The Equality Act: Gaslighting Reality, by Emilie Kao. “’Cisgender normativity’ might be an easy concept to dismiss along with erasure of mother and father, and the introduction of ‘chestfeeding.’ But to think of the gender identity revolution as merely another chapter in ‘woke’ wonderland would be to miss the import of the linguistic, cultural, and political revolution for the integrity of education, medicine, and science.” Read more here.
How ‘Equality Act’ Would Impose Transgender Ideology on Everyone, by Jerrett Stepman. “Proponents of the Equality Act, according to Baylor, maintain that the law would mean enforced LGBTQ curriculums, opening up private spaces for boys who ‘identify’ as girls, the participation of biological males in female sports, mandatory ‘preferred pronoun’ use, and a host of other policies for recipients of federal funds.” Read more here.
Democrats Block Laws Stopping Infanticide Even Though Babies Are Born Alive After Abortions, by Wesley Smith. “I don’t see any excuse for opposing abortion-survivor laws — even if one is adamantly in favor of unlimited abortion rights. A living baby outside the womb is not a fetus, but a neonate in medical terms. At that point, nobody is forcing the baby’s mother to gestate against her will. No one is controlling her body. Indeed, such laws do not prevent a single abortion because they only apply in an abortion’s aftermath.” Read more here.
Why the Equality Act is More Extreme Than the Bostock Decision, by John McCormack. “Laycock, a longtime supporter of gay marriage and proponent of enacting a federal gay-rights law, explained that the Equality Act ‘regulates religious non-profits and then it says that [the Religious Freedom Restoration Act] does not apply to any claim under the Equality Act. This would be the first time Congress has limited the reach of RFRA. This is not a good-faith attempt to reconcile competing interests. It is an attempt by one side to grab all the disputed territory and to crush the other side.’” Read more here.
The Equality Act: What to Know and What to Do, by John Stonestreet. “To be clear, you should only care about the Equality Act if you are a Christian, or a person of faith, or a woman, or own a business, or run a non-profit, or go to school, or teach at a school, or are a medical or mental-health professional, or (especially) are a female athlete, or under the age of 18, or ever use a public restroom. That’s not an exaggeration.” Read more here.
‘Equality Act’ Guts Religious Freedom, by Liberty Counsel. “Religious and nonprofit schools that violate the bill could lose their tax-exempt status and schools could lose accreditation – which means they could not accept student loans and many graduates would not be able to be accepted into graduate schools. The expanse of the bill includes church and college overnight stays with youth and/or students, dorms, sports, bathrooms, locker rooms, and showers.” Read more here.
5 Things to Know About the Anti-Family Equality Act That Could Pass This Week, by Raymond Wolfe. “With control of the presidency and both houses of Congress, Democrats are finally poised to enact their extreme anti-family and anti-life agenda into law… If the Equality Act makes it through Congress, the Biden administration has made clear that it will be approved by the White House and become law, ushering in a hard-left onslaught against religious rights in the United States.” Read more here.
The Counterfeit Equality Act: The Left’s Assault on Religious Liberty, by Ken Blackwell. “…[T]he Equality Act would reinstitute the kind of legal system discrimination the civil rights movement sought to undo, only on ideological rather than racial grounds… While the civil rights movement sought educational opportunities for all, the Equality Act will ensure the closure of Christian colleges and universities that are faithful to the Bible’s teachings about marriage, sexuality, and gender.” Read more here.
Amazon: Buy Anything You Could Ever Want, Except This Book Challenging Transgenderism, by Jeremy Beaman. “One has to assume, considering some quite illiberal social trends, that Anderson was struck down for suggesting that human nature and physiology have certain constancies, a notion that is anathema to progressivism… Amazon is treading on dangerous ground, shutting off debate over an issue with very serious implications that have by no means been settled.” Read more here.
Planned Parenthood’s New Report Reveals More Than 8.6 Million Abortions, by Katie Yoder. “But not all numbers rose. Prenatal services decreased from 9,798 in 2018—2019 to 8,626 in 2019–2020. Likewise, adoption referrals dropped dramatically from 4,279 in 2018—2019 to 2,667 in 2019–2020. These numbers reveal Planned Parenthood’s priorities.” Read more here.
Accommodating Trans Athletes Without Rejecting the Reality of Human Biology, by Quillette Magazine. “Thankfully, lawmakers and sports officials aren’t confined to this (as the expression goes) false policy binary, because there are ways to protect the integrity of female athletics while also treating transgender individuals with dignity and respect. One promising option, for instance, would be to preserve the traditionally defined female category while also rebranding the male category as an ‘open’ category that’s available to anyone.” Read more here.
These Girls Are Hurt by Transgender Competition, by Salena Zito. “Alanna Smith’s dedication to her sport is profound. Just listening to the elite high school track star explain her training schedule is exhausting. Yet no matter how hard she trains, if she has to compete against biological males, she stands no chance of winning. ‘There is simply a biological advantage that males have over females,’ explained the daughter of baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Lee Smith.” Read more here.
Yes, Biden’s HHS Pick Advocates Puberty Blockers, Medical Transition of Minors, by Amanda Prestigiacomo. “Dr. Rachel Levine, President Joe Biden’s pick as Assistant Secretary for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), advocates for the use of puberty blockers and the medical transition of minors… Levine has spoken publicly about support for the medical transition of minors and the use of puberty blockers for children who ‘just start puberty’ as a way to make sure they don’t ‘go through the wrong puberty.’” Read more here.
Equality Act is Trojan Horse for Abortion Lobby and More, by Melanie Israel. “Because of the way the Equality Act is drafted, this new definition of sex discrimination—understood to include a medical condition such as abortion—would be applied to areas of law, such as federally assisted programs, public accommodations, and Obamacare’s nondiscrimination provision. In practice, it could mean that a health care provider would be discriminating on the basis of sex if they refused to perform an abortion procedure; …and health insurance plans could be discriminating on the basis of sex if they do not include coverage for elective abortions.” Read more here.
Joe Biden’s ‘War on Women’: Equality Act to End Legal Recognition of Biological Sex, by Dr. Susan Berry. “Schilling warned while the ‘Equality’ Act sounds virtuous, ‘every member of Congress should recognize’ that a vote in favor of it ‘is a vote against women, particularly women and girl athletes, as well as a vote against Americans of faith.’” Read more here.
The Institution of Marriage and the Virtuous Society, by David Lutz. “The transition from a traditional to liberal society has been accompanied by a transformation in our understanding of marriage from an institutional model to a romantic model. While romantic love is a powerful motivator to form personal relationships, it often fades when those relationships become rocky. Traditional marriage is a social institution with moral obligations; it forms the core of families, promotes social stability, and endures, fluctuating emotions notwithstanding.” Read more here.
Why the ‘Equality Act’ Democrats Want to Pass This Week Should Really Be Called the ‘Destroy Our Daughters Act,’ by Margot Cleveland. “America’s girls deserve better than to be sacrificed on the altar of the extreme transgender movement that holds the support of powerful politicians and corporate media. To date, all but a few parents have remained silent, either out of misplaced compassion for those declaring themselves transgender or out of fear of public shaming. But if average Americans don’t rise up now and make their voices heard, it will soon be too late—and their daughters will suffer the consequences.” Read more here.
Planned Parenthood Kills More Babies in Abortions Than Anyone in America, by Steven Ertelt. “When looking at the Guttmacher figures, Planned Parenthood killed 41.1% of all babies whose lives are unceremoniously ended in abortions every year. And compared to the CDC figures, Planned Parenthood kills 57.2% of all babies who die in abortions on an annual basis.” Read more here.
Why Democrats’ Equality Act is Dangerous to Women, Children, and Gay People Like Me, by John Paul Moran. “This bill would require Americans to consider gender identity and even biological sex a personal choice, not an objective fact… This will turn any recognition of the difference between biological sexes, or any preference for traditional sexual relationships or genders, or even the scientific definition of the two sexes, into potential ‘hate’ crimes.” Read more here.
Biden’s Executive Order on Gender Discrimination Has Muddied Waters on Title IX. Challenges Could Clear That Up, by Sarah Parshall Perry. “Either these activities and facilities can be separated by biological sex, or they must be sex-neutral and open to anyone for any reason. Doing that, of course, would vitiate 50 years of progress women have made toward sex parity in education. Gender identity cannot replace biological sex in federal law with the simple stroke of a presidential pen.” Read more here.
Before Rejoining UN Human Rights Council, U.S. Should Commit to Authentic Human Rights, by Elyssa Koren. “If the U.S. joins the ranks of these progressive champions of faux rights – advancing issues such as the ‘right’ to abortion or elimination of ‘hate speech’ – its ability to play a real role in the revitalization of the international human rights system will be jeopardized. Unfortunately, thus far, the Biden administration has not shown a willingness to put consensus-based efforts before divisive agendas.” Read more here.
Three Gay Men All Identify as the Father, by Binary Australia. “The redefinition of marriage in recent years has paved the way for many interpretations that challenge the concept of family and identity. From the age-old, time-honoured definition of one man and one woman, we are now left to navigate a de-gendered society that also includes ‘throuples.’” Read more here.
Promise to America’s Children Warns of Destructive Equality Act LGBT Agenda, by Emilie Kao and Jared Eckert. “After 1964, federal courts ordered public schools to teach black history to remedy discrimination against African Americans. In like fashion, federal courts could also order schools to teach the sexual orientation and gender identity curricula… Imposing one political viewpoint on students on questions about gender and sexual orientation stigmatizes those who hold disfavored views.” Read more here.
Expert Warns: Smartphone Generation ‘Raised on Hardcore Porn,’ Church Must Address Coming ‘Tsunami,’ by Leah MarieAnn Klett. “Shimer acknowledged that talking about porn in the church is ‘awkward, uncomfortable, and surrounded in shame,’ but stressed that it’s ‘not going away…’ The father-of-four also encouraged parents to have the ‘porn and sex talk’ with their children at earlier ages, warning that the ‘world will fill in the blanks if we don’t.’” Read more here.
Entering the Age of Trans Amazons, by Carolyn Moynihan. “Barbara Ehardt, a legislator from Idaho … told the Montana Judiciary Committee hearing that allowing a transgender woman to compete on a collegiate women’s sports team would force teams at other schools to change their recruiting practices and seek transgender players of their own in order to remain competitive.” Read more here.
House to Consider ‘Equality Act’ – a Threat to Life and Freedom, by Jeff Johnston. “The ‘Equality Act’ would elevate these to the same level as other protected characteristics, such as race, color, religion, sex and national origin. In doing so, it threatens First Amendment freedoms such as religious liberty, free speech and freedom of association. The legislation creates even more havoc, threatening women’s sports, conscience rights, charitable institutions, privacy and safety.” Read more here.
Protecting Newborns is Common Sense. Time for Congress to Take Action, by Rep. Ann Wagner and Rep. Steve Scalise. “The fact remains that the law of the land cannot and should not tolerate one premature baby being taken to the intensive care unit, while another baby—at the same age, born during an abortion—is left to die. The Born-Alive Act doesn’t just deserve a vote on the House floor, it deserves to be voted on, passed, and permanently enshrined into law.” Read more here.
Countries Ask to Change UN Procedures to Impose Abortion and LGBT, by Rebecca Oas, Ph.D. and Stefano Gennarini, J.D. “The longstanding way UN negotiations come to agreement is with consensus rather than voting. Though consensus has changed over the years, it still allows a relatively small group of countries to block the political wishes of larger groups. This may be changing. Progressive countries are increasingly frustrated that consensus has in some venues blocked both abortion and the LGBT agenda.” Read more here.
Conservative Groups Lament Reintroduction of ‘Conscience-Crushing,’ ‘Orwellian’ Equality Act, by Ryan Foley. “Ryan T. Anderson, president of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, described the Equality Act as ‘Orwellian’ and ‘legislative malpractice that turns equality on its head,’ adding, ‘It isn’t drafted as a shield to protect vulnerable minorities from unjust discrimination, but as a sword to persecute those who do not embrace new sexual and gender ideologies.’” Read more here.
LGBTs Lose Again at UN Commission, by Stefano Gennarini, J.D. “’Family-oriented’ is the compromise between those who want to mention ‘the family’ and those who want ‘family diversity.’ The EU will always block ‘the family’ and conservative countries will always block ‘family diversity.’ Conservatives tend to consider ‘family oriented’ as a win, however, since ‘diversity’ is considered an outright reference to homosexual and other couplings.” Read more here.
The Backlash to Biden’s Transgender Agenda is Already Brewing, by Tyler O’Neil. “Many of these bills have a good chance of becoming law, and these efforts represent a long-overdue backlash to the radical activism of transgender identity in various aspects of American society. Unfortunately, most of the legacy media has bought into the worldview of transgenderism. Outlets like CNN have reported these legislative efforts as ‘anti-LGBTQ bills.’” Read more here.
Feminists Now Call Abortion Drugs ‘Missed Period Pills’ to Make Killing Babies Sound Better, by Petra Phn. “According to the Contraception article, the ‘missed period pill’ would be a uterine evacuation drug or combination of drugs, like mifepristone and misoprostol (which are the two main drugs used in a medical abortion procedure). The true purpose of these drugs are [sic] to bring on a period by causing an abortion if a woman is late for her period because of pregnancy.” Read more here.
Academics Called Breastfeeding ‘Ethically Problematic’ Because It Endorses ‘Gender Roles.’ Their View is Gaining Traction, by Benjamin Zeisloft. “U.S. academics wrote in study [sic] published in 2016 that the promotion of breastfeeding as the ‘natural’ way to feed infants is ‘ethically problematic.’ The academics argued that the term ‘breastfeeding’ could ‘endorse controversial set of values about family life and gender roles.’ Now, major hospitals in the United Kingdom are echoing these points.” Read more here.
UN’s Sexual Orientation-Gender Identity ‘Expert’ Aims to Bully Foes of LGBT Agenda, by Elyssa Koren. “Rather than focusing on holding governments accountable for legitimate abuses, the office instead has delved into the promotion of so-called sexual rights, which have no foundation in international law. Moreover, it has evinced a commitment to advancing radical ‘sexuality’ education for minors, even at the cost of crushing fundamental human rights, such as the rights of parents and the right to freedom of religion.” Read more here.
Leftist Activists Try to Ban Researchers From Studying Transgender People, by Chad Felix Greene. “The University of California at Los Angeles’s Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior was preparing a National Institute of Health-backed study to better understand brain structures and responses among people living with gender dysphoria… Its researchers were seeking transgender participants when LGBT activists demanded the study be shut down.” Read more here.
‘Transition’ Treatment Harms Kids, Veteran Psychiatrist at UK Gender Clinic Says, by Nicole Russell. “Newman asks the psychiatrist in the interview whether children are at risk while receiving treatments at Tavistock. Bell replies: ‘They’re less at risk now because the puberty blockers have been stopped. The puberty blockers have been stopped because there is no evidence base for them at all… By putting them on that pathway, it rather becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy.’” Read more here.
Behind the Curtain of Planned Parenthood’s ‘Gender Factories,’ by Tony Perkins. “And if you think these profit-first radicals are going to involve parents — think again. Just like abortion and radical sex ed and everything else Planned Parenthood offers, ‘you can walk into a clinic at 15 in some states — without your mom or dad’s permission, without so much as a therapist’s note,’ Abigail warns, ‘and get a course of testosterone that day.’” Read more here.
The Equality Act Could Force Faith-Based Organizations to Close Their Doors, by James Whitford. “Charitable work has always been done by people, not cogs in a social-assistance machine. These are individuals who make considerable sacrifices to aid the poor in their communities. The love that drives these humanitarian efforts is rooted in a deep faith. Forced to ignore something as fundamental as sex, not only faith-based shelters, but also Christian counseling services, Catholic adoption agencies, and even single-sex schools would be unable to fulfill their missions.” Read more here.
UN Human Rights Office Prepares Global ‘LGBT Hate Groups’ Blacklist, by Stefano Gennarini, J.D. “The UN rights office is collecting the names of anyone who opposes the LGBT agenda in any way. Politicians, religious leaders, and organizations from around the world who defend life and family will likely be put on a blacklist by the UN office for human rights. The drastic new measure may be used to impose sanctions on pro-family advocates and expose them to terrorist attacks.” Read more here.
