nuns that provides healthcare services is involved in a large group of faith-based organizations challenging a New York state abortion mandate that would force the nuns to cover abortions in their health plans. The mandate does have a narrow religious exemption, but that’s not enough for nuns reaching out to all people of all walks of life.” Read more here.
Transgender Medicine Has Failed Us, Say Detransitioners, by Rachael Wong. “The courts must also recognise that puberty blockers and other ‘gender-affirming’ treatments are not like any other medical treatments in terms of the magnitude of their implications and irreversible nature. Even better would be the recognition that they are not ‘medical treatments’ at all, but rather highly problematic medical experiments on some of our society’s most vulnerable young people.” Read more here.
Most People Support Women-Only Sports. Why Won’t Corporate Media Admit It? by Natasha Chart and Wendy Wixom. “…[I]s there any other issue on which the media is so consistently afraid to air a viewpoint that’s probably shared by about two-thirds of their potential audience? … Maybe journalists appear afraid that a Twitter mob will get them fired, or that some of their far-left colleagues will organize against them at the office. But how many polls do journalists and their editors have to see before they stop letting internet comments and fashionably unpopular activists run their newsrooms?” Read more here.
Is This Child Abuse? by Binary Australia. “One Australian study found 2.3 percent of Australian students in years 10 to 12 identified as transgender or gender diverse. The current study, led by Dr. Michelle Tollit, found 29 percent of patients over 10 years old received puberty blockers and 38 percent of teens were given gender-affirming hormones. More than 90 percent were transgender or non-binary. Alarmingly, these medical professionals are including very young children in their experimental treatments.” Read more here.
The Pro-Abortion Case Is Based on Bad Science, by Grazie Pozo Christie. “We want the justices to know that there have been vast changes in our fields in the decades since Roe… The patient-doctor relationship with our fetal patients has grown and grown, reflecting scientific advances in the areas of fetal therapeutics, fetal imaging, and our understanding of fetal pain. Our growing knowledge of fetal pain, especially, demands the end of Roe, which enshrines the nationwide legality of the breathtaking brutality of second- and third-trimester elective abortion. In short, if Roe is based on science, then let it stand or fall today on modern science.” Read more here.
What Really Led to OnlyFans’ Flip Flop on Its Porn Policy, by Haley McNamara. “There was significant backlash to OnlyFans from content creators who felt betrayed by the platform’s momentary no-porn policy. But in reality, this platform was already betraying them, and is still betraying them every day, by enabling an environment rife with sexual exploitation. OnlyFans, like other pornography sites, will always gloss over the reality that prostitution is never ‘safe’ and inevitably leads to physical, emotional, and psychological trauma.” Read more here.
Rand Paul Hasn’t Given Up on Recovering Illegitimate PPP Loans to Planned Parenthood, by Christopher Tremoglie. “The facts suggest that Planned Parenthood knowingly and willfully took taxpayer money to which it did not have a right. Bureaucratic malfeasance is common in our country, but there seems to be purposeful wrongdoing in this situation. If an organization like Planned Parenthood is able to skirt the rules during a time when all of the country is suffering vast economic setbacks, it demonstrates that organizations that align politically with Democrats in power are simply above the law.” Read more here.
More Radical Than Roe: House Abortion Bill Would Repeal Existing Laws, Prohibit Future Pro-Life Laws, by Melanie Israel. “The Women’s Health Protection Act would expressly prohibit existing laws that regulate abortion and the abortion industry. The bill bans informed consent requirements, reflection periods, and provisions that give women the opportunity to view an image of their unborn child or listen to the child’s heartbeat. The proposed federal policy would also preempt policies like the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which currently protects women and their unborn children in more than a dozen states from inhumane late-term abortions performed after 20 weeks.” Read more here.
Don’t Ask Me for My Pronouns, by Debra Soh. “Nonbinary people identify as a third gender, either male and female or neither, and typically use pronouns such as ‘they/them,’ a mix such as ‘she/they,’ or nonsensical creations such as ‘xe/xem…’ From what I’ve observed, this obsession with pronouns is being pushed by nonbinary people and so-called allies who enjoy the attention that comes with advertising their pronouns but are not themselves transgender and have no desire to transition.” Read more here.
Gender Identity and Your Kids, by Rod Dreher. “’Forget trying to turn off their phones, if parents aren’t talking to their children right now about what sex (and gender) really are and how varied and multifaceted they can be while still existing in a binary, then they might as well be handing them over to the gender-packaging factory to receive their stripes. The instant someone says, “I don’t always adhere to stereotypes,” a million voices are waiting to tell them which of 364,000 identities they can fit into to be special and cool just like everyone else. If they don’t have a response for that, it’s over. Period.’” Read more here.
The Realities of Abortion, by Kathryn Lopez. “Whatever you think of the specifics of the Texas abortion law, there is something to be said for telling the truth: We’re not talking about a clump of cells in abortions, but a developing child. Science suggests that children in the womb can detect pain. We help no one by insisting abortion doesn’t involve the death of a child.” Read more here.
Democrats Are Set to Launch a Vicious Attack on Texas’ ‘Heartbeat’ Law, by Jeff Charles. “It seems the Democrats plan to once again introduce the Women’s Health Protection Act of 2021… If passed, it would enact sweeping measures specifically designed to ensure an increase in the number of abortion procedures performed each year. It would essentially eliminate any methods for helping mothers consider other solutions; for example, ultrasounds and counseling would be banned.” Read more here.
Christians Should Be ‘Outraged’ That Children Are Being ‘Trafficked in Our Own Backyard,’ by Jeannie Ortega Law. “As this CP reporter was being driven to the safe house in a remote location to meet some of the boys in the organization’s care, a team member of the U.S. Institute Against Human Trafficking shared several stories of the horrors the boys experienced as children and young teens. Sadly, most of the boys have been raped multiple times before the age of 15. One boy was abused so badly he was hospitalized for weeks before being transferred to the safe house.” Read more here.
EU Resolution on Afghanistan Demonstrates a ‘Guilty Lack of Attention to Christians,’ Says Co-Chair of Intergroup on FORB, by ADF International. “An estimated group of 10,000 Christians are facing danger in Afghanistan because of their faith. The majority are converts from Islam to Christianity. For decades they have largely practiced their faith underground, as conversion is considered a crime punishable by death under Sharia Law. Credible reports claim that the Taliban is conducting targeted killings of Christians and other minorities found using public transportation, as well as executing anyone found with Bible software installed on their cell phones.” Read more here.
Texas’s Abortion Law Isn’t Just a Win for Unborn Children, by James L. Sherley. “We face this disturbing prospect of a world with genetically modified clones because, when we stand by while legalized abortion strips six-week-old pre-born children of their right to life, it becomes even harder to require scientists to respect the privacy of children they have conceived in their experiments who are only days or weeks old. With its heartbeat law, the Texas Legislature may be saving us all from ourselves.” Read more here.
A Pattern of Anti-Family, Anti-Religion Legislation Is Emerging in Victoria, by Andy Mullins. “It’s almost impossible now to deny that the Andrews government has an anti-family agenda. In the government’s 18-page anti-vilification response, there are no references to ‘parent’ or ‘family,’ but the word ‘school’ is used 22 times. The primacy of parental rights in education has been ignored. Back in ancient Sparta, children were the responsibility of the state, not the parents. This is a step 2,400 years into the past.” Read more here.
When I Was a Kid, It Was Nothing for Boys to Play With Girl Toys. Now, It’s Life-Threatening, by J. Allen Cartwright. “Government intervention in gender transitions has become increasingly aggressive. As a consequence, this ‘cultural’ issue affects the average person more than other GOP talking points … and cannot be dismissed by our political leaders. Nor can conservatives simply write off the issue as ‘between a doctor and patient.’ Because the American Psychological Association and American Medical Association both support affirmation of gender transitions as a matter of policy, the outcome of the doctor-patient meeting is thus a foregone conclusion.” Read more here.
Google Is Helping Abortion Advocates Lie About an Abortion Reversal Treatment, by Kaylee McGhee White. “…Google removed and blocked advertisements from pro-life group Live Action, including ads about a medical treatment used to reverse the abortion pill and a video depicting how an unborn child develops in the womb. Live Action President Lila Rose shared a screenshot of the notification she received from Google, which says the ads were removed for using ‘restricted drug terms,’ ‘restricted medical content,’ ‘health in personalized advertising,’ and ‘misleading content.’” Read more here.
Beer Brand Celebrates Female Athletes by Promoting Men in Women’s Sports, by Zachary Faria. “Telfer, a biological man who races against female athletes, won the NCAA women’s championship in the 400-meter hurdles in 2019… What better way to celebrate the accomplishments of women in sports than promoting the accomplishments of a man who was competing against them and depriving them of opportunities at the college level?” Read more here.
Facebook Said That Instagram Wasn’t Bad for Teens. It Is and Here Are the Facts, by Christia Brown. “Humans, as a general rule, look to others to know how to fit in and judge their own lives. Teens are especially vulnerable to these social comparisons. Just about everyone can remember worrying about fitting in in high school. Instagram exacerbates that worry. It is hard enough to compare yourself to a supermodel who looks fantastic (albeit filtered); it can be even worse when the filtered comparison is Natalie down the hall.” Read more here.
Colleges Don’t Have a Guy Problem. America Has a Marriage Crisis, by Conn Carroll. “…[W]hen marriage rates decline, boys are more often left without male role models to help them navigate and master the world. And there is a growing body of evidence that being raised in an unmarried household hurts boys more than it hurts girls… A majority of Americans (53%), including 73% of Democrats, believe unwed parents can raise children just as well as married couples. Unfortunately, they are just wrong. Marriage matters.” Read more here.
European Group Attacked for Criticizing Dark Money Influence on UN Human Rights, by Stefano Gennarini, J.D. “…[T]he European Center for Law and Justice issued a report charging that the UN human rights agenda was driven by leftwing foundations. Almost immediately, UN bureaucrats closed ranks to defend their own from accusations that they promote LGBT rights and abortion under the influence of dark money.” Read more here.
If the Weddings Boom Keeps Going, It Could Solve a Lot of the World’s Problems, by Tim Goeglein. “Perhaps this recent uptick in birthrates is the beginning of achieving that demographic balance and will bring an economic, emotional, and even physical healing and restoration to our nation. It could transform our society from being trapped in a fallow winter of exploding entitlements to an abundant spring that can adequately care for all its members, and with a special focus on the needs of others rather than the needs of one individual.” Read more here.
What Happens When an Anti-Family Activist Has a Baby? by Kimberly Ells. “Israeli Labor Party Leader Merav Michaeli has momentous news: she has a new baby. This news is especially momentous since, for the last decade, Michaeli has been among the most vocal opponents of marriage, familial belonging, and parental rights on the planet… If anything can soften Michaeli’s heart or change her mind, it will be her baby, just like it is for most of us. Welcome to motherhood, Merav. It’s going to be a wonderful ride.” Read more here.
More College-Educated Women Putting the Baby Carriage Before Marriage, by Andrew Cherlin. “…[T]he percentage [of college graduates] who have a nonmarital first birth is rising… The data also suggest, however, that having a nonmarital first birth does not necessarily indicate a lifelong rejection of marriage. Rather, some college-educated young adults may be moving toward a pattern we have come to associate with Northern Europe, in which couples have a child outside of marriage, usually while cohabiting, and then marry at a later point.” Read more here.
Federal Leaders Get an F on Defending Religious Freedom, by Brian Dryden. “Father Deacon Bennett said Quebecers are Canadian citizens too and the federal government has a duty to defend religious freedom across the country despite Quebec Premier Francois Legault maintaining the rest of Canada has no business interfering. He said the law is ‘an affront’ to people who came to Canada after suffering religious persecution only to find it happening here.” Read more here.
The Draw and Drawbacks of Porn for Young Adults: Can Mindfulness Help? by Joshua Otani, Alyssa Lysenko Brown, and Rebecca Clarke. “Among individuals 18 to 30 years old, 63% of men and 21% of women reported they had viewed pornography at least several times a week. In addition, young adults have reported viewing porn more frequently compared to other age groups. But how is widespread use of pornography affecting young adults in terms of relationship satisfaction, sexual satisfaction, and commitment between partners? How does porn affect emotional health, and what are the dangers of using it as a coping mechanism to escape daily stress?” Read more here.
Canadian Tax Dollars Pay for State Broadcaster’s LGBT Promotion, by Jonathon Van Maren. “CBC’s latest show almost defies parody… Here’s how one Toronto publication described it: ‘”Sort Of” follows Toronto millennial Sabi Mehboob, a gender fluid, Canadian-Pakistani as they navigate the twists and turns of, well … life. The show has everything. Sabi struggles with their gender identity and sexuality, friendships, work, and relationships all while coming of age. Based loosely on Bilal Baig’s life, “Sort Of” is the first show on TV to star a trans-feminine, queer, Muslim actor.’ Yeah. Reread that for a moment. Your tax dollars pay for that.” Read more here.
Texas Stood Up for the Unborn – Others Must Follow, by Marjorie Dannenfelser. “…[T]hanks to the Supreme Court’s radical and hopelessly convoluted precedents, the United States is one of only seven countries in the world — including China and North Korea — that permit abortion on demand, for any reason, up to the point of birth. The strong majority of Americans agree this is too extreme, something they share with 47 out of 50 European nations that limit elective abortion prior to 15 weeks.” Read more here.
Allowing Biological Men to Fight Women in Combat Sports Is Dangerous and Grotesque, by Zachary Faria. “It does not matter what gender Fox or McLaughlin identifies as. There are two biological sexes, and McLaughlin is biologically male. Maybe that doesn’t matter in most aspects of life, but it certainly matters in combat sports. This is not progress. This is not ‘acceptance’ or compassion or tolerance. It’s grotesque. It is barbarism.” Read more here.
Family Love Is the Foundation of Civilization, by Kimberly Ells. “…[I]s loving your own child a racist, ‘moral vice?’ Well, if a new mother cared no more for her newborn babe than for the baby in the next room, the world—and the babies in it—would be in a world of hurt. In fact, I submit such a world could not last one generation. Family love is not racism. It is the very foundation of civilization.” Read more here.
In Defense of Motherhood: What’s Wrong With ‘Birthing People,’ by Cole S. Aronson. “If a mother is just a birthing person, a mere channel introducing into the world an otherwise rootless individual, then a mother’s child is not hers in any morally thick sense. If children are raised to believe parental authority is arbitrary, and if lawyers and policymakers ingest the same vision, then the rich network of claims and duties binding parents to children will become publicly unintelligible.” Read more here.
In Texas and Montana, Pro-Life Attitudes Are Winning, by Nicole Russell. “As science has improved to now observe a baby’s development, state legislatures have also evolved. As a result, they have passed laws that demonstrate a more broad, nuanced concern for mother and baby. If anything, in an age of life-saving in utero fetal surgeries, Roe reads like a horror novel. Only barbarians offer up their babies ‘for the good of society.’” Read more here.
The Supreme Court Should Follow the Science That Proves Human Life Begins at Conception, by Thomas Glessner. “Contrary to the Supreme Court’s 1973 statement in Roe, current science proves beyond doubt that human life begins at conception. Thus, the most important question for the court now as it reconsiders Roe is, ‘when do human rights begin?’ The obvious answer to this question is that human rights begin when human life begins. In determining the fate of Roe v. Wade and millions yet to be born, the Supreme Court simply needs to follow the science.” Read more here.
‘The U.S. Government Is Censoring Private Conversations,’ Says the ‘Conversion Therapist’ Fighting a Legal Battle Not to Be Silenced, by Chris Sweeney. “Should private discussions between a counsellor and minors worried about their sexuality be allowed? Therapist Brian Tingley believes they should, and has taken to the courts to fight his case. Brian and his team are keen to overturn a district court decision in the state of Washington to reject his challenge to a law that prohibits ‘sexual orientation change therapy’ for young people.” Read more here.
Poll Delivers Blow to Narrative on Texas Heartbeat Law, by Rebecca Downs. “A new poll from Rasmussen Reports paints a different narrative than what Democrats and abortion advocates would like us to think when it comes to how voters feel when it comes to the Texas abortion law which recently went into effect… Forty-six percent support the new law, while 43 percent were opposed. Eleven percent were undecided.” Read more here.
Mexico High Court Declares Right to Abortion for Women and ‘Gestating Persons,’ by Stefano Gennarini, J.D. “Mexico’s Supreme Court unanimously struck down the criminal abortion laws of the State of Coahuila de Zaragoza based on what it termed ‘women’s and gestating persons’ right to choose…’ The effect of the decision could be that abortion may never be considered a criminal act when it is carried out with the woman’s consent, effectively granting a right to abortion-on-demand up to the point of birth.” Read more here.
Hell Hath No Fury Like Democrats Blocked From Killing Babies, by Christopher Tremoglie. “We can make laws that … cover extreme cases. But this would not be enough for baby-killing advocates. Their endgame is predicated on keeping abortion legal in all cases. Nothing short of that is acceptable to them. People should not conflate a ‘right to choose’ with the termination of human life through abortion. Such language only desensitizes the public to the harsh reality of infanticide. There is no choice that supersedes the right of an innocent person to live.” Read more here.
Three-Year-Olds to Be Asked Their Pronouns, by Binary Australia. “The NSW government has sunk to new lows, publishing a guide that imposes radical gender ideology on children as young as three years of age. An official guide produced by the NSW Office of the Children’s Guardian titled Empowerment and Participation says adults should not assume a child’s gender… Unable to really defend the nonsense, a spokesman from the NSW Office of the Children’s Guardian said the prompt to ask for pronouns was simply about ‘avoiding confusion.’” Read more here.
UN Human Rights Experts Mess With Texas Pro-Life Law, by Rebecca Oas, Ph.D. “While the opinion of experts like Upreti and Alsalem may be sought by newspapers like The Guardian or their testimonies solicited by local or national governments with regard to specific legislation, they have no power to impose obligations on any level of government. No binding international human rights treaty – either ratified or unratified by the U.S. – creates any right to abortion, and nor does any nonbinding global consensus.” Read more here.
Anti-Discrimination Acts Are Discriminatory, by Binary Australia. “An increasing number of people are challenging the discriminatory nature of the anti-discrimination acts around the country… Tasmanian Jessica Hoyle wanted an exemption to exclude ‘biological men’ from lesbian-only events in Launceston. She was denied. Hoyle is currently appealing a decision to deny lesbians the right to sex-based spaces and events.” Read more here.
There’s a Four-Letter Word for Pornography: Evil. Why Can’t the Media Pronounce It? by Michael Cook. “There’s only one correct response to pornography: absolute rejection. It corrupts men; it exploits women. Our democracy is built on the notion that each person has a unique, precious and transcendental destiny. Pornography is built on the notion that some persons are just raw meat. Are there difficulties in banning pornography? Of course. We’ll never scour this blot entirely away. But the first step is the unwavering conviction that it is absolutely unacceptable in a civilised society.” Read more here.
Gender Self-Identification Laws Are Being Exploited by Sexual Predators, by Debra Soh. “Of note, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department released a flyer from 2018 stating that Merager claims to be female in order to access women’s locker rooms and showers. But instead of pausing for a moment of reflection, left-leaning publications have dug in, framing any apprehension or sense of alarm as attempts by the ‘far-right’ to sow division and anti-transgender discrimination. Concern for the safety of women and girls has been replaced with emphatic reminders about the harassment transgender people face if they are excluded from their preferred spaces.” Read more here.
Deep in the Hearts of Texas Babies, by Cal Thomas. “Abortion and refusing to take personal responsibility for one’s actions have contributed to a general coarseness and disrespect for life at all stages as witnessed by the shooting sprees regularly occurring in Chicago and other major cities. The Texas and Mississippi laws seek to reverse, or at least slow down the process of squandering human life. The question remains: Is abortion the cause of our increasingly decadent culture, or a reflection of it?” Read more here.
Virginia Supreme Court Stands With Teacher Who Opposes School Transgender Policy, by Nicole Russell. “It’s one thing for school districts to create an atmosphere of compassion for children in puberty who are dealing with gender dysphoria, but it’s quite another to require staff, teachers, and students to defy science and logic and to engage in the all-out denial of sex differences and embrace the mysticism of gender transitions and gender-fluid pronouns, especially when social or medical transitions have not been proven to help children.” Read more here.
A Turning Point in the Scientific Debate on Childhood Transition, by Debra Soh. “…[M]ore research needs to be done to determine the best treatment course for these youth, particularly those for whom gender dysphoria only became present after puberty. This is a newer, less understood population… Because gender has become so hotly politicized, any scientific paper posing a threat to accepted narratives will typically be retracted, subjected to an additional round of peer review and a correction, or, more likely, rejected from publication to begin with.” Read more here.
The Supreme Court Should Look at International Abortion Law and Overrule Roe v. Wade, by Ligia De Jesus Castaldi. “The amicus curiae brief of 141 international legal scholars … argues that if the Court chooses to consider international law in the Dobbs case, it should find that international human rights law and foreign law generally recognize unborn children as rights-holders and affirm the prerogative of sovereign states to protect their lives by rigorously regulating abortion. Many countries’ abortion laws are much more restrictive than the Mississippi Gestational Age Act.” Read more here.
Yes, Pro-Lifers Should Cheer for Texas’s Winning New Unborn Protection Law, by Nathanael Blake. “As Texas already shows, law shapes culture, as well as being shaped by it. In particular, abortion on demand has been a boon for irresponsible and abusive men, but we don’t have to live like this. Abortion supporters have been arguing that without abortion men will have to support the women they impregnate, and that the government will need to treat the unborn as persons, to which the pro-life reply is a simple: Yes.” Read more here.
An Example of How Transgender Rights Affect Women’s Safety, by Katrina Trinko. “Across the country, women are being affected right now by transgender rights… Solutions are out there that could accommodate both transgender people and keep women’s spaces safe, such as single-stall bathrooms that are gender-neutral. Yet unfortunately, instead of working on solutions like this, the default seems to be letting transgender rights trample women’s rights.” Read more here.
We Must Refuse to Accept Sex-Selective Abortion, by Brittany Summers. “…[T]he UNFPA reported in 2020 that an estimated 1.5 million unborn baby girls were killed that year globally through sex-selective abortion – not health issues, incest, rape or financial reasons – just preference. Calling this simply, ‘son preference’ achieved via ‘gender-biased sex selection,’ and leaving out the term ‘abortion,’ mind you, the UNFPA conveniently attributes this to discrimination against females, but takes no issue with abortion taking a life of either sex.” Read more here.
Abortion Is Not Just a Women’s Issue – Men Are Hurting, Too, by Nathan Misirian. “It is our culture’s perception that men are the perpetrators and aren’t hurting. In consumer research conducted by Support After Abortion, 48% of men surveyed who had an abortion experience shared they didn’t have a voice. Additionally, 71% of men shared that have experienced [sic] an adverse effect from abortion.” Read more here.
Left’s Reaction to Texas’ Pro-Life Law Shows It Reveres Abortion, by Nicole Russell. “Since the Supreme Court legalized abortion in Roe v. Wade, abortion has been a hot-button issue for the left and right for different reasons. The left’s unhinged, ignorant, bizarre reactions to a law that protects the lives of the most vulnerable Texans demonstrate that abortion will always be an issue of utmost importance to it, no matter that it literally destroys women and children.” Read more here.
Post-Cotonou Agreement: Blackmail for Development Aid, by Nicolas Bauer. “Before the adoption of the agreement, some MEPs … demanded precise answers from the EU institutions on some of its provisions. In particular, they questioned Article 29 § 5, which commits the parties to ‘supporti[ng] universal access to sexual and reproductive health commodities and healthcare services, including for family planning … and the integration of reproductive health into national strategies and programmes.’ When the European Commission uses the concept of sexual and reproductive health, it explicitly includes abortion.” Read more here.
The Real Attack Against Our Children, by Michael Brown. “It’s as if a horde of demons has been unleashed and our society has fallen into deep deception and delusion. And the ultimate victims, targeted for indoctrination from their earliest years, are the children. (If you think I’m exaggerating, take a minute to watch this ‘queer, non-binary’ pre-school teacher celebrating her accomplishments or this toddler reading through a gay ABC book.) Whatever the cause of this societal madness, the question that remains is simple: what are we going to do about it?” Read more here.
Congress Ignores Biology, Human Nature, and Decency in Moving to Make Women Draft-Eligible, by Quin Hillyer. “The confused elite culture insists that ‘equality’ means equal bearing of burdens, all burdens, as well as of opportunities. In this oh, so exalted viewpoint, the differences between men and women are so negligible as to be unworthy of serious consideration. After all, goes the sentiment, we’re all just ‘assigned’ a ‘gender’ at birth, right? Biological sex? Nothing more than a ‘social construct.’” Read more here.
Supreme Court’s Texas Abortion Decision Could Spell Doom for Roe v. Wade, by Thomas Glessner. “Due to the existence of safe haven laws in every state and the estimated 1-2 million couples waiting to adopt, there is no longer such a thing as an unwanted child… Much has changed since 1973. These substantial changes provide strong legal grounds for the Supreme Court to eliminate Roe v. Wade. As a just nation, America must always protect its most vulnerable citizens – born and unborn, regardless of gender, race, handicaps or infirmities.” Read more here.
Pro-Abortionists Want to Codify Late-Term Baby-Killing in the Vermont Constitution, by Jordan Davidson. “If passed, the potential amendment, which is heavily promoted and even financially supported by Planned Parenthood, will show up on Vermont voters’ ballots in November 2022. In Planned Parenthood’s press release celebrating the potential amendment’s progress, the organization which profits off of killing children in the womb explicitly stated the abortion industry’s intent to make the changes national if their efforts prove successful in Vermont.” Read more here.
Texas Heartbeat Law Is Now in Effect. Here’s What You Need to Know, by Melanie Israel and Sarah Parshall Perry. “…[T]he Texas Heartbeat Act takes a novel approach. Specifically, state officials may not enforce the law and are granted sovereign immunity against anyone seeking to bring suit on the grounds that the bill is contrary to constitutional law. Instead, private citizens may bring a civil enforcement action against someone who performs an abortion in violation of the law or assists someone in obtaining an illegal abortion.” Read more here.
Outside of the Media, Support for Roe Is Thin, by Timothy P. Carney. “The public, wrongly convinced by sloppy and biased media reporting that overturning Roe would amount to a few judges instantly outlawing all abortions, tells pollsters that it wants Roe upheld. If you ask them about the things Roe does, though, you get very different answers. A majority in a recent CBS poll (54%) want abortion to be more restricted than it currently is. That means they want Roe and Casey to be struck down or replaced with a completely different court precedent.” Read more here.
Loudoun County School Board’s Transgender Policy Is Still a Threat to First Amendment Rights, by Zachary Faria. “Under the guise of compassion for children, Loudoun County may still be able to compel teachers to adhere to the worldview of transgender activists, redefining sex and gender not just in violation of the religious rights of teachers, but basic biology. Cross’s recent victory is well-deserved, but the fact that it was necessary at all is a problem that goes far deeper.” Read more here.
20 States Sue Biden Administration for Corrupting Title IX With ‘Gender Identity’ Mumbo Jumbo, by Kylee Zempel. “…[T]he bureaucrats in the Biden administration, by ‘flouting procedural requirements in their rush to overreach,’ have decided to rewrite the law so that wherever ‘sex’ appears, it actually means ‘sex, gender identity, or sexual orientation.’ This overreach from Biden’s Department of Education and EEOC creates its own barrel of problems, of course — not the least of which is the fact that by writing ‘gender identity’ into the meaning of sex, the people who do not deny basic biology will assuredly face discrimination.” Read more here.
Supreme Court Gets It Right on Texas Abortion Law, by Editors of National Review. “The private-enforced mechanism in the Act is a brilliant response to the traps for pro-life legislation that Roe and Casey have illegitimately set. There are good reasons to question whether that mechanism is a desirable feature of a model abortion law. The right time to address that question is after Roe and Casey have been overturned. Let’s hope that the chief justice shows much sounder judgment on that question in Dobbs and joins with the five members of today’s majority to restore the people’s constitutional power to enact strong legislative protections for unborn children.” Read more here.
International Abortion Groups Demand a Cut of Climate Funding, by Alexis I. Fragosa, Esq. “The letter is likely an effort to make up for the deficit in funds for sexual and reproductive health due to the UK’s cuts to its foreign aid budget earlier this year. However, this is not the first time abortion advocates have lobbied for funds from a seemingly unrelated source. Abortion advocates have successfully integrated into other sectors, including funding for HIV/AIDS and LGBT rights.” Read more here
Supreme Court Rejects Injunction of Texas Abortion Law … Media Erupts With Roe Obituaries, by Jonathon Turley. “…[I]n the age of echo journalism, legal experts are expected to drive ratings and readership with breathless, partisan takes on every story. Some of that analysis constitutes raw conspiracies [sic] theories dressed up as legal analysis like declaring that this order proves the ‘very real possibility in America right now that the federal courts are conspiring against us, against the rights of women, of people of color, of voters, of poor people.’ Others cut to the chase and demanded that Congress immediately pack the Supreme Court with a liberal majority to guarantee results in such cases.” Read more here.
When Abortion Access Is at Stake, Suddenly the Left Remembers Men and Women Are Different, by Libby Emmons. “Abortion activists who have been referring to mothers as ‘birthing people,’ to women as ‘people who menstruate,’ and to biological males who identify as transgender as ‘women’ suddenly appeared to know what women actually are when laws opposing abortion went into effect in Texas… When it suits the left’s interests, men and women don’t exist, biology is a myth, and transgender persons are whatever they say they are, but for an abortion, everyone knows what a woman is.” Read more here.
Should Public Schools Be Allowed to Deceive Parents? by Abigail Shrier. “The ‘Gender Support Plan’ the district followed is an increasingly standard document which informs teachers of a child’s new chosen name and gender identity (‘trans,’ ‘agender,’ ‘non-binary,’ etc.) for all internal communications with the child. The school also provided the girl a year’s worth of counseling in support of her new identity, which in her case was ‘no gender.’ Even the P.E. teachers were in on it. Left in the dark were her parents.” Read more here.
The Texas Heartbeat Bill Is a Preview of a Post-Roe World, by Alexandra Desanctis. “…[T]he fundraising plea from the American Civil Liberties Union this morning insists that the effects of the Texas law ‘will be immediate and devastating…’ Contrary to this rhetoric, it’s important to note that the law in Texas imposes no criminal penalties, and none of its civil provisions apply to a woman who seeks or obtains an abortion after a fetal heartbeat can be detected.” Read more here.
Thousands of Doctors and Health Professionals Sue the Biden Administration Over New Gender Transition Policy, by Jonathon Turley. “The third claim is under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) which prohibits the federal government from substantially burdening a person’s exercise of religion, unless the government demonstrates that the burden is the least restrictive means of furthering a compelling government interest… ‘The gender identity mandate substantially burdens the Religious Plaintiffs’ exercise of religion by requiring them to engage in the objectionable practices in violation of their beliefs.’” Read more here.
Singer Shares 3 Positive Abortion Stories: ‘My Favorite Traumatic Topic of All Time!’ by Katie Yoder. “The latest burst of positive abortion storytelling came … when singer and musician Amanda Palmer released a video featuring conversations with three women in Canada about their abortions. Their stories all had one thing in common: They claimed that abortion improved their lives. The video came as part of a new series that Palmer advertised on Twitter, where she has one million followers. She’s no stranger to the topic, having had three abortions herself.” Read more here.
‘We’re on a Mission:’ Advocacy Groups Behind Push to Save Women’s Sports Campaign Against Trans Surgeries for Minors, by Mary Margaret Olohan. “The battle to ‘Save Women’s Sports’ resulted in a slew of legislation banning biological males from girls’ sports and conversations on the national stage about gender, sex, individual dignity, and much more. Now the advocacy groups behind this push are assembling to battle the next burgeoning culture war issue — transgender sex change surgeries and procedures for minors.” Read more here.
Landmark Court Ruling Invites Inevitable Transgender Dilemma, by Nicole Russell. “This court’s ruling has incredible implications: By embracing a deceptively simple view of language that feigns ignorance about what the differences between ‘gender identity’ and ‘sex’ really are, this logic eliminates the ability for any person, organization, workplace, or university to have sex-specific sports programs, clubs, or bathroom facilities without fear of a lawsuit crying discrimination.” Read more here.
A Supreme Court That Capitulates on Roe v. Wade Will Unleash a Whirlwind, by Nathanael Blake. “The most important consideration is the wickedness of the radical regime of abortion on demand established by Roe and confirmed by Casey. In the age of ultrasound, we know what abortion is, and who it kills. The images eagerly shared on social media and stuck to the fridge condemn the atrocity of our abortion regime, in which the child whose features can be seen on the screen, and whose movements can be felt in the womb, has less legal protection than livestock.” Read more here.
State Reports Reveal Gruesome Abortion Procedures Once Thought Obsolete Are Still Being Committed, by Carole Novielli. “…[T]wo gruesome abortion procedures used shortly after abortion was legalized are being used again today… While some saline (prostaglandin) reports could be the result of miscoding, there is a concern that hysterotomy abortions conducted in both the first and second trimesters — which are very dangerous for women — could be used to procure live human specimens for ghoulish research like the experiments conducted using aborted children at the University of Pittsburgh.” Read more here.
When Harvard Hired an Atheist to Be the Chief University Chaplain, by Michael Brown. “…[T]o be a chaplain, by definition, means to be a religious leader, not simply a department head or an administrator or someone who believes in ethical living. And so, to appoint an atheist to be chief university chaplain is like appointing a Christian evangelist to head up the university’s atheist club. Or a devout Muslim to head up the university’s Judaism club. It is a total contradiction in both purpose and logic.” Read more here.
With the Help of a Unicorn, College Students Are Schooled on Which Restroom to Use, by Alex Parker. “…[A]ttendees of the University of Hawaii at Manoa are getting educated on which restroom to use. And in case they don’t quite get it, a quiz at the end can help out. Aiding the adolescents: a unicorn. For those unaware, The Gender Unicorn was created by Trans Student Educational Resources… Additionally, the resident training affirms all LGBTQ+ people’s preferred pronouns. As for LGBT identity, students are provided a form by which they can ban their ‘dead’ name and become something new.” Read more here.