As Illinois Considers Comprehensive K-12 Sex Ed, Here’s What Parents Should Know, by Anne Marie Williams. “The REACH Act places heavy emphasis on ‘consent,’ which it defines as ‘knowing, affirmative, conscious, and voluntary agreement to engage in specific interpersonal, physical, or sexual activity at any given time.’ While the Act goes on to specify myriad, drawn-out details of ‘consent,’ research on college-age men and women has consistently shown that ‘consent’ remains a notoriously murky concept at best.” Read more here.
Snapchat is Indoctrinating Children Even More Than Their Teachers Are, by Evita Duffy. “Simply sharing my everyday feed should make it obvious Snapchat clearly seeks to indoctrinate American youth. It provides slanted news from legacy media publications that are selective and misleading. It confuses children’s sexuality. It presents bizarre relationships as normal, lying to kids by labeling these ways of life happy and healthy.” Read more here.
The War on Women’s Sports: Wisconsin Man Wins Women’s Cycling Race, by M.D. Kittle. “The winner of the USA Cycling-sanctioned event was Kenzie Statz, a cyclist who was born male and now identifies as a transgender woman… Statz has been finishing in the money in a number of races. Before transitioning and competing in the women’s events, it appears Statz didn’t fare nearly as well in the men’s competitions.” Read more here.
Feminists Torn: Abortion Giant Planned Parenthood Now Major Player in Transgender Industry, by Dr. Susan Berry. “Feminist organization Women’s Liberation Front (WoLF), which also supports abortion rights, has been at the forefront of challenging the elimination of women’s and girls’ sports as a result of the willingness of the Biden administration to make biological sex subservient to gender identity. The group tweeted Shrier’s post, asserting, ‘It’s infuriating’ that Planned Parenthood has been ‘hijacked…’” Read more here.
Global Family Planning Coalition Subsumed in Abortion, by Rebecca Oas, Ph.D. “Between providing opportunities for IPPF and MSI to promote their broader agendas, the event showcased FP2020’s crowning achievement: 60 million additional users of modern contraception since 2012. This fell significantly short of the partnership’s goal of adding 120 million new users in that time.” Read more here.
Is There Really ‘No Wrong Way to Be a Woman?’ by Ann Farmer. “We cannot be too surprised that having dehumanised and destroyed unborn females in the name of female choice, those females who do get to be born are subjected to dehumanisation, albeit the rather less violent form of being ditched from the dictionary. ‘There is no wrong way to be a woman?’ Let’s not kid ourselves. In the eyes of UN Women and feminist ideologues, one way is very, very wrong indeed: it’s called being a mother.” Read more here.
Inside Planned Parenthood’s Gender Factory, by Abigail Shrier. “The Planned Parenthood clinic where she worked was located in a small town of roughly 30,000. Abortions were the clinic’s ‘bread and butter,’ something this employee fully supports. But, she noted, ‘trans identifying kids are cash cows, and they are kept on the hook for the foreseeable future in terms of follow-up appointments, bloodwork, meetings, etc., whereas abortions are (hopefully) a one-and-done situation.’” Read more here.
Why Not SRHR? by Rebecca Oas, Ph.D. “In the quarter century since the Cairo and Beijing conferences, the progress made by gay and lesbian (and, increasingly, transgender) activists has in many ways surpassed that achieved by proponents of abortion. While both topics still remain far from global consensus, the barriers to the inclusion and definition of ‘sexual rights’ in global negotiations are facing a battering ram of ever-increasing size.” Read more here.
Why Every Child Deserves Married Parents and a Society Who Helps Them Get That, by Ryan Everson. “Every child deserves to live with a married mother and father who love their child and are committed to each other. Parents play an irreplaceable role in helping their children learn proper discipline and moral values, taking their child to extracurriculars that strengthen persistence and teamwork skills, and much more. The data clearly show that married parents are best able to provide these numerous benefits.” Read more here.
Catholic Schools and Transgender Students, by Gerard V. Bradley. “Incarnation no doubt teaches that the earth is spherical and that it revolves around the sun. Flat-earthers are not permitted to opt out; they flunk earth science. Those who deny the truth of heliocentrism flunk astronomy. Were Incarnation to make the little girl’s sex a matter of opinion or individual conviction, it would sharply distinguish the reality of one’s sex from scientific facts. It would make the stubborn objective reality of being male or female a matter of subjective belief.” Read more here.
Africans Plead With Joe Biden to Stop Paying Their Countries to Kill Children, by Helen Raleigh. “Stella Marris, an entrepreneur in Nigeria, lists five things Nigerians need more than abortions: poverty alleviation, education, employment, electricity, and better infrastructure. She also points out that abortion is illegal in Nigeria. She pleaded with President Biden: ‘Please help us, don’t kill us.’” Read more here.
The Science-Denying Woke War on Women and Girls is Speeding Up, by Stacey Lennox. “As mothers, grandmothers, aunts, and women, we must stand up for our girls and their right to continue to have equal opportunities … without competition from biological boys. Compassion does not require acquiescence, and to protect girls, we must loudly proclaim the unique, extraordinary, and essential role biological women play in society in a word [sic] gone mad.” Read more here.
What Does It Mean to Be Trans, Anyway? by Glenn T. Stanton. “…[B]eing ‘trans’ is not a function of the body, but of the mind, of one’s own, subjective self-perception. It is psychological and not physiological, rooted in feelings of identity and not the physical body. And this is the problem with transgenderism as a social and public issue. Trans politics requires everyone else to deny objective biology in favor of one individual’s subjective perception.” Read more here.
First, Do No Harm: A New Model for Treating Trans-Identified Children, by Susan Evans and Marcus Evans. “It’s worth re-emphasising the importance of not separating gender dysphoria from other aspects of a person’s mental functioning, since many of the young people who present with gender incongruence have co-morbid problems. The denial of the psychological factors influencing the desire to transition can unwittingly lead the patient and health professionals to embrace concrete, affirmative solutions, while ignoring relevant aspects of the individual’s mental-health situation and personal history.” Read more here.
Biden’s Trans Rights Proclamation Tramples Women’s Rights, by Larry O’Connor. “’The president’s belief is that trans rights are human rights.’ There it is. In one fell swoop, the Biden Administration negated (or at the very least watered-down) the famous proclamation that ‘women’s rights are human rights’ declared by none other than then-First Lady Hillary Clinton.” Read more here.
‘Pregnant People’ in Parliament, by Maya Forstater. “Like parts of the NHS websites it studiously avoids the word woman or female pronouns and talks about a ‘person [who] is pregnant’ and a ‘person [who] has given birth to a child’ as though this might be a situation that Boris Johnson or Jacob Rees Mogg, or Winston Churchill or Benjamin Disraeli before them, might have found themselves in.” Read more here.
We Must Protect Women’s Sports, by Nikki Haley. “If this trend isn’t stopped, the achievements of so many brave women over so many years will be erased. That’s wrong. It’s insulting. And women know it, too, whether they’re retired athletes, middle-aged mothers, or a 16-year-old girl thinking of signing up for swimming. They’re just afraid to speak out, because they know they’ll be silenced and called bigots.” Read more here.
New App Could Connect Gender-Confused Minors With Hormone Treatment for $99 a Month, by Jonathon Van Maren. “Girls can do an end-run around parents, psychiatrists, and others who might caution them, and for a monthly fee of only $99, ‘customers telechat with a Plume doctor and then get hormone blockers shipped directly to their front door.’ They provide a lot of bang for your buck, too…” Read more here.
I Know What Happens to the Kids in ‘Transhood,’ Because It Happened to Me, by Walt Heyer. “We need to stop pretending that doctors have scientific backing for their recommendations to transition children socially and medically. They do not. In fact, a great amount of research shows transgender treatments are medically harmful to children.” Read more here.
Texas is Kicking Planned Parenthood Out of Medicaid. We Are Not Powerless, by Lauren Enriquez. “The fact that Planned Parenthood is subsidized by taxpayers anywhere to begin with is mind-boggling. The abortion Goliath, according to its own annual report, kills 947 children a day. That’s analogous to four dozen kindergarten classrooms full of children, snuffed out by one catastrophically violent organization, day after day.” Read more here.
Women Shouldn’t Accept Third Place in a Race They Won, by Kelley Paul. “Some transgender advocates insist that hormone therapy erases the physical advantages of male athletes. Hogwash. Hormone therapy cannot and does not magically decrease the size of a male’s larger and longer bones, his larger and stronger tendons, nor his larger heart and lung capacity.” Read more here.
Religious Freedom in Europe is Becoming More of an Issue, by John Burger. “Europe is not the first place most people think of when they hear talk about threats to religious liberty. But Church leaders there have recently been cautioning about trends in that direction.” Read more here.
ACLU ‘Myths and Facts’ About Transgender Athletes Debunked, by Penny Starr. “The election of Joe Biden has opened the floodgates to activists advocating for erasing the lines between biological sexes… It has also caused left-wing organizations like the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) to put forth a narrative that turns science on its head by creating ‘facts’ about what it means to be transgender.” Read more here.
Transgender Madness is Destroying Girls Sports, by Michael Reagan. “…[U]nless millions of fathers – and mothers – unite in their anger, in five years there’s liable to be no female sports at all in our public high schools or colleges. What sane young girl is going to want to get deeply involved in a sport like swimming when she sees that transgender women are unfairly dominating it?” Read more here.
Seattle Schools Teach K-5 Students to Pick Gender, Disrupt Nuclear Family, by Jason Rantz. “All the lessons and resources center on 13 guiding principles, which include being queer and trans affirming. They tell young children to do ‘the work required to dismantle cis-gender privilege and uplift Black trans folk.’ Teachers are specifically informed that their ‘students need to see how problematic our binary notions of gender are.’” Read more here.
The Moral Incoherence of ‘Family Privilege’ Ideology, by Daniel Frost and Hal Boyd. “Marriage is by definition a kind of relationship that society identifies as uniquely dignified and valuable. To argue that marriage is no more valuable than any other relational form is therefore to undermine the notion itself. It was precisely for this reason that many same-sex couples objected to the idea of civil unions, even though they were legally identical to marriage.” Read more here.
5.8 Million Fewer Babies: America’s Lost Decade in Fertility, by Lyman Stone. “The loss of babies in the U.S. will have momentous consequences in the future, as the next generation is smaller than the one before it. The economic consequences of low fertility can be dire… But these societal effects are of secondary importance to what low fertility means in the lives of those who experience ‘missing births,’ ranging from rising loneliness to aging alone to less happiness.” Read more here.
Honduras Bans Abortion and Same-Sex Marriage Over Objections of UN Experts, by Stefano Gennarini, J.D. “The UN office argued that complete bans on abortion have been declared violations of human rights by UN experts because they prevent abortion from being addressed as a public health issue. The UN office it lamented the measure against ‘marriage equality’ because it might ‘increase inequality and discrimination on the basis of gender.’” Read more here.
For Female Athlete, Biden’s Transgender Executive Order is ‘Heartbreaking,’ by Nicole Russell. “…[T]o require biological males and females to compete against each other, under the guise of anti-discrimination laws, is to require that we as a society either deny these scientific facts or state that Title IX is now null and void. We cannot accept both that men and women are exactly the same and that women are protected from sex discrimination.” Read more here.
We’ve Been Erased by Victorian Politicians, by Leah Gray. “I know from personal experience that there are many ex-LGBT voices like mine which testify to the life-saving benefits of counselling for unwanted homosexual or transgender feelings… But our experience and our research are being ignored by the Victorian government and by the media. When we attempt to speak up, we are dismissed as ignorant bigots by LGBT activists.” Read more here.
Biden’s HHS Nominees Lack Basic Competence in Public Health, but Boy, Do They Protect Abortionists, by Tom McClusky. “While in Congress, Becerra received a 100% rating from Planned Parenthood and pro-abortion NARAL Pro-Choice America. As California attorney general, Becerra used his power to protect Planned Parenthood from a baby body parts trafficking scandal, instead using his office to file charges against the organization that exposed the outrage.” Read more here.
Why Rand Paul and LGBT Champion Martina Navratilova Agree About Transgender Athletes, by Jack Hunter. “For the record, I have defended transgender Americans and pleaded with others … to try to understand and be more compassionate toward one of the least understood groups of people in our society. But this does not mean that people who were born biologically male but now identify otherwise should be able to compete athletically with females. This is basic common sense, as both Paul and Navratilova have expressed in different ways.” Read more here.
How Hollywood and Washington Can Better Protect Children From Harmful Media Content in 2021, by Tim Winter. “What will be the ultimate result if we don’t reverse this trend of sexualized content marketed to children? A generation of children who are desensitized to their own sexual exploitation; a more accepting sexualized culture; and programming standards that foment the appetites of sexual predators and pedophiles…” Read more here.
10 Steps for Resisting Joe Biden’s Order to Transgender Public Schools, by Joy Pullman. “Every single one of us needs to understand the stakes here are not at all about a few trans kids playing on opposite-sex sports teams… The obvious reality that men and women are different in meaningful ways that require us to treat them differently in some contexts is a hill to stake a claim on and refuse to budge no matter the outcome.” Read more here.
The Biden Doctrine on Abortion, by Valerie Huber. “Instead of giving priority to meet the family planning needs of low-income families, as we did and as the Title X legislation requires, this executive action sets in motion the unlawful subsidization of the abortion industry, likely leaving poor women to suffer.” Read more here.
How to Protect Human Life After Conception, by Rep. Alex Mooney. “Also, thanks to science, we know a baby’s heart starts to beat at about six weeks into pregnancy; nails begin to form starting at 10 weeks; and babies have fingerprints by 13 weeks. Our understanding of life and pregnancy has grown with scientific advancement, further confirming the humanity of children long before birth.” Read more here.
On Abortion, the ‘Show Me’ State Shows the Way, by Michael J. New. “During the Biden administration, it will be difficult for pro-lifers to change federal public policy. They will have to play defense and work to save the Hyde amendment, which prohibits direct federal funding of elective abortion. But there is still plenty that pro-lifers can do at the state level… Missouri’s multi-pronged strategy of street-level activism, church involvement, pro-life legislation, and support for pregnant women should serve as a model for other states to follow.” Read more here.
Social Media Platforms Ban Christians for Disagreeing With Transgender Ideology, by Movieguide Staff. “Social media’s censorship of anyone who disagrees with their viewpoints will, undoubtedly, bleed from politics into biblical truths. It is vital for Christians to stand up for what God says about human biology and sexuality as pressure from the government, big tech, and the world increases. As Brown puts it: ‘In the end, Twitter may suspend me or block me (and countless others). But they cannot change the truth.’” Read more here.
YouTube Megastar Followed by Millions of Young Children Comes Out as LGBT, by Jonathon Van Maren. “YouTube personalities like Siwa are called ‘influencers’ for a reason — it’s because they have influence in spades, and their audiences listen to them. Siwa, obviously, didn’t start this parade — she’s just getting on the bandwagon. In fact, she’s part of a trend where teen girls actually worry that they’re ‘dumb and boring’ if they’re straight, especially now that there’s so many other options to choose from…” Read more here.
Human Rights Campaign Releases Report Showing Enormous Corporate Support for LGBT-Identified Individuals, by Jeff Johnston. “It’s not enough to simply hire LGBT-identified individuals, supervisors must undergo training that ‘includes gender identity and sexual orientation as discrete topics’ and ‘provides definitions or scenarios illustrating the policy for each…’ Firms must have ‘gender transition guidelines with supportive restroom, dress code and documentation guidance.’” Read more here.
It’s Not Just ‘Gender Dysphoria.’ It’s Now ‘Rapid Onset Marxism,’ by Walt Heyer. “Intentionally or not, men who live as women, as I did, make a mockery of what it means to be a woman. Requiring the other 99.7% of the population to play along denies biological reality and amounts to gaslighting, forcing them to agree that men can become women and vice versa simply by declaring it. On the other hand, forcing people to use non-gendered designations for family relationships further dehumanizes and demoralizes relationships.” Read more here.
Why I Support the Unalienable Right to Life, by Rep. Ralph Norman. “My grandson was 1 pound, 15 ounces when he was born. Now, he is my daily reminder that the lives of millions of premature infants, whose heartbeats are detected, can be cut short due to the legalization of abortion and current laws that insufficiently prevent infanticide.” Read more here.
Biden Cancels Women, by Rob Jenkins. “In that [Executive Order], he essentially declared that, as far as the law is concerned, men can be women. And in doing so, he utterly wiped out an entire category of human beings known for centuries as ‘women.’ For, as Matt Walsh and others have persuasively argued, if anyone can be a woman, the distinction, the designation itself, becomes meaningless.” Read more here.