The Pandemic Changed How Abortions Are Performed in America. Here’s How, by Zachary Mettler. “The regulation required abortionists ‘to prescribe and provide the first abortion pill (mifepristone) in person, before the woman takes the other half of the abortion pill protocol (misoprostol) at home to complete the abortion.’ The pro-abortion groups won in court and convinced a federal judge to block the policy nationwide… So, a woman could choose to abort her preborn child, be prescribed the abortion pill virtually, and then abort her baby via a chemical abortion without ever talking to someone in-person.” Read more here.
Biden Admin ‘Back-to-School’ Transgender Message: ‘We Intend to Enforce Our Ideology,’ by Dr. Susan Berry. “The Biden administration released a ‘back-to-school’ video that serves as a message it intends to ‘enforce’ its transgender ideology and ‘use children as enforcers,’ states the founder of an organization that helps victims of what she refers to as the ‘Sexual State.’” Read more here.
McDonald’s New ‘Saweetie Meal’ Promotes Rapper With Foul Videos and Lyrics, by Jeff Johnston. “Her videos also feature sexually suggestive dancing and clothing. One video on her YouTube channel is titled, ‘I shot with P*rnhub’ where she says, ‘We just wrapped a really sexy skit with Pornhub.’ The more than 633,000 people who’ve watched that video on her YouTube site get to see her in costume for the Pornhub shoot and performing sexually suggestive acts.” Read more here.
Afghanistan’s Christians Are Turning Off Phones and Going Into Hiding, by Kelsey Zorzi. “Some Christians on the ground have expressed that, with the takeover of Kabul, they expect to be killed, mafia-style. Although some reports say that the Taliban is already conducting targeted killings of Christians and other minorities found using public transportation, as well as executing anyone found with Bible software installed on their cell phones.” Read more here.
In Illinois, Tanning Salons Now Get More Oversight Than Abortion Facilities, by Amy Gehrke. “Abortion centers now fall outside the realm of standard Illinois health facility regulations, allowed to conduct their deadly business as they please. Does this sound like an industry that cares for women’s health? This disregard for women is par for the course throughout the abortion industry and is protected by politicians beholden to the millions in donations they receive from the industry and its supporters.” Read more here.
America’s Withdrawal From Afghanistan Will Open the Door for Sex Traffickers, by Tim Ballard. “Imagine being a woman or a child in Afghanistan now faced with one of two options, both with potentially tragic outcomes. The first, stay in a country that is ruled by a regime that was known to have one of the worst human rights records in the world. The second, attempt to flee the country and risk falling prey to those who seek to victimize the vulnerable, and force them into being trafficked for sex for forced labor.” Read more here.
OnlyFans Is Exploitative, but Not in the Way Elites and Prostitutes Claim, by Emily Jashinsky. “OnlyFans gets negative treatment and media coverage when pornographers are exploited and endangered, which is great but stops short of conceding those dangers are inevitable byproducts of ‘sex work’ and a culture that normalizes it… Normalized pornography warps and numbs men, consequentially hurts women, and absolutely commodifies bodies and intimacy to psychologically scarring effects.” Read more here.
Abortion Businesses Give Discounts to Women Already Under Pressure to Abort, by Nancy Flanders. “Making abortion cheaper for underprivileged women will only further enforce the pro-abortion discrimination that they already experience. Free or low-cost abortion weighed against the costs associated with raising a child is a tactic used by the abortion industry to convince women that abortion is their best option.” Read more here.
Why a Virginia Middle School Is Removing Urinals From the Boys’ Bathrooms, by Michael Brown. “…[T]his same school is removing the urinals from the boys’ bathrooms. Why? It’s because a number of biological females, who identify as males, are offended by the presence of urinals. So, rather than point out to these females that they are not really males (otherwise, they’d have no problems with urinals), the school turns the world upside down to accommodate them.” Read more here.
Gender Ideology Is a Boon to Big Pharma and Threat to Parental Rights, by Pedro L. Gonzalez. “In our brave new world, a culture of depravity preys on children. That culture insists that the state and medical professionals revoke guardianship from the adults to whom kids were accidentally born. The implications for this are terrifying, yet neither political party seems to have the courage to speak for the sanity and safety of American families. Meanwhile, Big Pharma cashes in handsomely.” Read more here.
Loudoun County School Board Enacts Wide-Ranging ‘Gender Identity’ Policy, by Alexandra Desanctis. “At least one public-school teacher in Loudoun County has already quit her job since the board approved the new policy, which also requires teachers to use students’ preferred pronouns as opposed to those that reflect their sex, without requiring students to offer ‘any substantiating evidence’ of their new gender identity.” Read more here.
‘Heteroromantic’ Privilege? James Madison University Pulls Controversial Diversity Training Video, by Jonathan Turley. “While employees were reportedly told not to share the material with others, the material became public before the school suddenly pulled it off of its sites. What stood out for me was the inclusion of the term ‘heteroromantic’ as a privileged group juxtaposed with the countervailing oppressed groups of ‘homoromantic, aromantic, bi/panromatic’ individuals. I had not previously seen those categories in such materials, so I sought out some definitions.” Read more here.
While COVID Restrictions Reduced General U.S. Health Services, Sex Change Surgeries Grew by 12%, by Jonathon Van Maren. “The elites in education and many other public institutions now believe that they know what is good for children, and parents do not. In fact, they will assist and facilitate children living as different genders and obtaining permanent and damaging treatments with lifelong effects without alerting mothers and fathers to what is going on… As Shrier noted in Irreversible Damage, one day, many girls will wake up with no breasts and no uterus and wonder: I was just a teen. A kid. Why didn’t anyone stop me?” Read more here.
A Court Victory in Texas Against Obamacare’s Transgender Mandate, by Jay Richards and Sarah Parshall Perry. “Many doctors, for instance, reasonably believe that to remove healthy organs, or to give young people puberty-blocking drugs, would harm their patients—whatever the subjective wishes of the patient. Healthy organs are not deadly tumors, and puberty is not a disease. O’Connor’s ruling protects such medical judgment, whether it’s based on scientific evidence, religious conviction, or plain common sense.” Read more here.
Cohabitation Changes People: Contemporary European Evidence, by Laurie DeRose and Rebecca Oldroyd. “Why is this new work so remarkable? Because much cohabitation research in the past quarter century has focused on the characteristics of those who choose to cohabit versus marry—not on how people’s characteristics (i.e., their attitudes towards family dissolution) change during cohabitation. Such changes in attitudes have measurable consequences: favorable attitudes toward divorce are linked to patterns of marital interaction that decrease marital quality and increase the likelihood of divorce.” Read more here.
Democrats Pursue Radical Abortion Agenda, Upending Bipartisan Consensus, by Melanie Israel. “Outside Congress, pro-life policies enjoy broad support across the political spectrum. A majority of Americans oppose using taxpayer dollars to fund elective abortions, including 65% of independents and 31% of Democrats… To reflect that, members of Congress should reject attempts to enact spending bills that don’t incorporate longstanding pro-life policy provisions.” Read more here.
Texas Pro-Life Victory Is a Reminder That the Supreme Court Should Reevaluate Its Abortion Jurisprudence, by Zachary Faria. “The Supreme Court repeatedly has appeased pro-abortion activists … when it comes to abortion, disregarding the Constitution to expand and protect the abortion industry… That’s why lower courts, such as the district judge who was rightly overruled this week, continue to enjoy cover for even the most extreme pro-abortion jurisprudence. Confused lower courts will continue such jurisprudence until the Supreme Court does its duty by issuing a new, clear standard for abortion laws.” Read more here.
California Prisons ‘Lead’ the Way Into an Imaginary Sexless Future, by Inez Stepman. “The situation in the Golden State is the inevitable result of the false idea that sex is a social construct — an idea that is in the process of being enshrined at every level of U.S. law. What’s happening in California is the future of the country, unless the majority of Americans who object to the insanity find the courage to contradict the most sacred of politically correct edicts.” Read more here.
The Supreme Court Must End Coercive Abortion Mandates, by Alexandra Desanctis. “In order to qualify for relief from New York’s abortion-funding mandate, these and other Christian churches and ministries would have to cease offering their services to anyone except for those individuals who share the same faith… Unless they follow the mandate and provide coverage for elective abortions, the only other option for these groups is to forgo health insurance altogether, opening themselves up to immense fines from the state.” Read more here.
The Free Speech of Christians in the Public Square Must Be Protected, by Jeremiah Igunnubole. “Numerous other examples can be given of individuals arrested and detained, and though not prosecuted, chillingly warned not to repeat the alleged behaviour… Or those who, after arrest, release and confirmation that their actions are perfectly legal, are simply too scared to re-engage in the lawful activity for fear that another officer may think differently – reasoning that a repeat of the ordeal is not worth risking. How, despite changes in law specifically created to protect free speech, has it continued to be unjustly restricted in the public sphere?” Read more here.
Uninformed Consent: The Transgender Crisis, by Paul McHugh and Gerard V. Bradley. “To block puberty and then artificially redirect its course is to tamper with a vital human developmental matter with no reason for confidence in what will emerge beyond a lifetime preoccupied with medico-surgical interventions to maintain the illusion that one’s sex has changed. It was with this crucial feature of human beings in mind that the UK court ruled that no child is capable of consenting to these treatments.” Read more here.
Religious Belief Deserves Protection, by Vanessa Cheng and Mark Spencer. “We accept that people have the freedom to change their interpretation of what the Bible teaches around many things, including sexuality and marriage. But we do not believe that an individual teacher should expect to impose their changed beliefs about an important theological matter onto a Christian school that has been entirely consistent about their beliefs from the start.” Read more here.
Democrats Want to Use Your Taxpayer Money to Fund Abortion on Demand, by Rep. Steve Scalise and Rep. Kay Granger. “If congressional Democrats truly cared about bipartisanship, they would listen to voters. Recent polling reflects that most voters do not support the subsidizing of abortion on demand with their tax dollars. The poll … found that 58% of voters — including 31% of Democrats, 34% of self-described pro-choice voters, and 65% of independents — oppose taxpayer funding of abortion.” Read more here.
Booksellers’ Organization Apologizes for Promoting Book on Trans Damage to Children, by Jonathon Van Maren. “…[E]very aspect of [the American Bookseller’s Association]’s work will be combed over for any evidence of disloyalty to the trans movement, with … a new editor ‘reviewing for conscious language and an awareness of equity and inclusion issues.’ A program aimed at promoting LGBT voices will also be launched so that instead of booksellers getting Shrier’s book, they’ll only see what her detractors have to say.” Read more here.
‘Trans: When Ideology Meets Reality,’ by Angus Fox. “To spell out precisely how nefarious the pharmaceutical industry’s behaviour has become, she cites the work of Jennifer Bilek, who has mapped out the labyrinthine financial networks connecting hospitals, commercial hormone providers, rights campaigns and politicians, each professing wide-eyed innocence while stashing the cash on the sly.” Read more here.
The Scottish Government Is Determined to Advance Trans Ideology – and It’s Our Children Who Will Suffer, by David Robertson. “This week it was reported … that ‘children as young as four will be able to change their name and gender at school without their parents’ consent under new LGBT inclusivity guidelines drawn up by the Scottish Government.’ You have to stop, take a breath and re-read that sentence again… As someone said to me, it’s so mad that it cannot be true. Four-year-olds sometimes think they are animals or Thomas the Tank Engine – they are certainly not capable of determining that they are a different gender from their body.” Read more here.
Biden’s Transgender Healthcare Mandate Has Always Been Unlawful, by Nicole Russell. “Of course, the federal court found that forcing faith-based doctors to treat patients in a way that goes against their faith and medical training violates their religious liberties, protected under both federal law and the Constitution. There is truly no other way to rule in this case. It is remarkable, in fact, that the Biden administration thought this was not only the right thing but the lawful thing to do.” Read more here.
The Trans Trends Which Are Sending Scotland Mad, by Ann Farmer. “Scotland, once renowned as the home of the philosophy of common sense, is slowly going bonkers… Gender is a purely personal category constructed by the individual; in real life nobody can change sex — they can only change their pronouns. Most people judge by their senses as to whether an individual is male or female – and the fact that there are two sexes is one of the very few facts of life that a four-year-old is able to grasp – but in Scotland people are being told to ignore common sense and obey government diktats.” Read more here.
I’m a Teacher. Parents Should Know That School Districts Hide an Ideology of ‘Unlimited Gender,’ by Brenda Lebsack. “As a current special education teacher, I believe communication with parents is essential. And as a former school board member, I believe transparency to taxpayers, who fund public education, is obligatory. Unfortunately, authorities in public school districts in charge of pre-K through grade 12 have been slow to disclose to parents and taxpayers their new terms and definitions for ‘expanding’ gender identities and ‘evolving’ sexual orientations.” Read more here.
SCOTUS Should Reverse Roe v. Wade Because Abortion Is a Crime Against Humanity, by Thomas Glessner. “Abortion is a gruesome and hideous act. It … brutally dismembers a living human being. Skulls are crushed. Arms and legs are dismembered. And the human remains of children are scraped together, placed in a plastic body bag, and sent to an incinerator for disposal. Animals killed at slaughterhouses for food are treated more humanely. The procedures for the demise of condemned prisoners on death row are far more compassionate.” Read more here.
Shocking Allegations of Live Baby Organ Harvesting Deserve Explanation, by Lou Barletta. “The documents demonstrate that Pitt has received at least $2.7 million in federal Health and Human Services (HHS) funding to become a ‘tissue hub’ for baby body parts for scientific research… So, what does almost $3 million in federal funding buy? Well, according to the documents, it bought Pitt a stockpile of fetal tissues, including ‘liver, heart, gonads, legs, brain, genitourinary tissues including kidneys, ureters and bladders.’” Read more here.
Global Family Planning Partnership Garners U.S. Support in Rebranding and Promoting LGBTQ Issues, by Rebecca Oas, Ph.D. “The current foreign aid bill passed in the U.S. House raises international family planning by $200 million. Under the Biden administration, agencies involved with any foreign assistance have been ordered to ‘consider the impact of programs…on LGBTQI+ persons’ when making funding decisions.” Read more here.
Breastfeeding Academy Bails on ‘Breasts,’ by Alex Parker. “Though the organization features ‘breast’ in its very name, it’ll no longer tout the term as a prime ‘lactation-related’ reference… The Academy asserts that ‘language has power,’ and it’s standing against ‘gender inequality and health inequities’ — those contribute ‘to rising morbidity and mortality of vulnerable populations.’” Read more here.
Olympics Bans Women From Women’s Sports While Letting Men Compete, by Elle Reynolds. “…[W]e have a system in which men can be women if they take enough hormone blockers, but women who have not messed with their natural hormone levels are told they cannot qualify as women. Such is the stunted logic of our modern view of sex, taken to its batty conclusion.” Read more here.
Biden’s IRS Is a Partisan Weapon in the War on Religious Freedom, by Timothy Head. “Never before in the history of America has professing the Christian faith been understood as a form of partisan political campaigning… Our Constitution was designed to protect us from government tyranny, and the IRS has no right to target and discriminate against Christian nonprofits like this. Our fundamental religious freedom should never be weaponized by partisan politics.” Read more here.
Are These 7 LGBT ‘Kids’ Books in Your Child’s Classroom or School Library? by Virginia Allen. “Children are learning about gay marriage, preferred pronouns, and gender identity, thanks to woke children’s books… Beyond the sexual messages of the books being inappropriate for children, there are also mental health concerns involved…” Read more here.
Why Women Should Pursue Marriage Just as Intentionally as a Career, by Suzanne Venker. “Whom you marry, and how that marriage fares, will have a greater effect on your happiness and well-being than anything else you do. It will be the axis upon which all other decisions are made: where to live, which career to pursue, how much wealth you’ll build — the list goes on. What sense does it make, then, to not prioritize it?” Read more here.
The Pro-Life Movement Doesn’t Just Save Lives, It Can Herald Real Feminism That Actually Helps Women, by Willis L. Krumholz and Robert Delahunty. “The pro-life movement can and should be an important part of this new feminism… It should have an educational, not merely a legal, mission. Overturning Roe will not be enough. Even stopping (some of) the killing will not be enough. Restoring the sense of the true dignity of womanhood is the momentous but achievable task for a post-Roe world.” Read more here.
We’re All Funding Stonewall, by Danielle Boxall. “Unfortunately for taxpayers, this craze has vigorously swept through our public institutions. So much so that each year, taxpayers are funding over £1 million worth of guidance on issues like gender-neutral spaces, pronouns, and transgender inclusion as part of the ‘Diversity Champions’ programme. At least 327 publicly funded groups were signed up to the scheme (at an average cost of around £3,500), but that is only the tip of the iceberg.” Read more here.
The Incoherence of Gender Ideology, by Michael Robillard. “The logical implications of the passing of the U.S. Equality Act would therefore constitute nothing less than the legal canonization of a new priest class of magical persons who speak all of reality into existence and a subordinate class of everyday citizens held hostage by state compulsion to be unwilling stage-actors in their never-ending, incoherent game of pretend. What is at stake here is therefore not simply one of politeness and etiquette having to do with proper names.” Read more here.
Investigate Now: Federal Grants Sponsored Possibly Live Baby Harvesting at University of Pittsburgh, by Edie Heipel. “…[N]ew evidence points to the University of Pittsburgh harvesting organs from born-alive babies as a real possibility—meaning the babies would have died while researchers dissected their bodies for kidneys and other organs… The records released this week reveal this wasn’t a one-off incident, unearthing an agreement between NIH and the university to fully operationalize a grotesque baby organ bank funded by federal taxpayers.” Read more here.
In the UK, Doctors and Judges Trample on a Family’s Religious Liberty, by Kathryn Jean Lopez. “…[T]he doctors aren’t God. Courts aren’t, either. And while I certainly agree that there are times when palliative care is perfectly appropriate and humane, the way this is all happening is chilling. The temporal isn’t everything, and we should all be able to agree that the spiritual care of a child is well within parents’ rights.” Read more here.
Trans Activism’s Long March Through Our Institutions, by Helen Joyce. “What campaigners mean by ‘trans rights’ is gender self-identification: that trans people be treated in every circumstance as members of the sex they identify with, rather than the sex they actually are. This is not a human right at all. It is a demand that everyone else lose their rights to single-sex spaces, services, and activities. And in its requirement that everyone else accept trans people’s subjective beliefs as objective reality, it is akin to a new state religion, complete with blasphemy laws.” Read more here.
Federally Funded University Makes Startling Admissions When It Comes to Tissue Bank Utilizing Aborted Babies, by Rebecca Downs. “Speaking on the ‘Drew Mariani Show’ on Friday, Dr. Michael New brought attention to how the university in their grant application indicates they try to keep the fetal tissue at room temperature, which raises concerns that the tissue may be extracted from infants born alive.” Read more here.
My 13-Year-Old Identifies as Polyamorous. What Should I Do? by Michael Cook. “There’s a good reason why it’s problematic. Polyamory – three or more adults in consensual sexual relationships, both homosexual and heterosexual – is not a good way to raise children… Society should not get into the business of protecting lifestyle choices for people who have lost sight of what sex is all about. We all have a stake in men and women ushering a new generation into the world, but not in subsidising their desire for pleasure.” Read more here.
Abortion Activist ‘Eats’ Abortion Pills on Camera ‘Because I Can,’ by Katie Yoder. “To show women that abortion ‘doesn’t necessarily need to be a huge deal,’ Amelia Bonow, the cofounder of Shout Your Abortion, recently swallowed abortion pills on camera. In a two-part video series, Bonow ordered the pills online and walked through the process of taking them – by taking them herself. But it was unrealistic for at least two reasons: Bonow wasn’t pregnant and she didn’t film what happened after she swallowed the pills.” Read more here.
Bill to Ban Conversion Therapy Poses Problems for Therapists, by Jacky Grainger, Madeleine Ni Dhailigh, and Stella O’Malley. “If therapists are fearful of accusations of ‘conversion’ therapy, first the majority won’t work in the area of gender and, second, there will be no chance for gender-questioning clients of this age to explore or be challenged. No room for growth, no time for reflection or self-discovery. The result of which would be a rigidity most alien to both effective psychological therapy and every single child development model that has every [sic] existed.” Read more here.
Roe v. Wade Must Meet Its End at Supreme Court, by Thomas Glessner. “After a significant victory by the Allied forces in World War II, Winston Churchill remarked, ‘This is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.’ The same will be true of the demise of Roe, which many feel is imminent. The cultural battle for the sanctity of life will become more intense in the months and years ahead. In the end, respect for innocent human life will prevail and a culture of life will become reality in America.” Read more here.
Breaking: Crisis-Pregnancy Centers Help Women Avoid Abortion, by Alexandra Desanctis. “Once again, it seems impossible for ‘pro-choice’ activists to comprehend that, in the majority of cases, women don’t actually want to choose abortion — and that, far from harming or misleading these women, the majority of CPCs actually offer women a real choice by giving them the help they need to choose life.” Read more here.
Polyamory Gets Another Push, This Time From Harvard Law, by Alex Parker. “A mere few years ago, there were only hims and hers and straight, bi- and gay. Now we have eys, yos, xies, ves and bunselves, who may or may not be demigender, pansexual and/or neurodivergent minor. And as we evolve, no one should be stunned if their local Ferris wheel’s seats get conspicuously widened. They may need to, in accommodation of a cotton-candy eating romantic trio or quartet. Romance isn’t dead; in fact, it’s multiplied. Hence, prepare for the expanding popularity of polyamory.” Read more here.
SCOTUS Must Abandon Its Jurisprudence of Appeasing Abortion, by Zachary Faria. “The courts have once again affirmed that Tennessee’s 48-hour abortion waiting period is legal. Now, it’s on the Supreme Court to offer a clear standard for abortion laws… The Supreme Court needs to reevaluate its abortion jurisprudence based on the Constitution, or it risks giving away its institutional credibility.” Read more here.
Trans YouTube Star Arrested for Raping 79-Year-Old Mom to Be Jailed With Female Inmates, by Jonathon Van Maren. “…[W]e have decided that women are collateral damage as we rebuild society according to the ever-evolving ideology of gender activists. This male rapist … even insisted on being able to shower with the women. Vulnerable women are being locked up with sexual predators, and there is almost no protest. And now a man who allegedly raped his own mother will be locked up with female prisoners. Trans activists say this is right and just. It is not. It is wicked.” Read more here.
American Medical Association, Descending Into Wokeness, Calls for Eliminating Sex on Birth Certificates, by Jarrett Stepman. “The managerial class in government agencies, corporate boardrooms, and professional organizations have flipped on a switch, transforming themselves into social justice warriors. The cause and the revolution always will come first, no matter the science, no matter the truth. Medicine clearly isn’t immune.” Read more here.
Activists Seeking Universal Ban on ‘Conversion Therapy’ Frustrated by Fundamental Rights Enshrined in Law, by Alexis I. Fragosa, Esq. “’Mental health clients have the right to explore, with the assistance of a supportive therapist, questions or issues in their lives that may be causing them concern or distress and to participate in the setting of counseling goals that are compatible with their freely chosen personal or religious values,’ says the Alliance website. LGBT activists reject this right and are pushing for a universal ban on all therapies addressing same-sex attraction.” Read more here.
Do We Really Want to Draft Our Daughters? by Frances Tilney Burke. “What some people conveniently forget is that some women enjoy raising their children. It’s a privilege to do so. They do not want to be taken away from their family unit by the draft, and they do not want to abdicate the responsibility of mothering to another person, to include the father (in a scenario where the mother is drafted first). In a hypothetical scenario of ‘total war,’ where the draft would go into effect, wouldn’t it make sense to leave the young mothers, or the women with potential to become mothers, at home?” Read more here.
Don’t Let the SJWs at the American Medical Association Neuter Your Birth Certificate, by Kylee Zempel. “If a person’s gender is detached from his sex (it is not, but for a moment just entertain the delusion), why should he care that the way he identifies doesn’t match the ‘M’ or ‘F’ on his birth certificate? If the argument goes that gender and sex are different, then why is gender identity relevant in matters of sex? Why is something so purportedly so irrelevant to one’s identity so triggering?” Read more here.
The Troubled Girls the Transgender Movement Ignores, by Ginny Gentles. “The young teenage girls increasingly captivated by gender ideology possess bodies and minds that are still growing and developing. The adults in their lives are responsible for guiding them safely through adolescence. Yet journalists and many other corners of society are suddenly claiming that cross-sex hormones and damaging surgeries should be readily offered to children, often citing the examples of transitions by people who are already adults.” Read more here.
The Left Has a Pedophilia Problem, and It’s Out in the Open, by Spencer Lindquist. “With increasing frequency, the obvious has become undeniable. Those who have a creepy obsession with involving children in their sexual tastes, and use any avenue at their disposal to do so, either have a direct sexual interest in children or want to run cover for those who do. The left has a pedophilia problem, and it’s only getting worse.” Read more here.
Biological Sex in Sydney, by Katherine Deves. “Every protected group should have the right to advocate for their interests and to facilitate discussions that impact those interests, yet the City of Sydney Council do not believe women are entitled to that right. Denying modest resources to a woman-centred legal service for daring to question the controversial belief that ‘transwomen are women,’ the Council have joined the ranks of other Australian institutions that are in thrall to gender identity ideology.” Read more here.
Let’s Celebrate the Best Year in Decades for the Preborn’s Right to Life, by Tim Goeglein. “In the first half of 2021, in states across America, 90 pro-life laws have been passed and signed into law – a new record (the previous record was 89 in 2011)… But there is a key difference between 2011 and 2021… In 2021, rather than passing laws against something, state lawmakers are passing laws for something – the right to life for the preborn child.” Read more here.
The Hyde Amendment Is Popular. Why Do Democrats Pretend Otherwise? by Kimberly Ross. “The leftist media portrays a majority as wholly supportive not just of abortion but also its federal funding. This could not be further from the truth. Abortion is a polarizing topic in the discourse, but wide support for unrestricted, government-funded abortion simply does not exist. That narrative is driven by those who wish to see it become reality.” Read more here.
Time to Overturn Roe v. Wade, by Star Parker. “It is no accident that following the Roe v. Wade decision in 1973, we have seen a collapse of the American family and now the general collapse of birth itself… A society without family and children, with increasing drug overdoses and suicides, with reports of far too great a frequency of individuals pointlessly murdering people they don’t know, is a society whose soul is in bad shape. Restoring sanctity of life in the womb is a good place to start turning things around.” Read more here.
Roe v. Wade Got Its Legal History Wrong, by John Finnis and Robert P. George. “The Fourteenth Amendment bars States from depriving ‘any person of life’ ‘without due process of law’ or denying ‘to any person’ ‘the equal protection of the laws.’ It was adopted against a backdrop of established common-law principles, legal treatises, and statutes recognizing unborn children as persons possessing fundamental rights.” Read more here.
Mississippi Seeking to Become ‘The Safest Place in America for an Unborn Child,’ by Denise Burke. “Mississippi and other states should be free to pass commonsense laws through their democratically elected representatives without interference from the courts. There is nothing in the U.S. Constitution that prohibits states from regulating abortion; in fact, the U.S. Supreme Court has already repeatedly held that states are free to regulate abortion to protect unborn children, maternal health, and the dignity of the medical profession. That is exactly what Mississippi did here.” Read more here.
We Can’t Solve the Sexual Assault Problem Unless We Solve the Porn Problem, by Greg Teague. “There has been little recognition of the destructive impact pornography has on the perception of what is appropriate sexual conduct. The sex industry debases and exploits women. Men are wholly capable of having fictitious and ‘satisfying’ interactions with women where the concept of consent and rejection are entirely absent. The issue of sexual assault can never truly be tackled unless we can solve the problem of pornography.” Read more here.
Gender Ideology Run Amok, by Abigail Shrier. “How did we get to this point? How is it that we are all supposed to pretend that the only way you can know I’m a woman is if I tell you my pronouns? How did we get to an America in which a 13-year-old in the State of Washington can begin ‘gender affirming’ therapy without her parents’ consent? How did we get to an America in which a 15-year-old in Oregon can undergo ‘top surgery’ – elective double mastectomy – without her parents’ permission?” Read more here.
The Urgency of Ending Roe v. Wade, by Roger Wicker. “Science has been pivotal in shifting many hearts and minds on abortion. Written in 1973, Roe could not comprehend that expectant parents would one day use sonograms to look at their unborn children’s hands and feet and see themselves in the faces of their offspring. We now know that the fetal heartbeat begins as early as six weeks and that an unborn child can feel pain at 20 weeks, if not earlier. These realities weigh heavily on the hearts of millions of Americans, and they are driving pro-life change in state after state.” Read more here.
Don’t Believe a Man Can Be a Woman? Prepare to Be Labeled an Extremist, by Shea Bradley-Farrell. “If this bill passes, the insanity we have witnessed since the Obama administration – biological males in female safe spaces like locker rooms and on sports teams – will be enshrined into our civil rights law. Public facilities will be forced to allow a man who ‘self-identifies’ as a woman to use and benefit from the same facilities, programs, or funding that biological women do. ‘Self-identification’ means there are no legal or medical standards to reach under this legislation; if a man says he’s a woman, presto, he’s a woman.” Read more here.
House Forces Taxpayers to Fund Abortion, Even After Speaker Pelosi’s Bishop Confirms Church Stance on Issue, by Rebecca Downs. “Abandoning Hyde was something supported by Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), even after Archbishop Salvadore Cordileone of the Archdiocese of San Francisco issued a reminder last week that ‘no one can claim to be a devout Catholic and condone the killing of innocent human life, let alone have the government pay for it.’” Read more here.
The Democrats’ Appalling Vote to Kill the Hyde Amendment, by the Editors of National Review. “The House Democrats’ unanimous support for taxpayer funding of abortion is atrocious. As common sense and multiple studies tell us, government subsidies for abortion result in more abortions. A report published in 2020 by the Charlotte Lozier Institute, a nonprofit affiliated with the Susan B. Anthony List, estimated that the Hyde amendment had spared the lives of more than 2,400,000 human beings since 1976.” Read more here.
California May Require Public Colleges to Provide Free … Men’s Menstrual Products? by Stephen Green. “I’ll concede there might be some merit … to Chen’s argument in favor of putting free menstrual products in the ladies’ rooms. But men’s menstrual products? AB-367 isn’t about providing an inexpensive necessity to women who might have gotten caught unawares. Garcia’s bill is about using taxpayer money to comfort the delusions of a very few who believe that they might somehow, all biology aside, magically get a period this month. Because science.” Read more here.
‘Truly the End of Female Sports:’ Athletes and Congresswomen Fight Transgender Takeover, by Maggie Hroncich. “As a coach, Cynthia said it breaks her heart to see her students give up after realizing they often can’t physically compete with males. One of her students who had been training and preparing for a race was beaten by a male who two weeks prior decided he would compete, and was able to run faster than any of her times. Cynthia said this student didn’t want to include her performance on college applications, because she didn’t see a point since the male athlete took away her chance to compete in state championships.” Read more here.
Students of Faith Should Have Confidence in the First Amendment, by Nicole Russell. “Anti-discrimination laws were put in place to quell true bigotry. They were not designed to see people of belief gaslit into believing they are bigots. Even in 2018, when this University of Iowa lawsuit originally began, it was hard to believe any court took seriously the claim that a faith-based club requiring its leaders to be religious was discriminatory. Undoubtedly, a university or college campus might be an alienating or frightening place for a political conservative or person of faith to thrive.” Read more here.
The Case for the Unconstitutionality of Abortion, by Josh Hammer. “According to Finnis, unborn children are properly understood as ‘persons’ under the 14th Amendment’s equal protection clause, and state-level homicide laws therefore cannot discriminate by protecting live people but not unborn people. The upshot under this logic is that overturning Roe and its 1992 successor Planned Parenthood v. Casey would not merely return abortion regulation to the ambits of the various states… Rather, it would mandate banning the bloody practice nationwide.” Read more here.
Women Deserve Full Information About Abortion’s Effects, by Emily Gerlach. “The association between abortion and an increase in mental health problems is statistically significant. Abortion interrupts the hormonal cycle in a similar way to a miscarriage. Women who have had an abortion are consistently shown to be at a greater risk of mental health issues, including depression, anxiety, grief, suicidal tendencies, and post-traumatic stress symptoms.” Read more here.
Biden Administration Set to Ignore Abortion Transparency Requirement, by Melanie Israel. “…[S]imply notifying a policyholder at the time of enrollment that there will be an abortion surcharge falls short of what is statutorily required. The abortion surcharge may, in some cases, be buried in pages upon pages of plan documents. And after this ‘notice,’ the abortion surcharge would be essentially hidden from consumers within a monthly premium that is collected in a single—again, not separate—payment. For consumers with sincere moral or religious objections to abortion, the proposed rule is particularly harmful.” Read more here.
Biden’s Call for a UN Inquisition Into America Is Even Worse Than It Seems, by Stefano Gennarini, J.D. “After a couple of weeks, the experts will publish their reports with a summary judgment on the status of racism, health (including reproductive health), religious freedom, and other issues in America. The reports will have been largely prepared in advance as is typical. And they will find that the U.S. is a uniquely racist and sexist country. They will blame U.S. laws and policies protecting the religious freedom of Churches for the oppression of women and sexual minorities.” Read more here.
Why We Need a Pro-Life Constitutional Amendment Even if the Supreme Court Modifies Roe v. Wade, by Willis L. Krumholz and Robert Delahunty. “Jacobs argues strenuously that the movement should seek the ‘constitutionalization’ of a general nationwide ban on abortion. The argument is that the Constitution protects human life whenever it exists – and an unborn fetus is a human life, entitled to government protection from anyone who would kill it.” Read more here.
Exhibit A in the History of How the Transgender Movement Domesticated the Press, by Jonathon Van Maren. “If one day on the other side of this madness, somebody wants to write a history of how the transgender movement domesticated the press, Exhibit A will be the way they leaped to obey each time a celebrity announced that he or she was switching genders and declared that they wanted to be addressed by the pronouns of the opposite sex.” Read more here.