Investigation of 50 States Reveals Horrific Conditions in Abortion Clinics, by Steven H. Aden. “California law protects dogs, cats, and other animals from unscrupulous veterinary clinics… Why, then, does California law provide no standards whatsoever to safeguard women experiencing abortion from dirty and dangerous abortion businesses? Because every single one of the commonsense medical standards that use to protect California women from fly-by-night abortionists … have been wiped off the books by state courts or pro-abortion lawmakers, at the urging of abortion practitioners and advocates.” Read more here.
Why Are We Killing Babies When Babies Are Wanted? by Kathryn Jean Lopez. “One of the problems here, of course, is that abortion isn’t mere health care. It isn’t your heart medication or chemotherapy for cancer… Abortion is the ending of a life. It’s the severing of the most precious bond there is, the one between a mother and child.” Read more here.
On Nation’s Report Card on Life, These States Score Highest, by Katie Glenn. “Over 20 states have acknowledged the medical reality that unborn babies feel pain, and they’ve passed laws prohibiting abortions on that basis. At least 36 states recognize mother and baby as separate victims of homicide or assault, providing justice for both when a violent crime occurs.” Read more here.
Is Abortion for Down Syndrome ‘Eugenics’? by Michael Cook. “’The point is not that parents facing perhaps the most difficult decision of their lives should be branded eugenicists, but simply to indicate that despite protests to the contrary, eugenics has not been fully consigned to history’s dustbin. As a society, we are still deciding who is and is not born based on genes…’” Read more here.
Small-Town Iowa Public Schools Teach Preschoolers Transgenderism and Judging People by Skin Color, by Joy Pullman. “On the school district’s webpage about this ‘week of action’ slated for Feb. 1-5, it reprints the ‘Black Lives Matter at School Guiding Principles,’ which include the following: ‘6. Queer Affirming – We are committed to fostering a queer‐affirming network. When we gather, we do so with the intention of freeing ourselves from the tight grip of heteronormative thinking or, rather, the belief that all in the world are heterosexual unless s/he or they disclose otherwise.’” Read more here.
Insuring Rights for ‘Wrong’ Bodies, by Jean C. Lloyd. “The analogy has been made before, but can you imagine a woman self-diagnosing breast cancer and referring herself for a mastectomy? What competent physician would accommodate her request without investigation? Moreover, does someone have the right to use health insurance to induce a state of unhealth in the body—with no demonstrated benefit for the mind—especially if that someone is a minor?” Read more here.
President Biden Signs Executive Order to Fund the Global Abortion Industry, by Stefano Gennarini, J.D. “Biden’s order effectively forces U.S. taxpayers to fund abortion giants International Planned Parenthood Federation, Marie Stopes International and hundreds of foreign groups that perform and promote abortion across the developing world, including by lobbying to repeal protections for the unborn.” Read more here.
Uniting Virtually, Pro-Lifers Will Continue to Protect Life, by Kay C. James. “…[T]he virtual nature of the event doesn’t change the urgency of the cause for the pro-life movement. A new administration and Congress are poised to roll back protections for the unborn and do even more to promote abortion, including ending the bipartisan Hyde Amendment to allow for the direct taxpayer funding of abortions.” Read more here.
Thirty-Five Nations Declared There is No International Right to Abortion, but Now There Are Only 34, Because Biden Has Pulled the U.S. Out, by Jonathan Abbamonte. “Despite the departure of the U.S. from the agreement, the Declaration remains valid as strong evidence that a significant number of countries do not consider abortion to be a human right under international law. The Declaration is currently being hosted by the government of Brazil and will remain open indefinitely to additional countries that wish to sign the Declaration.” Read more here.
Will the International Community Join in Condemning China’s Uighur Genocide? by Rebecca Oas, Ph.D. “China’s size and power have made UN entities reluctant to provoke it, which had devastating consequences when the World Health Organization was slow to respond to the growing COVID-19 pandemic and instead repeated the Chinese government’s talking points. For many countries, defending China on human rights issues could mean keeping a valuable trading partner.” Read more here.
Why the Mexico City Policy is So Significant, by Matt Hadro. “As pro-abortion groups withdrew from partnership with the U.S. over the pro-life requirements, their funding shortfall was not insignificant. The International Planned Parenthood Federation estimated in 2017 it would lose $100 million annually in funding, while Marie Stopes International estimated an $80 million funding shortfall.” Read more here.
BLM Targets Its Own Children Via Gender Confusion and Sterilization, by Marc Little. “Many black parents think BLM diversity lessons uplift black children, but one of the main goals is to make them question their gender. Once children question their gender by saying they are ‘unsure,’ they are placed in the LGBTQ+ category, because Q means Queer or ‘Questioning.’ When children become ‘unsure’ they are counseled by a ‘trusted adult’ to ‘explore’ or ‘experiment’ with their gender at school via gender expression.” Read more here.
Federal Court Upholds Conscience Protections for Doctors, by Nicole Russell. “While this ruling should be applauded, this lawsuit should not have been necessary in the first place. Under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act and the First Amendment, religious providers should not have to give care in a way that violates their beliefs, but lawsuits suggesting otherwise challenged that concept.” Read more here.
There’s an Industry to Provide Transgender Kids With ‘Accessories’ They Weren’t Born With, by Jonathon Van Maren. “A cottage industry to service this need has popped up, with “packers” for girls who identify as boys to put in their underwear to mimic a penis (the sophisticated ones are advertised as capable of permitting gender dysphoric girls to pee standing up just like a real boy); binders, which girls can use to flatten their breasts and present as male prior to obtaining double mastectomies; and a wide range of carefully tailored apparel.” Read more here.
Researchers Find Promoting Marriage is the Key to Asia’s Demographic Woes, by Shannon Roberts. “While many governments have tried adopting family-friendly policies to raise the fertility rate, including extending parental leave, providing flexible working hours, and offering a baby bonus, the effect of these policies has been modest on their own according to Chen and Yip. Thus they concluded that, if governments can remove the barriers to marriage and raise the marriage rate, there would be a significant increase in total fertility rates…” Read more here.
Biden’s Politically Correct Assault on Girls Sports, by Washington Examiner. “This anti-woman policy is being propounded in the name of a politically correct gender ideology that rejects basic biological facts about men and women in the name of ‘tolerance.’ This gender ideology now demands the submission of all who question it, under penalty of lawfare and personal cancellation.” Read more here.
Despite Its Good Intentions, Victoria’s ‘Conversion Therapy’ Bill Will Cause More Harm Than It Prevents, by Mark Sneddon. “The Bill will effectively force clinicians to affirm a person’s desire for body transition and prescribe the drugs for body transition because to do otherwise will leave them open to the accusation of engaging in a ‘suppression’ of gender identity inviting criminal investigation, Victorian Equal Opportunity & Human Rights Commission investigation and compliance notices and presumably professional sanctions.” Read more here.
Five Reasons Biden’s Move to Rejoin the WHO is Bad News, by Kimberly Ells. “The WHO not only supports sexual rights for children but is a strong advocate for eliminating parental consent in regard to abortion, contraception, and other sexual services for young people. With these five reasons in view, it is dumbfounding that the Biden administration made a top priority of ensnaring the US in this ethically corrupt organization once again.” Read more here.
State Legislation Would Protect Gender-Confused Children – Here’s How You Can Help, by Jeff Johnston. “While most eyes have been on the presidential transition and inauguration, many state legislatures are already in session. Legislators in at least eight states have proposed new bills that would protect gender-confused children and teens from permanently altering and irrevocably damaging their bodies with puberty blockers, opposite-sex hormones and surgeries.” Read more here.
What the Biden Administration is Expected to Do About U.S. International Policy on Human Rights, by Elyssa Koren. “Perhaps of greatest impact, on the issue of U.S. foreign aid, the Biden administration is expected to revoke the Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance Policy. As a result, billions of U.S. dollars that currently go toward maternal health assistance abroad would be used to promote abortion. U.S. taxpayer dollars would fund abortions in the developing world, including in many countries where the practice is either illegal or heavily restricted.” Read more here.
The Transgender Agenda Will Eviscerate Title IX, by Rob Jenkins. “Transgender advocates argue that boys who identify as girls actually ARE girls. No, biologically, they’re not—and in sports, biology matters. Others insist that males have no inherent physical advantage over females. I’m sorry, but anyone who believes that is either seriously delusional or has never played sports (or both).” Read more here.
Virginia Values Act Makes Everyone Who Disagrees a Bigot, by Nicole Russell. “In the United States, citizens of a certain sexual orientation or gender identity must be able to live peacefully with those who espouse traditional Christian beliefs without one labeling the other a bigot. Unfortunately, the Virginia Values Act elevates protections to another level, criminalizing anyone who dares to hold different beliefs and practices.” Read more here.
Equality Act’s Attack on Religious Liberty, Medical Conscience, by Wesley J. Smith. “The bill guts the Religious Freedom Restoration Act as a defense against acts deemed discriminatory in the bill. Among other wrongs, this could force Catholic hospitals to permit sterilization, contraception, abortion, and transgender surgeries on premises despite their being prohibited by Catholic moral teaching.” Read more here.
Biden’s Trans Agenda Threatens the Military, Science, and Women’s Rights, by Tyler O’Neil. “Biden’s transgender agenda threatens to erode basic biological facts in the military, the health and science establishment, and the culture at large. His agenda threatens the safety of women’s private spaces, fairness in women’s sports, clarity in medicine, and best practices in the military. While the Biden administration touts ‘inclusivity,’ a rush of transgender people into the military may seriously harm morale, as female troops fear abuses at the hands of ostensibly transgender men and as suicide rates may increase.” Read more here.
Abortion – The Issue That Will Not Die, by Jerry Newcombe. “Where’s the most dangerous place to be in America today? In your mother’s womb. It should be the safest. The Court has unleashed this nightmare, provoking the wrath of Almighty God against the nation that sheds innocent blood – and so much of it too. ‘We the people’ did not get to decide this. The Court did.” Read more here.
Roe v. Wade’s Millions of Ghosts in the Cradle Haunt Us All, by Nathanael Blake. “At the time, it might have been said: forgive them, for they know not what they do. For most people in 1973, the womb was a black box; few knew much about fetal development. But we know. We excitedly share ultrasound photos via text and social media, and we stick the printouts on our fridges… We know. We have seen the moving limbs and the tiny fingers and the beating hearts.” Read more here.
Victoria’s ‘Conversion Therapy’ Bill is Too Broad and Too Harsh, by Mark Sneddon. “Instead of trying to define and ban ‘harmful’ conduct and practices, the Bill makes illegal all practices and conduct (including a conversation or family discussion, counselling, pastoral care, prayer) engaged in for the purpose of ‘suppressing or changing’ a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity, even if the conduct was requested and consented to by the person and even if that person experienced the conduct as beneficial rather than harmful.” Read more here.
Roe is Ripping America Apart, and It Must Go If the Republic is to Survive, by Jonathon Van Maren. “On abortion, unity is impossible. Those of us who recognize the humanity of the pre-born and abhor the destruction of innocents can never be united with those who believe killing children in the womb is a right. But if America is to survive, overturning Roe is an essential first step.” Read more here.
Seven States Introduce Bills to ‘Save Girls Sports’ – Here’s How You Can Help, by Jeff Johnston. “The good news in all this is that some states are pushing back, working to protect girls and women’s sports… LGBT activists and their allies in the media, academia, and the business world are already attacking these legislative efforts, saying they ‘target’ and ‘attack’ gender-confused students and are ‘discriminatory’ and ‘cruel,’ so it’s important for concerned people to weigh in and support these bills.” Read more here.
The Fight for Life Continues in States Throughout the Country, Despite New Pro-Abortion Administration, by Brittany Raymer. “For those that remain concerned about the radical abortion policy that will likely be introduced by the newly inaugurated administration of Joe Biden, there’s some hope. In states across the country, legislatures and state governments are fighting for life.” Read more here.
Inside the Many Ironies of Argentina’s Abortion Legalization, by Alice Lemos. “How sad that the Argentinians who backed this bill – which would allow girls over 13 years of age to obtain abortions without the consent of the parents – see this as a historic moment which will ‘solve a public health problem.’ Poor women in Argentina deserve better than abortion, as do their American counterparts.” Read more here.
The Real Cost of President Biden’s Radical Transgender Activism, by Michael Brown. “We’re not talking about a legitimate civil rights issue, such as telling a black man he cannot drink from the white man’s water fountain. Or telling a black woman she cannot sit in the white man’s seat on the bus. We’re talking about six-year-old girls being forced to share their school bathroom with a biological boy who believes he’s a girl.” Read more here.
Bill C-6 and Religious Freedom, by Jonathan Griffiths. “Among other penalties set out within the Bill, anyone who causes a child to undergo ‘conversion therapy’ under this definition is liable to a prison term of five years. So, if a preacher, counsellor, or parent engages in any ‘practice’ … that encourages a minor to repent of any non-heterosexual sexual behaviour or to recognize their body as a good gift from God, that person could be liable to face prison.” Read more here.
Biden’s Pick to Head USAID Samantha Power is Committed to Woke Imperialism, by Stefano Gennarini, J.D. “If Power makes abortion and LGBT issues conditions of U.S. foreign assistance, as is anticipated, it may put faith-based groups in a difficult position. Christians, Muslims, Jews, and others with moral objections to these policies may no longer be able to partner with the American people in delivering aid to the poor overseas.” Read more here.
Will Biden Place Political Correctness Ahead of Military Readiness on Transgender Policy? by Thomas Spoehr. “Military service is inherently stressful. Military suicide rates already exceed the U.S. average. Exposing individuals already predisposed to mental injury—such as those with gender dysphoria—would be immoral and simultaneously present a clear risk to military readiness.” Read more here.
Biden’s Trans Health Official Prioritizes the Pink Police State Above American Lives, by Kyle Sammin. “In throwing a political bone to his transgender supporters by nominating one of their own, Biden will elevate one of the least effective state health officials to a federal job, rewarding Levine’s dangerous incompetence and shocking hypocrisy with a promotion.” Read more here.
Abortion Activists Cheer Biden-Harris Inauguration: ‘Sexual Health Champions,’ by Katie Yoder. “’The inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris closes a chapter, one of the darkest in this nation’s history,’ Ilyse Hogue, the president of NARAL insisted. ‘But even more, it portends such a bright future.’ Nevermind the future of the unborn baby.” Read more here.
After Inaugural Rhetoric on Unity, Biden Signs Divisive Transgender Executive Order, by Ryan T. Anderson. “…[H]ere’s what it means: Boys who identify as girls must be allowed to compete in the girls’ athletic competitions, men who identify as women must be allowed in women-only spaces, health care plans must pay for gender transition procedures, and doctors and hospitals must perform them. Sounds unifying, right?” Read more here.
A New Phase in Latin America’s Pro-Life Movement? by Jonathon Van Maren. “Without public opinion on their side, abortion activists have had to rely on other tactics… Honduran lawmakers have realized that public opinion does not always dictate public policy, and they are taking steps to ensure pre-born children remain protected by law. Perhaps this is the start of a new phase in the Blue Wave movement’s political strategy.” Read more here.
Two Parents, More Parenting, by Robert VerBruggen. “He also notes that the kids of married moms get lots of time with their dads, and that married moms tend to be more satisfied with their lives. An important upshot of Hamermesh’s findings is that ‘children of non-partnered mothers receive much less parental care—perhaps 40% less—than other children; and most of what they receive is from mothers who are less satisfied with their lives.’” Read more here.
On ‘Day One,’ Joe Biden’s Transgender Executive Order Destroys Women’s Rights, by Ian Haworth. “This means that children — defined by the federal government by anyone who is younger than age 18 or who is not an emancipated minor — have the ‘right’ to decide which restroom or locker room they use. What does this mean, in raw actuality? Girls who believe they are boys can enter bathrooms and locker rooms designated for boys and, more worryingly, boys who believe they are girls can enter bathrooms and locker rooms designated for girls. Don’t like it? Too bad.” Read more here.
UK Transgender Treatment Centre Urged to Speed Up Its Controversial Service, by Ann Farmer. “In reality the biggest risk these children face is getting the treatment they seek — cross-sex hormones and ‘cosmetic’ surgery to align their bodies with their mental self image. It can be argued that making them wait is actually doing them a favour, sparing them from irreversible changes that may only make their mental health worse.” Read more here.
Young Men and Society, Part 2: Social Isolation, Gaming, and Porn, by Philip Zimbardo. “Finally, the solution that we think would have the biggest impact that doesn’t involve institutions, the media, or the government is for more adult men to organize and spend time volunteering and mentoring the younger men in their communities. Parents who are not spending enough time with their boys need to step up their involvement, while helicopter parents who micromanage their child’s development need to give them more space to roam, make mistakes, and discover their resiliency.” Read more here.
How Joe Biden Will Open the Floodgates to Transgendering Public Schools, by Joy Pullman. “All schools that receive federal funding, Biden’s plan says, will be required to treat people as the sex they claim to be… This means your freshman daughter could be placed with a male as her college roommate and the Biden administration could prosecute the school if it allows her to switch.” Read more here.
Victoria’s Conversion Practices Bill is as Bad as They Say It Is, by Neil Foster. “The Bill creates a powerful set of bureaucratic mechanisms by which religious groups presenting the classic teachings of their faith may be subject to investigation and ‘re-education’ by human rights officers. It arguably makes the presentation of some aspects of Biblical teaching unlawful if the aim of that teaching is to encourage someone to follow that teaching in their own life.” Read more here.
Media Claim Abortion Drug in SCOTUS Ruling Ends ‘Pregnancy,’ by Katie Yoder. “Abortion ends a human life, but Americans wouldn’t know that from reading recent news reports. Instead, many in the media claim, abortion drugs ‘terminate pregnancies’ and ‘expel’ the ‘contents’ of a woman’s uterus.” Read more here.
Supreme Court Protects Women’s Health by Reinstating FDA Restriction on Chemical Abortion, by Mary Szoch. “In his concurrence granting the stay, Roberts wrote that the ‘courts owe significant deference to the politically accountable entities with the “background, competence, and expertise to assess public health.”’ In other words, Robert’s [sic] deferred to the FDA rather than specifically voting because of the risk to women’s lives.” Read more here.
Germany Will Be Forced to Think About the Future of Parenthood, by Shannon Roberts. “With a birth rate of just 1.54 babies per woman (the replacement rate is about 2.1), there have been more deaths than births in every year since 1972. In 2010, the German birth rate hit just 1.39 babies per woman… So why so few German babies?” Read more here.
The Term Ladies Has Been Rendered Meaningless, by Binary Australia. “Extremists, also known as gender activists, have successfully threatened reasonable people so much that even men with penises will be accepted as ladies these days – deny it and you will surely face penalties!” Read more here.
Virginia Plans for All Public Schools to Allow Boys in Girls’ Bathrooms and Sleepovers, by Casey Chalk. “The ‘model policies’ represent an attempt by the state not only to aggressively intervene in the privacy of Virginia families but pit children against their legal guardians… Children live under the guardianship of adults (such as parents or grandparents) precisely because they lack the maturity, prudence, and experience to make safe, responsible decisions for themselves.” Read more here.
Rockstar Gov. Kristi Noem Wants Down Syndrome Babies Like My Sister to Be Protected, by Evita Duffy. “My family and I are truly thankful that Noem has taken on this important life issue, which has a long and disturbing history. The genocide of children with Down Syndrome is a continuation of the eugenics movement that many wrongly assume ended in Nazi Germany. It is selective breeding, unethical, intolerant, and as Noem put it, ‘appalling.’” Read more here.
To Honor Women, Don’t Erase Us, by Ashley McGuire. “It all seems farcical, and yet both the changes to the House Rules and correspondingly-timed gender prayer are just the latest in a rapidly accelerating trend to whitewash society of sex difference in the name of inclusion. The result, however … isn’t just the denial of basic, non-offensive reality and science, but the erasure of women.” Read more here.
Under Biden/Harris, Abortion May Become a Mandate in International Aid, by Stefano Gennarini, J.D. “Once abortion funding is allowed through such a reinterpretation of the Helms amendment, there is nothing to stop abortion from becoming a requirement of U.S. foreign assistance. It could happen with the stroke of a pen. The Biden administration could simply add abortion to the list of essential services that U.S. foreign aid recipients are required to provide.” Read more here.
Planned Parenthood Keeps Lying About Babies Who Survive Abortions, by Micaiah Bilger. “…Republicans in Congress have been trying to pass the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act for years… The bill would require that the same basic medical care be provided to babies who survive abortions as would be provided to any other baby born at the same gestational age. It also would impose penalties on medical workers who neglect to provide that care. However, Democrat lawmakers who receive campaign donations from Planned Parenthood blocked the legislation dozens of times.” Read more here.
Arkansas Case Shows Path Forward for Banning Down Syndrome Abortions, by Michael Cook. “…[A]bortion law, like all law, has to serve the advancement of humanity. Currently it privileges a woman’s right to choose. But what if the state recognized that there are higher issues than the right to choose — like the danger of creating a radically unequal society divided between people who are gene rich and people who are gene poor?” Read more here.
My College Tried to Stop Me From Speaking About Religion. Now, We’ll Meet In the Supreme Court, by Chike Uzuegbunam. “Students frequently stand in public areas to speak about issues that are important to them. I did that, too, talking about my beliefs, offering Christian pamphlets and engaging cheerfully with interested students… One day, in 2016, a security guard approached, telling me I could not talk publicly about such things except in one of the college’s two ‘speech zones’ — and a reservation would be needed.” Read more here.
Social Issues Amid COVID Crisis Cause Abortion Rate in Canada to Rise, by Jonathon Van Maren. “Canadian media outlets are now confirming our fears, with abortion activists and workers indicating that they believe the abortion rate is rising… With so many careers threatened, businesses at risk, and jobs disappearing, many feel that it is a bad time to have a child. Additionally, many fear going to the hospital; it is also difficult for partners to be part of the process due to COVID-19 health restrictions.” Read more here.
Skyrocketing Lesbian ‘Divorce’ Rates Show Failure of Same-Sex Couples Imitating Marriage, by Joseph Shaw. “Drew offered her clients the chance to have a baby without the involvement of a man — at least, without the involvement of a man they had to have very much to do with. What she could not so easily banish was the masculine role: the role of the person who has not had the baby, who is needed for other tasks to protect and sustain the household while childbirth and child-rearing are going on.” Read more here.
Planned Parenthood Loses Medicaid Funding in Texas – It Won’t Be Hard for Clients to Find New Providers, by Brittany Raymer. “Will Planned Parenthood patients find it difficult to find a new provider? Probably not, given the plethora of other available options. Many of these clinics also offer much more care than Planned Parenthood does, including pediatrics and advanced medical screenings like mammograms or lab work related to cervical cancer screenings.” Read more here.
UN Pressures Argentina Into New and Extreme Abortion Law, by Stefano Gennarini, J.D. “Argentina’s new law doesn’t just decriminalize abortion. It declares abortion-on-demand in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy an international human right. It refers to ‘gestating persons’ instead of pregnant women. Girls as young as 13 will be able to get an abortion without parental consent under the new law.” Read more here.
State and Federal Laws Move to Erase Biology and Women, by Nicole Russell. “Notice another subtle change in language: Breasts are now ‘abnormal structures of the body caused by congenital defects.’ That a public official would make such an egregious, misleading statement about basic biology and steer insurance companies to do the same in order to provide coverage is one of the most outlandish things California has done to promote LGBTQ groupthink.” Read more here.
The Endgame of Transgender Ideology is to Dismantle the Family, by Kimberly Ells. “Dethroning the family creates a void that can and must be filled—though it is impossible to adequately fill it. If we are to avoid the destruction of the family and the domination of the state that necessarily follows, we must resist efforts to cancel biological sex.” Read more here.
Abortion Supporters Are No Longer Lying About Their Cruelty, by Glenn T. Stanton. “Say what you will about their sincerity when the ‘safe, legal, and rare’ crowd said it, but at least it was a glimmer of humility and recognition of what abortion produces: a dead child and unspeakable pain for the mother that never truly goes away. That has all changed.” Read more here.
Three Things America Stands to Lose With Taxpayer-Funded Abortion, by Nancy Flanders. “The claim that the Hyde Amendment is racially discriminatory is blatantly false. Eliminating the Hyde Amendment would deeply wound American society and allow widespread, government-funded eugenic abortions fueled by racism and discrimination against the underprivileged. America stands to lose a great deal if taxpayer-funded abortion becomes the order of the day.” Read more here.
New UN Report Builds Rationale for Abortion, by Rebecca Oas, Ph.D. “Abortion has never been an international human right, and neither UNFPA nor the UN’s human rights mechanisms such as treaty bodies have the power to make it a right. Nevertheless, the insinuation that such a right exists has been steadily imposed by treaty bodies and then echoed by other parts of the UN system, including UNFPA and the World Health Organization.” Read more here.
Campus Preaching, Christian Foster Care: 4 Cases That the U.S. Supreme Court May Impact in 2021, by Michael Gryboski. “The case dates back to 2018 when Philadelphia stopped the placement of children in homes of foster parents affiliated with Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and Bethany Christian Services of Greater Delaware Valley. At issue was the fact that both groups refused to place children with same-sex couples for religious reasons, with the city arguing that it wanted to prevent discrimination.” Read more here.
Good News for Families in 2021, by Alysse ElHage. “One of the main reasons for the improvement in teen mental health cited in the report is that teens are spending more time with their parents and siblings, ‘which might have mitigated the negative effects of the pandemic.’ Specifically, 56% of teens said they were talking to their parents more than before the pandemic, 54% said their families ate dinner together more often, and 68% said their families were closer.” Read more here.
New England Journal of Wokeness Erases Its Medical Credentials With False Article About Gender Identity, by Glenn T. Stanton. “Disappointment that your objectively documented birth certificate is contrary to your newly realized gender identity is not a medical issue. It is a psychological and emotional issue, and a problem that can’t be blamed on either the official documentation or the medical professionals who ‘assigned’ your sex at birth.” Read more here.
The Sexism of the Transgender Movement is Officially the Most Dangerous in American History, by Kira Davis. “Not only are we being told we are not allowed to challenge letting men into women’s sports, we’re not allowed to refer to our menstrual cycles as periods or refer to nursing our babies as breastfeeding. We’re not even allowed to be called women now … we’re just vagina owners. I’ve never heard of anything more sexist in my life. We’re not even people anymore, we’re just the keepers of vaginas.” Read more here.
Sickening Experiments Using Baby Body Parts Only Confirm the Humanity of Unborn Children, by Jonathon Van Maren. “The very crimes we commit against these tiny people confirms their humanity, because if they were not human, they would not be useful for human research. These experiments confirm their humanity—and that we are losing ours.” Read more here.
Democrats Attempt to Erase the Words ‘He,’ ‘She,’ ‘Mother,’ and ‘Father’ From the House, by Paulina Enck. “Words such as ‘mother’ and ‘father’ would be replaced with ‘parent,’ ‘aunt’ and ‘uncle’ with the awkward ‘parent’s sibling,’ and ‘grandmother’ and ‘grandfather’ becomes ‘grandparent.’ I wonder if Pelosi will bring her commitment to language policing to Twitter and remove ‘mother, grandmother’ from her bio.” Read more here.
Planned Parenthood Pres.: It’s ‘Not a Big Deal’ That We Do Abortion, by Katie Yoder. “Planned Parenthood … has repeated the misleading statistic that abortion is ‘only’ three percent of its ‘services’ throughout the years. But now, the nation’s largest abortion provider is identifying as a ‘proud abortion provider’ – and says that downplaying the number of its abortions actually ‘marginalizes’ and ‘stigmatizes’ abortion.” Read more here.
In 2021, Watch What the Supreme Court Does With Philadelphia’s Ban on Christians Parenting Foster Children, by Yaakov Menken. “The threat here is clear, and not limited to Catholics… Rather than demonstrating the First Amendment’s respect for different traditions and beliefs, Philadelphia is demanding universal conformity to state doctrine.” Read more here.
Enough Already With Using Cartoons and Cookies to Sell LGBTQ Agenda to Kids, by Nicole Russell. “Brands that provide products or entertainment typically reserved for a younger audience have been transparent, honest, and even persuasive that they are using their brand to look appealing and progressive, and to normalize LGBTQ issues, particularly transgender-related ideas.” Read more here.
Who Speaks for the Unborn in Massachusetts? by Pat Buchanan. “Former New England Patriots’ star, Benjamin Watson, a pro-lifer, described the absurdity of what the legislature did. A teenage girl still needs her parents’ permission to get a Tylenol from the school nurse, but she doesn’t need permission to have an abortion and kill their grandchild.” Read more here.
Cartoons Are the Left’s New Weapon to Target Your Kids, by Douglas Blair. “One of the new flagship programs for the channel is ‘Steven Universe.’ The show follows Steven, a young boy who goes on adventures along with his magical, humanoid alien friends. ‘Steven Universe’ has received praise from many LGBT organizations, and in the words of LGBT-focused magazine Them, is ‘the queerest cartoon on television.’” Read more here.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro Leads Condemnations of New Argentina Abortion Law, by Jonathon Van Maren. “Abortion activists have been hoping that the narrow Senate vote will herald a new shift away from protections for pre-born children across the continent, but the reactions thus far indicate that the pro-life majority is holding strong in the face of the Argentine tragedy.” Read more here.
Ofcom on the Offensive, by Ann Farmer. “The UK’s broadcasting regulator Ofcom … now defines hate speech as ‘all forms of expression which spread, incite, promote or justify hatred based on intolerance on the grounds of disability, ethnicity, social origin, sex, gender, gender reassignment, nationality, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, colour, genetic features, language, political or any other opinion, membership of a national minority, property, birth or age.’” Read more here.
Medical Journal: Hide Everybody’s Sex Because a Handful of Trans People Get Bottom Surgery, by Chad Felix Greene. “The authors of this paper further argue that the best solution is to remove all acknowledgment of a person’s sex altogether. This should be done with passports and other identifying documents since the LGBT left sees no purpose in legally identifying sex at birth for anyone, when all that matters to them is gender identity.” Read more here.
Thank You, British High Court, for Your Gender Dysphoria Ruling, by Andrè Van Mol. “The British High Court has done a great service to gender dysphoric youth worldwide with the decision that puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones are indeed experimental, their long-term safety and efficacy are not established, PBs are a ‘stepping stone’ to CSH, PBs and CSH hinder bone density and growth, they do not improve mental health and self-harm, and minors really don’t have the ability to provide truly informed consent to them.” Read more here.
Your Tax Dollars at Work: Man Convicted of Raping His Daughter Approved for Transgender Surgery, by Tyler O’Neil. “It remains unclear whether the DOC or Peterson acknowledged any serious concerns about placing a male rapist in a women’s prison before he undergoes surgery. If this rapist had no qualms about abusing his own daughter, what makes the authorities certain he won’t take advantage of the women in prison?” Read more here.
Dizzying 27 Alternate Pronouns Displayed on College Business School Application – Along With an ‘Other’ Option, by Dave Urbanski. “If the latter choices don’t pass muster with applicants, there are seven more groups of alternate pronouns to choose from that display a whopping 27 words of some sort, such as ‘ey,’ ‘xie,’ ‘hir,’ ‘vis,’ and ‘eirs.’ The kicker? If none of those choices suffice, the application leaves a space at the bottom of the section in which hopefuls can list their ‘other’ pronouns.” Read more here.
C-Fam’s Top 5 Moments for Life and Family Internationally, by Stefano Gennarini, J.D. “This year has been possibly the most momentous year in U.S. pro-life diplomacy, and therefore for the pro-life cause overall. These are the highlights of the year 2020.” Read more here.
Democrats’ Pro-Abortion Extremism in New Jersey, by Timothy P. Carney. “Murphy would outlaw group and individual health insurance plans that do not cover abortion at 100% with no restrictions or prior authorization. Again: abortion on demand, without explanation, at any point, and paid for by people who oppose abortion. Murphy’s bill would exempt some ‘religious employers,’ but that doesn’t help regular New Jerseyites who don’t want to finance abortions with their health insurance premiums.” Read more here.
The ‘Sexual Rights’ Movement is Gaining Power Globally. Here’s What to Expect, by Kimberly Ells. “Last February, when asked in an interview, ‘Do you think that sex work ought to be decriminalized?’ Harris said, ‘I think so, I do.’ She went on to say that it is a complicated issue and that ‘we should really consider that we can’t criminalize consensual behavior as long as no one is being harmed.’” Read more here.
Pornography is Fueling the Spike in Child Sex Abuse By Normalizing Pedophilia, by Jonathon Van Maren. “The simple fact is that pornography is mainstreaming dangerous behaviors and pumping poison into our cultural groundwater—and we’ve been ignoring the issue. In the process, we’ve been creating an entirely new category of pedophiles and child abusers by creating widely available sexual material that serves as sex education for young people.” Read more here.