Transgender Policy and the Willful Demoralization of the American Military, by Kurt Schlichter. “…[I]f you genuinely believe that men and women can mutilate their genitals, change their clothes, and become the opposite sex, you are unfit for military service. At any rank, in any position. Full stop. But these men don’t really believe it. They are motivated by varying combinations of a desire to get promoted and a fear of getting fired. These are … men who don’t have the spine to speak an obvious yet suddenly unspeakable truth. Men who will force out of service everyone who isn’t also a coward in order to maintain uniformity.” Read more here.
Inconvenient Truth: No One Actually Changes Gender, Only Persona, by Walt Heyer. “Because sex change is physically impossible, contortions to language are necessary in order to sell the procedures. Preferred terms for attempting the change have evolved over the years. ‘Sex change’ became ‘sex reassignment,’ then ‘gender reassignment,’ followed by ‘gender affirmation.’ The attempts to physically change gender and sex through ‘affirmative’ surgery are in vain.” Read more here.
The Left Keeps Trying to Codify Roe. This Time, It’s Also Slashing RFRA, by Sarah Parshall Perry. “Together, these bills form a nefarious trio: one requires federal health care programs and facilities to cover abortion, one ensures taxpayer dollars flow to abortion providers, and one invalidates virtually all state limitations on abortions, thereby codifying abortion policy on a national level. Pair this with the EACH Act’s explicit denial of RFRA protection for employees who refuse to participate in the termination of unborn life based on their religious beliefs, and the stage has been set for another battle royale.” Read more here.
New Book Reveals Planned Parenthood’s Abortion Fixation: A ‘Positive, Moral Good,’ by Katie Yoder. “In her memoir published on July 27, Dr. Leana Wen details her time spent as president of the nation’s largest abortion provider: Planned Parenthood… Among other things, she says she was told to say ‘abortion’ in ‘every media interview.’ Someone else also warned her that ‘If we don’t talk about abortion openly, loudly, and proudly, as a positive moral good, then we are further stigmatizing it.’” Read more here.
8 Facts You Should Know About the Abortion Pill, Which Kills Babies and Hurts Women, by Micaiah Bilger. “…[M]ost of the reports about the abortion pill do not tell the whole truth. One would be hard pressed to find any that mention the unborn baby. BuzzFeed referred to the unborn baby as a ‘pregnancy [leaving] the body’ – as if pregnancy is a thing rather than a condition and the unborn baby does not exist. So here are eight facts about the abortion pill that the mainstream media is neglecting to tell women…” Read more here.
Mississippi Takes Aim at Roe, by Kathryn Lopez. “We won’t be a healthy society until we realize that what we’re doing as a nation under Roe is not only killing more than a million children a year and leaving behind a trail of sorrow, but killing the soul of this nation. Roe makes no sense constitutionally or any other way. The Mississippi case is about more than overturning Roe; it’s about saving us from the culture of death that we’re immersed in.” Read more here.
Meet the CDC-Backed Groups That Want to Teach Trans Ideology to Kindergartners, by Patrick Hauf. “Children in Grades 3-5 are taught about masturbation, hormone blockers used to transition pre-pubescent children, STDs, and the differences between cisgender, transgender, nonbinary, and ‘gender expansive.’ Grades 6-8 are taught about abortion, contraception, and differences between vaginal, oral, and anal sex… Dr. Susan Greenwald, a retired pediatrician in Nebraska who worked with childhood victims of sexual abuse for 35 years, said the standards are closer to ‘grooming’ than age-appropriate education.” Read more here.
University of Iowa Again Found to Be Discriminating Against Religious Groups, by Jonathan Turley. “In a July 16 decision, the Eighth Circuit affirmed that the University of Iowa administrators violated the First Amendment rights of … the InterVarsity Graduate Christian Fellowship. While the group allowed anyone to join, it required its leaders to adhere to core Christian values. It is another major victory for religious rights… It is also a serious rebuke of the University which defiantly continued to discriminate at not just great cost to these students but the university as a whole.” Read more here.
Nancy Pelosi’s Abortion Defense Signals Alarming Trend, by Katie Yoder. “As for Speaker Pelosi, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco responded directly: ‘Let me repeat: no one can claim to be a devout Catholic and condone the killing of innocent human life, let alone have the government pay for it’ …It’s a difference the media should note: Just because a politician ties his or her faith to abortion, doesn’t mean they belong together.” Read more here.
The Bible Is Clear: Transgender Ideology Is Incompatible With Christianity, by Tyler O’Neil. “Ferguson noted that in modern America, ‘gender has become divorced from biology.’ He recounted that his interactions with gender dysphoric friends taught him three key lessons: that gender dysphoria is real and involves real suffering; that uncertainty on these issues is pervasive, especially among Christians; and that Christian engagement requires compassion and clarity.” Read more here.
Chicago Is Wrong on Condoms for 10-Year-Olds, by Laura Hollis. “…[A]ccording to Fox, these children are developmentally capable of having sex and of making the responsible choice to use a condom during sexual intercourse. In fact, he says as much in the article: ‘Young people have the right to accurate and clear information to make healthy decisions.’ So, a middle schooler having sex qualifies as a ‘healthy decision?’” Read more here.
In Louisiana, Legislators Fall Short of Saving Women’s Sports, by Sarah Parshall Perry. “Until or unless the Supreme Court hears a challenge to a state law protecting women’s sports or one based on the federal government’s reinterpretation and application of Title IX spawned by last year’s Bostock decision, women’s right to fair play in Louisiana, at least for the time being, remains on the bench.” Read more here.
Mississippi’s Case Against Roe, by the Editors of National Review. “The brief notes that just last year, the five justices who agreed to strike down an abortion regulation could not agree on the basis for doing it, and the five justices who agreed on what Casey meant did not reach the same judgment in the case. The justices’ inability to devise a predictable set of rules that protects abortion from legislatures, gives them some leeway to set policy, and has some plausible grounding in the Constitution does not stem from any lack of cleverness on their part. The thing cannot be done.” Read more here.
EU Commission Will Sue Poland and Hungary at the EU Court Over LGBT Issues, by Stefano Gennarini, J.D. “This is the latest escalation of the ongoing culture war between the European Commission and Poland and Hungary. The Commission is the most powerful organ of the European Union. It controls the EU budget. It sets EU rules for all aspects of trade and governs the EU bureaucracy. The Commission has been openly critical of Polish and Hungarian politicians and their policies to protect life and family, and is not afraid to use all tools available to put pressure on them.” Read more here.
Psychotherapeutic and Behavioral Approaches to Treating Gender Dysphoria, by Anonymous. “The ‘affirmative’ model of care for patients with ‘gender’ identity disturbances essentially fast-tracks vulnerable people into a life dependent on exogenous hormone supplementation and surgical after-care, without helping them resolve their underlying psychological issues. The supposed scientific evidence supporting these ‘affirmative’ approaches is based on smoke and mirrors. This has resulted in many harms.” Read more here.
In Praise of Texas’s Abortion-Ban ‘Trigger’ Law, by Kevin D. Williamson. “It is difficult to say whether the Supreme Court actually will overturn Roe and its companion cases, but if five of the justices were to muster enough self-respect to do their job, it is likely that the ruling would be followed by some considerable civic disturbance and political violence, because that is how Americans do things, now. Better to have the law on the books before the riots start.” Read more here.
Senate Republicans Are Determined to Get to the Bottom of Planned Parenthood’s PPP Loans, by Rebecca Downs. “The Small Business Administration (SBA) approved funds for Planned Parenthood it was not supposed to, to the tune of $80 million… Last August, then Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) spearheaded an effort to demand accountability on the loans, and if Planned Parenthood knowingly committed fraud to obtain these loans. Since then, even with Sen. Loeffler out of office and their party now in the majority [sic], Republicans have not let up.” Read more here.
We Are Doctors. Here’s the Truth About Transgender Females’ Bodies and Athleticism, by Michelle Cretella and Quentin Van Meter. “Studies have identified more than 3,000 genes that are differentially expressed in male and female skeletal muscle. Obvious bone differences due to a combination of genetics and hormones even exist at birth; the average male is heavier and taller than the average female and this advantage continues, when controlled for stage of puberty, throughout life. Genetics is why a male who self-identifies as female remains male, and giving estrogen to a male does not transform him into a female.” Read more here.
We Should Defund Colleges and Universities That Distribute Abortion Drugs, by Rep. Chip Roy, Sen. Steve Daines and Kristan Hawkin. “In California, abortion activists recently helped pass a law mandating every public college and university to make abortion pills available to pregnant female students, without exception. This move to dramatically expand abortion on college campuses essentially converts every student health center into another Planned Parenthood and turns dorm rooms into potential abortion clinics.” Read more here.
You Have a Right to Be Transgender. You Don’t Have a Right to Expose Yourself to Women, by Dennis Prager. “Within the lifetime of even the youngest person reading this column, exposing the male organ to strangers … was considered sick and criminal. Men who did it were arrested and charged with indecent exposure, and rightly so. In the span of a few years, thanks to the schools people still send their children to, and thanks to the media people still watch, listen to and read, exposing one’s penis is to be considered wholesome and not only legal but a fundamental civil right.” Read more here.
Medical Professionals and School Districts Are Denying Girls Access to Mental Health Services, by Ginny Gentles. “…[P]arents with daughters who have historically struggled with anxiety, body image, obsessive thoughts, and eating disorders are being told that any expression of gender dysphoria, commonly known as a transgender identity, must be affirmed and validated. Rather than partner with parents, doctors, mental health professionals, and public school staff ignore the child’s mental health anguish, and focus only on validating their gender confusion.” Read more here.
Sports Illustrated’s New Transgender Cover Model Is the Latest Harbinger of Our Confusing Future, by Jonathon Van Maren. “…[E]very time a trendy ‘trans girl’ takes another award or prize or spot from an actual female, the space allotted to women shrinks. That said, biological men identifying as women and winning beauty pageants and landing on swimsuit covers has got to be some sort of feminist nightmare: patriarchy combined with crude objectification. To many trans activists, being gawked at and catcalled like a real girl is the goal, not an irritating part of life in a pornified culture.” Read more here.
Why Free Online Porn Should Be Banned, by Anthony Leonardi. “On a foundational level, our country enacts laws that protect the least of us, particularly children, from becoming victims. Neither federal law nor the Constitution permits obscenity or child pornography. But a proactive, commonsense porn law, like banning free online porn, can and should be enacted to protect them.” Read more here.
Abortion Is Always a Tragedy. No Hollywood Treatment Can Cover That Up, by Madeline Fry Schultz. “…[D]espite a fetus’ current residence in his or her mother’s womb, that infant is still a living, human child, one that would certainly be recognized as such if the mother had chosen to keep her baby. When she’s the first or second child, she’s a miracle, she gets a gender reveal, she has presents piled up for her at a baby shower. When she’s the accident that arrives after the parents have decided they’re done having children, she’s just a clump of cells that an abortionist can dispose of in a ‘safe and quick’ procedure.” Read more here.
Hey, There, IOC: Why Are You Letting Men Compete Against Women at the Olympic Games? by Donna M. “Despite the International Olympic Committee’s mission and commitment ‘to encourage fair play,’ ‘to act against discrimination’ and ‘to encourage and support the promotion of women,’ it has abandoned women. The pinnacle event for female sports is a mockery. Why? Because men are masquerading as women at Tokyo. At least three men have taken the place of female athletes at the Olympics.” Read more here.
The Nation’s Most Profitable Abortion Business Is Also the Main Provider of Sex Ed for Children, by Catherine Livingston, Ph.D. “According to Planned Parenthood, any sex education that promotes avoiding sex before marriage is ‘shaming’ and doesn’t work at all. In fact, in its own words and in bold print, what the abortion giant actually says is this: ‘We have to fight against abstinence-only-until-marriage/SRA [sexual risk avoidance] programs and advocate for sex education laws and funding that support the full range of sex education topics that young people need.’” Read more here.
Why Are Defense Department Schools Transitioning Students’ Gender Behind Parents’ Backs? by Amy Haywood. “To ‘out’ children to their parents, said the teacher, would be ‘unsafe’ and would put them ‘at risk’ at home. For these children, she claimed, school might be the only safe place for them to be their authentic selves, with their chosen ‘safe’ adult. Activist Gay-Straight Alliance sponsors are assuming the roles of medical professional and parent as they facilitate secret gender transitions at school.” Read more here.
The Transgender Industry Is Culling Tomboys Out of Existence, by Nathanael Blake. “The biggest sources of sex stereotypes and strict gender roles in America today are the trans movement and its allies. Many self-described feminists have knuckled under, cheering as it is said that girls should stick to dresses and dolls and that girls who like ‘boy’ things must actually be boys. The transgender movement is far more sexist than the most retrograde, fundamentalist Christians I’ve ever known — at least the latter still let their daughters enjoy basketball and PE.” Read more here.
‘Gender Neutrality’ Emojis Have Given Us a Pregnant Man Emoji, by Rebecca Downs. “There is also ‘a gender-inclusive alternative’ to the princess and prince emojis. The new emoji will simply be ‘Person with Crown.’ It’s all part of a consistent ‘gender neutral option’ though, as mentioned in the blog: ‘The above additions will mean that nearly all emojis can have default [sic] a gender neutral option, with choice to use a woman or man where relevant.’” Read more here.
Against ‘Impurity,’ by Dominic Pino. “If your idea of pornography is Playboy, we aren’t even having the same conversation. We’re so far beyond revealing pictures of models or famous actresses. However bad you think Internet pornography is, it’s worse than that, and the choices are endless. Inexhaustible supply, delivered immediately, no consequences… The church has been powerless to stop it. It feels like all we get are sermons on impurity.” Read more here.
No, Emma Corrin, Chest Binding Is Not ‘Cool,’ by Grace Glaser. “…[A] growing number of young girls have been practicing a technique called chest binding, which involves compressing breast tissue in an attempt to appear more masculine. Compression garments are frequently worn by transgender and ‘nonbinary’ people to diminish feelings of body dysmorphia. Despite the potentially severe consequences, chest binding has been glamorized by fashion magazines and celebrities as a means of fueling the transgender movement.” Read more here.
‘Birthing People’ Canceled – Along With Yet-to-be-Birthed People, by Ann Farmer. “Some have warned that the ‘birthing people’ controversy is just ‘the latest move towards a language which erases women.’ Indeed, we are fast approaching a Brave New World in which the F-word is ubiquitous but motherhood is a dirty word… The wokest of people are usually the most anti-people of people, even while they shout loudest about human rights.” Read more here.
Feminist Camps Clash Over Gender Ideology, Decriminalizing Prostitution, by Lisa Correnti. “Called ‘An Affirmation of Feminist Principles,’ the statement includes eight tenets… These include legalizing abortion, decriminalizing prostitution, ‘gender-transformative comprehensive sexuality education’ for children, including for bodily autonomy and pleasure, opening women-only spaces to biological men who identify as women, and free, comprehensive life-long health care that assists persons identifying as transgender to change their bodies with hormones and surgery.” Read more here.
Schools, Back Off. It’s My Kid You’re Transitioning, by Anonymous Author. “Without my permission or knowledge, my son’s school counsellor changed his name to a girl’s name. When I wrote to the counsellor, she ignored my emails. I was looked upon as the enemy even though I have always been my son’s biggest advocate. I was afraid to push back because I feared that the school would call in child services.” Read more here.
For These Booksellers, Science Is Suddenly Violence, by Madeline Fry Schultz. “It would be funny, if it weren’t so sad, to see the way progressives on Twitter responded to the ABA’s already groveling apology. ‘You’ve actively hurt people,’ reads one comment, which, as far as I can tell, is not satire. No mention of the ‘hurt’ that may be endured by thousands of young girls who permanently alter their biology to conform to an identity they might well wish to abandon when they grow up a bit.” Read more here.
Loudoun County Parents Discover Chilling CRT Teacher Training Material Decrying ‘Heterosexism’ and Parental Autonomy, by Kira Davis. “Got that? The role of parents role is to respect the teachers’ authority as the secondary parent in a child’s life. If any birthing person want to exercise their role as a co-parent with the state and voice their opinions about Critical Race Theory they will first need to…*checks notes*… ‘accept responsibility for their own racism, sexism, heterosexism, etc., and attempt to deal with them in a non-defensive, guilt free manner.’” Read more here.
Yale Professor Wants Your Kids to See Sex at Pride Parades so They’re Not ‘Homophobes,’ by Spencer Lindquist. “The assertion that ‘children might like it,’ with ‘it’ referring to adult nudity and kink, blatantly contradicts the common moral understanding that children should be entirely removed from adult sexuality. Through this statement and the entire article, it becomes apparent that this understanding is one Fischel is actively working to undermine.” Read more here.
Thanks to Neil Gorsuch, the Biden Administration Is Forcing Employers Everywhere to End Free Speech and Put Men in Women’s Bathrooms, by Laura Baxter. “This regime forces employers to waste enormous amounts of time and money on compliance (i.e., lawyers), Orwellian training, complaint hotlines, and redesigning perfectly serviceable bathroom facilities. And employees waste time and brain cells on continuous self-censorship, while struggling with how to stand up for their convictions without getting fired. Actual work, of course, goes on the back burner.” Read more here.
I Went to Drag Queen Story Hour in Washington, D.C. so You Don’t Have To, by Gabe Kaminski. “One can only hope parents did not have knowledge of the performer’s past while bringing children to the event. Her performances include dancing in stockings with pieces of green cake falling off her costume, singing shirtless with duct tape on her breasts as people touch her forehead, dancing with a black thong around her thighs, and laying down with what appears to be fake sperm across her mouth.” Read more here.
Radical Transgender Activism Is Proof Positive That We Have Lost Our Corporate Minds, by Michael Brown. “No one has the right to expect that a biological male, naked and fully exposed, will not come marching into the women’s area? No one has the right to expect that their children will not suffer this kind of sexual and psychological abuse? Seriously? This used to be called indecent exposure. You could go to jail for this. But not today. Today it is just a needless ‘hullabaloo,’ to quote the exact term used by the Times. We’ll get over it soon enough.” Read more here.
New York Times Shocked: Parents Oppose ‘Porn Literacy’ in Schools, by Ben Johnson. “In reality, parents objected to an overly explicit (and amoral) presentation being made to their children without their consent. One outraged parent told the New York Post, ‘It’s outrageous that the school is introducing pornography into a mainstream classroom and starting to indoctrinate kids. The goal of this is to disrupt families.’ That parent may not have known how right she was.” Read more here.
Netflix Star Dons Latest LGBT Fashion Trend to Promote Gender Confusion in Young Girls, by Jonathon Van Maren. “Corrin’s ‘first breast-binder’ photo, unfortunately, will torque the transgender craze and assist in the normalization of the medicalization of childhood, adolescence and adulthood. For many girls considering taking this step, a faux-sexy celebrity photo shoot will go a long way towards convincing them that this is a safe and normal step to take. Transgender ‘treatments’ have entered the mainstream. Protect your families. This is going to get much worse before it gets better.” Read more here.
2 Educators Fight for Their Jobs After Suggesting Commonsense Transgender Policies for School, by Nicole Russell. “…[W]hat’s the harm in allowing for multiple viewpoints in the spirit of tolerance? Perhaps their commonsense views would have been a jumping-off point to a different kind of debate, one that allows for tradition, logic, and science—rather than the pervasive view that transgender students should be able to waltz into whatever bathroom they desire, to the chagrin of other students and their privacy.” Read more here.
Trans Activist: ‘As a Non-Binary Person, My Abortion Experience Led to a Lot of Gender Dysphoria,’ by Jonathon Van Maren. “Lloyd is now both an abortion activist and a trans activist, attempting to debunk the old pro-abortion slogans about abortion being a women’s issue. Abortion activists who never accepted that pre-born children had fathers and that fathers have a stake in the future of their children are happily accepting the idea that men can get pregnant and thus also need to experience the joy of having a child killed.” Read more here.
Yes, a Family Competes With Women’s Careers, but Family Matters More, by Joy Pullman. “If you have a husband and children — and the vast majority of women very much want these things — it is counterproductive to acquire them only to take them out only on weekends like rented designer clothing. Not only do you miss the full experience of family life this way, you also miss the opportunity to shape your children deeply in the ways that women find so rewarding and society needs so badly.” Read more here.
Supreme Court Denies a Woman’s Free Exercise of Christianity, by Terence Jeffrey. “Can Barronelle Stutzman, a Christian, run her flower shop in keeping with her faith? The Supreme Court—with determinative votes cast by Chief Justice John Roberts, Justice Amy Coney Barrett, and Justice Brett Kavanaugh—has effectively decided she cannot.” Read more here.
2021 Has Been a Banner Year for the Pro-Life Movement So Far, by Zachary Faria. “Voters have given their politicians a mandate, and in several states, those politicians have fulfilled it. This year, Arkansas passed a near-total ban on abortion. Idaho, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Texas have passed bills banning abortion when a fetal heartbeat is detected… And Oklahoma and Texas have joined the 10 other states who have ‘trigger’ laws on the books, which would enact near-total abortion bans if the legal abomination of Roe v. Wade is overturned.” Read more here.
Inside UC San Francisco’s Massive Abortion Training Network, by Ben Zeisloft. “The Ryan Residency’s recruitment brochure for medical students laments that obstetrics and gynecology programs ‘do not offer routine abortion training’ and ‘spend little time discussing abortion.’ Beyond residencies, students are encouraged to attend an annual Conference on Family Planning ‘for a weekend of abortion and family planning education’ and an Abortion Training Institute to ‘learn all about abortion procedures’ and ‘abortion-focused legislation.’” Read more here.
Canadian Psychotherapist Says That School Teachers are Cultivating Transgender Kids, by Wyatt Claypool. “When asked if teachers specifically are pushing it on students Dr Gillies confirmed it and said, ‘Yes, I’ve interviewed teens about this,’ going on to agree with the proposition that some teachers feel ‘progressive’ by cultivating transgender children in their classroom and are not simply just following the lead of the children and often leading the children into identification as transgender.” Read more here.
The Transgender Lobby Wants to Rewrite the Law, by Maya Forstater. “That there are two sexes, and that people cannot literally change sex, are plain statements of fact that also align with British law… A powerful lobby group led by the charity Stonewall, which used to campaign for gay rights, has told organisations to go ‘above and beyond’ the law. As a result, we now live in a society where articulating the law is deemed an offence for which powerful people and organisations will try to ruin your life, while others look away.” Read more here.
Facebook-Funded Radical Trans Ideology Infiltrates UK Schools, by Ann Farmer. “Children naturally internalise such matters, and boys and girls still at the stage of believing in fairies, witches and magic spells will begin to wonder if they are really girls and boys, with predictable results: the numbers of self-identifying ‘gender questioning’ young people will rise, justifying … even more unnecessary, dangerous and irreversible ‘treatments’ and, no doubt, even more government money for sexual diversity activists to produce even more damaging material for schools.” Read more here.
Chinese Scientists Try to Make a Male Rat Pregnant. It’s Time to Draw the Line, by Matthew Eagan. “The ramifications for this would be extreme. Would the development of such a procedure lead to doctors being encouraged to implant uteri into biological males who identify as females so they are able to gestate children? This is just one of many questions that could and should be asked about this study and where they hope for it to lead.” Read more here.
Biden’s Budget Proposal Contradicts Majority of Americans Who Oppose Taxpayer-Funded Abortion, by Marjorie Dannenfelser and Tessa Longbons. “…Biden now caters to the most extreme pro-abortion voices in his party and has campaign promises to keep to an industry that spent millions to elect him. House Democrats likewise have the Dornan Amendment in their crosshairs. Their dream budget would unravel these vital protections – forcing taxpayers to pay for unlimited abortions, even up to birth, against the will of most Americans.” Read more here.
We’ll Tell You What ’60 Minutes+’ Won’t About How Transgender Movement Endangers Kids, by Emilie Kao. “A growing number of actual doctors in the U.S. and overseas are questioning why there is such a sudden rise in the number of children who ‘identify’ as transgender. The recent surge in the number of children expressing gender dysphoria even caused the doctors who created the ‘Dutch Protocol’ of puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones, and surgeries to question its use on young patients with gender dysphoria.” Read more here.
If You Think Trans Ideology Is Infantile, You’re Not Wrong, by Jane Robbins. “Transgender mania thus is explained on a theoretical level by understanding this academic context. It simply doesn’t matter that there’s no science to support it and that rational people are baffled by it. There is no normal, no objective truth. And the experiences of the growing number of primarily young people who now regret the medical interventions imposed upon them are simply not ‘authentic.’” Read more here.
Academics Rush to Defend Teacher Who Taught ‘Pornography Literacy,’ Showed First Graders Cartoon About Masturbation, by Mary Margaret Olohan. “…[E]ducators defended the teacher’s methods to The New York Times, saying that she did not teach anything inappropriate… The Times emphasized that many children have already been exposed to pornography by their early teenage years and thus profit from pornography literacy classes that teach students how to assess what they see.” Read more here.
Gay Men’s Chorus Sings ‘We’ll Convert Your Children, We’re Coming for Them.’ They’re Serious, by Doug Mainwaring. “These are arrogant conquerors who, despite their after-the-fact protestations, are letting it be known that the rainbow flag has been firmly planted in American culture, eviscerating science, nature, and morality by rejecting the immutable truth of complementarity… Activist homosexuals and transgenders have ostensibly won this war.” Read more here.
Base Olympic Competition on Biological Sex, Not Testosterone Levels, by Tom Joyce. “The testosterone level policy is bunk. What matters is whether or not someone is a man or a woman. Some people have natural athletic advantages over one another. If that person is an XX chromosome woman, she should be allowed to use those advantages and compete against other women. If that person is a man with XY chromosomes, let him use those advantages to compete against other men… This isn’t an issue that should require intense debate: Accept biology and move on.” Read more here.
New Security and Humanitarian Compact: Advancing Women or Abortion Trojan Horse? by Rebecca Oas, Ph.D. “The Compact was not the result of an open and transparent negotiation, as UN agreements are traditionally required to be. UN donors increasingly bypass traditional negotiations to avoid having to sacrifice political priorities that lack universal support, including abortion and LGBT issues.” Read more here.
When Marriage Becomes a Private Matter, by Mark Regnerus. “It matters profoundly whether a society understands marriage as a public concern or merely a private matter… Divorce severs far more than a solitary marriage, even if the union has yielded no children. In-laws are commonly cut off from an ex-spouse, and friends often wind up forced to pick sides. (I refer to divorce as ‘the gift that keeps on taking.’) Both marriage and divorce have extensive social ramifications in others’ lives.” Read more here.
The Endgame Is in Sight: Participate in the Mass Delusion of Trans Ideology or Face Sanction, by Jeanette Ward and Jonathan David Farley. “The media uses the pronoun ‘she’ to describe biologically male students who wish they were girls, and in so doing denies science and the very basis for sex-segregated restrooms and locker rooms. If biological sex does not determine restroom usage, there is no reason to prohibit any student from using any restroom, locker room, or shower that he, she or ‘ze’ desires. ‘Indecent exposure’ becomes meaningless.” Read more here.
Transgenderism: Is Restroom Choice All There Is to It? by Richard Arrington. “Should we as a society encourage young people to do what feels right, even if it is wrong? Why don’t we treat the anorexic who feels like they are fat, see themselves as fat, and starves or purges as a result, like we do the gender dysphoric? Both are harmful to the student, and both are mental illnesses. Why don’t we just tell the child with social anxiety disorder, ‘it is who you are, go home and become a hermit?’ …[W]e show compassion and seek to help them with treatment.” Read more here.
Solving the Nation’s Violence Problem Starts With Supporting Fathers, by Ellen Sauerbrey & Richard E. Vatz. “Since the 1960s Great Society, government programs that attempted to replace the father have failed to solve the problem. In fact, they have made it worse. Despite clear evidence of the relationship between crime, gangs, poverty, and educational failure, politicians, religious leaders, and the media simply refuse to acknowledge, much less address, the primary cause: the breakdown of the family.” Read more here.
Trans Women Should Not Be in Women’s Prisons, by Jo Bartosch. “But fear not, there’s a procedure for filtering out the benign convicts in wigs and lippy from the baddies who might identify as trans to gain access to female victims. A Ministry of Justice (MoJ) policy, entitled ‘The care and management of individuals who are transgender,’ advises that staff with responsibility for placing male prisoners in the female estate must first complete an e-learning module on transgender identity. What could possibly go wrong?” Read more here.
Biden Admin’s Gender-Confused Passport Reform Is Just a Road to More Confusion, by Jonathon Van Maren. “You’ll notice … that there were a number of things that Blinken did not explain. For example, why a non-binary person — who rejects identifying as either male or female — needs ‘a gender marker.’ Or why gender identity needs to be presented on government ID. Or whether self-selecting gender eliminates the usefulness of ID in the first place. Or if government documents are really the best place for self-expression.” Read more here.
WaPo Promotes Children Being Exposed to ‘Kink at Pride’ in What May Be Its Most Horrifying Piece Yet, by Rebecca Downs. “The piece reads throughout as a celebration of those engaging in kink, exposing it to children, and claiming everyone else is in the wrong. They’re ‘fierce and determined role models’ and ‘Kink embodies the freedom that Pride stands for…’ It’s one thing for people to do as they please as consenting adults and in the appropriate, private setting. Literally parading it around in public is another story entirely.” Read more here.
This Is the Dangerous LGBTQ+ Trajectory That We Have Been Warning About, by Michael Brown. “Just look at this four-word phrase: ‘woman exposing their penis’ (and yes, never forget that he did this in the presence of girls). What kind of madness is this? A woman does not have a penis (yes, we need to remind people of this fact these days, since it is hotly disputed). And a single woman is not described by the possessive pronoun ‘their…’ And what of the dangerous trajectory in which some believe that this man has the ‘right’ to such behavior since, after all, he is trans?” Read more here.
EU to Orban: Back Gay Rights or Get Out! by Pat Buchanan. “Christian teachings have a pedigree that goes back millennia. But what is the source of moral authority for modernity’s doctrine that homosexuality is moral, other than some transient ideology, which Russell Kirk reminded us is political religion? What is the source of the morality that teaches same-sex unions are the equal of traditional marriage and any government that does not agree is a bigoted regime with which we ought not associate?” Read more here.
Biden Administration Masks Abortion Agenda as ‘Gender Equality,’ by Neydy Casillas. “Simply put, the unstated purpose of Biden’s memo is to ensure access to free abortion with no limits globally, even if this means bypassing a country’s national sovereignty. The memo states that existing conditions undermine the U.S.’s ability to advance ‘gender equality’ globally because it restricts the possibility to support ‘women’s health.’ Women and gender equality are not of interest to the Biden administration, advancing the abortion agenda is.” Read more here.
Watch Barclays Demand Employees Mindlessly Agree With LGBTQ Mantras in Creepy Video, by Jordan Davidson. “During pride month in June, the multinational bank instructed employees how to ‘support pride by understanding how our actions can help the LGBT+ community…’ In addition to disturbingly telling employees to state their alliance with gay, transgender, and other queer people, the company openly encourages employees to prioritize ‘championing equality, understanding, respect, and inclusivity for the LGBT+ community.’” Read more here.
California’s Latest Gender Identity Law Is Producing Predictable Consequences, by Katie Pavlich. “A California state law passed last year … allows men to be housed at prisons with women. All they have to do is identify as a woman and they’re in. No questions or judgement allowed. Sane people knew the law would have negative effects on women in California’s prisons by putting them at risk for assault and abuse. Now, six months into the practice the results have been horrific. Worse, they were completely predictable.” Read more here.
Biden Administration Wants to Eradicate Religious Freedom, by Liberty Counsel. “The Civil Rights Act of 1964 permits houses of worship to make employment decisions based on religion… The ‘Equality Act’ would abolish this fundamental right. Churches, synagogues, and mosques could be forced to violate their sincerely held religious beliefs with respect to LGBTQ. The Senate version of the bill states that ‘Q’ stands for ‘Queer.’ This term can include the LGBTQ agenda as well as a long list of paraphilias, including ‘minor attracted individuals’ (pedophilia).” Read more here.
Critics Slam Washington Post Article Encouraging ‘Kink Culture’ for Children, by Mary Margaret Olohan. “Greenwald added: ‘The problem is that when a highly funded social movement succeeds in all of its goals, it won’t declare victory and stop: too much money, too much activist bureaucracy and jobs at stake, so it keeps expanding to justify its own existence into unrecognizable areas.’” Read more here.
Women’s Sports Are Under Attack, by Nicola Williams. “No one has a human right to compete in the Olympic Games. Nonetheless, in 2015, … the IOC reviewed its 2003 policy. The new policy ditched not just the testes-removal requirement but all three of the old criteria, opening up eligibility to compete as female to many more trans-identifying males, not just transsexuals. Now all that’s needed is a declaration of gender identity, and testosterone suppression for twelve months, to a level that is still ten times higher than the typical female level.” Read more here.
Britons Are Fighting for American Values, by Abigail Shrier. “Gender ideology provides the ultimate test for free speech across the West precisely because its demands are so egregious, its arrogation of women’s rights so shameless, its tenets so absurd: the case for ‘reasonable minds may differ’ will never be more easily made. Fail this test, and we will soon be babbling Woke patois: ‘My pronouns are she and they.’” Read more here.
Save James: Father Risks Arrest to Save 9-Year-Old Son From Forced Gender Transition, by John-Henry Westen. “Jeff points out just how dangerous the ‘transitioning’ methods are to psychological and physical health. He explains how ‘puberty blockers block the normal growth of the skeleton,’ and mentions the problems with cross-sex hormones, which cause permanent sterilization. Jeff tells me how he believes it is his right and duty as a father to protect his son and to disobey ‘any illegal order, mandate or law that especially endangers my son.’” Read more here.
Laurel Hubbard Is Just a Symptom of New Chilling Attacks on Free Speech in New Zealand, by Amy Brooke. “The situation regarding the NZOC’s decision is now even more relevant, given new proposals by the Left to widen New Zealand’s ‘hate speech’ legislation, proposing it be removed from the Human Rights Act to create a new offence in the Crimes Act. Despite the usual disclaimers, it will inevitably (and is very probably so designed) not only inhibit debate but empower the government to punish those formerly able to claim freedom of speech in any area now regarded as displeasing. Possible debate around basic sexuality has become one of these fraught areas.” Read more here.