Like It or Not, Keira Bell Has Opened Up a Real Conversation About Gender Dysphoria, by Quillette Magazine. “From a medical point of view, artificially halting puberty is a dangerous shot in the dark. Yet endocrinologists and other medical experts who’ve raised the alarm about puberty blockers in recent years have routinely been smeared as transphobic. We know of no other area of health policy in which alerting the public to clear and well-established health risks (among children, no less) is stigmatized in this way.” Read more here.
In VOA Nominee Fight, Washington Post Insists Christians Can No Longer Hold Public Office, by Casey Chalk. “Granted, it is no surprise that Bennett, Sullivan, and the Washington Post take issue with Reilly’s views on homosexuality. What is alarming, however, is how they tacitly declare any person who subscribes to Catholic teaching on this issue to be effectively ineligible for public office.” Read more here.
Trump Officials Reflect on Four Years of Pro-Life Battles, by Stefano Gennarini, J.D. “Valerie Huber, Special Representative for Global Women’s Health in the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services described how hard it was to convince countries to support U.S. pro-life diplomacy… Huber explained that even countries with pro-life laws had become afraid to speak out on life issues because of the ‘aggressive and continuing intimidation and threats.’” Read more here.
Trans Activist Makes Case for Putting All Kids on Puberty Blockers, by Matt Walsh. “…[T]he demented and evil idea presented by Zinnia Jones … is entirely consistent with every other demented and evil item on the radical ‘gender identity’ agenda. In fact, it is the logical conclusion. If sex is ‘assigned’ at birth by unspecified nefarious forces, then puberty is a part of that unfair assignment. If we must break free from this ‘assigning’ process by letting children choose their gender, then they should also be able to choose when and if they undergo puberty.” Read more here.
A Landmark Lawsuit for Gender-Confused Minors, by Madeleine Kearns. “…[N]ot only are these drugs experimental, but they are also, in almost every instance, followed by a regimen of cross-sex hormones that compromises a young person’s fertility and sexual function. Puberty blockers are not a ‘pause button,’ then, but a nuclear button, setting children on the path to irreversible bodily impairment they may well deeply regret.” Read more here.
Tulsi Gabbard is Right on Title IX Protecting Women’s Sports From Transgender Athletes, by Zachary Faria. “The United States is currently trailing global sports organizations in confronting this absurd push by transgender activists. While Idaho is under legal and cultural pressure for taking the basic step of affirming that women’s sports are for biological women, organizations such as World Rugby and World Athletics have already started addressing this issue.” Read more here.
Dems Predict Taxpayer-Funded Abortions Next Year, by Katie Yoder. “Taxpayer funding makes abortion a very public issue. Then again, abortion can never be a private issue because the intentional destruction of innocent human life is something that threatens a thriving society – and contributes to a throwaway culture where human persons of inherent dignity and worth are considered disposable.” Read more here.
Human Rights Campaign Wants Christian Schools to Abandon Beliefs or Lose Accreditation, by Nicole Russell. “By suggesting LGBTQ rights need to be protected more, the blueprint perpetuates the myth that somehow in the freest country in the world, with more sexual parity than almost anywhere else, LGBTQ individuals remain marginalized and disenfranchised. There’s little evidence to show that’s the case.” Read more here.
Transgender Tyranny is Getting Chaotic, Like the French Revolution, by Joseph Shaw. “It is interesting to see in the trans debate a phenomenon I have noted in relation to under-age consent: that the courts are more concerned about outcomes, while social workers, doctors, and teachers can be dazzled by the idea that children should be allowed to consent, whatever this may lead to, despite the fact that consent is not really possible in the circumstances.” Read more here.
Think Twice Before Changing the Military’s Transgender Policy, by Thomas Spoehr. “Gender dysphoria, under current policy, is also a disqualifying disorder … because both military and civilian medical data unequivocally reflects that transgender individuals diagnosed with gender dysphoria experience ‘high rates of mental health conditions such as anxiety, depression and substance abuse disorders.’” Read more here.
Shaming Feminists Who Believe in Basic Biology Isn’t Working Anymore, by Libby Emmons. “With very little discussion, the left has decided, wholesale, that a person born male, with a male reproductive system, can be a woman if he merely says he feels like he is one. This is perceived as the compassionate thing to do. Compassion alone, however, is not a good reason to abandon reality and rational thought.” Read more here.
Africa, Aid and Abortion: What Will Biden Do? by Kurt Mahlburg. “Much social critique today takes place through a postcolonial lens… It should shock us, then, to realise that Western imperialism continues on the continents of Africa, Asia and South America today – though under a subtler banner: ‘reproductive healthcare.’” Read more here.
Buyer Beware: Virtual Abortion Pill Websites Are Seeking to Profit During a Pandemic, by Carole Novielli. “…[I]n the days following abortion’s legalization, unscrupulous abortion profiteers with zero to little medical training flooded the marketplace, opening abortion facilities with slick marketing tricks, all in an effort to make a profit selling abortions. Today, the same thing is happening, with the advent of largely unregulated virtual abortion pill websites popping up across the nation.” Read more here.
Social Media and Rapid Onset Gender Dysphoria, by Binary Australia. “The adverse roll of social media in the rise of ‘rapid onset gender dysphoria’ has been raised in light of the recent British High Court judgement against transitioning treatments for children… The court ruling has put a stop to children undergoing similar treatments. Now the spotlight is being shone on the role of the internet.” Read more here.
Australia’s Fertility Crash, by Marcus Roberts. “Overall, since 2012 Australia has seen strong population growth of 11.6 percent. But that is despite, not because of, its fertility rate. In the same period the number of registered births in the Lucky Country has fallen by 1.2 percent.” Read more here.
Australian LGBT Laws vs. UK Verdict, by Claire Chandler. “Last week, just as the UK High Court was finalising its findings that puberty blockers are an experimental treatment for which young children are unable to give informed consent, the Victorian government introduced legislation which criminalises discussion of the very same issues highlighted by the court. The Victorian legislation makes any conduct or practice that is not seen as gender affirming potentially illegal.” Read more here.
Why Other Queers Are Stuffing Lesbians Back in the Closet, by Glenn T. Stanton. “Non-binary and queer are the cool new things. Anything that smacks of being a genuine woman is not. The stubborn fact that male and female each have an objective nature will ultimately be the end of contemporary gender theory, and it looks like lesbians are the canary in that coal mine.” Read more here.
Pornhub Profits Off Exploitation and Abuse of Children and Women. It’s Time for the Government to Crack Down, by Matt Walsh. “And while the efforts to protect the people in the videos is virtually non-existent, the efforts to protect the people watching the videos are literally non-existent. Pornhub makes no attempt to prevent children from accessing the hardcore filth on its platform… Any random 8 year old can go to its URL and watch gang bang videos without having to jump through any hoops at all. This gives you an idea of how serious Pornhub is about protecting anyone, least of all children.” Read more here.
LGBTV – the ‘V’ is for Victimhood, by Ryan Bomberger. “Despite constantly comparing themselves to African-Americans and the hard-fought civil rights plight in America, LGBT activists have been trying to sell this lie: Gay is the new black. It’s not. Not even close. The problem when we compare one dissimilar situation with another is that, inevitably, it trivializes the preceding one.” Read more here.
No, Recognizing the Rights and Obligations of Biological Fathers is Not ‘Anti-Gay,’ by Curtis Hill. “Anytime a child is adopted, the adoptive parent enjoys the same legal rights and interests associated with the child as a biological parent. Objections to Indiana’s fatherhood-presumption law ignore adoption as an available means to attain parenthood.” Read more here.
Does a Recent Court Decision Signal the End of ‘Conversion Therapy’ Bans? by Laurence Wilkinson. “The clear problem with this approach is that it inserts the government into the counseling room and seeks to regulate what can and cannot be said. In reality, these are not ‘conversion therapy’ bans, but ‘counseling censorship laws’ that intentionally restrict the right of both patients and counselors to engage in conversations they want to have, and to hear or express ideas they believe to be true.” Read more here.
To Control ‘Toxic Masculinity’ and Heal the Family We Must Appreciate the Differences Between the Sexes, by Willis Renuart. “It is still possible to respect the differences between the sexes while preserving the opportunities of women… There is much that can be done once the differences between the sexes are appreciated. It is time we stop talking down to boys as if they were dim-witted girls and offer them opportunities to build character and provide meaning to their lives.” Read more here.
Pro-Abortion Members of Congress Are Pushing for Taxpayer-Funded Abortion. Here’s What You Need to Know, by Melanie Israel. “The Hyde Amendment is good policy as a matter of principle. It is also a popular policy, too. After all, 6 in 10 Americans oppose taxpayer funding for abortion, including 42% of independents and one-third of Democrats. So why the calls to do away with a popular, consensus policy? Three words: the abortion lobby.” Read more here.
Britain Stops Young People Gambling While Approving Contraception and Abortion, by Ann Farmer. “Allowing children to become addicted to gambling is no light matter… But neither is an abortion a minor thing like having a haircut or a manicure, or even a minor operation; there is a separate human being involved, and the after-effects of abortion even on adult women can last for decades.” Read more here.
Analysis: What a Becerra HHS Could Mean for Catholics, by Matt Hadro. “Becerra’s record in California shows that he, perhaps more than any other state attorney general, has been willing to wield the power of the state to enforce pro-abortion policies against religious and pro-life groups. And if appointed as Health Secretary, he would have authority to craft far-reaching policy across a number of controversial ‘culture war’ issues.” Read more here.
Xavier Becerra for HHS Means Biden is Dead Serious About Sticking It to Religious Freedom, by Jeremy Beaman. “In July, the Supreme Court ruled 7-2 in Little Sisters of the Poor Saints Peter and Paul Home v. Pennsylvania that the administration has the authority to issue such broad exemptions. It would also mean that a subsequent administration has the authority to remove them, and Biden plans to do that.” Read more here.
Pornhub Makes Money on Videos of Rape and Assault of Children, by Jeff Johnston. “He went on to tell heartrending stories of individuals who had videos of themselves, as teenagers, posted on Pornhub. Even when the company takes down these videos, many have already been downloaded from the website – and often reposted on Pornhub or other pornographic websites.” Read more here.
Activists Promoting New Way to Overcome Abortion Stigma, by Michael Cook. “The people were asked whether they would be interested in a pill which would bring on bleeding like a menstrual period, and which would terminate the pregnancy for nearly all people who were pregnant. The key point is that they would never know whether or not they had been pregnant.” Read more here.
Declaring War on Nuns, Biden Plans to Nominate Abortion Extremist Xavier Becerra for HHS Secretary, by Madeline Osburn. “Becerra served in Congress for 24 years, where he voted against a ban on partial-birth abortion, voted against making it a crime to hurt an unborn child during another crime, and voted for taxpayer-funded abortions.” Read more here.
Yahoo Posts Disgusting Guide Showing People How to Pay to Kill Their Baby in an Abortion, by Micaiah Bilger. “The implied goal of the guide is to help women in need. It’s written in a style similar to articles that inform struggling families about food banks or organizations that provide toys to children over the holidays. But instead of food or gifts, these groups provide money to kill unborn babies.” Read more here.
Argentina and Learning the Wrong Lessons About Abortion, by Kathryn Lopez. “In the United States alone, there have been tens of millions of abortions since 1973. That’s a brutal reality to come to terms with. As we approach a half-century of legal abortion here, we ought to reflect on how much other violence might stem from this, our most poisonous export.” Read more here.
The Dangers of Joe Biden’s Extreme Abortion Agenda, by Marjorie Dannenfelser. “Biden and Harris have both endorsed the idea of using the executive branch to scrutinize (and presumably reject) pro-life legislation brought forth in the states. Their authority to carry out this aggressive violation of the separation of powers is dubious at best.” Read more here.
UK Issues Landmark Ruling Protecting Kids From Life-Altering Hormone Replacement Therapy, by Nicole Russell. “For years, the U.K. has been zealously embracing transgender ideology while demonstrating a laissez-faire attitude toward the harmful effects of hormone replacement therapy. This ruling puts the brakes on that hazardous approach and protects children and their bodies.” Read more here.
Smorgasbord of Choices for Trans Inmates, by Binary Australia. “Under the new policy from the Department of Justice prisoners who are transgender or gender diverse can [sic] who are on remand or sentenced to incarceration can ask to be housed in a facility that corresponds with their gender identity.” Read more here.
Milk-Man is Not a Scientific Concept, by Binary Australia. “Biological reality reveals only ‘breasts’, not chests, have the capacity to produce milk. Female mammary glands develop at puberty due to estrogen and then produce milk (lactation) during pregnancy and beyond due to the presence and increase of the hormones progesterone and prolactin. In the very rare cases of males lactating it is always the result of illness or abnormality.” Read more here.
Abortion Groups That Backed Biden Are Coming to Collect, by Rebecca Oas, Ph.D. “After the election was called for Biden, the president of California’s Planned Parenthood affiliates delivered a statement highlighting the ‘blueprint’ document. ‘The list is long,’ she acknowledged, but promised that Planned Parenthood ‘will be there to hold this administration accountable for its promises to the American people every step of the way.’” Read more here.
Norway Criminalizes Hate Speech Against Transgender People … In Private Homes or Conversations, by Jonathan Turley. “For free speech advocates, we need to educate the public on where this road leads in places like Norway. What is at stake is the very right that has long defined us as a nation. Once we cross the Rubicon into speech criminalization and controls, Europe has shown that it is rarely possible to work back to liberties lost.” Read more here.
Don’t Let the Abortion Lobby Hijack ‘Women’s Issues,’ by Melanie Israel and Grace Melton. “…[T]he GWI office was used to advance ‘sexual and reproductive health’ under the umbrella of ‘gender equality.’ Those terms, while seemingly innocuous at face value, are often code for policies that neither empower women, nor protect their inherent human dignity; namely, the promotion of abortion.” Read more here.
No, the UK Lockdown Has Not Led to a Divorce Boom, by Harry Benson. “…20% of married parents said their relationship had improved, compared to 9% who said their relationship was worse. The remaining 71% said their relationships had remained the same. So the reality is that lockdown was good news for twice as many marriages as it was bad news.” Read more here.
EU Parliament Attacks Poland for Pro-Life Ruling, by Stefano Gennarini, J.D. “The resolution represents a watershed moment in European politics. Only 33 out of 187 members of the European People’s Party voted against the resolution. A majority of members of the center-right party previously opposed such extreme social policies and an international right to abortion.” Read more here.
2020, the Year South Korea Began to Shrink, by Marcus Roberts. “As these figures show, South Korea is currently an aged society and will very soon be a super aged society (with over a fifth of its population aged 65 years or older). It will also be a declining society. One in which births are rarer and old age and deaths more common.” Read more here.
Religion, Childbearing Costs, and Poland’s Baby Bump, by Laurie DeRose. “Poland is a highly religious country: 61% attend religious services at least monthly, and 87% are affiliated with the Catholic Church. And yet Polish women are currently averaging 1.4 children per woman. Bein, Mynarska, and Gauthier’s research makes it abundantly clear that higher fertility among the more religious can coexist with low overall fertility.” Read more here.
Keira Bell: The High Court Hands Down a Historic Judgment to Protect Vulnerable Children, by Transgender Trend. “The judgment is a damning indictment of clinical practice at the GIDS. The case was decided on facts and evidence known to the Tavistock, and ultimately on the lack of facts and the weakness of the evidence in the Tavistock’s defence. The GIDS lacked even basic data on children who had been given puberty blockers.” Read more here.
The Left’s Gender Theories Are Anti-Scientific Nonsense, but They’re Gaining Ground, by Ben Shapiro. “…[F]or an ardent fan of abortion on demand such as Blow to characterize a gender reveal party celebrating the sex of an unborn baby as ‘violent’ while characterizing the in utero dismemberment of that same unborn baby as ‘choice’ is so morally benighted as to boggle the mind.” Read more here.
Victorian Labor Makes Prayer a Criminal Offence, by Freedom for Faith. “In the most aggressive action ever taken by an Australian government to attack freedom of religion, the Labor Government in Victoria proposes to make it a criminal offence, punishable by several years’ imprisonment, for a person to pray with another person about issues they are having concerning their sexual orientation or gender identity. It will not be a defence that the person actually wanted prayer.” Read more here.
Huge Setback for Transgender Activism in UK, by Michael Cook. “The result of the High Court’s decision – which is sure to be appealed – is modest. It does not ban transgender treatment. It simply declares that it is highly doubtful that children under 16 should be given puberty blockers because they cannot give informed consent. In the UK, children over 16 are deemed to be competent to consent to treatment.” Read more here.
Supreme Court’s 5-4 Ruling Shows How Religious Liberty Hangs by a Thread, by Cal Thomas. “When government sets itself up as the ultimate authority on all things, including the right to gather and worship freely, other liberties can quickly be at risk… Once the principle that government endows rights is established, it is a very short step for government to take them away.” Read more here.
Late-Term Abortion Must Stop in the US, by Katie Yoder. “When it comes to late-term abortion, even the terminology is disputed. Many in the media say there’s no such thing as ‘late-term abortion’ because the phrase isn’t ‘medical’ – although media have readily used that exact term in the past. But one thing seems clear: unborn babies who are the exact same age as born babies are still perishing in abortion.” Read more here.
‘Transhood’ Documentary Shows Parents Brainwashing 4-Year-Olds Into Transgenderism, by Chad Felix Greene. “In other words, if a child is not quite one gender or the other, or is possibly both or neither, the medical experts and LGBT activists believe intervention is necessary, which parents must affirm and support. As a result, parents frantically attempt to interpret how a child feels about himself before the kid has any chance to live in his natural body.” Read more here.
Victoria’s ‘Conversion Therapy’ Bill is a Violation of Human Rights, by James Parker. “Hilton also said that ‘LGBTIQ Victorians are welcome and valued members of our community, entitled to live their lives authentically and with dignity and safety.’ No one disagrees. But what about ex-LGBTQ+ Victorians? Are they not welcome and valued community members worthy of dignity and safety? Is she not Commissioner for both?” Read more here.
The Push for Children’s ‘Sexual Rights’ is Coming, by Mattea Merta. “Sharon Slater is the President of Family Watch International… She stated, ‘This submission of Human Rights Watch to the UN expert on the “right to privacy” was predictable. It promotes the legalization of abortion, autonomous sexual rights for children beginning at age 10, harmful comprehensive sexuality education, and, under the guise of protecting privacy, it promotes the violation of private spaces for females, such as bathrooms and showers, by members of the opposite sex.’” Read more here.
Marie Stopes’ Most Famous Memorial Scrubs Her Name Off the Brand, by Michael Cook. “Problem is, there are grubby eugenic fingerprints all over the brand. Marie Stopes, the pioneering birth control provider after whom the group was named, was an ardent eugenicist who even advocated compulsory sterilization. So the organisation is changing its name to MSI Reproductive Choices. Problem gone. But is it?” Read more here.
The Supreme Court Got Church Restrictions Right, by The Editors. “The Court’s ruling is neither surprising nor alarming. Cuomo’s rules discriminate against religious services and thereby run afoul of the Constitution. And to fix the problem, Cuomo would not need to exempt houses of worship from the law everyone else follows, but merely ensure that churches aren’t relegated to second-class status.” Read more here.
A Major Legal Victory Against LGBTQ Tyranny, by Michael Brown. “And remember: under these oppressive ordinances, to sit and talk with the child was forbidden by law if that child wanted to feel at home in her own body. But to put her on puberty-blocking hormones as a child, then remove total healthy parts of her body, then put her on hormones for life, was allowed by the law. To call this perverse is an understatement. Child abuse would be more accurate.” Read more here.
It is Not ‘Humane’ for The Atlantic to Sympathize With Killing Babies With Down Syndrome, Like My Little Sister, by Evita Duffy. “Whether your justification is to ‘spare… [potential] suffering,’ decrease strain on a universal health care system, or on public taxes, or you want to have a career, or you are worried about potential health concerns for your child, killing a disabled child is still wrong. There is no ‘humanity’ in killing a child. There is no ‘humanity’ in targeting the weak. There is no ‘humanity’ in eugenics.” Read more here.
Child Abuse? HBO Max Documentary Celebrates 4-Year-Old Boy’s Transgender Identity, by Tyler O’Neil. “…[T]he disturbing advocacy of transgender identity for young children — likely later to involve experimental treatments that amount to chemical castration — is utterly sickening. Episodes like this should jolt Americans out of their complacency on this issue, and encourage them to stand up for truth against this nefarious movement.” Read more here.
CDC Counts Lowest Abortion Numbers Since Roe v. Wade, by Katie Yoder. “The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regularly publishes its annual Abortion Surveillance report around the Thanksgiving holiday… This year’s report released new numbers for 2017 and 2018 that showed an overall decrease in abortion. That’s something that pro-life Americans should celebrate, even if the numbers don’t tell the full story.” Read more here.
Justice Alito: If You’re Worried About Religious Liberty, Follow News in Higher Education, by Terry Mattingly. “In his Federalist Society address, Alito stressed that it is now common to hear students and professors, including many in law schools, express fears about the consequences of being honest about their religious convictions.” Read more here.
LGBT Activists Send Christmas Wish List to Biden and Harris – Asking Them to Assault Religious Freedom, by Jeff Johnston. “HRC hopes to ‘eliminate discrimination against beneficiaries in charitable choice and faith-based initiatives,’ forcing Christian homeless and domestic violence shelters to place men who claim to be women in all-female facilities. Religious adoption agencies would be compelled to serve same-sex couples. LGBT extremists and their allies view religious exemptions in these cases ‘a license to discriminate.’” Read more here.
Pornhub’s Teen Sex Ed Course, by Karen Farris. “Pornhub says it is aiming to provide access to information and advice about sexuality, sexual health, and relationships. It’s all free — but the curiosity of a new young audience will undoubtedly result in the porn content they will be willing to pay for later. Pornhub appears to be capitalizing on the COVID-19 pandemic, with more teens on their screens— and offering ‘clean’ content under the guise of sex education.” Read more here.
Who’s Converting Whom? Sexual Orientation, Gender and Politics, by Barbara Kay. “The bill is deeply problematic, beginning with the preamble, which claims it is a ‘myth’ that gender identity ‘can or ought to change.’ It is no myth that gender identity can change. If one or two of Canada’s top-tier experts in gender dysphoria research had been consulted in the bill’s creation, the working group would have learned that without invasive intervention, 80 per cent or more of gender-dysphoric children who identify as the opposite sex revert to comfort in their natal sex post-puberty.” Read more here.
Remember When the UN Declared the Unborn Should Be Protected? by Ryan Bomberger. “In those historic documents, the UN declares: ‘the child, by reason of his physical and mental immaturity, needs special safeguards and care, including appropriate legal protection, before as well as after birth.’ Did some air just get sucked out of the room? Yes, the United Nations—not once but twice—declared that.” Read more here.
The Left Targets Kids, Teens With Gender Fluid Ideology, by Tony Perkins. “In a country where 12% of millennials now say they identify as transgender or ‘nongender conforming’—more than 1 in every 10—the last thing our children need is a generation of parents indulging these dangerous fantasies. And yet, that’s exactly the goal of Apple TV and their extremist cheerleaders.” Read more here.
Why Catholic Bishops Worry Biden’s Abortion Policy Will ‘Confuse,’ by Katie Yoder. “These policies are new for Biden, who voted repeatedly against abortion – for decades. He noticeably flipped on the issue as he prepared for the 2020 election and ran on the Democratic Party platform that calls for ‘safe and legal abortion.’ His switch on abortion became most obvious when he condemned the Hyde Amendment last year – the day after he reaffirmed his support for it.” Read more here.
Thailand Moves to Legalize Abortion Despite It Violating a Key Buddhist Teaching, by Jonathon Van Maren. “Backlash is expected from Thailand’s Christian leaders, and abortion is also considered to be a violation of a key tenet of Buddhist teaching, which requires that people refrain from killing (Buddhists believe that aborting a child is denying a soul the opportunity to be reincarnated.) Under relentless pressure from international organizations, the Thai government seems determined to push ahead nonetheless.” Read more here.
After Trans Activists Try to Ban ‘Irreversible Damage,’ It Becomes a Bestseller, by Chad Felix Greene. “Whether … LGBT activists like it, a huge market for critical thinking and honest discussions surrounds these issues. Meanwhile, they continue bullying businesses into removing content through fear tactics and threats of persecution rather than by countering the message with their own better one.” Read more here.
Fewer Americans Are Marrying Now Than Ever, but Those Who Do Love It More, by Glenn T. Stanton. “While fewer couples are marrying today, as shown in the graph below, these couples who are marrying are doing so later in life. They are more affluent, more selective in choosing a mate, and more likely to be religious than the general population. ‘These are all factors that reduce the risk of divorce,’ Wang explained.” Read more here.
Pandemic Could Lead to Profound Shift in Parenting Roles, Say Experts, by Alexandra Topping. “Research has shown that while women bore the brunt of extra childcare during the initial coronavirus lockdown and are being disproportionately impacted by the economic fallout, there has been also a huge surge in the number of hours men are spending with their children. This could lead to a permanent re-evaluation of the value of fatherhood and a shift in working patterns…” Read more here.
The Transgender Murder Epidemic That Never Was, by Michael Cook. “Back in October, Biden declared that violence against transgender and gender-nonconforming people was an ‘epidemic that needs national leadership’… No one could object to acknowledging the humanity and dignity of transgender people. They should have the same rights and obligations as everyone in the US and elsewhere. But is it a fact? No, it’s not. It’s clever fake news from the Ministry of LGBTQ+ Truth.” Read more here.
Religious Freedom at Risk, by Jerry Newcombe. “Jump forward to today, 400 years after the Pilgrims arrived, and in the land for which they sought refuge, religious freedom is at risk… It would appear that Christophobic bigots are using the pandemic to curb religious freedom in a country that was born for religious freedom.” Read more here.
Fulton v. Philadelphia: The Future of Church-State Cooperation in the Social Welfare Arena, by Helen Alvare. “The larger implications of this case arise because many social services that religious institutions provide overlap areas in which the state wields significant oversight and financial power… During the oral argument in Fulton, the government pressed Philadelphia’s attorney on the question, asking whether, if the government assumed full control over homeless shelters or hospitals, it could thereafter bar many religious entities from serving in those arenas.” Read more here.
Surveys Show Vast Majority of Western Catholics Support Same-Sex ‘Marriage,’ by Michael Haynes. “Compiling the results of studies conducted over the past few years, the figures demonstrate a wide-scale rejection of Catholic teaching on same-sex ‘marriage’ and homosexuality, which the Church describes as ‘intrinsically disordered’ and something that ‘can in no case be approved of.’” Read more here.
This is How Transgender Activists Win: A Relentless Willingness to Fight, by Jonathon Van Maren. “Pause, for a moment, to consider the fact that a once-prestigious newspaper has lapsed into such ridiculousness that it uses phrases like ‘his female reproductive system’ and ‘his menstrual cycle’ and not only considers those phrases to be accurate, but believes that not using them would be bigotry.” Read more here.
The New Department for Education RSE Guidance: What Should Schools Look Out For? by Transgender Trend. “Teaching children to understand themselves through the model of ‘gender identity’ encourages children to believe their personalities are ‘wrong’ for their sex and their bodies are ‘wrong’ for not matching their gender identity. The idea of gender identity is inevitably based on gender stereotypes, there is no other way for children to understand it, and it gives children no way to be ‘right’ with themselves if they reject those stereotypes.” Read more here.
Burning an Anti-Transgenderism Book Gets Cheered by a College Professor – at the Birthplace of the Free Speech Movement, by Alex Parker. “The university, as you know, gained fame as the birthplace of the free speech movement. But movements are sometimes like people — they die in the same place they were born. Hence, Grace took to social media to condemn author Abigail Shrier’s Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters.” Read more here.
Pompeo Takes Religious-Freedom Agenda to Istanbul, by Jimmy Quinn. “The U.S. government has considered religious freedom to be a ‘universal human right’ since 1998… Since taking the reins at the State Department, Pompeo has built on that foundation, unveiling a flurry of initiatives toward that end. Among the most notable of these is the Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom, an ambitious effort to coordinate international action.” Read more here.
Hungary Proposes Constitutional Amendment Protecting Family, Marriage, and Gender, by Jonathon Van Maren. “All of this would, circa 2000, seem so obvious that articulating it would have seemed vaguely ridiculous. Oh, you have eyes too? But in 2020, a statement reflecting reality is now wildly offensive… I continue to watch the Hungarian experiment with great interest. I hope they are modeling a solution that can be adapted by other dying Western countries in the future.” Read more here.
GoFundMe Censors Billboard Fundraising Campaign, by Nicole Russell. “GoFundMe, the private fundraising website, has halted the ability of a group of parents to raise money for a giant billboard that would expose transgender disinformation. GoFundMe claims the fundraising efforts violated its user rules.” Read more here.
Why Is the Federal Government Promoting Censorship Abroad? by Sean Nelson. “’Hate speech’ is simply an unworkable and dangerous concept. The incantatory repetition of the word ‘hate’ to stand for all manner of different kinds of speech needs to stop. Ideas should be debated and defended freely and honestly. No U.S. government body should suggest otherwise.” Read more here.
Even Mainstream Dictionaries Have Bowed to Transgender Insanity, by Jonathon Van Maren. “I’ve noted frequently in this space that the media have now entirely adopted the terminology required of the transgender movement — ‘gender affirmation surgery’ or ‘sex change surgery’ vs. genital reconstruction to imitate the opposite sex; using the ‘preferred female pronouns’ of male rapists and pedophiles, etc. If you control the language of the debate, you inevitably control the debate. Culturally speaking, trans activists have done an incredibly effective job of doing this.” Read more here.
Massachusetts Measure Would Allow Abortions on Teen Girls Without Their Parents Knowing, by Michael New, Ph.D. “The ROE Act would reduce the age of consent to 16; if the bill becomes law, 16- and 17-year-old girls could obtain abortions in Massachusetts without parental consent. Considering that a high percentage of abortions performed on minors are obtained by 16- and 17-year-olds, this should greatly concern pro-lifers.” Read more here.
Abortions Likely to Continue Falling or Increase Under Democrat Administration, by Brittany Raymer. “There’s a belief, rumor if you will, that abortions decrease under a Democrat administration due to increased access to contraception and other preventative measures. This line of reasoning is used by people who want to vote for a pro-abortion president, despite claiming that they are pro-life. It’s not entirely true and is actually a misinterpretation of the facts.” Read more here.
Biden Would Be a Disaster for the Unborn at the UN, by Austin Ruse. “Mr. Biden will begin pushing abortion in UN documents under the phrase ‘reproductive health.’ One of the pro-life movement’s proudest achievements was making that phrase controversial again. The Trump administration pledged to remove the term, replace it, or narrowly define it. Furthermore, other governments followed the U.S.’s lead.” Read more here.
Gender Activists Are Trying to Cancel My Book. Why is Silicon Valley Helping Them? by Abigail Shrier. “To its credit, Spotify has not yet removed the episode. But the controversy delivered a warning shot to other media companies: Unless you want trouble, do not challenge the narrative of unquestioning ‘affirmation’ for every child who claims to be trans—no matter the age, context, or lack of responsible medical oversight provided to the family.” Read more here.
Silencing Ex-Gays, by Belinda Brown. “There is a particularly extreme ban in Canberra which … could result in parents, guardians or teachers being imprisoned if they even had a conversation with their children who were experiencing gender dysphoria and counselled them to think carefully about gender transitioning.” Read more here.
Predicted Divorce Surge During COVID Didn’t Happen, by John Stonestreet and G. Shane Morris. “And, maybe, instead of just leaving when conflict started, couples were forced to stay together. Maybe, they experienced the long-term relational and personal improvements that comes when conflict is faced and resolved, as opposed to running away from each other.” Read more here.
Vulnerable British Children Being Dumped in ‘Disgusting’ Care Homes, by Ann Farmer. “The question of which system of care provision to adopt is indeed an important one, but it can all too easily turn into a political debate about what to do with children, rather than what to do for them. Rather we should be asking an even more fundamental question: why are so many children in need of State care?” Read more here.
Cohabitation and Children’s Outcomes in Africa and Latin America, by Laurie DeRose. “I interpret their results differently. It looks to me like their hypothesis was right for three of the outcomes (no remaining association after including couple and community characteristics), but that they underplayed the disadvantage associated with cohabitation for child survival and schooling.” Read more here.
The Unscientific Roots of Bans on ‘Conversion Therapy,’ by Belinda Brown. “The two main pieces of research supporting the ban … exhibit deeply flawed sampling methods and inadequate questionnaire design. For example, they only asked LGBT people about the effectiveness of therapy. This is a bit like exploring the effectiveness of marriage counselling from those who are divorced.” Read more here.