Marriage Officers Should Have the Right to Object on Religious Grounds, by Shaun de Freitas. “…[T]he required protection should be awarded to the marriage officer or magistrate who objects to solemnise same-sex marriages, an objection based on a conscientiously prescribed conviction. Related to this, the civil authorities, as tasked by the Constitution itself, ‘must respect, protect, promote and fulfil the rights in the Bill of Rights.’ The final outcome in this matter will clearly indicate the degree of commitment and urgency by the government to truly advance diversity…” Read more here.
When Men Are Crowned First Place in Female Beauty Pageants, You Know Elites Think You’re Stupid Cattle, by Gabe Kaminsky. “If this all rubs you the wrong way, don’t fret. You are a sane person who understands basic science, regardless of what corrupt institutions and the government demand that you think. Enriquez’s victory is not shocking given the cultural moment we find ourselves in, but the minute it becomes normalized by the public is when our republic gets laid to rest.” Read more here.
The Trouble With Claiming 1 in 5 Latter-Day Saints Is Non-Heterosexual, by Jacob Hess. “…[S]cientific research has the potential to unite us as we gather together to grapple over truth and consider the meaning of particular datasets. This scientific process at its best can undermine even popular narratives and unsettle cherished ideas. But at its worst, we see more and more examples of exactly the opposite — selective data analyses being leveraged to advance popular narratives, quite apart from what the actual truth of the matter is. And that should concern us all.” Read more here.
‘Trans Mission’ Raises Questions LGBT Activists Refuse to Answer About Transgendering Kids, by Nathanael Blake. “Even if we accepted the claim that some adults should surgically alter their bodies to impersonate the opposite sex, could we ever justify putting young children on a course of social and medical interventions that will leave them sterile and consigned to a life of potentially hazardous hormone treatments? … This is not about being nice to Caitlyn. It’s about ruinous mutilations of children’s bodies.” Read more here.
U.S. and Other Donors Pledge Billions at UN Event to Promote Abortion and Radical Feminist Policies, by Alexis I. Fragosa, Esq. and Rebecca Oas, Ph. D. “Twenty-five years ago, 189 countries adopted a landmark platform to advance women’s rights without creating a right to abortion. This week, the UN commemorated that agreement with a forum in which donors pledged billions of dollars to advance abortion and a radical feminist agenda.” Read more here.
5 Things Every Christian Should Know About the Trans Movement, by Brandon Showalter. “Until recently, the idea that someone might be ‘transgender’ was confined to the margins of society and was seen as an extremely rare phenomenon. Today, rising numbers of people, especially in the younger generations, are not only identifying as the opposite sex, as transgender, but are choosing a new gender identity from an ever-growing list of made-up options. Some of these include ‘nonbinary,’ ‘agender’ or ‘genderqueer.’ None of these so-called gender identities can be defined biologically or in material terms.” Read more here.
Doublespeak on Abortion Helps Neither Women nor Children, by Christina Francis. “This is what the pro-choice lobby doesn’t want you to know: according to the Guttmacher Institute’s own numbers, the overwhelming majority of abortions in the U.S. are performed for socioeconomic and not medical reasons. Even so, pro-choice advocates pretend that abortion and women’s health are one and the same. They are not, and in fact, there are thousands of cases each year of abortions causing lasting damage to a woman’s health.” Read more here.
Abortions Due to Disabilities and Illness are Heartbreaking and Should Not Be Normalized, by Charlotte Pence Bond. “Fostering a sense of normalcy around late-term abortions due to disability enhances the stigma that disabled persons and their families live with on a daily basis, not to mention ignores the situations when doctors are wrong about a diagnosis and a mother who was encouraged to abort her baby gives birth to a perfectly healthy child. It also reinforces the notion that some lives are worth living — while others are not.” Read more here.
Supreme Court Gives Democrats Free Rein to Transgender Public Schools, by Margot Cleveland. “…[W]hile the Supreme Court may see no urgency in the resolving the legal questions at issue, while the justices sit on the sidelines, the privacy rights of children (and adults) are at risk, as are parental rights, the right to free exercise of religion, and the right to free speech—which also includes the right not to be compelled to speak, even when the forced speech concerns pronouns.” Read more here.
Repudiating Roe (Part I): The Most Important Abortion Case in Thirty Years, by Michael Stokes Paulsen. “Roe’s formulation of the abortion right is also quite extreme… After viability, an abortion may be had for any ‘health’ reason, but ‘health’ is defined broadly (and misleadingly) to embrace emotional, psychological, age, or ‘familial’ considerations. This loophole is big enough to make the right to abortion functionally absolute, even when the child could live outside the womb.” Read more here.
Repudiating Roe (Part II): The Pernicious Doctrine of Stare Decisis, by Michael Stokes Paulsen. “Whenever it can be said, with sufficient confidence, that a prior decision is seriously and meaningfully wrong—not just technically mistaken in some minor, immaterial, or inconsequential respect; not a matter of reasonable disagreement; but out-and-out wrong in a way that matters—the justices’ ultimate duty to the Constitution obliges them to overrule the error. Roe … is not a close case. It is a flat-out indefensible misreading of the Constitution with enormous consequences.” Read more here.
By Dodging School Bathrooms Case, Supreme Court Cements Earlier Win for Transgender Rights, by Sarah Parshall Perry. “The recent guidance issued by the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights makes clear that at least until a change in administration or the Supreme Court’s review of the issue, Title IX’s prohibition on sex discrimination in educational institutions that receive federal funding will be interpreted to mean discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity, too.” Read more here.
Transgender, Transracial, What’s the Difference? by Rod Dreher. “If men can have vulvas, and women can have penises, despite their biology, and despite their DNA, by what standard do we tell Oli London that he can’t be an ethnic Korean, despite having the DNA of an Englishman? I think he’s beyond bonkers, but if identity is a matter of self-perception and assertion, no matter what biology testifies, then Oli has a valid point.” Read more here.
Ohio Democrats Bang on Desks to Disrupt Vote on Amendment to Protect Women’s Sports From Men, by Joshua Arnold. “It’s sad that legislators are so imprisoned by a false ideology that they cannot endure a brief description of reality. And it’s sad that so many grown Americans lack the self-control to listen to an opposing point of view with civility and respect. On the other hand, it’s encouraging to see states maintain momentum in protecting women’s sports.” Read more here.
How a 10-Year-Old Girl’s Mom Saved Her From Going Transgender, by Walt Heyer. “With this mother’s permission, I share her terrifying experience of almost losing her young daughter in a few short months. I’ve shortened her emails for space and clarity. Her story illustrates how easily a ten-year-old girl can be groomed into a cross-sex identity, but for the intervention of her mindful parents… Their story followed a common five-step process I have seen numerous times.” Read more here.
‘Progressive’ Education: Against Religion, Substitute Polymorphous Sexuality, by David Lewis Schaefer. “…[F]ew of these scenarios have anything to do with the stated purposes for implementing a sex-education curriculum: preventing pregnancy or STD’s. Instead, the aim is to encourage students to rethink their gender identification and sexual orientation, to challenge traditional sources of moral authority, and to regard sexual activity, as early as the tenth grade, as a ‘right’ free of parental interference.” Read more here.
Thanks to Supreme Court Cowardice, the Government Is Still Persecuting Jack Phillips for Being a Christian, by Dennis Weisman. “The extant case is arguably not about discrimination, unless it is discrimination against Phillips’s religious beliefs, but about the Colorado Civil Rights Commission expressing its disapproval of his views. Phillips does not think the way the commission thinks he should. Phillips is a devout Christian, and the government should not force him to employ his skills in a manner that offends his faith.” Read more here.
SOCE Reduces Suicidality in a New Study, by Andrè Van Mol, M.D. “What if another study came to print asserting that sexual orientation change efforts (SOCE) constituted harmful stressors to sexual minorities? What if a published letter to the editor in the same journal exposed gaping holes in the assessment? What if a reanalysis of the original study … revealed polar opposite findings: SOCE ‘strongly reduces suicidality’… Now that would be something! And these things happened!” Read more here.
The Crusade to Destroy Jack Phillips Continues, by David Harsanyi. “Phillips is now back where he started, guilty of a thought crime. Scardina, in fact, admitted this was about wanting to ‘correct the errors’ in Phillips’ thinking. And an unprincipled judge has affirmed the right of certain people to impel speech on others… What is certain is that the crusade to destroy Phillips—and many others like him—will continue until the Supreme Court upholds the clear language and intent of the First Amendment.” Read more here.
Standing Up to the Gender Ideologues, by Quillette Magazine. “…[T]he very fact that she had to defend her reputation in this way shows how deeply embedded gender dogma has become in the world of arts and letters. This includes journalism, too: Even after the Academy apologized to de Wahls, news reports described the artist as being marked by ‘accusations of transphobia,’ without plainly noting that these accusations are baseless. And thanks to Google, these smears will follow de Wahls throughout her career.” Read more here.
President Biden Rants Against ‘Ugliest, Most Un-American Laws’ Which ‘Target Transgender Children,’ by Rebecca Downs. “The Equality Act would not so much protect LGBT individuals as it would infringe on the rights of everyone else who is not in lock-step with the radical left. It should never be ‘appropriate’ or be considered ‘medical care’ for minors to be given puberty blockers, hormonal therapies, and be sterilized or even mutilated because they may or may not be trans. Studies have consistently showed that most children with gender dysphoria grow out of it.” Read more here.
Promoting Loki’s ‘Bisexuality’ May Be Hurting the Show’s Ratings, by Megan Basham. “’As for why he believes the show is falling off a cliff, Heel vs Babyface states, “It’s very, very obvious to see why. Because Marvel, Disney, whichever way you want to put it, are hiring selfish, self-absorbed, narcissistic activists, who can’t see past skin, who can’t see past sexuality, who must force their politics into the show.”’” Read more here.
Births in Germany: A Dead Cat Bounce or Real Recovery? by Louis T. March. “Sadly, every year since the 1970s, more people have died than were born in Germany. Only through longevity and immigration has the population increased, and that is certainly a double-edged sword… [I]f the number of native, traditional Europeans continues to decline, with cheap labor imported to fill the gap, soon enough their societies will be European only by incident of geography.” Read more here.
Conservative Democratic [sic] Disappoints With Opposition to Legislation Protecting Women’s Sports, by Rebecca Downs. “…Edwards raised concerns that the NCAA would punish the state and not allow the 2022 Final Four to be played in New Orleans… However, as I reported last month: ‘Earlier this week, the NCAA proved it wasn’t going to punish states that passed laws to protect young women from competing in sports against biological men after all.’” Read more here.
Jamaica Under Pressure: A Caribbean Nation Faces Mounting Demands by International Actors to Change Its Abortion Laws, by Rebecca Oas, Ph.D. “…[T]he framing of the survey’s findings as ‘massive support’ for abortion as a right is part of a coordinated campaign to convince Jamaicans that their neighbors support a right to abortion, and to convince politicians that taking a stand in favor of abortion will be popular among their constituents.” Read more here.
Fatherlessness Can Be Fatal, by Jerry Newcombe. “…[O]ne of the biggest problems with all this is viewing the father as ‘expendable.’ And who fills in the gap? Uncle Sam? The gang leaders? Of course, many young men become gang-bangers because the gang leader becomes surrogate fathers for them. The Bible warns: Bad company corrupts good morals. And the whole thing becomes a vicious cycle.” Read more here.
Growing Up With Mom and Dad: New Data Confirm the Tide Is Turning, by Nicholas Zill. “It is too early to say for certain but growing numbers of actual and would-be parents seem to be heeding the conventional wisdom that a stable two-parent family helps children flourish educationally, socially, and economically. They have come to accept that loving and being loved by one’s two parents, who are also committed to one another, has benefits for the children and adults involved and for the community in which they live.” Read more here.
Government Cannot Force Americans to Affirm Transgender Ideology, by Travis Barham. “When a right enumerated in the Constitution … conflicts with an interest, a right, or an alleged ‘right’ that is not in the Constitution, the constitutional right always prevails in a legal dispute… So, the free speech and free exercise rights of a professor should prevail over a transgender-identifying person’s demand that other people affirm his asserted gender identity (and the underlying ideological claims about the relationship between sex and gender identity that go along with it).” Read more here.
Scientists Are Creating Unborn Babies to Kill for Research, by Jamie Bowers. “‘The ISSCR is a self-appointed group of scientists with no oversight making up the rules to justify their horrific experiments. The removal of the 14-day limit shows their real goal: unlimited human experimentation, making human embryos into disposable laboratory supplies. The removal of any limits on laboratory growth of human beings also paves a deadly path for further use of human embryos as lab rats.’” Read more here.
Nickelodeon Promotes Transgender Programming to Kids, by Armstrong Williams. “Children should be off-limits, and networks like Nickelodeon must be held accountable if people of moral standing have any leg to stand on. Children are vulnerable, easily influenced and unaware of what adults know, which is all the more dangerous and concerning… Parents could trust television content when I was younger, but those days are long gone; we are ceding the ability to raise kids who can be just kids.” Read more here.
Poll: Voters Hate the Equality Act When They Hear What It Actually Does, by Natasha Chart, Carolina Sagebin Allen, and Wendy Wixom. “When likely voters were asked whether female-only athletic competitions should be banned, only 11 percent said they should, while 74 percent disagreed. Only eight percent supported a ban on female-only homeless and domestic violence shelters, compared to 83 percent who opposed one. Asked whether they support allowing male sex offenders and domestic abusers to serve their sentences in women’s prisons, only 7 percent said yes while 82 percent said no.” Read more here.
The Problems With Laurel Hubbard’s Qualifying for the Olympics as a Woman, by Nicole Williams. “Inclusion for some always means exclusion for others. The female sport category was created to include females in sports by excluding males. Sport is about bodies, not gender identities. In fact, many sports have ‘open’ and ‘female’ categories. But the open category tends to end up looking like it’s only for men. If gender identity is allowed to replace biological sex for those who wish it, the female category, or at least the podium end of it, could end up looking much the same.” Read more here.
When Sons Become Daughters: It’s Time to Admit That Reflexive ‘Affirmation’ Has Been a Mistake, by Angus Fox. “Nearly half attributed their children’s changes in identity, at least in part, to a desire to be part of a positive social movement… Four-fifths thought that their children had been influenced by spending too much time online. Parents have been complaining about their kids’ lifestyle choices and political convictions since the dawn of time, of course. But rarely have such choices involved committing oneself to the possibility of sterility and a lifetime of medical therapies.” Read more here.
The Supreme Court’s Bostock Ruling Opened a Can of Worms for Title IX and Girls’ Sports, by Elad Hakim. “Recently, the Department of Education announced that transgender students are protected under Title IX, which [now] protects people from discrimination based on sex, gender identity, and sexual orientation, in any educational setting that receives federal aid. Again, the decision was based on the court’s decision in Bostock and the broad definition of ‘sex.’” Read more here.
Lancet Commission Sanitizes China’s Human Rights Abuses Against Mothers and Children, by Alexis I. Fragosa, Esq. and Rebecca Oas, Ph.D. “The Commission also claims that women benefited from the one-child mandate because fewer pregnancies and births meant fewer birth complications and fewer child deaths, due to fewer children. The Commission also claims that China’s one-child policy ‘accelerated gender equality because of the large number of single daughters who benefited from all household resources.’” Read more here.
This Transgender Lawsuit Will Go to the Supreme Court, by Stu Cvrk. “While the worldwide Left … are [sic] spinning Act 626 as an outrageous violation of human and civil rights and a violation of the 14th Amendment, the reality is that the LGBTQ+ onslaught against existing societal norms is in reality an attack on traditional morality and Judeo-Christian faith. In short, this is just their latest assault on the family by undermining the time-honored practice in society and the law of parental control of minor children – without the state or cultural Marxists interfering in those personal decisions.” Read more here.
The Time I Had to Apologize for America, by Valerie Huber. “…[T]he Biden administration is proving to be the most pro-abortion administration, so the importance that it seems to be placing on dismantling this global coalition is no surprise. The [Geneva Consensus Declaration] coalition is deemed so groundbreaking and significant that pro-abortion and anti-family advocacy groups warn that decades-long gains on their radical agenda are in serious jeopardy.” Read more here.
A Sobering Moment in the Midst of June’s Endless Flood of LGBTQ Pride, by Michael Brown. “…[T]hese were the choices offered (and I quote them verbatim): ‘Female (including transgender women); Male (including transgender men); Prefer to self-describe as ______ (non-binary, gender-fluid, agender, please specify); None of the above.’ So, not only must we be told that ‘female’ includes men who identify as women and ‘male’ includes women who identify as men … [but] we must be given examples of the various ways we can self-describe in case we needed some hints.” Read more here.
The Tokyo Olympics Marks the Beginning of the End for the Integrity of Women’s Sports, by Zachary Faria. “Even while Russia is banned from fielding a team for the next two Olympics over doping, the natural biological advantage of male puberty has received the green light for competition, so long as a mostly useless one-year minimum of testosterone suppression is adhered to. And with transgenderism being a growing trend, we are likely to see more athletes like Hubbard, Wolfe, and Telfer.” Read more here.
Equality Act Slams the Door on Religious Freedom, by Star Parker. “Now that same-sex marriage is law of the land, the option of foster care in the home of same-sex couples should be examined. But they should not be free to shut down organizations insisting on biblical values. Now congressional Democrats are trying to pass the Equality Act that would do just that… The Equality Act is not about equality. It is about forcing the LGBTQ agenda on all Americans.” Read more here.
Fulton Is Not a Case About ‘LGBT Rights,’ by Alexandra Desanctis. “…[T]he agency also does not partner with unmarried straight couples. Presumably, the agency would not place a child with two brothers, straight or gay, who wish to adopt a child together, nor would the agency place a child with two female best friends who live together… [T]he Catholic Church teaches and the agency believes that it is best for children to live in a home headed up by a married mother and father. The sexual orientation of the individuals is beside the point.” Read more here.
A Small Win for the Free Exercise of Religion, by Washington Examiner. “The 9-0 majority in Fulton found that the city of Philadelphia discriminated against a Catholic organization. That’s true, and it’s good that anti-religious discrimination is still barred by the liberals on the Supreme Court. But the Constitution, rightly understood, demands more from our governments. Cities, states, and the federal government owe more than equal treatment to religion — they owe deference.” Read more here.
3 Ways the Left’s Hatred of Women Shows Up In Transgender Ideology, by Jane Robbins. “Much of the left’s misogyny arises from the sudden ‘transgender’ contagion. Trans-accommodating policies have real victims, in addition to the ultimate victimization of the gender-dysphoric. Usually if not always, those other victims are women… President Biden plans to force federally funded women’s shelters to admit biological males, and California now allows male prisoners to transfer to women’s prisons even with no surgical procedures.” Read more here.
The Supreme Court’s Unanimous Gift for Children and Pluralism, by Kathryn Jean Lopez. “It’s this hostility that caused the city of Philadelphia to cut off ties with Catholic Social Services — a storied and superior player among foster-care and adoption agencies — because of their views on marriage and the family. But the good news is that the Supreme Court has heard the plea. Things have gone too far. That’s why all people of good will can rally around the Fulton case. People close to the plaintiffs in the case admit that the unanimous 9–0 ruling wasn’t in their wildest dreams.” Read more here.
Will Republicans Step Up to Challenge on Values? by Star Parker. “Those pushing the LGBTQ agenda, the anti-Christian, the anti-traditional values agenda, are totally clear with themselves that this is not about peaceful coexistence, mutual acceptance, or religious liberty. They are in an all-out cultural war to eradicate all influence of biblical values in our culture. And why should they back off? As the data above shows, they are winning.” Read more here.
Catholic Foster Care Wins Unanimously on Religious Liberty, by Dan McLaughlin. “The central front of religious-liberty battles in recent years has been government pressure on religious institutions and individuals to accept same-sex marriage and other aspects of LGBTQI+ ethics in violation of their faith. Fulton is no different. Even the Court’s most liberal justices agreed: This was a case of discrimination — against Catholics.” Read more here.
Young Women Lose Under Biden’s Title IX Edict, by the Editors of National Review. “…[R]edefining sex discrimination for schools across the country has implications beyond youth athletics. In several key contexts, this redefinition will put girls’ privacy and safety at risk, permitting a biological male to enter any female-only space without anything more than an assurance that he identifies as female. One need not be a critic of gender theory to understand why such a situation poses unique risks to female students.” Read more here.
Colorado Just Won’t Leave Baker Jack Phillips Alone, by Becket Adams. “Phillips is obviously the victim of a sustained campaign of harassment. It’s well-known he is a Christian. It’s also well-known he won’t create anything that endorses something at odds with his faith. So, ‘customers’ such as Scardina intentionally ask him to do things they know he won’t do. Asking him to do things he likely won’t do is the entire point.” Read more here.
Unanimous Supreme Court Upholds Religious Freedom of Philadelphia Faith-Based Foster Care Agency, by Bruce Hausknecht. “Despite the 9-0 win, there was some division on the conservative side of the court, and ominous warnings that the decision did not go far enough and left the important issue behind this case and many other religious freedom cases for another day. The Fulton decision can probably be better understood as 6 votes for what Chief Justice Roberts wrote, and 3 votes castigating what Roberts wrote and concurring only in the ultimate result.” Read more here.
Democrats Cite State Abortion Restrictions and ‘Trigger Laws’ In effort to Codify Roe, by Cassidy Morrison. “Blumenthal’s bill, which was re-introduced earlier this month, would establish the legal right to an abortion in all 50 states… The legislation would also outlaw states from enforcing ‘trigger laws,’ which are laws passed by state legislatures that would automatically ban abortions once Roe was overturned.” Read more here.
San Francisco Leftists Are Funding Your Local Library’s Drag Queen Story Hour, by Spencer Lindquist. “The process of Californication, in which California exports its culture to supplant the way of life of other states or regions, isn’t just an issue facing Idaho or Texas, two common destinations for those fleeing the Golden State. It’s an issue that threatens any community with a library and a group of parents who are sick enough to take their four-year-olds to cuddle with registered pedophiles for the sake of social brownie points or the entirely nebulous value of ‘tolerance.’” Read more here.
Education Secretary Prioritizes Transgender Students Over Biological Girls, Does What Supreme Court Hasn’t, by Sarah Parshall Perry. “…[T]he Education Department has decided that sex-separated spaces, protected by law for decades under Title IX, ought to be sex-neutral, and has opened up single-sex bathrooms, locker rooms, showers, sports, overnight accommodations, and more at every institution receiving federal money to not just girls and women, but also to those who feel like girls and women. And the department will need to sniff out any perceived violation and pursue them one by one.” Read more here.
Mississippi Leans Into Life, by Chuck Donovan. “Planned Parenthood is awash in taxpayer funds, but devoid of pregnancy services and general women’s health care. So we ask you: who is providing Mississippi’s women with the personalized, life-affirming care they want and need? As taxpayers and neighbors, we can say with confidence it isn’t the jaded abortion industry. It’s you and me, and we trust and pray the Supreme Court will hear our arguments and agree.” Read more here.
In Philadelphia Foster Care Case, Roberts Supreme Court Refuses to Protect Christians From Persecution, by Margot Cleveland. “While Thursday’s headlines proclaimed the decision, Fulton v. City of Philadelphia, a victory for religious liberty, in reality it represented yet another failure by the high court to definitely end the ongoing governmental targeting of faith-based organizations.” Read more here.
Unanimous Supreme Court Gives Win to Religious Foster Care Agency, by Kassie Dulin. “The Supreme Court’s unanimous judgment was a clear win not only for Catholic Social Services but for First Amendment advocates looking for a strong denunciation by the court of blatant religious discrimination by the city government. Even so, the court’s opinion was narrower than some advocates of religious freedom would have preferred.” Read more here.
The Roberts Court Punts on Religious Liberty Again, by Joe Cunningham. “Smith destroys the very foundation of the First Amendment by saying ‘Well, okay, you can abridge the free exercise of religion so long as it’s merely incidental.’ The aforementioned speculation surrounding the 9-0 decision is that Roberts, in order to rock the boat as little as possible, forged a deal with the liberal Justices and got them to sign on to a narrow decision that supports the Catholic group but does not strike down Smith.” Read more here.
Abortion Survivor Testifies Against Abortion Bill: ‘We Are an Inconvenient Truth,’ by Katie Yoder. “Abortion supporters regularly point to women’s stories to justify their position. But now, two pro-life women are sharing their personal stories about abortion in an attempt to expose abortion for what it is: the intentional destruction of innocent human life that negatively impacts women.” Read more here.
Marriage Works. Why Won’t Politicians Back It? by Harry Benson. “More than eight out of 10 young unmarried women and men want to get married. 86 percent of unmarried women and 80 percent of unmarried men under 30 in a relationship say they would ‘like to get married at some point’ in their life, while 76 percent of women and 77 percent of men under 30 say they ‘expect to get married at some point.’” Read more here.
‘Pride Month’ Is Now an Industry Targeting Children as Young as 3, but There Is a Resistance, by Christopher Bedford. “In a recent study of 13 Pittsburgh high schools, about 10 percent of students said they were transgender or ‘non-binary.’ Were these kids actually born with the ‘wrong gender?’ …No, of course not. And today, what we’re seeing is really just teenagers responding to the challenges of growing up by embracing a new ideology that is pushed on them aggressively.” Read more here.
UNAIDS Declaration Seeks to Promote Behaviours That Increase HIV Risk, by Kimberly Ells. “Despite data showing that delaying sexual debut and reducing sexual partners have been the two most effective ways to curb HIV infection, no mention whatsoever is made of these obvious, free, and highly effective strategies in the UN’s grand declaration to reduce HIV infection. …[I]t is an intentional move to promote ‘sexual rights’ ideology which insists that encouraging people to change their sexual behaviours in order to avoid infection or disease is a violation of their ‘sexual rights,’ which are purportedly included under the umbrella of human rights.” Read more here.
Abortion Activists Admit Most Late Abortions Aren’t for Medical Reasons, by Kelsey Hazzard. “Author Becca Andrews criticizes her fellow abortion advocates’ approach: ‘You’re familiar with the milieu, which goes something like this: Abortions after 15 weeks are rare, and these are heartbreaking cases where the pregnancy was wanted and something went horribly wrong. But the reality is, these are simply medical procedures given to those who need them… The reasons why people get them are often not all that different from “early-term” ones…’ Thanks. We’ve only been saying this for years.” Read more here.
Why Do Some Parents Think Prepubescent Sexual Grooming Is Pro-LGBT? by Kylee Zempel. “…[A]t the core of all the rainbow flag-waving and ‘love is love is love’ sloganeering is the sick reality that any Pride activism involving children is the result of adults sexualizing them, fetishizing them, and exploiting them for political or social gain. When a parent posits that their child’s happiness is more important than their security and a drag queen heralds a kid’s gender whims as brave and inspiring, they project their perverted sexual ethics on a generation of innocents who become casualties of the culture war.” Read more here.
Liberal Activists Promote Sex Changes for Minors, Rebranding It as ‘Gender-Affirming Medical Care,’ by Mary Margaret Olohan. “Liberal activists are rebranding sex change surgeries as ‘gender affirming medical care,’ even when discussing these procedures for children. Former transgender people and conservative activists told the Daily Caller News Foundation that this is a deliberate effort to normalize the surgeries and make them more accessible to children.” Read more here.
Why a Court Ruling on Free Speech Should Reset Gender Debate, by Murdo Fraser. “To deliberately ‘mis-gender’ an individual, or use pronouns with which they are uncomfortable, is simply bad manners. Just as it would be ignorant and discourteous to address a woman as either ‘Miss’ or ‘Mrs.’ against her wishes, so the use of incorrect pronouns for individuals should be equally unacceptable. However, it would be absurd to extend from that to conclude that ‘mis-gendering’ should amount to a criminal offence.” Read more here.
After Competing Against Transgender Athletes, Mom and Daughter Fight for Fairness in Women’s Sports, by Kelsey Bolar. “Critics of those who question such trends often downplay the growing presence of biological males in women’s sports, along with the implications for girls and women. But each instance of a transgender woman entering and affecting women’s competitions alters the rankings of athletes who were born female.” Read more here.
Left Demands That Big Business Boycott States That Don’t Want Abortion, by Nathanael Blake. “Care for the least among us begins in the womb. Abortion is a turning away from human need and vulnerability in its most elemental form, and a breaking of the primordial social bond of mother, father, and child. Abortion is an assertion of ‘I’ that violently excludes the ‘Thou’ and ‘We’ of interpersonal responsibility.” Read more here.
Watch Furious Mom’s Epic Response to School Teaching Children About Anal Sex, by Grant Atkinson. “…[T]hese young children would be forced to ‘explain the differences between cisgender, transgender, gender non-binary, gender expansive, and gender identity,’ she said… Once the children reach middle school, Swan read that the NSES would require them to ‘define vaginal, oral, and anal sex.’” Read more here.
Biden’s DOJ Threatens to Abandon Legal Protections for Religious Colleges, by Ryan Bangert. “…[T]he DOJ will not even commit to defending Title IX’s statutory religious exemption as applied to religious colleges. Progressive writers have urged that ‘figuring out where Biden stands on religious exemptions and LGBTQ rights is critical right now.’ The DOJ has now given them an answer. But before embracing that path, the DOJ should consider that making war on religious exemptions in the name of LGBT rights represents a false choice, born of an intolerant ideology.” Read more here.
The Supreme Court Must Settle the Selective-Abortion Question, by Alexandra Desanctis. “…[T]he Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals blocked key provisions of a pro-life statute in Missouri, including the portion of the law that prohibits abortions knowingly performed after an unborn child has been diagnosed with Down syndrome. The decision marks the second time this year that Eighth Circuit judges have struck down a state law attempting to regulate selective abortions following a prenatal Down-syndrome diagnosis.” Read more here.
Your Kids Have Probably Seen Porn, and You Need to Talk to Them About It, by Daniel Weiss. “Research has shown a vast disconnect between what parents believe their children’s online behavior to be versus the actual stark, and often harrowing, truth. A 2016 Indiana University study found half as many parents thought their 14 to 18-year-olds had seen porn as had watched it in reality… Online sexual exploitation of kids is a serious social issue that is only getting worse. We are far past the time when parents can stay silent and hope for the best.” Read more here.
The Biden-Becerra Budget: Equity Is In, Religious Freedom Is Out, by Roger Severino. “A word search of the president’s 33-page budget narrative reveals his administration’s priorities… Gobs of other intersectional buzzwords are layered throughout, with women/gender, race/racial, people of color, minority, black, … sexual orientation, and transgender/gender identity appearing a whopping 90 times combined. Conspicuously missing from Biden’s equity list, however, is any mention of conscience or religious liberty.” Read more here.
Senators Are Determined for Legislation Banning Down Syndrome Selective Abortions to Come to Floor for a Vote, by Rebecca Downs. “In highlighting the ultimate form of discrimination those diagnosed in utero with Down syndrome face, the letter also notes the disturbing situation in Iceland, where virtually all children diagnosed in the womb with Down syndrome have been aborted. According to what information is available, the abortion rate for Down syndrome diagnoses in the United States appears to be at 67 percent.” Read more here.
G7 Shared Agenda Includes Ending the Lives of Unborn Children, by Marie Smith. “They commit ‘to close alignment with the Generation Equality Forum (GEF)’ which takes place in France at the end of the month and includes an action coalition on Bodily Integrity and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights which seeks ‘removal of restrictive policies and legal barriers’ so ‘50 million more adolescent girls and women,’ who currently live countries which protect unborn children from abortion, will have access to abortion by 2026.” Read more here.
Young Children Are Being Targeted With Sexual Content. The Equality Act Would Make It Worse, by Jared Eckert and Makenna McCoy. “By directly targeting children, corporations, media, and schools are seeking to normalize sexual content that is inappropriate and confusing for young audiences. In many instances, the content could be considered pornographic material, and some have described the process of normalizing as the first step in grooming children for sexual acts.” Read more here.
How 2021 Is Becoming Banner Year for Pro-Life at State Level, by Arina O. Grossu. “I researched state bills that contain at least one pro-life provision that have been enacted or advanced in each state so far this year. The bottom line? There are nearly 500 pro-life bills (or bills containing at least one pro-life provision) that have been advanced from January through May. Many of those bills contain multiple pro-life provisions.” Read more here.
Abortion Funding and the G7, by Marie Smith. “The W7 resorted to the use of bullying in its call for the G7 members … to threaten countries with ‘isolation from the G7’ if any dares to enact pro-life foreign policies like President Trump’s Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance Policy, previously known as the Mexico City Policy, which prevented U.S. taxpayer dollars from going to international NGOs that perform or promote abortion on demand.” Read more here.
Science Is on the Side of Those Resisting Transgender Ideology in Schools, by Glenn T. Stanton. “For reasons still not fully understood, 75 to 90 percent of children struggling with gender dysphoria at young ages revert to identifying with their natural sex and gender by puberty… So when all the adults around such children have ‘affirmed’ their dysphoria by cooperating with name, clothing, pronoun, and other identity changes, it can be exceedingly difficult for the child to revert to their natal sex identity as they desire.” Read more here.
Did the Biden DOJ Just Reveal Its Hand in the LGBT Religious Exemption Lawsuit? by Tyler O’Neil. “It seems the Biden DOJ is winking and nodding at [the Religious Exemption Accountability Project], telling the court that it will defend the religious exemption while preparing to yield key arguments to the LGBT activists when the actual case begins. The DOJ’s rush to revise the filing after LGBT activists condemned the original version only underscores the colleges’ concerns.” Read more here.
Another Reason Birth Rates Are Dropping: We Have Devalued Parenthood, by Erica Komisar. “This me-first mentality has replaced more traditional family and communal values. There is a dwindling interest in marriage and parenthood, especially among young adults, even those who are financially secure. Young women and men do not want to make the sacrifice of time and compromises to their lifestyles that are required to have multiple children… Somehow, we have managed to convince a generation that working 9 to 5 for a corporation is more noble than sustaining and nurturing human life.” Read more here.