The U.S. Divorce Rate Has Hit a 50-Year Low, by Wendy Wang. “Divorce in America has been falling fast in recent years, and it just hit a record low in 2019. For every 1,000 marriages in the last year, only 14.9 ended in divorce, according to the newly released American Community Survey data from the Census Bureau. This is the lowest rate we have seen in 50 years.” Read more here.
Canadian Pro-Life Politician Runs Beautiful Pro-Child Ad. Abortion Activists Melt Down, by Jonathon Van Maren. “As it turns out, the idea that children might be beautiful like flowers was wildly offensive to many Liberals, who gave the game away by immediately assuming that a pro-child ad was obviously anti-abortion.” Read more here.
Will Laws Banning ‘Conversion Therapy’ Ban Teaching the Bible’s Views on Sex? by Law and Religion Australia. “No-one should be coerced using invasive medical and psychological techniques to change their sexuality against their will. But the law must not prevent those who are committed to a religious world-view from receiving sensitive and caring help to change their behaviour to allow them to serve their God.” Read more here.
Toronto Catholic School Board Flouts Own Rules in Joining LGBT Attack Against Catholic Trustee, by Joe Volpe. “On November 4, the TCDSB met in camera (private) … to consider reopening the matter and curry favor with the Minister for his announcements. In their rush, they neglected to report to public session as required by the rules and the law… Nevertheless, the next day the report found its way into the hands of a Toronto Star reporter, and presumably in those of the Minister and in other hands of the LBGTQ+ community.” Read more here.
How Catholics Around the World See Same-Sex Marriage, Homosexuality, by Jeff Diamant. “In the Americas, majorities of Catholics in several countries said society should be accepting of homosexuality… In Eastern Europe, acceptance was weaker, with roughly half or fewer of Catholics saying that homosexuality should be accepted by society in Hungary, the Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia and Lithuania.” Read more here.
Polish Government Backs Down Over Abortion, by Michael Cook. “The Polish president, Andrzej Duda, once a supporter of severely restricted access, has backtracked a bit. He now favouring and [sic] exception for fetuses with ‘lethal’ abnormalities. But this would still ban abortions in case of other conditions such as Down syndrome. This compromise does not appear to satisfy either side.” Read more here.
Religious Conservatives Hopeful New Supreme Court Majority Will Redefine Religious Liberty Precedents, by Michelle Boorstein. “The possibility that the newly 6-3 conservative-majority court could overturn Smith and set a new precedent about the legal status of religion comes as the country is deeply unsettled about how to balance LGBTQ and other rights with the rights of religious traditionalists.” Read more here.
The Freedom to Change Your Sexuality, by Belinda Brown. “The lobby justify the ban by arguing that if someone wants to change their homosexual behaviour, this implies it must be a disorder. However, seeking help to change behaviours or emotions is part of therapy. Our behaviours do not need to be ‘sick’ or ‘disordered’ for us to desire change.” Read more here.
Poland’s Revolutionaries Have Declared That Baby Lives Don’t Matter, by Malgorzata Wolczyk. “Unfortunately, winning the right to life for children with a disability has resulted in an uncontrollable explosion of rage from the populace. Yes, the movement of the indignant came from the grassroots, but it was taken over immediately from above by the radical feminist lobby, the LGBT lobby, the far-left, old communists, and of course the anti-government opposition that looks for opportunities in every riot to overthrow the government.” Read more here.
There is No ‘Right’ to Abortion in the U.S. Constitution, by Nancy Flanders. “The abortion lobby itself (unlike many abortion advocates who haven’t yet gotten the memo) has also stopped claiming, ‘no one wants an abortion.’ Instead, abortion is now celebrated as an act of equality and a step on the path to success. However, it’s none of these things — least of all, a ‘right.’” Read more here.
Virginia’s Pregnancy Centers Are So Successful That National Pro-Abortion Group NARAL is Out to Stop Them, by Olivia Aveni Briscoe. “Instead of allowing abortion industry advocates like NARAL to target the good names of these centers in pro-abortion smear campaigns, communities should rally behind pro-life pregnancy centers and medical clinics in gratitude for all the good they do for women and their families in the state of Virginia.” Read more here.
No, Abortion Numbers Today Are Not the Same as They Were Before Roe v. Wade, by Carole Novielli. “Prior to Roe v. Wade, a handful of states had decriminalized abortion and in those states it was obvious legalization increased abortion. In addition, reported data reveals the number of legal abortions did not exceed one million until several years after Roe was decided.” Read more here.
Abortion in Poland ‘Is Used By the Extreme Left for Cultural Revolution,’ by Jonathon Van Maren. “There have been days of protests, with over 100,000 marching in Warsaw last Friday. Aerial photos show an ocean of people converging in the streets, with COVID-19 restrictions still ostensibly limiting groups to only five. By Tuesday, over half a million people had joined the protests, the largest street rallies since the Solidarity protests that toppled Communism.” Read more here.
Geneva Consensus Declaration Draws Backlash From Abortion Lobby, by Rebecca Oas, Ph.D. “Countries that joined the declaration are being pressured to reverse their decision. In Kenya, a group of over twenty organizations asked the government to withdraw… It is expected that one of the first actions of a Biden administration would be to remove the U.S. signature to the declaration.” Read more here.
Religious Liberty Endangered by French Draft Law Against ‘Separatism,’ by The European Times Newsdesk. “…[T]he reference to places of worship unduly used to spread ‘hostility to the laws of the Republic’ should not mean that sermons should not be free to criticize laws they regard as unjust. Religion has always had the prophetic function of criticizing laws deemed as unfair, which is different from inciting to violence.” Read more here.
Memo to the Supreme Court: Keep the Faithful Free to Foster, by Ryan T. Anderson. “It’s not difficult to see how in our ever-growing governmental alphabet soups, historic ministries—on health, education, and welfare, for example—are either being regulated or taken over by government. Can the government then say to religious ministries, ‘It’s my way or the highway’? Hopefully the Supreme Court will tell the government to take a hike.” Read more here.
Gay and Transgender Vote for Trump Doubles in Rejection of Identity Politics, by Brad Polumbo. “According to national exit polls, Trump seems to have won an astounding 28% of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender peoples’ votes… But while only a rough and preliminary estimate, it is more than double the 13% of LGBT voters Trump won against Hillary Clinton in 2016.” Read more here.
The Father Effect: More Relational Than Material, by Michael Jindra. “While material need is important, we must be better at incorporating other basic human needs in our plans and programs, like sociality or meaning. These are things that give people stability and the ability to participate more widely in society and eventually help others.” Read more here.
Do Coloradans Know the Evil They Voted to Continue? by Lila Rose. “…[T]hanks to the profound efforts of pro-life activists, Colorado voters had the opportunity to protect children beginning at 22 weeks of pregnancy by voting to pass Proposition 115, a late-term abortion ban. But voters chose abortion over life, with a majority giving abortionists license to continue murdering the tiniest Coloradans at any point in pregnancy.” Read more here.
Louisiana and Colorado’s Abortion Split is Just the Tip of the Iceberg, by Bill Donohue. “Why are the voters in these two states so different? Much of the divide can be explained by looking at their religiosity profile, namely the extent to which they differ on religious beliefs and practices.” Read more here.
Post-Election Shift in U.S. House Could Hamper Democrats’ Abortion, LGBT Goals, by Matt Hadro. “If Democrats were to expand their House majority and gain control of the Senate, along with winning the White House, a number of pro-abortion and pro-LGBT policies were expected to be considered… Now, with a more competitive House and a possible Republican Senate, that landscape may be altered.” Read more here.
No to Sex Education in Schools, by Scholar Elo. “It is undeniable that the family has a major role in tackling the crisis of sexual violence in Nigeria. As the head teacher of Heritage School Ipaja, Adeyemi Victoria Omolara rightly stated: ‘The education system is not in need of a new curriculum to address sex education. Rather it must be instilled from a young age through deliberate actions of parents and guardians.’” Read more here.
Philadelphia vs. Catholic Church and Children, by Terry Jeffrey. “The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit stood with the City of Philadelphia against Catholic Social Services. Now, five justices on the Supreme Court will decide. Can Philadelphia force the church of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton to either hand over children to homosexual couples or give up helping foster children at all?” Read more here.
Can I Answer a Few Questions About Abortion? by Christopher Kaczor. “…Kristof accuses pro-life voters of ‘abortion extremism.’ Abolitionists were accused of the same thing. Why not compromise? Let half the country have slaves, and the other half be free. If you don’t want a slave, then don’t own one.” Read more here.
Supreme Court Hears Case Pitting Religious Liberty Against Same-Sex Marriage, by Paul Strand. “This is not a unique case, and governments cracking down on religious foster or adoption agencies who hold to the concept of one-man/one-woman marriage is growing… All for their standing firm with what the Bible has said for thousands of years about marriage and homosexuality.” Read more here.
Supreme Court Adoption Case Could Have National Impact on Religious Liberty, by Matt Hadro. “The case could decide the fate of other religious adoption agencies facing nondiscrimination ordinances, but according to Becket—which represents CSS—it could also impact prospective foster parents…” Read more here.
Questions on Abortion: A Dinner Invitation to Nicholas Kristof, by R.J. Snell. “The pro-life claim is that it is wrong to intentionally and knowingly kill the unborn human. The fact that many unborn humans do not come to term does not answer the wrongness of intentionally ending that human life.” Read more here.
There’s No Such Thing as ‘Safe Sex’ for Kids, by Maria Baer and John Stonestreet. “I find it a bit strange–and ironic–that lawmakers and other cultural elites who are so quick to claim power simply throw up their hands and claim to be powerless when it comes to sexual activity among young people. ‘Well, the kids are going to do it anyway,’ they say. ‘We might as well enable it.’” Read more here.
Biden Pledges to Gut Religious Freedom Protections, Saying They Give ‘Hate’ a ‘Safe Harbor,’ by Tyler O’Neil. “Joe Biden made no bones about it: If he wins the presidential election, he will gut religious freedom protections that allow faith-based homeless shelters, charities, and small business owners to act according to their consciences. Specifically, he will shove LGBT ideology down the throats of religious Americans in the name of fighting ‘discrimination.’” Read more here.
Artificial Reproduction May Require Redefinition of Parenthood, by Michael Cook. “Rather than the traditional mother and father, she points out that, with emerging possibilities of reproduction, parenthood could be arbitrarily deemed to be a certain threshold of a child’s genetic heritage, probably between 80% and 20%… It might be better to retreat from a genetic understanding of parenthood and embrace a social model.” Read more here.
Young People Who Identify As Transgender Are Making Irreversible Decisions, by Maureen Collins. “…[W]hat they don’t tell you is that those who undergo ‘transitioning’ surgeries and hormones are still 19 times more likely to die by suicide than the general population. There is simply no evidence that surgical or hormonal transition reduces depression and suicide risk for these individuals over the long run.” Read more here.
Abortionist Says Aborting Babies With Down Syndrome is ‘Healing,’ Like Prescribing Antibiotics, by Nancy Flanders. “Potts sees the survival of these individuals as a mistake, even referring to a human being with Down syndrome as ‘a Down syndrome’ instead of as an actual human being. He uses dehumanizing words, masking the humanity of human beings — and even compares killing them to the use of antibiotics.” Read more here.
Maine Decision Asks Shifted Supreme Court to Decide If Only Atheists Can Control Public Education Funds, by Joy Pullman. “In other words, this decision says that in schooling taxpayers must subsidize only one religious view, secularism, but no other religious views, such as those from Christianity, Mormonism, or Islam. It reinforces secularism as the only permissible state-sponsored American civil religion.” Read more here.
Black Pro-Lifers Slap Planned Parenthood With a Lawsuit. Here’s Why, by Beth Baumann. “Throughout the summer, the Anti-Oppression Resource and Training Alliance (AORTA) conducted an internal audit of Planned Parenthood’s national headquarters to see how employees felt about the organization. After interviewing 64 current and 12 former black Planned Parenthood employees, AORTA concluded that the abortion giant has an issue with racism.” Read more here.
Sports Bureaucrats Have Been Captured by Trans Ideology, by Claire Chandler. “Sporting groups who ignore women’s views and deny the realities of biological sex may genuinely believe they are being inclusive, but eroding the safety and fairness of women’s sport will never be the solution to greater participation.” Read more here.
Can We Please Get Serious About Protecting Religious Freedom? by Kathryn Jean Lopez. “So by all means make your RBG shrine, but remember that her greatest legacies were her family and her friendship with Antonin Scalia. There is room for different views in America. That’s what pluralism is all about. That’s what we’ve been about. Let’s not give up some of the best of ourselves under the intimidation of a politically charged mob.” Read more here.
LGBT Issues Come Back Hard at UN Negotiations, by Stefano Gennarini, J.D. “Turning sexual orientation and gender identity into UN statistical categories will legitimize the work of the UN system to incorporate LGBT issues in the 2030 agenda. And it will translate into pressure from UN agencies and international donors to establish offices to track LGBT data and to promote LGBT policies in every country.” Read more here.
Truth-Telling is a Revolutionary Act. Especially About Transgenderism, by James Parker. “Welcome to the LGBTQ+ agenda which hides, lies, undermines, twists and perverts whatever needs to be done so as to completely smash heteronormativity. I know this firsthand. For years I served this agenda myself as a frontline gay activist.” Read more here.
Biological Men Competing in Most Women’s Sports is Unfair. In Rugby, It’s Dangerous, by Zachary Faria. “According to the document, biological men are ‘stronger by 25%-50%, are 30% more powerful, 40% heavier, and about 15% faster’ than their female counterparts. The key takeaway? A female player tackled by a biological man would have a 20%-30% increased risk of injury.” Read more here.
Seeing Beyond Roe, by Julia D. Hejduk. “Addressing the difficult problem of abortion demand will require constructive, forthright discussions about balancing competing goods: How should academia, businesses, and other institutions accommodate parents and children? What should national, state, and local governments provide directly, and what they should enable smaller social units to do?” Read more here.
How Much of Gen Z Will Be Unmarried at 40? by Robert VerBruggen. “By contrast, the more flexible ‘discrete-time event-history model’ predicts the decline of marriage will continue to accelerate. Only 60% of whites from the 1997 cohort marry by 40. For blacks, the share who marry drops to 30% for the 1990 cohort and 23% for those born in 1997. Whoa – if true.” Read more here.
CBC Meltsdown Over Canadian Human Rights Museum Skipping Abortion on Christian School Tours, by Jonathon Van Maren. “This story is another perfect example of the Canadian media’s attempts to invent controversies where none exist. The Canadian Human Rights Museum was, by all accounts, attempting to accommodate Canada’s multicultural communities and the diversity of views on fundamental issues by choosing not to highlight feticide and various sexual revolutionaries during certain tours.” Read more here.
Statistics Show That Late-Term Abortions in Colorado Are Not as Rare as Some Think, by Bridget Sielicki. “Coloradans are gearing up for a November 3 vote on Proposition 115, which would ban late-term abortions after 22 weeks except in cases of life-threatening danger to the mother. In their fight against the proposition, abortion advocates claim that late-term abortions in the state are rare. However, a closer look at the statistics paints a different story.” Read more here.
No Families, No Children, No Future, by Rod Dreher. “Thirty percent of women aged 25 and under have no interest in sex with men. If that does not alarm you as a religious traditionalist or conservative, then you might actually be dead. We absolutely must form right now — not tomorrow, right now — communities that socialize our children into the goodness of marriage and family.” Read more here.
International Coalition of Governments Defends the Right to Life of the Unborn, by Elyssa Koren. “Never before have governments united on this scale with a singular focus on women’s health and the defense of the unborn… To successfully ward off pro-abortion pressure at the international institutions, governments committed to defending unborn life must work together, uniting their sovereign voices to shut down bureaucratic overreach.” Read more here.
Pope Francis, Civil Unions, and Moral Truth, by Ryan T. Anderson and Robert P. George. “Fundamental moral and metaphysical realities cannot be altered by human willing or declaring. Thus, no public official or religious leader can change the nature of marriage or the moral status of non-marital sexual conduct. But some laws do obscure the nature of marriage and encourage (and even facilitate and license) non-marital sexual acts.” Read more here.
International Religious Freedom Day: It’s Time to Applaud President Trump’s Remarkable IRF Accomplishments, by Lela Gilbert. “During the Ministerial the U.S. joined 34 countries signing a statement of concern about counterterrorism being used as a pretext for the repression of religious freedom; it was as well one of 27 countries signing a statement condemning blasphemy, apostasy, or other laws restricting religious freedom.” Read more here.