Media Largely Ignores Key Takeaways From Recently Released Annual Gallup Poll on Abortion, by Rebecca Downs. “Megan Brenan’s write-up for Gallup highlights that a ‘Record-High 47% in U.S. Think Abortion Is Morally Acceptable…’ That headline is technically true. The plurality, 47 percent of respondents, who find abortion to be ‘morally acceptable’ is indeed a record high. But it’s crucial to look to the results of those who find abortion to be ‘morally wrong.’ That number is at 46 percent, which is nearly identical.” Read more here.
Orban v. Blues’ Clues Pride Parade, by Rod Dreher. “Americans have children’s media, children’s schools, and even children’s breakfast cereal, propagandizing their children to accept transgenderism from an early age, and then in some states, if a child as young as 13 decides that he is trans, the state can take the child away from parents and start the process of transition. This is evil. And this is where the Left wants to take all of us. Don’t believe them when they say otherwise — whether they say it in English, Hungarian, or whatever.” Read more here.
No-Fault Divorce Is Not the Right Way to Achieve ‘Therapeutic Justice,’ by Darius Lee. “While it is good that legal systems have become more sensitive to the psychological effects of the law on participants in the legal process, we should be wary of claims that assert that no-fault divorce is ‘therapeutic’ for divorcing couples or their children. Advocates for the sanctity of marriage across the globe should pay close attention to this shift.” Read more here.
How Transgender Ideology Takes Children Hostage, by Nathanael Blake. “…[S]keptics of the trans-kids movement are accused of being hateful, bigoted child-killers. But they are not the ones feeding vulnerable children a suicide script in which the alternative to transition is death. We should be alarmed by a movement that encourages mentally distressed youth to take themselves hostage… Though those who identify as transgender do commit or attempt suicide at high rates, it has not been demonstrated that early transition will ameliorate this.” Read more here.
Secretary Becerra Still Denies Federal Law Banning Partial-Birth Abortion, by Rebecca Downs. “…Health & Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra denied the existence of federal law when it comes to the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003… Not only was Becerra in office as a U.S. Representative for California when the bill was signed into law, which he voted against, he also was in office when the Supreme Court upheld the law… Any such assurances that the secretary will follow the law ring hollow when he cannot even acknowledge it.” Read more here.
To Have Kids or Not: Which Decision Do Americans Regret More? by James L. McQuivey. “…[T]his should give us pause as we consider whether we can so easily tell people that personal choices related to procreation are merely that, just personal choices, some of which we will regret and others we will not. For some reason, most of us really want to have kids. And for those that do, an astonishing 88% agree that ‘having children is one of the most important things I have done.’ This suggests the joy far outweighs the regret.” Read more here.
Networks Program Children With LGBT Agenda During Pride Month, by Tony Perkins. “Say goodbye to the regular plot lines of ‘Blue’s Clues’ and ‘Scooby-Doo’ – and say hello to a 21st-century lesson in transgenderism, sex, homosexuality, nonbinaries, and drag queens. That’s the new reality of radical programming on some of America’s favorite shows… Loveable animals like Arthur and My Little Pony have been commandeered by the far left for lessons that would make most adults’ jaws drop.” Read more here.
When the State Comes for Your Kids, by Abigail Shrier. “Here … are the powers granted to a 13-year-old child by the state of Washington. Minors age 13 and up are entitled to admit themselves for inpatient and outpatient mental health treatment without parental consent. Health insurers are forbidden from disclosing to the insured parents’ sensitive medical information of minor children – such as that regarding ‘gender dysphoria [and] gender affirming care…’ Insurers in Washington must cover a wide array of ‘gender-affirming treatments’ from tracheal shaves to double mastectomies.” Read more here.
Aborting Disabled Babies Is Genocide, so Why Is It Legal? by Sarah St. Onge. “Despite the official stance of the American Medical Association against both euthanasia and medically assisted suicide, academics … encourage the legality of killing disabled newborns. When these ideas are accepted in the highest places of learning, showcased in ethics discussions, and defended in newspapers, we can soon expect to see calls for ending the lives of disabled children after birth.” Read more here.
How the Irish, and Many Others, Lost Their Religious Freedom to COVID Restrictions, by Lois McLatchie. “If you’re hearing a faint solo over the Irish Sea, it might be a ‘hallelujah’ — after almost 12 months of criminalization, churches reopened recently, albeit at a limited capacity. It’s good news for many. However, the Irish government has never acknowledged that the blanket ban was ever wrong. The next time an emergency hits, it will be back to police squadrons and church raids in another bizarre blend of Exodus meets World War Z.” Read more here.
Joe Biden’s Budget Calls Mothers ‘Birthing People,’ by Micaiah Bilger. “Ultimately, the notion that abortion is health care and the belief that ‘mother’ is discriminatory devalue human life… Unborn babies are irreplaceable human beings whose lives are blotted out in the claim that killing them is health care. Likewise, the claim that women and men can both be mothers ignores one of the most special parts of being a woman: the ability to bear children.” Read more here.
How Pro-Lifers in This Texas Town Beat Planned Parenthood, by Mary Szoch. “…[B]ecause the city would not be party to civil lawsuits triggered by the ordinance and would not be enforcing the ordinance, Planned Parenthood—or any other pro-abortion business—does not have standing to sue the city over this ordinance. Hence, once Planned Parenthood’s lawsuit was dismissed, the leader of the culture of death had no option but to comply.” Read more here.
If the Supreme Court Upholds Roe v. Wade, Expect an Uprising, by Willis L. Krumholz and Robert Delahunty. “The majority of Americans support limiting abortions to the first 15 weeks of gestation, as is common in Europe. Most abortions occur before 12 weeks. Yet the people of Mississippi or any other state are precluded by a group of unelected lawyers from using the democratic process to restrict abortion even at 15 weeks? Such an antidemocratic setup makes America’s entire political system brittle, and ripe for a crackup far more momentous than Trump’s election.” Read more here.
Biden Replaces Women With ‘Birthing People’ in Woke 2022 Budget, by Spencer Brown. “’Birthing people’ (along with its related term ‘chest feeder’) is nonsense leftist gobbledygook that’s used to signal tolerance because, of course, saying that women are the exclusive source of children is exclusionary. Or something. Biology means nothing, science is out the window, and to argue otherwise makes you a terrible person, or so leftists—and exceedingly more Democrats including the President of the United States—say.” Read more here.
Pork-Stuffed Bill About to Pass Senate Enables Splicing Aborted Babies With Animals, by Haley Strack. “The U.S. Innovation and Competition Act, or so-called ‘Endless Frontier Act,’ has been lauded as a force against China’s technological dominance, but it’s turning into a giant pile of special-interest pork that increases taxpayer outlays for grotesque medical research that splices the bodies of animals with those of aborted human babies.” Read more here.
HHS Puts Abortion Special Interests Over Healthcare, by Denise Harle. “…[T]he text of the statute specifically provides that the funds cannot go to ‘programs where abortion is a method of family planning.’ But the Biden HHS’s proposed Title X rule changes would contradict that clear text in the most egregious way, allowing abortions to be intermingled with Title X services — and then requiring all recipients of Title X funds to counsel and refer women for abortions.” Read more here.
The Inconvenient Truth About LGBTQ+ Activism, by Michael Brown. “…[T]he vast majority of these Gen Z adults who identify as LGBT say they are bisexual, which points more to experimentation or confusion or breaking the norms than it does to a deep, innate sense of being different. And this, in turn, points back to the fruits of the sexual revolution, in particular, the effects of LGBTQ+ indoctrination and activism. And this leads back to my question, what are we do to?” Read more here.
Tinkering With Embryos Up to a Limit of 14 Days Is Wrong. What Happens When the Limit Vanishes? by David Albert Jones and Michael Wee. “These new proposals constitute a rule on embryo experimentation that is, in effect, a shifting goalpost. Considering that abortion is legal up to 24 weeks in Britain, or up to birth for babies with disabilities, one must wonder what principle would protect unborn infants from experimentation up to, or beyond, these same limits.” Read more here.
Scottish Feminist Criminally Charged for Tweets Opposing Gender Self-Identification, by Jonathan Turley. “What is particularly concerning in this case is that Millar was not told which of her tweets were deemed ‘malicious.’ Millar has thousands of tweets and was told that the charge is based on tweets between 2019 and 2020… After she emerged from the station, she quoted the novelist Salman Rushdie: ‘Nobody has the right to not be offended. That right doesn’t exist in any declaration I have ever read.’” Read more here.
As Mexico Votes, Transgender Self-ID Makes a Joke of Gender Parity in Politics, by Michael Cook. “The Tlaxcala electoral commission carried on a spirited debate… Its members concluded that it was wrong to doubt the reality of the candidates’ gender self-identification and that there was no evidence to support allegations of a bogus transition. How could there be? Only the candidates know whether they are male or female or whatever. Biology has nothing to do with it.” Read more here.
Corporations Don’t Care About Gay Rights – Just Money, by Tom Joyce. “Disney has no problem playing both sides of the issue so it can make as much money as possible. It sells Pride Month merchandise online, and its Twitter cover photo now includes a pride flag… This is the same Disney that removed a kiss between two female characters from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker when showing the movie in Singapore… Both prison time and caning are legal punishments for gay people in Singapore.” Read more here.
Why Instagram for Kids? by Karl D. Stephan. “Rather than further erode the influence and authority of parents over their children by taking even more of the child’s attention away from the live human beings who care for them and using them as a means of profit as well as providing a dubious service that so far they have done fine without, I hope that Zuckerberg listens to the attorneys general and declares the under-13 set sacrosanct from further intrusions by his firm.” Read more here.
Biden Budget Would Scrap Decades of Consensus on Not Funding Abortion, by Melanie Israel. “Biden’s call for more funding for Title X comes amid his plan to strip the program of important pro-life protections implemented during the Trump administration. Without those protections, abortion providers, such as Planned Parenthood, would be free to commingle their federally subsidized family planning activities with their abortion activities—in a clear violation of the legislative intent of the Title X statute.” Read more here.
Corporate LGBT Pride Pushes the End of the Constitution, Not Inclusion, by Elle Reynolds. “The marketing branches of these corporations pretend the Equality Act would simply recognize that people in the LGBT community have the same human rights anyone else does. But in actuality, the Equality Act would strip religious liberties, freedom of speech, parental rights, and the safety and privacy of women and girls.” Read more here.
Canada’s Shame: Parliament Refuses to Condemn Sex-Selective Abortion, by Michael Cook. “The issue, of course, is abortion. Whatever the MPs’ views on ‘gendercide,’ they believe that a vote against sex-selective abortion must be a vote against abortion. And that is unthinkable. ‘The debate is over,’ Ms. Monsef declared. ‘Women and women alone are in control of their bodies and their health care choices. This is not a place for politicians to weigh in.’ Maybe the debate is over, but that is bad news for girls in countries like India.” Read more here.
Is Grafting Dead Babies’ Scalps onto Lab Rats Any Better Than Child Sacrifice? by Joe Allen. “Another study, published in Nature, shows pictures of infants’ scalps growing on the backs of pitiful rodents. The viewer knows the soft hair should be growing on a child’s head, but isn’t. The conscience revolts. The spell is broken. You begin to wonder whether any potential benefits to those who are alive are worth something like this.” Read more here.
These Transgender Individuals Regret Transitioning. Parents Need to Hear Their Stories, by Nicole Russell. “Not only did the school’s policy violate the parents’ constitutional rights, but perhaps more importantly, the parents did the right thing in their care for their daughter. The school attempted to subvert their authority and pushed the idea of a transition down their daughter’s proverbial throat, even though they eventually were proven to be hasty and wrong.” Read more here.
The 6th Circuit Was Right: My University Can’t Force Me to Endorse Ideas I Disagree With, by Nicholas Meriwether. “…[T]ransgender ideology is no harmless dysphoria. Falsehoods are rarely harmless, which is why I won’t endorse them. For thousands of children, it leads to intentional infertility through ‘puberty blockers’ and the surgical removal of reproductive organs, all based on confusion that frequently dissipates over time. Endorsing an ideology unsupported by science and that inflicts enormous damage on hurting people is far from compassionate.” Read more here.
In First 100 Days, Biden Redirects U.S. Foreign Policy Toward Abortion, by Rebecca Oas, Ph.D. “In public statements in international forums, as well as behind the scenes during multilateral negotiations, Biden appointees have spoken out in favor of ‘sexual and reproductive health and rights,’ a concept that has never been accepted by consensus in the UN General Assembly, but which is understood by its proponents as including a right to abortion and other controversial elements.” Read more here.
Why Would Planned Parenthood Care About Donor Disclosure Laws When HHS Is Handing Them Millions of Taxpayer Dollars? by Rachel N. Morrison. “Although Planned Parenthood’s conspicuous silence on the matter appears surprising, it is not so shocking given that Harris and Becerra are funneling taxpayer funds to Planned Parenthood in amounts that will more than make up for any donor shortfalls. Why let a little thing like past disputes over principles get in the way of such a lucrative friendship?” Read more here.
I am a Mother to a Son With Gender Dysphoria. Here Is My Message to Elected Officials, by Crystal. “Accompanying gender dysphoria are issues such as autism, which many counselors don’t take the time to understand. But, the gender affirmation-only approach in states like New Jersey only encourages our children and young adults to transition. We would serve our children better by providing them with proper mental evaluations as to why they experience anxiety in their real bodies.” Read more here.
Institutions Are Destroying Themselves to Appease Science-Denying Transgender Activists, by Zachary Faria. “The extent to which institutions will bend to accommodate the fictional worldview of transgender activists is absurd… The institutional rot of social justice is most evident when it comes to this issue, where dissent is silenced and biology is warped to fit the ideological view of whatever activists demand. These institutions sacrifice their dignity and their independence to please angry ideologues, and it will only get worse before it gets better.” Read more here.
Studies Prove Pro-Life Laws Save Babies From Abortions, by Paul Stark. “Take parental involvement laws. Numerous studies show that these measures reduce the rate of abortion among minors. A study in the American Journal of Public Health, for example, found that the minor abortion rate in Minnesota dropped 28 percent in the years immediately following enactment of Minnesota’s parental notification law (the abortion rate did not decline among women ages 20-44, who were unaffected by the law).” Read more here.
Joe Biden Wants to Overturn Pro-Life Law That Has Saved 2.5 Million Babies From Abortions, by Liberty Counsel. “The Biden administration’s pro-death radical agenda continues as the fiscal 2022 budget proposal includes eliminating the Hyde Amendment, which will destroy a 40-year ban on federal funding for abortions and force taxpayers to pay for the intentional killing of unborn babies.” Read more here.
Meet ‘Gegi,’ the Unicorn Schools Are Using to Turn Young Children Into Trans Activists, by Georgia Howe. “Until very recently in human history, having separate restrooms, sports teams, and sleeping quarters for boys and girls was the norm. However, according to Airton, ‘with these new human rights protections, [those] might actually constitute discrimination,’ and children should be equipped with the knowledge to confront that ‘discrimination.’” Read more here.
Hide Your Kids, Hide Your Wife: ‘Blue’s Clues’ Is Trans-Propagandizing Preschoolers, by Joy Pullman. “…[T]he only thing that sets LGBT people apart from others is their sexual behavior. Therefore, to talk about the ‘LGBT community’ with preschoolers is to talk about sex. And not ‘sex’ as in age-appropriate basic human biology — men have certain body parts, women have others, and together those parts can make babies — but R-rated sexual techniques like anal sex, oral sex, and masturbation.” Read more here.
From Mickey Mouse to Tony the Tiger, Brands Improperly Target Kids for Pride Month, by Nicole Russell. “Pride Month, and particularly the parades that are staged nationwide throughout the month, often feature drag queens, whose appearance would be confusing to most children. The inherently sexual nature of LGBTQ issues makes the topic inappropriate for children who have yet to understand, let alone wonder about, their own gender, sex, or identity.” Read more here.
Biden’s $6 Trillion Spending Proposal Forces American Taxpayers to Fund Abortions, by Jordan Davidson. “Since the 1970s, Congress has included the Hyde Amendment in spending bills to prevent taxpayer dollars from funding abortions except if the mother’s life is in danger, she was raped, or there was incest. Biden’s newest spending plan excludes this provision protecting Americans’ consciences and instead reinstates giving federal finances out to cover killing babies.” Read more here.
Hi, Doc, I’d Like to Order Some Chemo, Please, by Lynn Meagher. “…[I]magine that thousands of children were given chemo, with no diagnostic tests. Imagine further, that the patients began complaining that parts of their bodies were disturbing to them and asked the doctors to remove those healthy body parts. Imagine that the doctors all complied… Can you just picture the outrage? The lawsuits? The media coverage? Nope. Silence… Now open your eyes. It’s actually happening. It’s called ‘gender therapy.’” Read more here.
Incarcerated Women Brace for Influx of Male Inmates, by Abigail Shrier. “For the moment, the transfers are arriving from male prison. But under California law (and … presumably all states, if the Equality Act passes), male convicts will soon not need to begin their sentence at the male prison. They will simply identify as women at time of conviction and go straight into women’s prison as ‘female inmates.’ In other words, they may soon be untraceable by journalists or feminist groups who would want to know how the women trapped in this experiment are faring.” Read more here.
U.S. Taxpayers Don’t Want to Fund Abortion, by Katie Yoder. “Abortion activists frequently argue that abortion should be a private ‘choice’ between a woman and her doctor. But when millions of taxpayers are forced to pay for that choice – one that results in the destruction of a human life – abortion becomes a public issue in an unmistakable way.” Read more here.
Transgender Ideology Versus the Truth Business, by Washington Examiner. “Culture warriors … note the demands of good manners … and leverage this to demand that society as a whole toss aside the notion of biological sex. They say that we may not call biological males ‘males’ if they identify as girls. The culture warriors don’t want to let Mitchell voice her objection to being cheated out of success by boys competing as girls. Instead, they bully newspapers to describe male athletes as ‘transgender athletes.’” Read more here.
China’s New Three-Child Policy Is Nothing to Celebrate, by Reggie Littlejohn. “Most couples in China are not willing to have a second child of either gender, largely because of the expense. For this reason, China did not experience the baby boom it had expected when it moved to the two-child policy in 2016. Indeed, its birth rate has plummeted to the lowest in decades. It is facing a demographic crisis because of its rapidly ageing population. The move to a three-child policy is too little, too late to avert this impending disaster.” Read more here.
Biden Twists History, Using an Islamic Terror Attack as an Excuse to Force His LGBT Agenda, by Tyler O’Neil. “This statement ignores the fact that various aspects of American society, from public schools to literature to corporate America to the Biden administration itself, bend over backwards to kowtow to LGBT activist demands, even to the point of endangering key fundamental rights like free speech and religious freedom. While some people who identify as LGBT do face limited hostility, the LGBT activist movement enjoys immense sway.” Read more here.
‘Gender Nullification Surgery’ Enables ‘Non-Binary’ Patients to Achieve ‘Smooth Genital Area,’ by Georgia Howe. “…[M]y immediate reaction is this is wildly predatory on the part of these doctors. It should be plainly evident to anyone, regardless of medical credential, that a person who wants to remove all genitals, or add supplementary genitals, is someone who requires far more care and counseling than just superficial plastic surgery. I don’t mean to be insensitive to the ‘enbys,’ but this is insane and astonishingly exploitative.” Read more here.
Virginia County’s ‘Diverse Book Collection’ Spotlights Radical Agenda Coming to K-12 Schools, by Jarrett Stepman. “The book ‘Ana on the Edge,’ recommended to sixth graders, is about a female figure skater who meets a girl who ‘identifies’ as a boy and wants to identify as a boy herself… At the eighth-grade level and above, the number of books about transgenderism, bisexuality, homosexuality, and with racial and gender identity topics explodes.” Read more here.
Boom in LGBT Content for Children: Queer Is in, Christian Is Out, by Jonathon Van Maren. “Now that indoctrination is both institutionalized and commercialized, you’re called a conspiracy theorist, bigot, and homophobe for pointing this out. Queer is in, Christian is out, and all you can do is ensure that you keep a close eye on your kids at the library, at Barnes and Noble, and online. The LGBT activists certainly will be.” Read more here.
Kellogg’s LGBT-Themed Cereal Features Preferred Pronouns on Box, by Tony Perkins. “There are rainbow Skittles, gay Mickey Mouses, custom Converse, even Love Is Love Le Creuset, but they’re coming on the market at a time when most Americans are saying: ‘Enough!’ They don’t want their cereal preaching transgenderism or their drinks fighting voter ID… So when Fruit Loops tries to serve up new genders, don’t be surprised if he, she, they, or them don’t buy it.” Read more here.
Chemical Abortion: Coming Soon to a Mailbox Near You, by Tessa Longbons and Hannah Howard. “When the in-person requirement is removed, the risk increases dramatically. Without an ultrasound, doctors cannot confirm the age or location of the pregnancy. Instead, women could inadvertently be prescribed the pills at later gestations, when chemical abortion becomes less effective and more dangerous. If a woman has an ectopic pregnancy, which cannot be alleviated by chemical abortion, her life will be at risk.” Read more here.
Lego Releases Set Celebrating ‘LGBTQIA+’ Figures, Drag Queens, by Tony Perkins. “If Lego wants to trot down this same controversial path, it’ll learn pretty quickly that American parents aren’t interested in its building blocks of indoctrination. Most U.S. consumers are wide awake, thanks to the cancel culture, and they’re not about to let a major decision by Lego corrupt a playful tradition that they loved as children themselves.” Read more here.
The Stealthy Cancelling of Mummy Knows Best, by Lizzie Troughton. “Parents need to be aware and suspicious of the trend of sidelining them with the reassurance of ‘trust me, I’m from the government’, advocacy needs effectively to target the policy-makers and school management, and law needs to be clearly and persuasively articulated. Without this, the movement to sexualise children through a public broker will see parental primacy become a memory.” Read more here.
Transgender Activists Do Not Want You to Hear Stories of ‘Gender Transition’ Regret, by Madeline Osburn. “If ‘detransitioning’ wasn’t a growing trend and did not undermine so much of the transgender movement’s message, then by their own logic, they would let them ‘live their truth.’ Maybe even add another letter to the LGBTQQIP2SAA community that supposedly affirms all non-traditional patterns of sexuality and gender.” Read more here.
Biden Administration Promotes LGBTQI Rights in Foreign Policy, Threatening International Religious Freedom, by Grace Melton. “It further promises to fight ‘homophobia’ and ‘transphobia,’ which means that the US military is now effectively charged with pressuring other countries to change their domestic laws and policies dealing with sexual conduct and other sensitive moral issues. Military leaders are now simultaneously charged with promoting relationships with allies and also promoting LGBTQI+ tolerance and policies. It may prove very difficult to do both.” Read more here.
There Is Nothing Sexist About Opposing At-Home Abortions, by Georgia Gilholy. “It is … impossible to estimate a pregnancy’s gestation over the phone. As of December 2020, there were at least 52 cases reported to the Department of Health and Social Care of women who used pills-by-post beyond 10 weeks gestation, including a case where the pregnancy was a month on from the legal time limit.” Read more here.
‘Gender Fluid’ Celebrities Like Demi Lovato Are Defining New Moral Relativism, by Nicole Russell. “A common misconception is that people are now less afraid to announce themselves as nonbinary thanks to the prevalence of the LGBTQ community in everyday life. However, it makes more sense to view the wave of new nonbinary people as a popularity contest, a contagious frenzy: Making such a claim grants attention to stars who crave it.” Read more here.
Abortion Always Kills a Baby, by Chelsey Youman. “A woman may be capable of undergoing an abortion without permanent physical damage, but an innocent human life is always violently ended. During abortion procedures, babies were once burned alive with saline solution; today, they are more often pulled to bloody pieces while alive by a surgeon’s instruments or expelled in a bloody clump by ‘safe and effective’ pills. This kind of killing is what ‘terminating a pregnancy’ really means.” Read more here.
Trans Ideology Is Warping Our Justice System, by Jo Bartosch. “It is exceptionally rare for women to be convicted of crimes such as those of Brennan, Watts, Wilson and Thompson – 98 per cent of those prosecuted for sexual offences are male, as are 93 per cent of those found to be possessing weapons… Recognising these sex-based patterns of offending is vital for policy and for the protection of the public. But the recording of crimes committed by men as if they were women threatens to significantly distort the figures.” Read more here.
I Was the Fastest Girl in Connecticut. But Transgender Athletes Made It an Unfair Fight, by Chelsea Mitchell. “…[M]ales have massive physical advantages. Their bodies are simply bigger and stronger on average than female bodies… But Connecticut officials are determined to ignore the obvious. And unfortunately, a federal district court recently dismissed our case. The court’s decision to do so tells women and girls that their feelings and opportunities don’t matter, and that they can’t expect anyone to stand up for their dignity and their rights.” Read more here.
Eliminating People With Down Syndrome Deprives Our Society of Love and Joy, by Eric Schmitt. “Despite these advances, the Down syndrome community today faces an existential threat even greater than the medicalized discrimination of the twentieth century. Due to advances in prenatal screening technology, persons with Down syndrome are targeted for abortion at extreme rates before they are born. In the United States, somewhere between 67 and 91 percent of all infants with Down syndrome are eliminated by abortion.” Read more here.
Xavier Becerra Spearheads Unscientific, Anti-Religious Policy at Biden’s HHS, by Matt Bowman. “Rewriting the meaning of ‘male’ and ‘female’ in the context of medicine is not only anti-science; it’s madness. Hospitals and doctors would be required to do dangerous things such as falsely list females as males in medical charts and codes, adhering to the patient’s gender identity rather than biology. Indeed, a new field of ‘gender-specific medicine’ is being created to supplant basic biological fact.” Read more here.
Why Can’t Academia Tolerate Dissent on Biological Sex? by John Staddon. “We remain uncertain about less-well-established socio-cultural (gender) differences between males and females. Not all gender questions can be decided by science, but political and even ethical decisions that ignore established biology are unlikely to be wise. A Pavlovian reaction to mild dissent is unlikely to advance our understanding.” Read more here.
Family and Marriage Paid Dividends During COVID-19 Lockdowns, by Stefano Gennarini, J.D. “According to University of Texas at Austin professor Mark Regnerus, recent surveys on marriage wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic show that satisfaction and wellbeing within marriage have remained steady during lockdowns, with significant surveys reporting marriages being stronger despite the stress of the pandemic.” Read more here.
A Back Door Attempt to Include a Right to Abortion, by FSSPX News. “The European Parliament’s Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality (FEMM) is trying to enshrine abortion rights in the European Union (EU) through the back door… This fraudulent and cautious attempt to introduce a ‘right to abortion’ and to deny conscientious objection is troubling. Unfortunately, this one is gaining ground. This is all the more reason to oppose it in every way, as long as possible.” Read more here.
The Big One? The Supreme Court Accepts Case That Could Deliver a Lethal Blow to Roe, by Jonathan Turley. “Roe was deemed a great victory because it removed abortion rights from legislative discretion by making it a constitutional imperative. Now, Biden is planning to snatch away any legislative discretion given back to the states by preempting state laws on abortion. Before Roe, abortion was viewed as a core state issue that left policies to the voters of each state. The Biden administration would effectively seize any legislative discretion and federalize abortion law.” Read more here.
Over Legal Objections, Biden Moves to Reinstate Family Planning Funds for Abortion Providers, by Melanie Israel. “…[T]he Biden administration has proposed a rule to reverse the Trump administration’s pro-life policies and allow Title X activity to be conducted alongside abortion activity without strict physical and financial separation. The rule would require grantees to refer for abortions, despite sincere moral or religious objections, effectively banning otherwise qualified pro-life grantees from participating.” Read more here.
Transgenderism: All of These Minor Changes Amount to a Cultural Sea Change, by Jonathon Van Maren. “Sure, I get that in the grand scheme of things a cereal company launching a Pride Month Kellogg’s box telling kids to pick their pronouns (‘they/them’ being a grammatically confusing option) is minor, but the reality is that all of these minor changes amount to a cultural sea change that has been surging up the beach, inch by inch.” Read more here.
Fact-Check Sticks It to Biden’s HHS Secretary for Denying Existence of Federal Abortion Law, by Rebecca Downs. “…Health & Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra went before a a [sic] House Energy and Commerce Committee, where he was asked by multiple Republican congressmen about the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003... Becerra denied the existence of the law, leading him to be fact-checked by PolitiFact, which rated his claim as ‘false.’” Read more here.
Five Ways the Pandemic Affected Families, by Robert VerBruggen. “A study published in April put together divorce and marriage numbers for a handful of states with available records. Marriages and divorces both fell in the early months of the pandemic, and they didn’t fully rebound in some states, leaving a ‘shortfall.’ Interestingly, measures of marital contentment also rose in 2020, raising the possibility that some divorces were averted altogether.” Read more here.
Roe v. Wade in Crosshairs as Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Major Abortion Case, by Sarah Parshall Perry. “Perhaps the court will take this opportunity to reconsider Roe v. Wade and to see it for what it was – an unwarranted and unwise power grab in which the court crafted a ‘constitutional’ right to abortion out of thin air. Overturning Roe would return abortion policy to the states where it belongs…” Read more here.
Biden Abandons Religious Freedom as First Among Rights, by Grace Melton. “Blinken’s repudiation of the commission’s report is purely political; because the commission highlighted the importance of religious freedom, the progressive left saw the report as presenting a stumbling block to advancing abortion and LGBTQ rights, which are top priorities of the Biden administration.” Read more here.
Supreme Court Abortion Case May Reverse a Key Aspect of Roe v. Wade, by Tyler O’Neil. “The Court’s viability standard allows a woman to kill the baby within her until the baby can survive outside the womb. The Court will not likely rule that the Constitution protects human life from the moment of conception, but it may allow states to ban abortion before the point of viability, reversing a key aspect of Roe v. Wade.” Read more here.
The NCAA Was All Threats and Bluster Against Non-Trans Athlete States, but It Just Crumpled Like a Cheap Suit, by Brandon Morse. “…[I]f you stand firm in the face of threats from the left, chances are that you’re going to win in the end. As you can see, the NCAA’s bluff was proven to be just that, and any state still worried about being punished by the organization for making it clear that a woman is a woman and a man is a man, especially in sports, should now move to do the same as Tennessee or Alabama.” Read more here.
Xavier Becerra Lies About Partial-Birth Abortion, by Marjorie Dannenfelser. “During a congressional hearing last week, … Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra repeatedly denied the existence of a federal ban on barbaric partial-birth abortions that has been law for 18 years. Even under the most pro-abortion administration in history, where such shameless lies are par for the course, a new low has been set.” Read more here.
Transgender Activist Triggered by Greeting ‘Ladies and Gentlemen’ on Train, by Jonathon Van Maren. “There are now dozens of genders and dozens of pronouns. Conductors cannot welcome Zees and Zirs; I suspect not even trans activists can conjugate more than a handful of these fictitious formulations. And so, instead, conductors and everyone else will just have to dispense with the pleasantries altogether. A victory, I’m sure you’ll agree, for everyone.” Read more here.
Overturn Roe, by National Review Editors. “…[W]ith each passing year, modern medicine finds new ways to save babies delivered earlier and earlier, and modern science finds new ways to bring us face to face with the elementary biological fact that the unborn are individual human beings. Roe was supposed to make law rest on science instead of text and tradition, but real science accepts new discoveries.” Read more here.
The Stakes of the Supreme Court’s New Abortion Case, by Dan McLaughlin. “While that case appears unlikely to settle the 48-year war over the constitutional status of abortion, it offers the first opportunity to witness the 6–3 majority of George W. Bush and Donald Trump appointees in action on the abortion issue. And because the case involves a direct ban on some abortions, rather than a regulation, it potentially puts the entire edifice of Roe v. Wade in the crosshairs.” Read more here.
Kids Can Explore Pronoun Options on Box of Kellogg’s New ‘Pride’ Cereal, by Jonathon Van Maren. “…Kellogg’s went above and beyond to ensure that your kids can go woke just after waking. On the side of the box, children are asked to choose their pronouns, with options like ‘he/him,’ ‘she/her,’ and ‘they/them,’ which, if you haven’t been keeping up, isn’t plural so much as ‘nonbinary’ or just bewildered. There are also some helpful blanks spaces in case you want to fill in your own, because at this stage in the revolution we’re just making stuff up and everyone has to go along with it.” Read more here.
The Case for Medical Conscientious Objection, by Brian Bird. “The basic motivation for conscientious objection is that the health-care service at issue does not help but harms: It injures health and is not care. Physicians who conscientiously refuse to intentionally terminate a patient’s life do so because health care, in their moral judgment, excludes killing. Health care, in their view, seeks to alleviate suffering while preserving life… If health care is laden with moral issues, it is dangerous to restrict the moral agency of health-care workers.” Read more here.
Here’s What ‘Partial-Birth Abortion’ Means, by Katie Yoder. “The secretary of Health and Human Services recently dodged a question about ‘partial-birth abortion’ by claiming that it isn’t a ‘medical term.’ But it’s a term that both Congress and the Supreme Court have carefully described – and the definition is shockingly gruesome.” Read more here.
Don’t Mix Up Adoption and Maternal Health, Worthy Causes, With Abortion, by Kathryn Jean Lopez. “Garcia was adopted as an infant. She is in a unique position to change the way our national debate about abortion looks. She could uniquely be a voice for the young scared black and Hispanic girls going into that very clinic day in and day out, and for their babies. The girls could choose adoption and allow the next Kathryn to be born — if we’d rally behind real options.” Read more here.
Don’t Ban So-Called ‘Conversion Therapy,’ by Andrea Williams. “Boris Johnson has since suggested that prayer will not be criminalised, but just what would be criminalised? Conversations about sexual attractions appear to be the target. No free society should ever contemplate criminalising private conversations, yet this is what the government seems intent on doing. Anyone who cares about free speech should realise just how totalitarian and oppressive banning certain types of consensual conversations actually is.” Read more here.
Biden’s HHS Is Lying About Title X to Push Abortion, by Ryan Bomberger. “There is no health equity when it comes to abortion. Women bear the brunt of the physiological and psychological consequences of abortion. Men don’t. There is no health equity, regardless of hue of skin or socioeconomic status, if you’re a victim of abortion. The Biden administration is lying to the American public about Title X… The only thing that should be aborted is the new rule wrapped in old lies.” Read more here.
There Is No Way to ‘Fix’ the Equality Act. It’s Identity Politics or Equality Before the Law, and Republicans Must Choose, by Joy Pullmann. “Statistically speaking, nobody wants gay people forced to die alone without their families, or denied health insurance or a place to sleep at night. There are legal solutions to all such things that don’t involve erasing women’s sports and forcing Christian churches to be bankrupted by lawsuits from anti-religious cranks with axes to grind.” Read more here.
Pro-Abortion Group Too Extreme Even for NARAL Pays for Employee Abortions, by Rebecca Downs. “If you’re looking for an example of disgusting pro-abortion promotion on display, look no further than Avow, a group so extreme that they used to be NARAL Pro-Choice Texas, but ended up splitting to be even more pro-abortion. As Live Action exposed, Avow’s executive director Aimee Arrambide brazenly shared in an interview with ReproJobs that employees and their family members are provided with a stipend for abortions, to the tune of $3,000…” Read more here.
Doctor: Time for Transgender Treatment Industry to ‘Follow the Science,’ by Dr. Patrick Lappert. “Over 80% of children treated this way abandon their cross-sex idea of themselves by late adolescence. However, if you let them fall into the hands of the transgender treatment industry, virtually 100% will continue to suffer from gender dysphoria, and will ultimately have the same high risk of self-harm… This is no longer in doubt. This is why Sweden, Finland, and the UK have abandoned the use of puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones and surgery in gender confused children.” Read more here.
The LGBT Movement’s Destructive History and Legacy, by Thomas Coy. “The most widespread intimidation tactic of the LGBT movement has been the creation of the word’s ‘homophobia,’ ‘homophobic,’ ‘homophobe,’ and recently ‘transphobia.’ These terms do not mean fear of homosexuals or transgenders. Rather, they mean being opposed to LGBT social objectives… The terms are meant to slander, shame, and intimidate, in the same manner a racist or bigot uses slanderous words to demean people they don’t like.” Read more here.
Russia: How Will Re-Training of Foreign-Trained Clergy Be Implemented? by Victoria Arnold. “While the number of people affected by the re-training requirement is likely to be small, as most clergy, religious teachers and missionaries in Russia now undergo any formal training inside the country, the burden for those individuals and communities which are affected may turn out to be considerable in terms of costs, bureaucracy and potential problems with law enforcement agencies.” Read more here.
When Sons Become Daughters, Part V: The Links Between Trans Identity, Gifted Minds, Categorical Thinking – and Anime, by Angus Fox. “Parents of trans-identified boys mention anime repeatedly. The animation style seems to loom large in the lives of many—at least half—of the young men whose stories I’m telling. Many of these boys have anime alter-egos, which function as a sort of stand-in for their real-life trans personae. Two of the boys whose parents I’ve met have even named themselves after the same anime character.” Read more here.
For the G7 [Comprehensive Sexuality Education] Is a Priority, by Luca Volontè. “One has to be speechless when one realizes that the foreign and development policy priority of the seven strongest economies in the world is girls’ education which includes the explicit support of both comprehensive sexuality education (in which early sex, contraceptive use and abortion are included), as well as reproductive health (which has become the equivalent of abortion). Another attack on the health and dignity of women and their freedom to be mothers.” Read more here.
Let’s Give American Families More Time for ‘Kinder and Kirche,’ by Samuel J. Abrams. “As President Biden and many in Congress push for countless new programs that grow the reach of government, citizens should ask for more support around time for faith and family. This is not suggesting that the government regulate personal time but simply help make kinder and kirche easier for millions of Americans. …[W]e have clear evidence demonstrating just how critical these institutions are toward promoting community stability and connectivity.” Read more here.
This Biden Cabinet Member’s Disregard for Violation of Federal Abortion Law Is Disturbing, by Rebecca Downs. “What do you know, the hyperpartisan and super pro-abortion Health & Human Services Secretary, Xavier Becerra, is ignorant on federal law which prohibits the gruesome practice of partial-birth abortion, a procedure which entailed partially delivering a baby, and then either crushing the skull or removing the brain.” Read more here.
Two New Studies May Upend Current Attitudes Toward Sexual Orientation Change Efforts, by Doug Mainwaring. “A second flaw in the majority of LGBT psychological studies is that they’ve failed to take into account pre-[sexual orientation change effort] levels of distress. In other words, researchers failed to ask each participant if they were suicidal before entering counseling to change. The studies only asked ‘Did you attempt SOCE?’ and if so, ‘What is your suicidal tendency now?’” Read more here.
By Blessing Homosexual Unions, German Catholics Are Fomenting Schism – Again, by John Daniel Davidson. “The German Catholics are at it again. Catholic priests across Germany have been blessing same-sex unions this week in open defiance of the Vatican, which explicitly forbade such practices in March, reflecting long-settled and unchangeable Church doctrine.” Read more here.
The United Kingdom Forced Northern Ireland to Legalize Abortion, and the Irish Are Fighting Back, by James Silberman. “The U.K. government has made clear its intentions of forcing legalized abortion on Northern Ireland, but the Northern Irish are making just as clear their intentions of defying Westminster’s tyranny.” Read more here.
Gender Identity Counselling Is Not ‘Conversion Therapy,’ by Joanna Williams. “Alarmingly, the proposed legislation lumps together sexual orientation and gender identity. This makes a ban on conversion therapy very 2021 indeed, and no doubt reveals the motivation of those advocating for it now. Those shouting loudest for bans on conversion therapy are those most likely to demand ‘positive affirmation’ for people questioning their gender identity.” Read more here.
HHS to Force Religious Hospitals, Doctors to Prescribe Puberty Blockers and Perform Sex-Reassignment Surgeries, by Bruce Hausknecht. “HHS failed to mention that doctors and hospitals have conscience as well as medical reasons to avoid performing such questionable surgeries and procedures. The agency framed its action in such a way as to imply that hospitals and doctors were turning away patients simply because they are LGBT.” Read more here.
No, a Four-Year-Old Girl Is Not ‘Really’ a Boy, by Jo Bartosch. “Part of being a child is not knowing where the boundary lies between fantasy and fiction. I remember vividly believing I was the queen and that I could fly. My teachers were not expected to call me Her Majesty, nor to congratulate my imaginary aerobatic skills. It is cruel and unnecessary to give kids a clout for expressing themselves. But much more cruel is for parents to abdicate responsibility and allow themselves to be led by infantile fantasies.” Read more here.
Artificial Wombs and the Right to Life, by Phillip Wozniak and Ashley Fernandes. “Some have defended a right to the death of the fetus based on, variously, a right not to be a biological parent, a right to genetic privacy, and property rights. Others have argued that the advent of [artificial womb technology] requires creating a third status of being, conceptually between fetus (in the womb of the mother) and neonate (newborn baby independent of its mother’s body).” Read more here.
LGBT Rebellion Against the Body Is Making Casualties of More Foster Children, by Nathanael Blake. “Indeed, we all owe our very existence to the embodied difference between men and women. And mothers and fathers matter for raising children, as well as begetting them. This is why faithful Christian adoption agencies do not place children with same-sex couples. Doing so deliberately deprives an already traumatized child of either an adoptive mother or a father.” Read more here.
NY Photographer Challenges State Sexual Orientation and Gender Law That Stifles Her Artistic Freedom, by Bryan Neihart. “…[W]hile New York promotes some artists, it punishes those like Emilee. New York’s laws force Emilee to create photographs and blog posts celebrating same-sex weddings and publish them on her own website because she does the same for weddings between a man and a woman. New York officials incorrectly label Emilee’s artistic choices as ‘discrimination’ to try to paper over the fact that they just disagree with Emilee’s views.” Read more here.
Including Queer Sexuality Actually Means Excluding Women, by Glenn T. Stanton. “Before our eyes, the trans movement is eclipsing the women’s movement. Literally and explicitly, gender studies have displaced women’s studies. Of course, the false and wholly manufactured claim that ‘trans rights are human rights’ cannot peacefully coexist with the inherently true claim that ‘women’s rights are human rights.’” Read more here.
Birth Dearth About Values, Not Economics, by Star Parker. “I don’t think our young people are avoiding marriage and children because of concerns about financial security. I think they are avoiding marriage and children because they don’t want marriage and children… The collapse of marriage, family and the national birthrate is the result of the secularization of our culture. Faith and values have been displaced by materialism and egotism.” Read more here.
What Happens When a Sex Shop Owner Runs the School Board? by Meg Kilgannon. “First grade students … were read a book in class about a child who claims to have ‘a boy body but a girl brain.’ When concerned parents complained that six-year-olds shouldn’t be confronted with such sensitive topics at school, the teacher explained that she was just following school policy. After all, the book is from the school library’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion collection, she informed the worried parents.” Read more here.
Claims That Planned Parenthood Saves Lives Are Contradicted by the Facts, by Brittany Raymer. “Between 1991 and 2020, there has been a 168.2% increase in the number of abortions performed at Planned Parenthood. When added all together, that’s 7,322,364 preborn lives that have ended at the hands of the nation’s largest abortion business. How Planned Parenthood is supposedly saving lives when over seven million souls are not here due to their efforts is unclear.” Read more here.
Swedish Hospital Bans Puberty Blockers, Cross-Sex Hormones for Gender Dysphoric Youths Under 16. We Should, Too, by Nicole Russell. “Caution seems far more prudent when it comes to a child’s growing body, especially through puberty, but when it comes to transgenderism, prudence, research, and facts have been actively cast aside. Patience, talk therapy, and time are rarely discussed as viable options within the LGBTQ community.” Read more here.
Lack of Money Isn’t the Reason Our Culture Hates Children, by Joy Pullmann. “The real barriers to more healthy American families are an unwillingness to sacrifice money and careers on behalf of kids’ best interests on the part of higher-income Americans, and an unwillingness to reserve child creation for the stability of marriage among lower-income Americans. On both sides of the income spectrum, it’s selfish choices that are harming the nation’s future. And money can’t solve selfishness.” Read more here.
Woke Semantics Like ‘Birthing Persons’ Erases [sic] Women, Ignores Real Problems in Women’s Health, by Madeline Osburn. “We hear testimonies like Bush’s and demand to know how a pregnant woman’s concerns could go ignored, all while hospitals focus on initiatives like replacing ‘breastfeeding’ with ‘chestfeeding’ and ‘breast milk’ with ‘human milk.’ ‘Birthing person’ is not just an innocent word. Adhering to the left’s language means adhering to their doctrine.” Read more here.
Biological Men in Women’s Weightlifting? The Numbers Show It’s Just as Absurd as It Sounds, by Zachary Faria. “The science is quite clear on this. World Rugby concluded that biological men were anywhere from 25% to 50% stronger than their female counterparts. Studies have found minimal decreases in muscle mass among transgender athletes even after a year of testosterone suppression, the arbitrary, unscientific time period upon which the International Olympic Committee bases its regulations.” Read more here.
Canadian Pastor Arrested and Dragged Off by SWAT Team on Busy Highway for ‘Inciting’ People to Go to Church, by Rebecca Downs. “I had written just over a week ago how a judge had granted a warrant for police to arrest Pastor Artur Pawlowski using ‘anything necessary,’ but still, watching a pastor getting arrested and dragged away on a Saturday on a busy highway, along with his brother, Dawid, isn’t something we should get used to, especially when it happens in a first world country, by authorities from our neighbor to the north.” Read more here.
‘Banning Transgender Athletes’ or Protecting Fairness in Women’s Sports? by Nicole Russell. “Banning transgender athletes sounds like something to get upset about; protecting fairness in women’s sports sounds benign. In a bizarre reversal, women’s rights are giving way to men who happen to identify as female and happen to want to compete in a sport they often never have won until they started competing against women.” Read more here.
The Pillars of Transgender Medicine Are Shaking, by Michael Cook. “There are a many journals and squillions of studies which support medical treatment of teenagers’ gender dysphoria. There is never any lack of highly-paid PhDs with active Twitter accounts to sprinkle the fairy dust of statistical jargon over ‘evidence.’ The question is whether their evidence is robust and trustworthy. From this point of view, the NICE study was devastating.” Read more here.
Scientists Want to Grow Babies in the Womb for 40 Days and Kill Them for Research, by Dr. Tara Sander Lee, Dr. David Prentice and Lila Rose. “The lead scientist of the ‘mouse in a bottle’ research team is calling for human beings to be next… Such thoughts and intentions are abhorrent. They set the stage for systematic exploitation of human beings. No human being should be considered disposable, brought into existence as a science experiment and then destroyed.” Read more here.
Using the Term ‘Birthing People’ Erases Women, by Ian Haworth. “The ability to create, protect, and deliver life is a miraculous gift bestowed solely upon women. Men cannot give birth. ‘People’ cannot give birth. Women can give birth. Trying to ram through terms like ‘birthing people’ erases women. The fact that it was uttered under the guise of ‘protecting’ mothers — while denying their basic feminine characteristics — makes it all the more despicable.” Read more here.
The Transgender Debate Has Become a Propaganda War, by Kurt Mahlburg. “There is a notable grassroots pushback against the transgender movement and the threat it poses to women and children. No doubt the Biden administration has played a central role in prompting this pushback… Everyday Americans and sane state legislatures are waking up to the issues. This is why the woke press senses the need to stoke fear and weaponise big business in the culture wars.” Read more here.
Biden Says He Has the Transgender Community’s Back. What Does That Mean? by W. James Antle III. “President Joe Biden had a message in his first address to a joint session of Congress. ‘To all transgender Americans … I want you to know your president has your back.’ The context is a spate of bills in predominantly Republican states that seek to prevent either transgender athletes from competing against biological girls in girls sports or that restrict gender-transitioning treatments for minors. The Biden administration would like to reverse this trend, but its legal options are limited.” Read more here.
Conversion Therapy Bans: Enforcing a Faulty Anthropology on Sex and Gender, by Darius Lee. “While concerns about violent, coercive, fraudulent, or manipulative conduct are legitimate, these are already prohibited under existing laws across all liberal democracies. Instead, by imposing ‘affirmation’ as the only acceptable approach to sexual orientation and gender identity, conversion therapy bans go beyond merely prohibiting harmful conduct to enshrine and enforce a new—and deeply harmful—moral dogma on sex and gender.” Read more here.
How ‘Love Is Love’ Leads to Sexless ‘Marriages Between Friends,’ by Glenn T. Stanton. “So marriage continues to become something else that it has never been. What we are witnessing here is simply the long continuation and devolution of something that started decades ago. Sociologists have called this development ‘expressive marriage,’ or marriage as self-actualization — whatever brings meaning and happiness to the lives of the adults involved.” Read more here.
New Bill Will Ensure Abstinence Until Marriage Is the Focus for Sex Education in Ohio, by Linda Harvey. “The bill … requires that abstinence education include teaching risk avoidance of other unhealthy behaviors like alcohol and drug use, dating violence, bullying, gambling, pornography, and human trafficking and encourage optimal health for all students. This bill would also require schools to inform parents in detail if they plan to teach any other type of sex education. And then, schools must have written permission from parents before they teach this alternative kind of sex-ed, an ‘opt-in’ requirement.” Read more here.
Why Are the Police Handcuffing Street Preachers? by Paul Coleman. “The same consequence-free approach can be said of so-called ‘hate incidents.’ It doesn’t matter that a ‘hate incident’ is, by definition, not a crime. It doesn’t matter that no proof is needed. The subjective perception of ‘hate’ is enough for the police to record a ‘hate incident’ against you without you committing a crime and potentially without you even knowing about it. And it can stay on your record for six years.” Read more here.
Female Athletes Ask Court to Allow Idaho Law Banning Males From Women’s Sports to Go Into Effect, by Virginia Allen. “College track and cross-country athlete Madison Kenyon has been forced to compete against a biological male on five occasions. She lost every time. ‘Losing unfairly to someone who has natural advantages is frustrating and unmotivating,’ said Kenyon … at a press conference after a court hearing on the legality of Idaho’s Fairness in Women’s Sports Act.” Read more here.
Report: The Biden Administration Has Plans to Quash ‘Anti-Trans’ Legislation in Various States, by Beth Baumann. “While the Left is quick to label these bills and laws as ‘anti-trans,’ that label fails to mention the truth behind the legislation. Young girls’ rights are being pushed by the wayside, all in the name of ‘inclusion’ and ‘acceptance.’ These girls are being forced to share restrooms and locker rooms with trans girls. They’re being forced to compete in sports with young boys because they ‘feel’ like a girl.” Read more here.
Texas Bill Would Rightly Ban Transgender Drugs, Surgery for Youths Under 18, by Mary Elizabeth Castle. “Operations and puberty blockers are the opposite of care and cause great immediate and attenuated harm to children… Administering estrogen to boys and testosterone to girls eventually results in permanent sterility. And sadly, 10 to 15 years after surgical reassignment, the suicide rate of those who undergo sex-reassignment surgery rose to 20 times as compared with their peers.” Read more here.
Joe Biden Comes Down Against Stay-at-Home Parenting, by Robert Verbruggen. “Joe Biden’s American Families Plan would plop the government’s thumb heavily on one side of the scale, using taxpayer money to massively subsidize child care for the working and middle classes. Stay-at-home parents, who watch their own kids so no one else has to, would no longer pocket the resulting savings for their families. This is far outside the proper role of government, contrary to the values of many American parents, and quite possibly harmful to kids.” Read more here.
Polyamory? What Do They Put in the Water in British Columbia? by Michael Cook. “Justice Wilkinson’s decision makes it clear that the reasoning which has led countries in the Western world to legalise same-sex marriage will eventually lead to pressure to equate other romantic configurations to traditional marriage. Will this lead to huge numbers of polygamous or polyamorous unions? Probably not. What it will do is convince young couples that traditional man-woman-kids-‘til-death-do-us-part kind of marriage is a pointless joke.” Read more here.
Finnish Lawmaker Faces Jail for Sharing Bible Quote About Homosexuality, by Tony Perkins. “In a case that’s stunned the West, Finland’s former interior minister and leader of the Christian Democrats has been criminally charged for posting a picture of the Bible, opened to Romans 1:24-27. She was disturbed by the Evangelical Lutheran Church joining a gay pride event and decided to remind it what God says about homosexuality. Now, after a two-year investigation, the tweet could put her behind bars.” Read more here.
Why We Should Not Extend the 14-Day Rule for Embryo Experimentation, by Bruce Blackshaw. “…[T]here are no compelling reasons to extend the 14-day limit for now, even if the embryo is not considered to be a valuable human being. Doing so might work against the aim of the Warnock committee, which was to alleviate public mistrust of science. Critics have always warned about the dangers of a slippery slope and extending the limit might confirm those fears.” Read more here.
16 States Now Ban Abortions on Babies With Down Syndrome, by J.P. Duffy. “These laws prohibit anyone from knowingly aborting an unborn child solely on the basis of his or her sex or disability. FRC’s new issue analysis explains how these laws address the long shared history of abortion and eugenics in America; which states have passed legislation to ensure unborn children are not aborted on account of their race, sex, or disability; and the challenges these laws have faced in court.” Read more here.
The Newest Redefinition of Traditional Marriage: ‘Platonic Marriages,’ by Jonathon Van Maren. “Some refer to each other as ‘life partners,’ and say they are pursuing marriage because ‘they want to be legally and socially recognized as a family.’ These days, it seems that people want whatever relationship they pursue formally recognized by the state, which has replaced the church as the body that confers legitimacy.” Read more here.
Biden Spends First 100 Days Expanding Abortion on Demand, by Alexandra Desanctis. “As president, Biden appears to have shed any last vestiges of pretending to believe that unborn human beings deserve even minor protections under the law or that pro-life taxpayers ought not be forced to fund elective abortions. Early in the administration, Planned Parenthood president Alexis McGill Johnson announced that … they expected Biden to follow marching orders when it came to abortion.” Read more here.
Is Kenya’s Biggest Abortion Provider Trying to Gag Critics? by Mathew Otieno. “[Marie Stopes Kenya] calls itself the ‘the leading provider of sexual and reproductive health services in Kenya.’ It’s no secret, however, that this is a euphemism for ‘the leading provider of abortion in Kenya.’ That abortion is illegal in Kenya seems to be worth less than a roomful of rat droppings to the organisation. In fact, in 2019, MSK got so brazen about its abortion business that it ran a salacious ad campaign on local radio stations to promote it.” Read more here.
Studies Purporting to Show Safety of Telehealth Abortions Are Unpersuasive, by Michael J. New. “…[I]n recent days, supporters of legal abortion and their allies in the mainstream media are working overtime to try to make the case that telehealth abortions do not pose health risks. However, the evidence they provide is weak – and in some cases demonstrates that telehealth abortions actually do pose serious health risks.” Read more here.
Family and the Future of Civilization, by Scott Yenor. “Over the past two generations, opponents of marriage have delivered a wide-ranging critique of this idea of marriage. For many today, the traditional idea of marriage as an enduring community limits individual freedom. They imagine, instead, a marriage dedicated to autonomy, ‘expression, intimacy, and spirituality…’ The new ideas of marriage may have yielded more freedom and equality, but they come at a price.” Read more here.
Humanizing the Victims of Abortion, by Jerry Newcombe. “One of the great blessings of the United States is that written into our national birth certificate, the Declaration of Independence, is the acknowledgement that we are endowed by our Creator with the right to life. But the right to life is under assault today through the widespread practice of abortion—and has been for decades.” Read more here.
‘Gay Conversion Therapy’ Can Work, No Matter What Joe Biden Says, by Michael Cook. “Elsewhere bans are spreading. Some jurisdictions in Australian forbid it. The European Parliament has passed a resolution condemning it. Malta, Ecuador, Brazil, Taiwan and Albania and Germany have effectively banned it. The legislative energy invested in these initiatives is puzzling. In the past coercive and abusive programs to ‘cure’ people of homosexual urges did exist. But nearly all of these disappeared long ago. What’s the point of banning them today?” Read more here.
President Biden’s First 100 Days Full of Pro-Abortion Agenda, but Pro-Lifers Are Fighting Back, by Rebecca Downs. “…[T]here are groups out there which have put together resources to expose such a pro-abortion agenda and educate voters on what went on during President Biden’s first 100 days in office, and why that’s so detrimental to protecting the right to life. The very existence of these resources, though, shows that the pro-life movement hasn’t given up, but rather is going to ramp up their efforts even further.” Read more here.
India Kills 22 Million Girl Babies in Sex-Selection Abortions, Where Are the Feminists? by Micaiah Bilger. “A 2019 report in Newsweek … exposed how not one single baby girl had been born in a three-month period in all of the Uttarkashi district, Uttarakhand state, northern India. Birth data from the district showed that all of the 216 babies who were born were boys, according to the report. Authorities suspect the reason was sex-selection abortions.” Read more here.
Purchase Orders Show FDA Bought ‘Fresh’ Livers of Viable Babies Killed in Abortions, by Micaiah Bilger. “On June 28, 2017, the FDA asked ABR for an estimate for 16 livers and 16 thymuses from second-trimester aborted babies. It specified that the babies’ bodies must be ‘free of known chromosomal abnormalities’ and ‘fresh and never frozen.’ According to the document, the FDA wanted livers and thymuses ‘approximately two to three times per month.’” Read more here.
What Will You Do When Teachers and Trans Activists Try to Force Your Children to Violate Their Conscience? by Amy Haywood. “One of the most egregious arenas where children’s civil liberties are being violated is in our nation’s public schools… Schools are … urging students to keep social transitions to another gender secret from parents and are directed by policies pushed by activists and the National Education Association to hide changed names and pronouns on official school documents that an unsupportive parent might see.” Read more here.
LGBT Activists Are Taking Aim at Christianity Itself, by Tyler O’Neil. “Ultimately, LGBT orthodoxy is at odds with biblical Christianity. There is no escaping it. Christian colleges and universities should have the religious freedom to operate according to their beliefs, and prospective students should make decisions accordingly. If students choose to attend a Christian college with a code of conduct that applies biblical morality, they should not be surprised when the college refuses to kowtow to their sexual identities.” Read more here.
Planned Parenthood: Abortion Is ‘Critical Expression of Freedom,’ by Katie Yoder. “Abortion is critical to the freedom and imagination of Americans, according to the head of Planned Parenthood. But in reality, it’s the reason why millions don’t exist today – their freedom lost along with their lives.” Read more here.
One Hundred Days of Abortion Extremism, by Marjorie Dannenfelser. “The first 100 days of the Biden-Harris administration have brought an unprecedented tsunami of anti-life extremism. Almost daily, there are fresh assaults not only on the unborn and their mothers, but on the foundations of America itself as pro-abortion Democrats hurry to push through their agenda before the 2022 midterm elections.” Read more here.
UN Agencies and Western Donors Reveal Sexual Agenda Ahead of HIV/AIDS Summit, by Stefano Gennarini, J.D. “Under the guise of addressing HIV/AIDS, UN agencies and Western-backed non-government groups called on governments to legalize drug use, and prostitution. This occurred during a General Assembly consultation last week where they also called for sexual autonomy for children.” Read more here.
Are Streaming Services Like Disney Plus and Netflix Really as ‘Family Friendly’ as They Claim to Be? by Josh Shepherd. “…[P]arents’ advocates are under no illusion that technology alone solves complex problems. For years, PTC has noted a conflict of interest in how networks and streamers rate their own shows. How titles are categorized matters just as much, with Netflix continuing to stock its Teen category with TV-MA titles.” Read more here.
College of the Ozarks Stands Up to Biden’s Transgender Executive Order, by Nicole Russell. “Traditional views on gender and sex may seem antiquated to the LGBT community, but the college’s policies are rooted in thousands of years of Judeo-Christian history. Regardless of culture’s changing definitions of gender and sex, the school should be able to hold to this, protected both by the Constitution and federal law, without so much as a slap on the wrist for ‘discrimination,’ or ‘bigotry.’” Read more here.
Texas Bill Would Provide Array of Supports to Women Seeking Abortion Alternatives, by Melanie Israel. “Fully 75% of women seeking an abortion report that under different circumstances they would choose to keep their child. The legislation looks to change circumstances by offering women seeking an abortion a ‘resource access assistance offer.’” Read more here.
Governments Don’t Get a Pass on Violating Religious Freedom in a Pandemic, by Gayle Manchin and Tony Perkins. “Recently released, our 2021 annual report documents how governments treat religious practice during the pandemic. Some measures to restrict in-person religious activities were justifiable on public health grounds, while others unfairly targeted religious communities and were troubling.” Read more here.
Activist Judge Dismisses Connecticut Suit That Would Protect Girls’ Sports From Male Competitors, by Sarah Parshall Perry. “Can a judge who orders plaintiffs’ counsel to call biological boys ‘females’ – even though the very nature of the Title IX lawsuit involves questions of males’ competitive advantage in scholastic sports – render an impartial ruling on defendants’ motion to dismiss the suit? It would seem the answer is ‘no.’” Read more here.
Uncle Sam Does Not Belong in Girls’ Dorms or Showers, by Jerry C. Davis. “Young women should not be forced to share private spaces — including showers and dorm rooms — with men, and a religious institution should not be forced to betray its religious beliefs. The government’s threats include harmful fines that could easily amount to six figures, in addition to punitive damages and attorneys’ fees. Fair Housing Act violations can even put someone in jail.” Read more here.
The Inequality Act, by Debbie Wuthnow. “Under the Equality Act, discrimination against Americans of faith would be condoned and upheld by federal law—nationwide. Christians would be among those singled out for penalties if they expressed or lived out their faith in business or many other areas of life. Their biblical beliefs regarding marriage and sexuality would be antithetical to this law.” Read more here.
Top 10 Sickening Details About How Federal Employees Trafficked Baby Body Parts, by Edie Heipel. “FDA’s purchases were calculated according to ABR’s current ‘Fees for Services Schedule,’ which maintained the same prices for all buyers. One procurement log records the sale of a 21-week-old baby with Down Syndrome. This child’s limbs, organs, and skin were sold at hundreds of dollars apiece. ABR made $2,600 in total from the sale of this baby.” Read more here.
Do We Really Want Hate Speech Laws Under Which Children Will Shop Their Parents? by Lizzie Francis. “…[I]t is fair to say that caution should be given to children in these localities posting their support for their favourite author, J.K. Rowling, and her views; writing their thoughts on sexual ethics taught in Sunday school; or disagreeing with their school’s new policy to make bathrooms gender neutral. Opinions should be ‘mainstream’ only. Not conservative, and certainly not orthodox.” Read more here.
Abortion Pills Are Not ‘Medication,’ by Katie Yoder. “In order to distinguish from surgical abortion, many in the media already use ‘medication abortion,’ ‘medical abortion,’ or ‘chemical abortion’ to describe an abortion administered by pill. But only recently have major outlets begun switching the words around to use phrases such as ‘abortion medication’ to call abortion itself a type of medicine.” Read more here.
Why the Cultural Assault on Natural Womanhood Robs Women of Fulfillment, by Carrie Gress. “We have dismissed womanhood and all its attending realities, like having children and raising them. Meanwhile, we’ve encouraged women to become so men-like that we can’t tell the difference anymore. If we can, we aren’t supposed to say that part out loud. We have scarcely any idea what true womanhood or manhood is anymore.” Read more here.
Here’s the Latest Roundup of How Governors Voted to Protect Girls in Sports, by Rebecca Downs. “When it comes to being ‘not welcoming,’ biological males are still welcome to compete in sports against biological males. The governor takes this from the perspective of worrying about transgender ‘children and families,’ but the focus must be on worrying for young women and maintaining their Title IX protections.” Read more here.
Only Pro-Lifers Can Offer Women a Real ‘Choice,’ by Emily Berning. “When you show women considering abortion that, contrary to what the abortion industry tries to tell them, they are not alone, that thousands of good people are ready to help them face the challenge of motherhood, their whole outlook changes. The fake ‘choice’ they’ve been presented by selfish boyfriends and assembly line abortion providers fades away, and a real choice becomes clear to them.” Read more here.
LGBT Activist Urges the Government to Fight ‘the Pernicious Power of Prayer,’ by Tyler O’Neil. “How do ‘conversion therapy’ bans restrict everyday church practices? These laws forbid any attempts to ‘change’ a person’s sexual orientation. If a Christian experiences unwanted same-sex attraction, and a pastor preaches the Bible passages forbidding homosexual activity, that may be considered ‘conversion therapy.’” Read more here.
Salon Piece Says ‘Pro-Choice Ethics’ Prove Abortion Isn’t Murder, by Katie Yoder. “There’s a moral and ethical case to be made for abortion, according to two experts writing for Salon. Nathan Nobis … and Jonathan Dudley … argued that abortion supporters should employ ethics to undercut the pro-life position. They went so far as to propose a few ‘ethical arguments’ of their own – arguments rife with fallacies.” Read more here.
Planned Parenthood Disavows Its Founder (but Not Abortion), by Michael Cook. “From now on, says McGill Johnson, PP will tone down its association with Sanger and commit itself to combat racism and all forms of dehumanisation… This, she says, might seem like virtue signalling. But it’s not… Yet, as critics of McGill Johnson’s statement immediately pointed out, PP is still proudly the largest abortion provider in the United States. And black babies are over-represented.” Read more here.
Five States Send a Powerful Rebuke to Joe Biden’s Attack on Women’s Sports, by Tyler O’Neil. “The NCAA argued that its approach ‘requires testosterone suppression treatment for transgender women to compete in women’s sports,’ following the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) policies. Yet a study in The Journal of Medical Ethics concluded that the IOC’s policies allow biological males who identify as female to maintain a key advantage that constitutes ‘intolerable unfairness.’” Read more here.
When Sons Become Daughters, Part IV, by Angus Fox. “Therapists dealing with bulimia impress upon young people the long-term consequences of their behaviour, such as low bone density and weak tooth enamel. When the discussion turns to issues of fertility and reproductive health, and the child in question responds by saying, ‘I don’t want kids anyway,’ therapists will push back, pointing out that many people feel that way early on in life, only to change their minds later. These same medical risks apply to cross-sex hormones, but in this case, mentioning these risks suddenly becomes taboo.” Read more here.
Agenda to Lower the Age of Consent, by Binary Australia. “Arguments to lower the age of consent are usually framed so as to grant more freedom to teenagers to explore sexuality with one another. The results of course would be starkly different, as teens would become available to adults of all ages without fear of legal prosecution.” Read more here.
Biden Administration Moves to Force Religious Hospitals to Uphold Transgender Mandate, by Madeleine Kearns. “Religious objections aside, the idea that an invasive and high-risk treatment on a highly vulnerable population for which there is (at best) conflicting evidence of safety and efficacy, should be mandated makes no sense. But then, neither does the ideology behind such aggression.” Read more here.
New California Law Could Put Male Serial Rapists Into Women’s Prisons, by Margot Cleveland. “…[W]ith federal law tying their hands and state law mandating the absurd, the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation will talk the talk, while slow-walking men to the women’s prisons. If this solution is a step forward for LGBTQ people, it’s only because society cares not for the women stomped on during the march.” Read more here.
Biden Ramps Up Abortion Agenda, by Mairead McArdle. “Biden’s attacks on the Hyde Amendment propel Democrats into relatively new ideological territory. Even Biden’s former boss, President Obama, signed an order preserving the amendment, which attempts to ensure that taxpayers who do not support abortion are not forced to fund something at odds with their conscience.” Read more here.
Illinois Bill Would Force Health Insurers to Buy Babies for Gay and Single People, by Elizabeth Bauer. “The new bill in Illinois, HB 3709, actually has nothing to do with infertility. Instead, it would mandate that all health insurance plans sold in the state pay for fertility-related services for single people and same-sex couples regardless of whether, physiologically, they have any impairment in their fertility at all.” Read more here.
Planned Parenthood Is Indoctrinating Public School Children With Pro-Abortion Propaganda, by Christina Stierhoff. “Did you know that Planned Parenthood, the country’s largest abortion provider, has infiltrated the public school system? In their own sneaky and conniving way, the abortion giant has convinced school administrations through veiled language that they can provide important assistance to their students.” Read more here.
Study: A Manly Father Is Good for Children, by Annie Holmquist. “We have today what authors Warren Farrell and John Gray call a ‘boy crisis’ – a crisis where boys fail to become men, struggle in school, get in trouble, and have difficulty finding wives. Would we see that crisis begin to be resolved if we encouraged fathers to practice and model their manly virtues once again, showing not only love and gentleness, but courage, competitiveness, and an adventurous spirit as well?” Read more here.
Planned Parenthood Is Trying to Exploit the COVID-19 Crisis to Rake in More Taxpayer Funding, by Kristan Hawkins. “If you haven’t already guessed, Planned Parenthood isn’t pushing for reduced safety standards out of concern for women. The only thing the abortion business cares about is making a profit, no matter the cost. And COVID-19 has presented it with the perfect opportunity to seize more money and more power.” Read more here.
UN Commission Agrees on Food Security, Not Abortion and LGBT Rights, by Stefano Gennarini, J.D. “The apparently innocuous theme of this year’s session of the commission, ‘Population, food security, nutrition and sustainable development,’ did not stop powerful countries from attempting to add abortion, LGBT issues, and sexual autonomy for children on the menu. In the end, they were unsuccessful.” Read more here.
Lockdowns Are Feeding the Transgender Obsession, by Angus Fox. “Much of this is about schoolteachers, many of whom have recklessly encouraged kids to explore their so-called ‘gender identity’ knowing that someone else will mop up the inevitable mess. Shielded by Zoom, these crypto-activists can now let loose, safe in the knowledge that parents are now the only ones in loco parentis. Turn up, clock in, subvert the ubiquitous patriarchy, sign out.” Read more here.
Morality Has Little Hope in Government, by Charles Lewis. “Opposing sex-selection abortions, however, should have been easy. The practice has a dark side to it. To decide to end a pregnancy because one prefers a boy or a girl – usually it’s a boy – seems the absolute height of selfishness… A sex-selection abortion reeks of a form of soft genetics and has echoes of China’s obscene one-child policy.” Read more here.
Pornography in Schools: Teachers Suffering in Fearful Silence, by Georgia Howe. “According to at least 10 sources in LISD, including parents and teachers, a significant majority of LISD teachers (across the political spectrum) vehemently oppose the use of graphic sexual content in their classes. However, every teacher I spoke with stated unequivocally that they believe they would lose their job if they publicly dissented from the new curriculum.” Read more here.
Proposed Partnership Agreement Between EU, Developing Countries Builds on Past Negotiation Losses, by Rebecca Oas, Ph.D. “The European Union (EU) is working with countries in the Pacific, Caribbean and African regions to finalize a new twenty-year development cooperation agreement. If adopted, the proposed agreement text would add further leverage to the EU’s efforts to promote controversial issues like abortion and comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) in those developing regions.” Read more here.
Another Look at the Horror of the Porn Industry, by Alexandra Desanctis. “Her story is just one example of a reality we prefer to ignore, because to address it would require taking a real look at the costs of an essentially unregulated porn industry. Perhaps her story … will be the occasion for another small reckoning, this time for an even larger pornography site and maybe even for Google, which appears to have no scruples about facilitating users in their search for illegal content featuring the abuse of minors.” Read more here.
Sin of Planned Parenthood Is Abortion, Not Margaret Sanger, by Star Parker. “Johnson takes one step further into the moral abyss, noting that Planned Parenthood is remiss for having ‘excluded trans and nonbinary people’ from its programs. She writes that Planned Parenthood pledges ‘to fight the many types of dehumanization we are seeing right now.’ Dehumanization has one cause, of which Planned Parenthood is among the guiltiest in the nation: lack of respect for the sanctity of life.” Read more here.
How to Talk to Someone Struggling With Gender Confusion, by Walt Heyer. “During my transgender years, people exhibited true compassion not in affirming me in a false identity, but by asking uncomfortable, but caring, questions. My compassion is motivated by wanting to protect people from unnecessary body-mutilating procedures. True compassion means not collaborating with the rush to medical intervention.” Read more here.
Taxpayers Must Now Fund Trafficking of Baby Body Parts, by Liberty Counsel. “Now the Biden HHS, under Xavier Becerra, will no longer require extramural research applications for NIH grants and contracts proposing the use of human fetal tissue from elective abortions to be reviewed by an independent advisory board. Research using fetal tissue will now move forward and taxpayers will pay for barbaric experiments using the body parts of aborted babies.” Read more here.
Keeping the Faith, by Christian Smith. “The empirical evidence is clear. In almost every case, no other institution or program comes close to shaping youth religiously as their parents do – not religious congregations, youth groups, faith-based schools, missions and service trips, summer camps, Sunday school, youth ministers, or anything else. Those influences can reinforce the influence of parents, but almost never do they surpass or override it.” Read more here.
Americans Say Why They’re Pro-Life: My Baby Was ‘Sucking His Thumb,’ by Katie Yoder. “They recently flocked to Twitter to share why they are pro-life. Lila Rose, president of pro-life group Live Action, prompted them by asking, ‘What was the moment you realized you were pro-life?’ Hundreds of people responded and many openly shared what inspired them to identify as pro-life, from realizing what abortion entails to being personally wounded by abortion.” Read more here.
Poll Showing Americans Are ‘Overwhelmingly’ Pro-Transgender Ideology Is Misleading, by Madeleine Kearns. “Participants were asked, ‘Do you support or oppose legislation that would prohibit gender transition-related medical care for minors?’ Out of 1,066 participants, only 26 percent of Democrats and 26 percent of Republicans said that they would support such legislation. But I wonder how many it would have been if they had asked Do you support or oppose legislation that would prohibit the chemical castration of children as was recently outlawed in England?” Read more here.
Chemical Abortion by Mail Is Cruelty to Women and Girls, by Kathryn Jean Lopez. “A political party and ideology of sexual revolutionary values should care about these girls and women having some medical supervision as they are dealing with a cocktail of drugs starving the baby within them to death and forcing the baby to be expelled from the uterus… Does anyone care what is going on in the heart and mind and soul of a child going through this and the side effects — physical and otherwise?” Read more here.
PBS Poll Claiming Americans Reject Transgender Legislation is Full of ‘Euphemisms to Prevent Understanding,’ by Rebecca Downs. “Polls love to ask about taking away or ‘prohibit[ing]’ medical care, and why wouldn’t they, when it fires people up so much. Having minors transition is hardly ‘medical care,’ but in reality the opposite. It can range from hormone therapy, to gender mutilation, to sterilization, of a minor who can’t properly consent.” Read more here.
American Dollars Should Have No Part in China’s Forced Sterilizations, by Arielle Del Turco and Connor Semelsberger. “A Jamestown Foundation report found funds from the Chinese central government went towards funding sterilizations in Xinjiang, sufficient for almost 200,000 sterilizations. The UNFPA should not be partnering on ‘family planning’ efforts with a government that brutally employs sterilization and abortion to commit genocide against a minority group. The fact that the UNFPA continues to do so is more than enough reason for the United States to halt all contributions.” Read more here.
Does Daniel Andrews Have New Bars on Free Speech Coming? by David Limbrick. “…[B]ureaucrats and judges would only need to be satisfied that a person recklessly engages in conduct that is ‘likely to incite hatred against, serious contempt for, or revulsion or severe ridicule’ of a person based on whether they possess or associate with someone who possesses a ‘protected attribute.’ The list of attributes would expand to include race, religion, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, sex characteristics, intersex status, disability, and HIV/AIDS status.” Read more here.
A Victorian Health Organisation’s Non-Binary Propaganda Campaign, by Binary Australia. “To suggest that young people are suiciding because society uses terms like mum, dad, girlfriend or boyfriend is, frankly, bizarre. In the strange post-modern vortex of radical gender ideology almost any proposition might fly. For people grounded in the real world, this looks like a cruel joke. They are using vulnerable children as a human shield for their political agenda and playing the highly emotive card of suicide to bully the rest of us into playing along.” Read more here.
The Complex Cultural Issues Surrounding Abortion, Including Sex-Trafficking and Pornography, by Wendy Smith. “Consider how medical abortion removes all barriers for traffickers… Perpetrators will avoid being exposed, purchasing the abortion pill over-the-counter or on-line, without prescriptions, eliminating the need for evaluation by provider. The victims might not know what they are taking, or they could be forced to take the pills. If victims experience complications, more than likely they would be told they’d had a miscarriage.” Read more here.
As French Senate Tightens Church Controls, Christian Advocates Avoid Fear, by Kami Rice. “In particular, churches face increased requirements for declaring themselves to the government and stringent new rules related to finances… The law would also increase government surveillance of pastors’ teaching and increase religious leaders’ legal liability, proposing steep sanctions for speech deemed to encourage disrespect of laws.” Read more here.
Biden Administration Repudiates Unalienable Human Rights, Elevates Sexual Rights Instead, by Stefano Gennarini, J.D. “The new emphasis on ‘sexual rights’ signals the intention of the Biden administration to elevate controversial social policies, including abortion, LGBT issues, and sexual autonomy for children as human rights. And it is consistent with the positions taken by the Biden administration at the United Nations alongside the European Union.” Read more here.
The Dark Truth About Chemical Abortions, Explained, by Virginia Allen and Lauren Evans. “We know that with chemical abortion, the complication rates are four times higher than they are for surgical abortion. Which is crazy to think about because the abortion lobby says that chemical abortion, it’s so easy. It’s like having a heavy period. You can do it at home. It’s no big deal. They really downplay the risks and offer it as being this great alternative to surgical abortion.” Read more here.
When Sons Become Daughters, Part II, by Angus Fox. “They call the phenomenon ‘institutional capture:’ healthcare practitioners are either indoctrinated with absolutist beliefs about gender identity that would have been seen as radical until just a few years ago, or are so terrified of running afoul of affirmation dogmas that they simply refer patients on to someone else. As a result, Christine’s trust in the medical profession has collapsed.” Read more here.
When Sons Become Daughters, Part III, by Angus Fox. “Maya now speaks openly with colleagues and friends about [Rapid Onset Gender Dysphoria], and has become active online. She’s increasingly vocal about the erosion of parental rights, whether in the healthcare system or in schools. She worries that she must sound like a conspiracy theorist when she explains what’s happening in clinics and classrooms and chatrooms, but she doesn’t care. ‘I’m done being scared,’ she says. ‘Now I’m pissed.’” Read more here.
Scientists Want to Remove Ethical Limitations on Human Embryo Research, by C. Ben Mitchell. “The International Society for Stem Cell Research will recommend abolishing a longstanding ethical limitation on human embryo research. For decades the scientific community has observed the so-call 14-day rule… The ISSCR wants the rule lifted so that human embryos can be developed to a more mature stage.” Read more here.
The Online Safety Bill Is an Assault on Free Speech, by Radomir Tylecote. “The government plans to censor what it calls ‘offensive material,’ as if giving offence is a harm from which a fragile public needs protection by the state. The ‘duty of care’ for online companies proposed by the bill covers tackling content that could produce an ‘adverse … psychological impact on individuals.’ This ‘psychological impact’ could mean almost anything.” Read more here.
Is Abortion a Global Public Health Emergency? by Michael Cook. “Their argument works like this. If the foetus is a human person, abortion must be regarded as a global health emergency which is even more serious than Covid-19. There are an estimated 50 million abortions every year — about the total number of deaths of infants, children and adults from all causes. Deaths from Covid are far lower.” Read more here.
Miscarriage as Bereavement in a World of Abortion, by Carolyn Moynihan. “Do women who miscarry mourn ‘the end of a pregnancy?’ Surely, they grieve for a child; that is the only way to make sense of the term ‘bereavement’ as a description of what has happened. It is not just a change in a woman’s body, but the loss of a relationship with a person, a new human individual who is your own flesh and blood.” Read more here.
UK Research Review is Sceptical of Medical Treatment for Gender Dysphoria, by Michael Cook. “All of the studies in the review of the literature were flawed. They were all uncontrolled observational studies, which are subject to bias and confounding; they had relatively short follow-up; most of them did not report comorbidities (physical or mental health); most of the studies were poorly reported and used a confusing variety of scoring tools and methods.” Read more here.
School Districts Are Hiding Information About Gender-Transitioning Children From Their Parents. This Is Unconstitutional, by Sarah Parshall Perry. “Stunningly, the policy prohibits personnel from communicating with parents on any of the above actions, and goes so far as to direct teachers and staff to deceive parents by reverting to a child’s birth name and corresponding pronouns whenever a child’s parents are present.” Read more here.
Arkansas and the Politics of Experimenting on Children, by Mark Regnerus. “…[T]he legislature knows something the governor apparently does not: hormonal treatment of adolescent gender dysphoria continues to yield little demonstrable benefit across samples and studies, save perhaps for idealized self-image—a subjective outcome once considered unworthy of dramatic intervention. Critics will claim otherwise (they already are), and will seek to weaponize the risk of suicide in a manner long considered dangerous and unethical.” Read more here.
Where Is the Evidence for Transgender Youth Suicide? by Michael Cook. “The North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network is currently running a campaign … which advises schools to avoid words like ‘mum,’ ‘dad,’ ‘boyfriend’ and ‘girlfriend’ to help to lower the suicide rates of LGBTQI+ young people. It also wants to bring in unisex bathrooms, non-gendered playing teams and rainbow flags to be more inclusive and make gender non-conforming young people more comfortable.” Read more here.
Keira Bell Deserved Better Than Puberty Blockers, by Kathryn Jean Lopez. “…[W]hat did the adults do? They experimented on her. Five years later, she would de-transition. But a double mastectomy cannot be undone. That ‘pause’ on puberty and testosterone shots have a lifetime of consequences. Teenagers don’t think about infertility and breastfeeding. That’s why there are adults. But the adults failed Keira Bell. And the adults increasingly seem nowhere to be seen on these dangerous issues of gender confusion and ideology…” Read more here.
Why All Pregnant Women Should Be Concerned About a Change to Britain’s Abortion Laws, by Naomi Marsden. “But here’s the rub: if decriminalisation gets through and section 58 of the OAPA is repealed, there will be no explicit criminal penalty for causing a woman to miscarry… Furthermore, if the ILPA is repealed, there will be no criminal penalty for child destruction for a preborn baby right up to term. The law in this area is already failing to get justice for women.” Read more here.
Parent in New York Sues to ‘Marry’ Their Adult Child, by Michael L. Brown. “…[T]he moral, legal, and societal wall against incestuous relationships helps remove the possibility of such relationships (and sexual unions)… Take down that wall, and anything can happen. That’s why challenges to incest remain more marginal than mainstream. But make no mistake about it. If marriage could be so radically redefined so as to remove the requirement of a man and a woman, it can be further redefined to include family members or to expand the number from two.” Read more here.
Biden’s New Policy on Transgender Troops Will Weaken Our Military, by Thomas Spoehr. “Allowing mistrust or uncertainty into the unit weakens this critical bond. It breeds resentment. It causes doubt where once was certainty. This is the heart of the transgender service debate. If those with gender dysphoria are at a much higher risk of suicide, crippling anxiety or other mental breakdowns than their peers, those serving next to them will be reluctant to rely on them. Permitting them to serve also violates the principle of not placing individuals at greater risk of injury in harm’s way.” Read more here.
UN Committee Calls for Internet Channels for Child Sexting, by Austin Ruse. “The Committee dealt with what is now commonly called ‘sexting…’ Sexting can be illegal when done by children, and the Committee wants it made legal. The Committee says, ‘Child-friendly channels should be created to allow children to seek advice and assistance where it relates to self-generated sexually explicit content.’” Read more here.
Anti-Life and Anti-Christian Attack at the European Parliament, by Grégor Puppinck. “…[A] few parliamentarians want to promote abortion, even though this subject does not fall within the competence of the European Union, and we are experiencing a serious moral and demographic crisis. According to this text, having women ‘carry their pregnancy to term against their will … is a violation of human rights and a form of gender-based violence.’” Read more here.
My Story, by Keira Bell. “…[T]he further my transition went, the more I realized that I wasn’t a man, and never would be. We are told these days that when someone presents with gender dysphoria, this reflects a person’s ‘real’ or ‘true’ self, that the desire to change genders is set. But this was not the case for me. As I matured, I recognized that gender dysphoria was a symptom of my overall misery, not its cause.” Read more here.
Arkansas Law Lets Kids Be Kids, by Autumn Leva. “In recent years, parents have grown wary of giving their children meat or dairy products filled with artificial hormones. Yet, these same parents are pressured to accept that children should receive unnatural levels of hormones for the politically popular cause of so-called gender affirmation.” Read more here.
When Sons Become Daughters: Parents of Transitioning Boys Speak Out on Their Own Suffering, by Angus Fox. “The parents … are nervous of losing their jobs… While most have expressed to their families their scepticism regarding their sons’ announcements, all are wary of the parent-child relationship worsening. But they did let me in, even with these fears, and took me on a whirlwind ride over the terrain of the new gender ideology.” Read more here.
Stop Hedging, Start Marrying, by Mary Harrington. “…[A]s the first generation to be raised wholly on those messages of freedom begins sliding into unhappy, lonely and childless middle age, it’s time to rethink this belief. Much of the freedom we’ve gained has been bought at the cost of meaning. Interdependence ties us down; but even in America, today’s wellspring of radical individualism, 69% of respondents to a Pew poll indicated that family is their primary source of meaning in life.” Read more here.
Why the World Rugby Guidelines Banning Trans Athletes From the Women’s Game Are Reasonable, by Jon Pike. “If we are to have two classes of sport — male and female — then the division is justified by the existence of male advantage. Those who claim male advantage (including residual male advantage for transwomen) doesn’t matter are actually arguing for unisex sport.” Read more here.
The Crisis at the Tavistock’s Child Gender Clinic, by Hannah Barnes. “The findings make for sobering reading with inspectors raising ‘significant concerns’ about the way the Gender Identity Development Service (GIDS) works… With Care Quality Commission inspectors recently confirming many of the risks highlighted still remain, some have expressed concern about why neither GIDS, nor NHS England, which has ultimate responsibility for the service, have done more to help the children and young people it cares for.” Read more here.
Activists Deliberately Amplified Transgenderism to America’s Gullible Kids, and Few Are Protecting Them, by Jean C. Lloyd. “…[N]o generation has ever had ‘the normalization of body dissociation’ directly marketed to them for profit. Doctors use Instagram to market top surgery, and hormones are available essentially on demand. Similar to the ubiquitous commercials directing us to ‘ask our doctor about the purple pill,’ the array of options for medicalized identity interventions are finding their target audience, primarily the young.” Read more here.
European Catholics Fear Erosion of Religious Freedoms Across Continent, by Jonathan Luxmoore. “Fears of an incremental assault on religious freedom have long been expressed by church leaders in Europe, where antireligious incidents are logged by the Vienna-based Observatory on Intolerance and Discrimination Against Christians, and publicized by human rights bodies such as the European Centre for Law and Justice.” Read more here.
Children With Gender Dysphoria Need Responsible Adults, Not Affirmation, by Eddie Scarry. “Of the few scientific studies that otherwise exist about transgenderism, indications are that the people afflicted with gender dysphoria will be dealing with lifelong issues of severe depression and even physical ailment… However, there is a lot of anecdotal evidence to suggest that, well, maybe letting minors tinker with their bodies and their chemical makeup isn’t something that should cause us all to leap for joy.” Read more here.
Parents of Nonbinary Autistic Child Say Child Asked to Be Called ‘They’ at 6, by Sarah Taylor. “Shira and Ari said that they take Hallel to ‘special needs camps,’ spend a lot of time explaining ‘nonbinary’ to the curious, and attend ‘nonbinary meetups’ to further Hallel’s comfort level with the announcement… The family say they often struggle to maintain using ‘they’ when referring to Hallel, but the 9-year-old has a suggestion: ‘Refer to me as a group of people.’” Read more here.
In the European Parliament the Right to Life Is Under Attack, by Redacción. “…[I]t is an attempt to map and stigmatize pro-life citizens, organizations, politicians and governments, creating a kind of ‘black list.’ The result will be their exclusion from European political life as they will be presented as ‘dangerous for democracy and contrary to the values of the EU.’” Read more here.
GLAAD Yanks Blacklist of Anti-LGBT Figures, by Ellie Gardey. “The probable reason GLAAD pulled the blacklist is the sheer carelessness and brainlessness with which the profiles are written. The profiles systematically make use of ideological talking points rather than evidence, contain inaccuracies, use strange and erroneous grammar, and criticize statements with which only the most hardline transgender acitivists [sic] would disagree.” Read more here.
Arkansas Bill Would Bar Doctors From Transgender Drug, Surgical ‘Experimentation’ on Minors, by Jared Eckert. “Given that no lasting psychological health benefits are gained as a result of transitioning, bills like Arkansas’ measure that prevent gender dysphoric children from rushing into irreversible sex-change interventions, whether chemical or surgical, actually save lives and ensure health.” Read more here.
My Friend Was Pressured to Have an Abortion After Scan Showed Chance of Disability, by Nora Sullivan. “The data mirrors the disturbing anecdotes: A study in the medical journal Prenatal Testing and Disability Rights found that a quarter of doctors admitted trying to influence a mother’s decision about whether or not to continue with her pregnancy when faced with a tough diagnosis. Most encouraged mothers to terminate.” Read more here.
Where Do UN Delegations Really Stand on Life and Family? by Stefano Gennarini, J.D. “In recent weeks, these socially conservative governments blocked new elements of the LGBT agenda from entering UN policy. Several made declaratory statements opposing ‘sexual and reproductive health and rights’ and saying that the term ‘gender’ only refers to biological men and women and insisted on respect for their sovereignty and national laws.” Read more here.
Arkansas Is Taking the Health of Transgender Children Seriously, by Zachary Faria. “Chemically or physically altering gender dysphoric children through puberty blockers, hormones, or surgery, setting them on a path at the age of, say, 13 years old, that 80% or more will regret is not ‘affirmation’ or ‘acceptance.’ It is cruelty and abuse. Arkansas legislators made a prudent decision, and the dozen or so states considering joining them with their own legislation should follow suit.” Read more here.
6th Circuit Reaches Right Conclusion on ‘Preferred Pronouns.’ Other Courts Should Follow Suit, by Sarah Parshall Perry. “The court’s opinion in Meriwether v. Hartop is long overdue comfort to those who refuse to bend the knee on leftist groupthink—the kind that forces a subjective and manipulable view of one person’s self to become a defining reality for everyone else. It is a stake in the ground on behalf of religious dissenters and academic freedom.” Read more here.
New Profits for Planned Parenthood: Hormone Therapy for Those Who Identify as Trans, by Heather Sells. “Planned Parenthood’s 2019-2020 annual report shows the extent of the new venture. Two hundred centers in 31 states now welcome patients who desire hormone therapy. It’s labeled gender-affirming hormone therapy which typically means few if any questions are asked that would challenge a young person’s thinking. It also typically means no mental health support is needed to obtain the hormones.” Read more here.
Connecticut School Shows Cartoon of Man With Erection Standing Over ‘Sad’ Girl – to SECOND GRADERS, by Mike Miller. “…[T]he voice-over explains that ‘some children have experienced an adult touching or putting their penis in the child’s private parts or mouth,’ saying they’re ‘terrified that this will happen again.’ Yes, this is insane. I wonder what the over/under is on children walking away from that video with more questions than answers, and a troubling newfound fear in something awful that will likely never come close to happening to them?” Read more here.
Why a Trans Woman Is a [sic] Not a Woman, by Glenn T. Stanton. “If a trans woman was actually a woman, the ACLU would simply declare ‘a woman is a woman.’ But what they … are trying to do is broaden and redefine what a woman is. They should just be honest and admit that the universally understood definition of woman that all cultures have used across history is simply inadequate for their new agenda of redefining what it means to be human.” Read more here.
Why Are Lone-Parent Families Declining in the UK? by Harry Benson. “…[T]he proportion of lone-parent families in 2020 is now down to levels not seen since the 1990s. What’s happened is that, as marriages have become more stable over the past 25 years, the reduction in family breakdown from fewer married families splitting up has more than offset the increase in family breakdown from the increase in relatively unstable cohabiting families.” Read more here.
U.S. and EU Delegations Bully and Make False Claims About Smaller States, by Lisa Correnti. “In addition to abortion, LGBTQI+ rights, and sexual rights for children, this year, progressive countries worked hard to minimize language on the importance of protecting the family, recognition for motherhood, and the role of mothers as leaders in society. All this was wholly ignored by the media reports.” Read more here.
State Legislatures Have Introduced Over 500 Pro-Life Bills in 2021, by Brittany Raymer. “Despite a pro-abortion administration in office, 2021 should be considered the year of the pro-life bills. According to a report created by Planned Parenthood, lawmakers have introduced 516 pro-life pieces of legislation, entirely on the state level… And the abortion industry is concerned.” Read more here.
Gender Ideology May Be More Successful Than I Thought, by Jonathon Van Maren. “The dozens of genders? Phrases like ‘her penis’ and ‘his breasts’? Activists and academics might believe this, sure — but most ordinary people would not. But between the entertainment industry’s drive to normalize transgenderism, the media’s insistence on pretending that this is what we’ve believed all along, and the total takeover of public schools and even many private schools, it appears that this movement may be more successful than I thought.” Read more here.
It’s Not ‘Transphobic’ to Question Whether Rachel Levine Can Be Objective When It Comes to Hormone Blockers or Sex-Change Surgery for Children, by Ian Haworth. “The medical objectivity of those who work in the private sector is less important than those who work in the public sector, because private figures are making less impactful decisions regarding the entirety of society. As the primary advisor on matters of public health, however, Levine’s personal beliefs could impact health care policy on a national level. With this in mind, questioning every element of Levine’s background becomes crucial, as the health of our nation is at stake.” Read more here.
Military Touts ‘Wonderful Teams’ of Doctors for Transgender Troops, but Combat Concerns Remain, by Abraham Mahshie. “In announcing the April 30 implementation of new transgender policies, the Pentagon … declined to comment on a Washington Examiner question about how unit cohesion might be affected, citing ongoing litigation.… In an email response to the Washington Examiner Thursday, DOD spokeswoman Lisa Lawrence admitted that military readiness for medical treatment will be affected but will improve in the end.” Read more here.
With His Satanic New Video, Lil Nas X Is Directly Preying on Children, by Matt Walsh. “If Lil Nas X is blazing any new trails, it is only because he is the first person to go this route less than a year after performing with Elmo on Sesame Street. With his first hit … Lil Nas X gained a large audience of very young children. This was no accident. The rapper and his handlers made a decision to cultivate this fan base with appearances on children’s television shows, performances at elementary schools, and even the release of a children’s book.” Read more here.
Real Feminists Defend the Unborn, by Thomas Glessner, “March is Women’s History Month. The media has featured articles about many impressive women and their contributions to American history. However, it appears one thing is required before a woman can be honored. She must also be a supporter of so-called reproductive rights—code for abortion.” Read more here.
Online Pornography is ‘the World’s Biggest Department of Education,’ by Melinda Tankard Reist. “Given it is the biggest sex educator in the world, given its predatory nature and ease of access to children and young people and given the global research, there is no doubt it is fuelling abuse by eroticising that abuse. It normalises sexual violence. When boys are repeatedly fed images of de-humanising of women, of extreme torture and degradation (bearing in mind that the most violent genres are the most popular), and are trained to become aroused by such images, they incorporate these behaviours into their sexual repertoires.” Read more here.
New York Times is Normalizing Transgenderism One Headline at a Time, by Jonathon Van Maren. “The transgender movement, which exploded onto the scene in the last decade, is spearheading an assault on the traditional (and scientific) understanding of biological sex from the classroom to the bathroom (and, as this article describes, on sex-segregated sports.) They are waging a culture war on the status quo; they are insisting on a radical transformation of society on every level.” Read more here.
Graphic Sexual Content Assigned to Texas Students, by Georgia Howe. “According to one parent … their concerns were not received with tolerance by some involved in the process. Proponents of the pornographic content, including both teachers and parents, lashed out at the concerned parents… Before we move on to the deranged behavior that ensued next, let’s just pause to appreciate that there are actually activists among us who defend pornography in K-12 schools.” Read more here.
Parents Beware: This Nickelodeon Show Smuggles LGBT Identities Into the ‘ABC Song,’ by Tyler O’Neil. “The Blue’s Clues & You video did not just celebrate transgender identity, however. Many of the identities represented by the flags in the video involve sexual desires and sexual activity, such as lesbianism and bisexuality. The video seems more geared toward normalizing all forms of LGBT identity, but some parents may fear that videos like this are trying to sexualize their young children.” Read more here.
Mum and Dad Lite: Parenting Without Sex, Romance, Co-Habitation or Marriage, by Michael Cook. “Amongst the myriad new family forms springing up as traditional marriage loses popularity is platonic co-parenting. This is not co-parenting after divorce, with all of its acrimony and competition for a child’s affection. Instead this involves two strangers making plans to conceive children (naturally or artificially) and taking joint responsibility for raising them – but without marriage or living together.” Read more here.
The Equality Act Would Trample on Doctors’ Religious Freedom, by Jonathan Imbody. “Your medical judgment against transitioning draws upon scientific evidence that gender dysphoria in children typically resolves within a few years. But under the Equality Act, any counsel against gender transitioning now traps you inside a thorny bush of legal hazards that trigger sex discrimination charges.” Read more here.
‘It’s Demonic:’ Religious Mothers Mourn How Trans Movement Is ‘Devouring’ Sons, Find Solace in Secret Online Group, by Jon Brown. “Paulina warned adults online are grooming children with underlying mental health issues and sexual confusion to believe they are trans. ‘The answer that these kids are getting is that there is something wrong with [their body] and that the solution is that they are trans,’ she said. ‘They’re being told a lie … The medical industry is devouring and grooming our boys to be medicalized for life.’” Read more here.
Unintended Births Among Disadvantaged Women, by Maria Archer. “The majority of abortions are performed on poor or low-income women; however, disadvantaged women are more likely to carry out unintended pregnancies than highly educated ‘afluent’ [sic] women. The reasons for this vary… The majority of women who courageously carry out ‘mistimed’ or ‘unwanted’ pregnancies are unmarried women with limited resources, who often also lack models of healthy family life.” Read more here.
Supreme Court Sits on Potentially Blockbuster Abortion Case, by Nicholas Rowan. “Even if the court ultimately rejects Dobbs, Quigley said, anti-abortion groups have an entire arsenal of other state bills that they plan to send its way. ‘Nearly 400 pro-life bills have been introduced in this year alone in state legislatures across the country,’ she said. ‘As case after case heads their way, the Supreme Court should realize that this issue is not going anywhere.’” Read more here.
Canadian Father Jailed for Talking About Court-Ordered Transgendering of His Teenage Daughter, by Jeremiah Keenan. “…Hoogland told me in a phone interview that he did not regret his choice to speak out publicly under his own name. When asked whether he regretted saying Wong and Hursh’s names, he was emphatic: ‘No.’ Hoogland views the doctors as ‘criminals’ who were ‘doing something wrong,’ harming healthy children with cross-sex hormones that render them sterile.” Read more here.
Why Christians in Scotland Are Breathing a Sigh of Relief, by Lois McLatchie. “Canon Tom’s case is now the first in the UK to overturn disproportionate Covid-19 restrictions… It proves that freedom of worship is an essential human right that runs through the bloodstream of a democracy, and cannot be lightly overridden. Religious views may have a decreasing popularity in Scotland; but perhaps this is all the more reason to protect the freedom of those who bear them to live out their faith to the greatest extent possible.” Read more here.
Happily Never After: Democrats Push a Modern-Day War on Women, by Doreen Denny. “Polls consistently show that people are deeply concerned with the impact of gender identity ideology on women and children. But they are not being told the truth about legislation with nice-sounding titles claiming ‘equality’ or campaigns that weaponize wokeism through corporate boardrooms. It’s time to expose these details to public scrutiny before it’s too late.” Read more here.
Biden, Pelosi Seek to Close Christian Adoption Agencies, by Robert G. Marshall. “They support HR 5, the so-called ‘Equality Act,’ which manipulates the meaning of the word ‘discrimination…’ If a church does not agree with the sexual practices or the social policies of the LGBTQ+ agenda, they will be charged with illegally ‘discriminating’ under the Civil Rights Act just as if they were burning crosses on front lawns and wearing white sheets to intimidate their African American neighbors.” Read more here.
Dad Jailed for Discussing Teen’s Gender Dysphoria, by Mary Jackson. “Despite the Canadian government’s efforts to silence Hoogland, his story has brought to light the dangers for parents in the country who resist or question school officials, therapists, and doctors intent on fast-tracking gender-dysphoric children into medical treatments and surgeries.” Read more here.
The Trans Agenda Uses Exactly the Same Tactics as Woman Abusers, by Natasha Chart. “The two men who introduced the Equality Act could claim the right to stay at a women’s shelter or shower with women at the gym as a result of the bill’s text. Their female colleagues have been told to smile and cheer, or there will be consequences. They aren’t kept hostage by traditional means, but by a false ideology wearing feminist clothes…” Read more here.
Nebraska Eyes Teaching Kindergarteners Gender Identity While Eleven-Year-Olds Study Pansexuality and Demigenderism, by Alex Parker. “As for the older folks, fifth graders will be able to ‘Explain that gender expression and gender identity exist along a spectrum.’ And sixth graders will progress to defining ‘sexual identity and explain a range of identities related to sexual orientation (e.g. heterosexual, bisexual, lesbian, gay, queer, two-spirit, asexual, pansexual).’” Read more here.
How the Equality Act Would Legalize Religious Bigotry, by Yaakov Menken. “This piece of legislation mandates the ‘desegregation of public facilities [by] sex (including sexual orientation and gender identity).’ This directly forbids traditional Jewish practice in any such location. Lest you imagine that such a Jewish event would be protected by its religious nature, the act goes out of its way — for the first time in history — to prohibit recourse to the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA).” Read more here.
How Equality Act Could Become Classroom Bully With Biased, Unscientific Curriculum, by Sarah Parshall Perry. “…[W]hat of the curriculum the Equality Act might force schools to teach? Could it compel teachers to peddle unscientific notions that gender is ‘fluid,’ or that a student’s subjective self-identity is superior to the biological reality of his or her chromosomal makeup? Unfortunately, due to some legal sleight of hand, the answer is very likely ‘yes.’” Read more here.
A Federal Judge Has Hidden 200 Hours of Undercover Footage About Abortion Atrocities for 5 Years, by Madeline Osburn. “Late one Friday in July 2015, District Judge William Orrick of San Francisco issued a restraining order blocking the release of undercover videos at the National Abortion Federation (NAF) convention showing Planned Parenthood employees negotiating the sale of aborted fetus body parts. After nearly six years, more than 200 hours of that footage are yet to be seen by the public…” Read more here.
U.S. Pushes Controversial Abortion and Sexual Rights at U.N.’s Conference on Women, by Grace Melton. “Unfortunately, the pursuit of gender equality at the U.N. has become corrupted by the promotion of abortion, sexual rights and even radical gender theory. The U.S. should buck this trend and champion a real pro-woman agenda that respects women as equal in dignity and entitled to exercise their authentic human rights, and leave abortion out of it.” Read more here.
SCOTUS: Americans Can Hold Government Accountable for Violating Religious Freedom, by Kristen Waggoner. “Two lower courts … said that victims couldn’t continue a lawsuit against government entities for violating their rights unless the victims could prove a quantifiable injury. But violations of constitutional rights aren’t often susceptible to easy price tags… When there are no consequences for violating constitutional rights, we deny victims justice, we undermine our nation’s commitment to the First Amendment, and we embolden the government to disregard those rights again and again.” Read more here.
Throuples? Ho Hum, No Big Deal, by Michael Brown. “Haven’t we seen this before? We sound the alarm about a dangerous cultural trend, warning about what is coming around the corner. In response, our critics tell us that we’re crazy, that no such thing will ever happen, that we’re just fearmongers and fanatics. Then, little by little, the very thing we warned about becomes reality. In response, our critics say, ‘So what’s the big deal? Stop being such babies. This is the real world. Get over it.’” Read more here.
The Equality Act Is a Push for Ideological Submission, Not Civil Rights, by Kathryn Jean Lopez. “Biological boys playing on girls’ teams? Foster-care and adoption services banished for having traditional views that Barack Obama and Joe Biden and all of mainstream America believed about ten seconds ago, relatively speaking? Can we please unite together against ideological tyranny here? Care about Ryan T. Anderson’s book being banned on Amazon, because it’s going to be you not submitting in some way or some form soon if this Equality Act passes.” Read more here.
A Grim Reminder That Fetal Tissue Market Is Still Open for Business, by Tara Sander Lee and David Prentice. “A recent scientific review tells the horrid tale of fetal tissue research and the tangled web it weaves. Ongoing destruction of human life is required. And as long as a constant source of funding remains, the supply-and-demand chain is not broken… It is unconscionable that fetal tissue research continues at all, let alone at taxpayer expense.” Read more here.
H.R. 5: The Final Nail in the Coffin of Religious Liberty, by Marc Little. “There are very few clergy who seem to understand that the steamroller of the federal government is infested with radical leftists, and it has had enough of the church preaching ‘hate speech’ for biblical marriage between one man and one woman and that God made two genders, for instance. And clergy have become more compliant by the day; the cancel culture … is cancelling the church right under its own nose and there is nary a whimper to say, ‘No more.’” Read more here.
‘Inclusivity’ Does Not Trump Fairness or Science in Protecting Women’s Sports, by Zachary Faria. “Female athletes at all levels deserve a level playing field. Whether they are chasing athletic scholarships or simply a spot on a team, allowing biological men to compete denies them that. It flies in the face of science and common sense, and it makes for a lousy definition of inclusivity.” Read more here.
Confronting the Lie That Pro-Lifers Don’t Care Once a Child Is Born, by Robert Knight. “In 2019, the latest year tabulated, about 2,700 pro-life pregnancy centers nationally served nearly two million people… This included distributing more than two million baby outfits and nearly 1.3 million packs of diapers to needy parents. At virtually no charge, clients receive counseling before and after births, various tests including ultrasounds, and information about alternatives such as maternity homes and adoption.” Read more here.
Justices’ Title VII ‘On Basis of Sex’ Ruling Spawning Unintended Consequences in Lower Courts, by GianCarlo Canaparo and Nicole Imhof. “The Bostock decision immediately raised the question of whether ‘on the basis of sex’ means sexual orientation and gender identity for all other laws that use that term—and there are several… Now that some time has passed, we’ve been able to look at what the lower courts have done with Bostock, at least so far, and, sure enough, they’ve applied it to other statutes.” Read more here
Father Jailed After Referring to Biological Female Child as His Daughter, by Erin Perse. “The Canadian state has taken a drastically wrong turning by institutionalizing transsexual medical procedures for children, then imposing draconian constraints on free expression to conceal the full horror of what it is doing to a generation of children. It seems unwilling to consider the implications of the decision in Keira Bell v Tavistock in the UK.” Read more here.
Actress Ellen ‘Elliot’ Page Talks About Transitioning in ‘Time Magazine’ Interview, by Brittany Raymer. “The claim by individuals and gender ideologues that there are seven or 64 or an infinite number of genders has no basis in biological reality. And the idea that someone can transition from one sex to the other also has no basis in biology. Every cell in Page’s body remains XX – female, regardless of hormones and surgeries to look male. But these lies have invaded society and have resulted in many young people struggling with their bodily realities. This is especially true for young women.” Read more here.
Biden Establishes White House Gender Policy Council, by Rebecca Oas, Ph.D. “U.S. President Joe Biden has issued an executive order establishing a new White House Gender Policy Council… Despite the announcement of the council on March 8, International Women’s Day, the executive order repeatedly mentions ‘equity and equality,’ where ‘equity’ is defined as including ‘lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) persons.’” Read more here.
When Transgenderism Discards My Daughter, I Will Still Be Here for Her, by Lynn Meagher. “My daughter, like a lot of bright girls, experienced challenges socially. She was often left out and rejected by other kids. She was sensitive and it hurt. I’m sure she believes her new identity will heal those wounds. I’m also sure it will not. When it doesn’t, what will she be left with? I want to believe that she will be alright. I’m here, waiting for her. I pray she knows I’m still here, waiting, for as long as it takes.” Read more here.
4 Highlights From Senate Hearing on Liberals’ Equality Act, by Virginia Allen. “If passed, the Equality Act would prohibit discimination [sic] on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity within ‘places of public accommodation,’ which, in a break with legal tradition, would include churches, mosques, temples, and other places of worship.” Read more here.
VP Harris Avoids Controversy in UN Speech but Behind the Scenes U.S. Pushes for Abortion, by Lisa Correnti and Stefano Gennarini, J.D. “Delegates close to the negotiations told the Friday Fax that U.S. diplomats have joined the European Union in promoting the new and ambiguous phrase ‘sexual and reproductive health and rights’ in UN policy. The phrase is used by UN agencies to promote abortion, LGBT rights and sexual autonomy for children.” Read more here.
In Abortion Case, the Supreme Court Can Stop Biden From Pushing Extreme Rules in Secret Deals, by Margot Cleveland. “Elections have consequences. Abandoning the rule of law should not be one of them. That matters not, though, to the Biden administration, which has abandoned the legally mandated rulemaking process… To stop the administration from gutting the governing Title X regulations on abortion providers, however, Ohio and a contingency of 18 other states could also stop these shenanigans with a petition now pending before the U.S. Supreme Court.” Read more here.
Father Arrested After Continuing to Call His Child ‘She’ After Court-Ordered Gender Transition Treatments, by Jonathan Turley. “I personally disagree with the father in the use of the pronoun if his son has made this choice. I would yield to the child’s preference on how the child is referenced… Yet, arresting a parent for continuing to oppose such a transition or referring to the wrong pronoun is chilling. There is an utter disregard of the countervailing interests and rights of parents in these decisions.” Read more here.
‘Detransition Awareness Day’ Highlights Those Embracing Their True Identity, by Jeff Johnston. “March 12, 2021 was the first ever ‘Detransition Awareness Day,’ created by a coalition of groups and individuals ‘to raise awareness and break down the stigma around detransition.’ The term ‘detransition’ refers to the process people go through of stopping a ‘gender transition’ – trying to live as the opposite sex – and embracing their bodily sex.” Read more here.
The Equality Act and the Rise of the Anti-Theological State, by R. Albert Mohler, Jr. “The Equality Act … represents the threat of government coercion against a certain structure of theology, doctrine, and morality. This means the threat of the state directed against any claim of divine revelation that contradicts the new morality, the newly minted definition of marriage, and the newly constructed ‘rights’ of the LGBTQ revolution.” Read more here.
If Conversion Therapy Is Banned, It Is the Bible That Will Be Silenced, by David Robertson. “…[T]he truth is that most politicians are largely ignorant of what conversion therapy actually is. All they know is that it is ‘bad,’ and they will get hassle if they don’t join in with the mob – and virtue points if they do. And so, they will. But there will be little thought, little reality and little awareness of the consequences of passing a law that they do not understand.” Read more here.
The Equality Act Would Make Protecting Your Child an Act of Bigotry, by Melissa Moschella. “…[I]f the Equality Act or the Fairness for All Act becomes law, you would not only find it difficult to protect your daughter from the irreversible harms of puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones, but your failure to unquestioningly affirm your daughter’s new identity and your refusal to consent to hormone treatment for her could be considered abusive or neglectful.” Read more here.
Slate Columnist: ‘I Don’t Want to Be a Parent’ Is Fine Reason for Abortion, by Katie Yoder. “Here’s what someone should tell her: It’s normal to be scared. It’s normal to be terrified about the unexpected – especially if it’s something as life-changing as a baby… But know that you are strong. That you are not alone. That you are loved. That abortion is not your only option. That it’s worth considering keeping your baby – whom you already refer to as your ‘second child’ – because you have that superwoman ability.” Read more here.
Equality Act Would Cancel Religious Freedom, by Thomas Jipping and Sarah Parshall Perry. “By excising the Religious Freedom Restoration Act from the legislation equation altogether, the Equality Act gives government free rein to restrict, compromise, or even eliminate the fundamental right to practice religion in pursuit of the Equality Act’s political agenda… This would be the first time that Congress not only provided inadequate protection for religious freedom, but deliberately and publicly repudiated it altogether.” Read more here.
Equality Act Danger: Cross-Sex Hormones Could Create Transgender ‘Menopausal Teens,’ by Dr. Susan Berry. “The Equality Act, if passed in the Senate and signed into law, could be used to punish medical … professionals who do not immediately affirm a teen’s stated desire to be treated with damaging cross-sex hormones. For teens with gender dysphoria who insist on receiving cross-sex hormones following puberty-blocking drugs, the end result could be a fast-forward to middle age and all the health concerns that normally come to those in their 40s and 50s.” Read more here.
Dead Supreme Court Justices Prevent Arkansas From Implementing Will of the People on Abortion, by Jonathon Van Maren. “Fourteen states have seen lawmakers propose sweeping abortion bans across the United States in 2021… Until — or if — Roe falls, these bills illustrate that the public and political will to protect the pre-born exists in many states, but thus far the wall set up by the Supreme Court is blocking the way to full recognition of the humanity of America’s youngest citizens.” Read more here.
‘Equality Act’ Will Make Mother’s Shocking Experience Commonplace, by Liberty Counsel. “The AST supervisor called Jane later and told her they had a new behavior technician, a woman, who will arrive the next Monday. On that Monday, a man dressed like a woman arrived at her door! Jane called AST and said she did not want her child working with a man dressed as a woman. Then Jane was told she was discriminating against the ‘woman in question.’” Read more here.
There Is No Epidemic of Trans Murders, by Rod Dreher. “NBC reports that Braxton used to be involved in prostitution, and was planning to create an account online with OnlyFans, where Braxton could share nude images of himself with paying customers. Police have given no further details on this killing — such as, if it had to do with prostitution, as so many transgender murders do. There is no reason at all to believe at this point that Braxton’s murder was a hate crime. But of course the LGBT activist organizations pump it up, and the media go along with it.” Read more here.
Where the Government Decides What Your Child Should Learn About Sex, by Elizabeth Francis. “Parents in Wales should brace themselves: the Welsh Government is one step away from transferring the right of parents to decide their child’s best interests about sex and religious education to the State. Legal reforms aim to hand over the decision about what is appropriate to the maturity and development of children to the government and schools – to the exclusion of parents, and without their consent.” Read more here.
Seventh Circuit Ban on Parental Notice for Underage Abortions Tees Up Supreme Court Review, by Margot Cleveland. “On Friday in a split 2-1 decision, a federal appellate court declared unconstitutional Indiana’s parental notification law for minors seeking abortions. The Seventh Circuit’s majority decision in Planned Parenthood v. Box II is wrong, but also providential because it provides a perfect vehicle for the Supreme Court to revisit its abortion jurisprudence.” Read more here.
LGBT Activists Sue Canadian Pastor for Preaching Biblical Sexuality, by Jonathon Van Maren. “Van Mackelberg, who fundraises for LGBT causes as a drag queen under the moniker Flo Mingo, was happy to tell the CBC why he’d decided to organize against a Christian pastor for saying Christian things. ‘Unfortunately, we’re not in a place yet where we are fully accepted and we can live our true lives,’ he said, without explaining why Murphy’s views prevent him from doing anything.” Read more here.
Transgender Activists are Trying to Bully the NCAA Into Conformity, by Zachary Faria. “Transgender activists hope to bludgeon the NCAA into complying with their contradiction-filled gender ideology, destroying the integrity of women’s sports and putting many female athletes at increased risk of injury. In doing so, they hope their heavy-handed tactics silence all opposition and chill the expression of opposing opinions.” Read more here.
Here’s What Else Democrats Want to Make You Fund: International Abortions, by Rebecca Downs. “The bill’s name sums accurately sums up a Democratic talking point: ‘Abortion is health care, health care is a human right, and it must be paid for,’ even abroad. When introduced, the bill received attention in the form of supportive tweets… A common them [sic] to such coverage is that opposing taxpayer-funded abortions is racist. As if seeking to end the lives of these targeted populations somehow isn’t worse.” Read more here.
States Need to Protect Children From Trans Abuse by Investigating Planned Parenthood Now, by Margot Cleveland and Joy Pullman. “Absent whistleblower or patient complaints, state boards of medicine may be powerless to protect the public until it is too late. State legislatures, however, could and should ensure that their citizens, especially minors, are protected from the profit-seeking vultures at Planned Parenthood by more stringently regulating the prescribing, dispensing, and injection of opposite-sex hormones.” Read more here.
An Easter Egg From the Government Won’t Roll Away Months of Unfair Treatment of Scottish Christians, by Lois McLatchie. “Since January, they have watched off-licenses, dry cleaners and bicycle shops be given permission to open with safety measures in place to protect public health. Large, airy church buildings have remained tightly locked. The faithful have been forbidden from gathering, even at a masked distance, to worship and to receive communion. How can Christians be more contagious than bicycle enthusiasts?” Read more here.
Nebraska Abortion Darling Seeks to Allow Non-Physicians to Commit Abortions in Dangerous, Misogynistic Move, by Kristan Hawkins. “Name another surgery for which we are trying to downgrade the health and safety standards and licensing requirements for a medical free-for-all… Sure, it might be easier for abortion vendors to hire less-skilled individuals to carry out abortions. It would be cheaper and enlarge their employee pool. But that’s not a valid reason to do it.” Read more here.
Detransitioners Open Up About How Transgender ‘Medicine’ Left Them Scarred for Life, by Tyler O’Neil. “All people should treat those suffering from gender dysphoria with compassion, and the medical community should pursue gender dysphoria treatments other than medical transition. These detransitioners prove that encouraging transgender identity in opposition to the truth of biological sex can cause serious harm — and not just social harms like allowing biological males into women’s restrooms or males into women’s sports.” Read more here.
The Future of Women’s Sports, by David Applegate. “Allowing boys and men to compete against girls and women in high school and college sports will largely discourage most women and girls from competing at all, deprive them of these benefits, and defeat the very purposes of Title IX. No matter what courses we may take in other areas of life, it is high time that American and Western culture return to accepting the lessons of actual science and human experience when it comes to basic biological differences between men and women.” Read more here.
‘Equality Act’ is Bad for Women, by Liberty Counsel. “Julia Beck, a self-described radical lesbian feminist and the former law and policy co-chair of Baltimore’s LGBTQ Commission, has testified before the committee with a surprising revelation of truth of what will become reality if HR 5 becomes law. ‘This would eliminate women and girls as a coherent legal category worthy of civil rights protections. There is no way to tell if someone is lying about being transgender,’ said Beck.” Read more here.
Biden’s COVID-19 Plan: Force Taxpayers to Pay for Abortions, by Terry Jeffrey. “When Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 bill … was being considered in the House, Reps. Jackie Walorski, R-Ind., Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., and Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., offered a Hyde-type amendment to prevent it from funding abortions. This amendment was co-sponsored by 203 of their colleagues… But Democrats on the House Ways and Means Committee rejected the amendment and the House Rules Committee refused to allow it to be considered on the House floor.” Read more here.
Chilling Effect: How the Hate Crime Bill Threatens Free Speech, by Lucy Hunter Blackburn. “Most of the current criticism relates to Part 2, which will extend the criminal offence of ‘stirring up hatred,’ and the likely impact of this on freedom of expression. In particular, significant concerns remain in relation to issues around sex and gender identity, and the risk of furthering chilling effects in an area of debate that people are already afraid to enter.” Read more here.
Data Reveals a COVID-19 Baby Bust in the U.S., but the Problem Lies Far Deeper, by Bettina di Fiore. “Perhaps Noah Smith, a former assistant professor of finance, hit the nail on the head when he said, ‘Most important[ly], the U.S. simply needs to change its mentality.’ Our culture of death must be transformed into one that embraces life. We must stop sending taxpayer funds to organizations that are obliterating the future of our nation — like Planned Parenthood — and redirect those funds to agencies and programs that support and protect families and children.” Read more here.
Biden’s ‘Transgender’ Order Imperils Victims of Abuse, by Clare Morell. “Anecdotal evidence also shows that some women fear that non-transgender, biological men may exploit the process of self-identification under the rule to gain access to women’s shelters. Perpetrators perpetrate. That is who they are. We must not lie to ourselves that abusers won’t take advantage of policies such as these to commit further abuse.” Read more here.
Gaming Platform Teaches Children It’s ‘Womxn,’ Not Women, by Douglas Blair. “Twitch’s young audience provides fertile ground for indoctrination. Children won’t even notice that the site they watch ‘Fortnite’ on is pushing leftist ideology. They’ll just passively absorb what Twitch tells them, be it ‘women aren’t real’ or ‘it’s offensive to say “blind.”’” Read more here.
Biden Celebrates International Women’s Day by Forcing Girls to Share Bathrooms, Sports Teams, With Boys, by Tyler O’Neil. “President Joe Biden … issued a glowing statement about women’s empowerment, launched a Gender Policy Council, and signed an executive order barring ‘sex discrimination’ — including discrimination on the basis of gender identity — in public schools. On one hand, Biden celebrated women’s advancement, and on the other, he forced schoolgirls to share bathrooms and sports teams with biological boys.” Read more here.
Liberals, Please Grow a Spine and Say No to Child Gender Transition, by Georgia Howe. “It feels like just yesterday that liberals were fretting about hormones in non-organic milk causing precocious puberty in girls. They weren’t crazy. Hormones are powerful even in small doses, and kids’ bodies are fragile. The fact we are even considering the use of hormones in high enough doses to alter the normal healthy growth of children is stunning. It is not ‘right-wing’ to feel stunned.” Read more here.
Abortion Activists Offer Dubious Claims to Attack Helms Amendment, by Rebecca Oas, Ph.D. “Many countries that receive assistance from the U.S. prohibit abortion in all but extreme cases, such as where the life of the mother is at stake or where the pregnancy is the result of rape or incest. In such places, the vast majority of abortions currently occurring ‘unsafely’ are already illegal, and the U.S. could not assist in making them ‘safe’ without violating the sovereign laws of that country.” Read more here.
Why Christians Must Not Support Republican-Sponsored ‘Fairness for All Act,’ by Travis Weber. “…[T]he philosophical approach of [the Fairness for All Act] sends the message that religious liberty is something that can be ‘carved out’ of a broad SOGI mandate like this bill. Religious liberty is a broad, over-arching principle that extends throughout the public square. Yet this assumption is not present within FFA, and this bill cannot be acceptable to anyone who cares about religious liberty.” Read more here.
San Diego ‘Throuple’ Lays the Groundwork for Legalised Polyamory, by Michael Cook. “Americans were assured that same-sex marriage would merely open up the institution of marriage to gay couples and lesbian couples. There was no intention whatsoever to alter the fundamentals of marriage. Etc. Etc. Well, six years on, it seems that throuples are being normalised and mothers are being erased. If those aren’t fundamental changes, what is?” Read more here.
‘Equality Act’ Makes Abortion a Federal Right, by Liberty Counsel. “The ‘Equality Act’ will make abortion a federal right from fertilization through full birth and will override every state law, including informed consent, parental consent and notification, waiting periods, and even late term abortion procedures like Partial Birth Abortion. The bill will also require state and federal funding and require insurance companies and employers (including religious employers) to provide coverage for chemical and surgical abortion.” Read more here.
Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz Makes Millions Killing Babies, It Doesn’t Need Our Tax Dollars, by Right to Life of Michigan. “Planned Parenthood isn’t close to being in danger of closing because of this pandemic downturn. In the last five years they’ve made a profit of more than $600 MILLION DOLLARS. They made their most recent hefty 8-figure profit in spite of President Trump’s Protect Life Rule, which cut their funding from the Title X family planning program—which President Biden plans to restore.” Read more here.
‘Equality Act’ Bans Life-Saving Counseling, by Liberty Counsel. “The so-called ‘Equality Act’ not only threatens the free exercise of religion and free speech, but it will also be used to prevent people of all ages who struggle with unwanted same-sex attractions, behavior, or gender confusion from getting the counseling they desire. HR 5 will be used to ban licensed and unlicensed counselors from providing consenting minors and adults with talk therapy.” Read more here.
Universities Are Now Trying to Cancel Students for Saying Men Cannot Become Female, by Joshua Arnold. “What ‘conceptual framework’ of education censors basic scientific fact? Apparently one that has grossly reinterpreted its provision that teachers must foster ‘a diverse campus community marked by mutual respect for the unique talents and contributions of each individual.’ On paper, this is innocent, boilerplate lip-service to free academic inquiry. In New York, it now justifies woke administrators dangling students over a cliff until they affirm blatant falsehoods.” Read more here.
Health Professionals Have Lost Jobs for Their Pro-Life Beliefs. The Equality Act Will Make It Worse, by Bettina di Fiore. “’I will neither give a deadly drug to anybody who asked for it, nor will I make a suggestion to this effect. Similarly I will not give to a woman an abortive remedy.’ This is part of the original Hippocratic Oath, which all physicians were once required to take… Today, health care workers who attempt to practice Hippocratic, pro-life ethics are openly discriminated against, and if the Equality Act becomes law, the situation will only get worse.” Read more here.
Biden’s Memo on LGBTQ Policies Abroad is Ideological Colonialism, by Grace Melton. “American efforts to bully these countries—whether with a carrot of additional aid or a stick of withholding aid—into liberalizing their laws on marriage or other issues of sexual morality will surely cause friction with proponents of national sovereignty and religious believers alike, especially in Muslim- or Christian-majority countries.” Read more here.
A Child is Born With Three Legal ‘Dads,’ Proving Yet Again That the Slippery Slope is Real, by Matt Walsh. “Sure, the men feel great about their Dad Trio, but their emotional needs aren’t the primary concern of normal and sane people. We are worried about the children, who are being regarded more as fashion accessories than human beings. To respect their humanity is to acknowledge that children need mothers, too. It is an absurd idea that the role of the mother can be adequately replaced just by adding more dads into the equation.” Read more here.
Bride’s Shocking Experience Will Become Common Under ‘Equality Act,’ by Liberty Counsel. “When ‘Ann’ arrived, the salesperson was wearing a COVID mask, dress, tights and heels. The salesperson proceeded to help ‘Ann’ in the dressing room, touching private areas of her body while helping her in and out of wedding dresses. Then ‘Ann’s’ sister and mother pulled her aside and notified her that the salesperson was a man. ‘Ann’ had never undressed in front of a man and felt violated and deceived by the bridal store.” Read more here.
Huge Increase in LGBT Identification Casts Doubt on ‘Born This Way’ Claim, by Glenn T. Stanton. “Being LGBT is not a clinical sexual attraction, nor is it a medical or scientific term. No one is simultaneously a lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender person (much less all of the other letters that seem to be added every year). This designation is merely a socio-political mash-up — a broad and imprecise term of political or ideological identity.” Read more here.
A Society That Can’t Debate Trans Ideology’s Effects on Kids Isn’t a Democracy, by Jonathan S. Tobin. “If having a free society should mean anything, it ought to mean it’s possible to debate contentious issues on which reasonable people (and the experts) can disagree. But we’ve gotten to the point where any debate about the treatment of children is shut down. That’s not only unethical and harmful to our kids — but incompatible with democracy and American ideals.” Read more here.
Using the Word ‘Womxn’ is as Silly as It is Illogical, by Ian Haworth. “This argument rests on the fact that you cannot make a gendered term ‘gender neutral.’ The word ‘woman’ relates entirely to biological sex, with its sole use being to assign or describe sex and/or gender… Ultimately, the purpose of words like ‘womxn’ is not to include men who think they’re women, but to exclude those who believe that sex exists by removing our vocabulary to argue otherwise.” Read more here.
At the Coalface of Teenage Gender Change, by Michael Cook. “An undercover investigation by the London Telegraph has found that an online clinic run by suspended doctors is willing to organise sex-change drugs and puberty blockers – without a face-to-face consultation. The website, GenderGP, circumvents the law in the UK by using overseas doctors and exploiting a legal loophole.” Read more here.
The Equality Act Must Die in the Senate, by Washington Examiner. “The Equality Act is a declaration of war against anyone who dares to speak out against the Left’s wild theories about sex and gender identity. It is an attempt to force the rest of the country to accept a bigoted ideology by making it legally binding and then removing the means by which concerned citizens can object.” Read more here.
Snapchat is a Transgender Propaganda and Grooming Machine, by Evita Duffy. “There is no free marketplace of ideas in the Discover section. Snapchat’s editorial team has total control over its content. Millennial editors in Silicon Valley carefully hand-select radical leftist propaganda to give straight to children. LGBT content is very prevalent on Snapchat, and transgender content is specially [sic] common.” Read more here.
The Explosion in Queer Sexuality Among Kids is Not a Natural Trend, by Chad Felix Greene. “Rather than reflecting the natural progression of openness to human variation in sexuality and gender identity, it seems to better reflect a pop culture fad to be included in the LGBT spectrum in any way possible. This seems especially true for younger people, who are inundated with LGBT education, culture, and positivity and … find meaning in being different, unique, and rebellious, along with their friends.” Read more here.
Planned Parenthood is Providing Fewer Breast Screenings, Wellness Exams, and More Abortions, Transgender Services, by Melanie Israel. “The Charlotte Lozier Institute notes that over the last decade, Planned Parenthood performed roughly 129 abortions for every adoption referral. The institute … also highlights that in the last decade, cancer screening and prevention services have decreased 63%, prenatal services have decreased 79%, and the number of unique patients has decreased 20%.” Read more here.
Why Do 1 in 6 Gen Z Adults Identify as LGBT? by Michael Brown. “Today, there is an increasing body of evidence that teenagers, especially female, are more prone to identify as transgender in a mistaken effort to get to the root of some of their own emotional and psychological issues… So, it is no surprise that more young adults are identifying as transgender, along with gay, lesbian, and bisexual.” Read more here.
Planned Parenthood More Involved in Transgender Revolution Than You Realize, by Nicole Russell. “Planned Parenthood has over 600 ‘health centers.’ If each affiliate provided cross-sex hormone treatment to 300 patients a year, the statistic cited by one affiliate in Massachusetts, that’s upward of 180,000 people per year. And it’s almost as easy as setting up a dinner reservation.” Read more here.
‘Abortion Monopoly’ Planned Parenthood Now the Second-Largest Provider of Trans Hormones in the U.S., by Jonathon Van Maren. “FRC’s report also noted that transgender hormone therapy is now available at 200 Planned Parenthood facilities in 31 states, making the abortion giant the second-largest provider of trans ‘treatments’ (if they can be called that) in the country.” Read more here.
Rand Paul is Right: Transgender Interventions for Kids Can Include ‘Genital Mutilation,’ by Jared Eckert. “Paul is right to make the comparison between genital mutilation and ‘transgender care’ for minors. In any other case, the physical destruction of a minor’s genitalia as a result of social pressures to conform and be accepted by others would be condemned as genital mutilation. Indeed, this is the description of genital mutilation, according to the World Health Organization. Inflicting such irreversible harm to children’s bodies should be condemned for what it is.” Read more here.
Gallup and Major Media Report LGBT Identity is Growing. Is That Really a Thing? by Glenn T. Stanton. “…[T]he general media lazily accepts that ‘being LGBT’ is mere short-hand for being experimental. It is not an objective, scientific thing, but merely an elastically loose identity rooted in politics and self-perception. That is why this new data doesn’t even really tell us anything, other than that people are simply becoming more liberal and elastic in how they identify themselves regarding their sexuality and gender. And of course, they are. It’s the fashion of the day.” Read more here.
The Equality Act Would ‘Potato Head’ All Americans, by Kylee Zempel. “We’re talking about erasing sex and gender distinctions altogether and punishing anyone who resists that gender is fluid, any feminists who don’t think men should be allowed on women’s sports teams, and any church that doesn’t want to hire a transgender staff member. The legal meaning of bigotry and discrimination is about to define anyone who still believes in science.” Read more here.
Therapy Bans, APA Talking Points and Counseling Choice, by Andrè Van Mol, MD. “…[T]he desire for help in addressing unwanted same-sex attraction and gender dysphoria is usually and necessarily driven by the patients themselves, though critics often frame therapy as otherwise. Were it otherwise, change-allowing therapy would have collapsed long ago. Supply and demand dictate there is no market for what is not wanted.” Read more here.
Big Business Sides With Leftists in Pushing Highly Destructive ‘Equality Act,’ by Emily Jashinsky. “Because this progressive-or-bigot binary has such a chilling effect on free expression, extreme elements of the trans agenda like undermining Title IX, hormone treatments for children, and men in women’s shelters are enforced without robust debate. The cost of speaking up far outweighs the benefit for most people.” Read more here.
No, the FDA Shouldn’t Make the Abortion Pill More Accessible, by Grazie Pozo Christie. “Given how sensible the restrictions instituted by the FDA for the use of Mifeprex are, it may seem surprising that those who want to see them abandoned or disregarded should proclaim themselves the champions of women. They seem, rather, to be champions of the abortion industry and its leader, Planned Parenthood, which both stand to make fortunes by selling the drugs without proper oversight.” Read more here.
With the Insane ‘Equality Act,’ the Democrat Party Has Declared Total War on Reality, by Matt Walsh. “Let us try to wrap our heads around the sheer lunacy here… Under the Equality Act, one’s perception of themselves — even if incorrect — takes precedence over the reality of who they actually are. Indeed, the reality is no longer legally recognized at all. Delusion and fantasy supplant truth. Falsehood wins the day.” Read more here.
5 Things You Need to Know About the Extremist ‘Equality Act’ House Democrats Just Passed, by Margot Cleveland. “While Americans may shrug at The Equality Act’s Orwellian use of language, they will be made to care because the proposed law defines ‘gender identity’ so broadly that there is no limit to whom may demand to be treated legally as the opposite sex.” Read more here.
The ‘Equality Act’ is the Greatest Threat to Religious Freedom in Our Lifetime. We Must Stand Against It, by Gary Hamrick. “…[O]ver time we have forgotten God. And worse than forgetting God is the usurping of His authority by drafting laws that dishonor Him because they conflict with His moral code… In a free country, people have the freedom to deny God’s righteous standard. But that should not infringe upon the rights of those who wish to comply with His righteous standard.” Read more here.
Illinois Abortionist With Unsafe History Says State’s ‘Dangerous’ Parental Notification Law Must End, by Anne Marie Williams, RN, BSN. “Parental notification laws further help expose child abuse and trafficking, as abusers and traffickers are highly motivated to bring girls for abortions without their parents’ knowledge… Perhaps the most telling reason that abortion providers argue for the repeal of parental notification is the impact on their financial bottom line. Illinois Right to Life previously noted that abortions on minors dropped by 55% after the state’s parental notification law took effect in 2013.” Read more here.
‘Blessings of Liberty’: How ‘The Equality Act’ Viciously Attacks Christians, Freedom, Society, Sex, and You, by Christopher Bedford. “Meanwhile, Catholic school and other forms of religious education, rare alternatives to increasingly failing and liberal public education, will be compelled by the act to teach a concept of marriage antithetical to their faith, as well as the popular but absurd claim that boys can be girls and girls can be boys.” Read more here.
Standing Up to the Intolerant Equality Act, by Rep. Robert Good. “The Equality Act would make wholesale and damaging changes to our nation’s civil rights laws, with little to no debate in Congress regarding how this legislation will affect the daily lives of Americans and the institutions they hold dear. While the Equality Act purports to be an ‘inclusive’ piece of legislation, it … would ultimately put civil rights law at odds with long-standing religious beliefs pertaining to sex, sexuality, and other moral issues.” Read more here.
The ‘Equality Act’ Destroys Religious Liberty: Here’s What You Need to Know, by Ian Haworth. “Under such legislation, it is clear that religious liberty is trumped by this version of subjective ‘equality,’ all while ignoring other rights such as freedom of association. Further adding to this worry is that much of the language is intentionally vague, meaning that concrete rights such as religious freedom can be cast aside in favor of subjective and emotionally-driven assumptions and interpretations of ‘discrimination,’ whether or not that was the intent or reality.” Read more here.
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