Kenya in the Crosshairs: How the Abortion Lobby is Pressuring an African Country From Within and Without, by Rebecca Oas, Ph.D. “Kenya is in the top ten most populous countries in Africa, as well as one of the wealthiest, and it therefore has an influential role… While it is far from being the only country targeted by groups seeking to change its abortion laws, it is an informative example of how this process is being done in many countries in Africa, as well as elsewhere in the world.” Read more here.
How Can We Bring Sanity to the Devotees of This Transgenderism Cult? by Dianna Kenny. “Can we, as a society, condone the amputation or paralysis of healthy limbs in people with [body integrity identity disorder]? In the same vein, is the amputation of a healthy penis and healthy breasts ethically justifiable? Disorders of assumption are disorders of perception. Disorders of perception belong in the domains of psychology, psychiatry, and psychotherapy, not endocrinology or mutilating surgery.” Read more here.
Abortion is Essential Health Care Service – and Other Falsehoods, by Hendrik van der Breggen. “Sure, every woman has the right to control her own body. But there are at least two bodies involved in an abortion. It’s one thing to control one’s own body — it’s quite another to kill the body of another! We should think critically about abortion, for goodness’ sake.” Read more here.
Governments Launch Pro-Life Declaration at United Nations, by Austin Ruse. “Governments from around the world launched a shot across the bow of UN abortion advocates in a document called the Geneva Consensus Declaration. Signed by 32 countries, the Declaration says what pro-lifers have maintained for decades at the UN, that there is no global right to abortion and that abortion cannot be imposed by the UN because abortion is a matter of national sovereignty.” Read more here.
Joe Biden Bases His Transgender Policies on Fake News, by Chad Felix Greene. “What the Equality Act does demand, however, is further degradation of religious freedom. For example, under the Equality Act, religious adoption and foster care services would be required to adhere to ‘affirming’ LGBT placement and standards.” Read more here.
UK Undermines Plan for Women’s Economic Empowerment Over Abortion, by Stefano Gennarini, J.D. “The United States launched a global plan for women’s economic development today. A sour note, however, was introduced by the United Kingdom’s attempt to put abortion at the heart of the plan.” Read more here.
The Battle Over Transgender Women in Sport is Not About Transphobia, by Martin Fitzgerald. “In LGBTIQ forums the science behind the directive was called into question, which is par for the course when transgender issues arise. The scientists were traduced and called out for transphobia also. This too is now par for the course.” Read more here.
China to Christians: We’re Rewriting the Bible, and You’ll Use It or Else, by Arielle Del Turco. “One way China seeks to Sinicize Christianity is by re-writing the Bible. A complete communist translation has yet to be revealed. The news of one chapter’s government-approved revision left Christians outraged last month… While China may technically allow Christianity, it only allows a version of Christianity remade in the image of the CCP.” Read more here.
America’s Teenagers Are Losing Their Religion, by Timothy Goeglein. “Today’s teenagers are growing up in a society that is increasingly hostile to faith, especially regarding faith-based values, and the social cost of being identified as religious amongst one’s peers is getting higher with each passing day.” Read more here.
Who Are the Real Ideologues in Poland? by Michael Cook. “They claim that many Polish women … are being stripped of their right. Right to what? Let’s look at it from a different angle. They want the right to eliminate Down syndrome children. It would be much more honest if their placards read: ‘disabled children have no right to live’ or ‘retards must die.’ But that wouldn’t sound so good, would it?” Read more here.
Newly Discovered Letter Shows Endocrine Society Urged Experimenting on Trans Children, by Jane Robbins. “Even though trans-identification is psychological and DSD/intersex conditions are physical, the Endocrine Society repeatedly blurred the distinction in its 2013 letter. This deliberate confusion of psychological and physical conditions is central to the Endocrine Society’s radically unscientific denial that humans are either male or female.” Read more here.
Protect Good Medicine, Stop the Censorship of Good Counseling, by Ryan T. Anderson. “Activists use emotionally charged language, labelling all such techniques ‘conversion therapy.’ They do not apply this label only to certain discredited techniques (such as electro-shock therapies), but to any therapeutic service—including basic talk therapy—to help a gender dysphoric youth feel comfortable without ‘transitioning.’” Read more here.
The Pope Hasn’t Changed His Mind About Same-Sex Marriage, by James Parker. “Spanish-speakers are reporting that the Pope has been misquoted and misrepresented once again by the mainstream media — he did not even mention ‘civil unions.’ His words were ‘convivencia civil,’ not ‘unión civil’… So the Pope is talking about a civil coexistence and not the endorsement of same-sex unions.” Read more here.
Divorce is Down During COVID, by W. Bradford Wilcox and Lyman Stone. “Divorce is surging. This is the impression many media reports have conveyed, suggesting marriage in America is crumbling under the pressures of lockdowns, job losses, school closures, and the general uncertainty of 2020… But there is some good news to report about the state of our unions in 2020.” Read more here.
With the Lowest Birth Rate in the World, South Korea Figures Out a Way to Make It Sink Further, by Michael Cook. “Paradoxically, South Korea has another reproductive health problem: there’s not much reproduction… And now South Korea is liberalising its abortion law. Does making it easier not to have children make any sense — in a country which is melting away for lack of children?” Read more here.
NH University’s Transgender Athlete Rule Must Go, Education Department Decides, by Doreen Denny. “For female athletes at the high school and college level, insist on your rights under Title IX. Any school that defies federal civil rights law by denying women equal opportunities in athletic programs or forcing women to compete against transgender athletes who are biologically male stands to lose.” Read more here.
Celebrating a Victory in War on Women’s Sports, by Virginia Allen. “…[W]e’re hoping that this case really does send the warning signal to universities and colleges that they have a responsibility under federal civil rights law to ensure equal educational opportunities for women in sports. And that is based on sex. It’s not based on gender identity.” Read more here.
Pope Francis Contradicts Clear Church Teaching on Same-Sex Unions, by Glenn T. Stanton. “So it is clear that these reported comments from Pope Francis, if true, are indeed directly contrary to official Catholic teaching and do not hold authority for any Christian because the Pope spoke them… Any leader who makes statements diametrically at odds with the clear belief of the institution he leads has failed to be a leader. He has become a revolutionary.” Read more here.
Religious Weddings and Funerals Banned As Illegal Activities, by Han Sheng. “In August, a Christian family in Anyang city invited their church choir and musicians to sing hymns at a deceased family member’s funeral. When local government officials heard about this, they threatened to arrest any church member who came to the funeral. Not a single congregation member dared to go.” Read more here.
5 Most Shocking Abortion Policies Biden-Harris Openly Support, by Casey Chalk. “Harris has voted against legislation to ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy and in support of late-term abortions. In 2019 and 2020, she voted to refuse protections for babies born alive after an abortion.” Read more here.
‘Trans Lives Matter’ – Biden Pledges to Sign Bill to Force Schools to Allow Boys to Play Girls’ Sports, by Mike Miller. “In yet another glaring example that today’s Democrat Party is not the same Democrat Party of not all that long ago, Joe Biden pledged on Friday to sign the so-called ‘Equality Act’ — a bill that would force public schools to allow biological boys who identify as transgender girls to compete in girls’ sports. Let’s just let that sink in for a moment.” Read more here.
October is ‘LGBT History Month’ – Who Are Your Children Learning About in School? by Jeff Johnston. “But the history teacher and those promoting the month do not recognize that labeling any historical figure ‘LGBTQ+’ is anachronistic. The whole idea of homosexuality as an identity is something that has developed in the past century. It places a contemporary, socially constructed label on people who wouldn’t even understand making sexual attractions or behavior the basis for an identity.” Read more here.
Sexual Orientation is Not What You Think It Is, by Glenn Stanton. “So, when we speak of protecting people ‘whatever their sexual orientation,’ we must realize the term is not anywhere as simple as most assume. As we have seen, there are age-based orientations, as in pedophilia. There are romance-based orientations. There are multi-partner orientations, such as polyamory. There are practice-based orientations, like BDSM… There are even abrosexuals who seem to change their sexual orientation often and effortlessly.” Read more here.
Religious Freedom Isn’t Hypothetical, Federal Judge Tells Washington State, by John Stonestreet & Roberto Rivera. “Judge Mendoza’s ruling was not only strong, it clarified how the state is expected to handle the religious freedom of its citizens. While not rejecting the state’s interests when it comes to LGBTQ kids, regulations must be applied in a neutral manner. In this case, clearly, they were not.” Read more here.
Joe Biden at Odds With Science on So-Called Transgender Kids, by Glenn T. Stanton. “In fact, one of the most significant studies on the topic found that only 2 to 27 percent of gender dysphoric children persist as such into their teen and adult years. This means that 98 to 73 percent of such children come to realize they are not transgender at all, but actually are the boy or girl they were born as and desire to live that way as they enter their teen years.” Read more here.
‘Crying Shame:’ Aggrieved Father Makes Comprehensive Case Against Bishops on Sex Ed, by Tom Rogers. “…[W]e’re now experiencing this state takeover of parenting through the education systems of western democracies, particularly in the area of sex education, where the liberal comprehensive sex education and LGBT agendas are being imposed, often ruthlessly, against the will of parents.” Read more here.
Pushback Against Males in Women’s Sport, by Binary Australia. “Sport Australia has led the way in encouraging biological males to compete as females. 8 national sporting codes have already jumped on the bandwagon with more set to follow. Opponents are joining forces to present scientific and reasonable arguments to protect women’s sport.” Read more here.
Fact Check: Abortion Industry Claims ‘Majority of Americans Support Roe v. Wade,’ by Dr. Susan Berry. “Others who conduct and analyze abortion polls affirm that failing to provide more nuances or specifics in questions about terminating pregnancy to survey respondents often leads to a misread on the true views of Americans.” Read more here.
How the Amy Coney Barrett Hearings Reveal Flaws in LGBT ‘Marriage’ Logic, by Peter Sprigg. “It seems self-evident that if a person has a homosexual ‘orientation’ (often defined as having same-sex sexual attractions), then that person ‘prefers’ sex with people of the same sex. The terms ‘sexual orientation’ and ‘sexual preference’ are essentially synonyms. And they were treated as such in the dictionary — until Tuesday night, when Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary suddenly added a statement that using ‘preference’ as a synonym for ‘orientation’ is considered ‘offensive.’” Read more here.
Christian Leaders React to Joe Biden’s Support for 8-Year-Old Kids Identifying As Transgender, by Brandon Showalter. “’Joe Biden thinks 8-year-olds, have the capacity to make a life-altering decision to change their gender and says for someone to deny them that right (I assume parents included) is discrimination! Either he is pandering for votes or he’s totally lost it,’ Family Research Council president Tony Perkins commented on Twitter…” Read more here.
Biden Endorses the Idea That 8-Year-Olds Can Choose Their Gender, Proving That He Is Owned by the Radical Left, by Matt Walsh. “It is a little hard to decipher his stream-of-consciousness, but he is clearly affirming the notion that a young boy may in some mystical way discover his own inner girlness and that the child ought to be able to act on that discovery by ‘becoming’ a girl. He also amplifies the dubious claim that ‘transgender women’ are the victims of some sort of hate crime epidemic.” Read more here.
Catholic University: The Best U.S. States for Women Graded on Abortion Access, by Rebecca Oas, Ph.D. “Georgetown University recently released its ‘U.S. Women, Peace and Security Index’ designating the best and worst states to be a woman. One of the indicators they measured was what percentage of women aged 15-44 lived in a county that had an abortion clinic.” Read more here.
A Landmark Ruling for Religious Schools, by Joshua Dunn. “They were designed to punish religious minorities, but more recently, they have effectively punished low-income parents—who are disproportionately members of racial minorities—seeking better opportunity for their children. Liberated from the threat of losing in litigation, more state policymakers may proceed to deliver on the promise of equal educational opportunity.” Read more here.
Sorry Netflix, But You Don’t Get to Lecture Americans on Moral Understanding, by Michael Brown. “Second, we did not misunderstand the movie. We get the fact that the movie speaks against the sexual exploitation of children. But, as we have stated repeatedly, you do not sexually exploit children to convey the message that sexually exploiting children is wrong.” Read more here.
So-Called ‘Virginia Values Act’ Undermines Religious Freedom, by John Stonestreet & Roberto Rivera. “If the exemptions to the Virginia Values Act barely protects religious institutions, individual Christians in Virginia receive none at all… In short, the Virginia Values Act, according to the Alliance Defending Freedom, violates the U.S. Constitution, the Virginia state constitution, and existing state laws. Other than that, it’s great!” Read more here.
FACT: Joe Biden and Kamala Harris Support Abortions Up to Birth at Taxpayer Expense, by Micaiah Bilger. “Democrat presidential team Joe Biden and Kamala Harris support aborting unborn babies without restriction and want to force taxpayers to pay for them. But major news outlets are not doing their job to expose the candidates’ radical pro-abortion stance to the public. In some cases, they are doing the opposite.” Read more here.
Media vs. the People: The War Over Pedophilia, by Deborah Franklin. “After promoting the idea that pedophiles deserve special sympathy, the press campaign introduced the insidious concept that children are capable of consent… From there, the campaign inevitably moved on to bitter accusations against right-wing haters who find the practice objectionable… In other words, if you don’t accept the sexual exploitation of children, you’re the problem.” Read more here.
How a DC Court Sided With a Church That Wants to Meet, Not the Mayor, by Rachel del Guidice. “What ended up happening here is that for whatever reason, the District of Columbia did not offer any kind of real medical evidence as to why an outdoor religious assembly was any different than some of the other outdoor activities that they had already allowed. And so, as a result, they weren’t able to demonstrate that they have this compelling interest.” Read more here.
LGBT Websites Now Say ‘Sexual Preference’ Is an Offensive Term. They Were Fine With It Last Month, by Ashe Schow. “Merriam-Webster dictionary updated its definition of the term to include the word ‘offensive,’ even though last month the dictionary made no such distinction. Further, many of the Democrats now attacking Barrett for the phrase have used it themselves in recent years, despite claiming it has been offensive for ‘decades.’” Read more here.
Teen Well-Being During Quarantine, by Jean Twenge, Sarah M. Coyne, Jason S. Carroll, and W. Bradford Wilcox. “Teen well-being was also impacted by financial distress during the pandemic: 25% of teens whose parent had lost a job reported being depressed, vs. 16% of teens without a parental job loss. And 26% of teens who were worried about their family not having enough money were depressed, vs. 13% who did not have this concern.” Read more here.
As the Child of a Low-Income Woman, I Support the Hyde Amendment, by Georgia Caitlin Gallagher. “For decades, the Hyde Amendment was a point of unity between Republicans and Democrats. This year, however, Democratic leaders have vowed to abolish it. Kamala Harris claims that it victimizes ‘poor women,’ by limiting their ability to control their ‘reproductive health.’ This push to repeal the Hyde Amendment sends a clear message: low-income children are better off dead.” Read more here.
Fighting Japan’s Low Birth Rate With More Abortions, by Christian Martini Grimaldi. “After a three-decades-long effort to instill in the public’s mind the necessity for more pregnancies, now Japanese authorities plan to tell women that bearing a child is not such a serious matter after all, and that avoiding it is tantamount to dodging a fever, since buying a morning-after pill will be put on the same level as a self-medicating drug, just like an aspirin… Does anyone see a contradiction?” Read more here.
College Professor: Students Will Be Kicked Out for the ‘Slur’ of Misgendering, by Alex Parker. “’Intentional misgendering, as with any attempt to slur another student’s personal integrity on the basis of race, ethnicity, or religion, will result in immediate dismissal from class for that session. Continued abuses will result in disciplinary action with the appropriate administrators.’” Read more here.
The United Nations Continues Its Abortion Advocacy, by Elyssa Koren. “By collaborating on ‘mitigation strategies’ to reduce disruption in abortion access, in addition to ‘procurement and funding’ for abortion services, the goal of the partnership is for Big Abortion and the U.N. to make abortion available and accessible on demand everywhere.” Read more here.
Rampant Illegal Abortion in South Africa Exposes Women’s Underlying Unmet Needs, by Petra. “Given that much of the population already oppose abortion based on moral grounds, it stands to reason that many women are making decisions for abortion against their closely-held moral or religious values and economic or relational circumstances may be driving them to consider an option they do not want.” Read more here.
Young Woman Who Transitioned Prosecutes UK Health System, by Ann Farmer. “And yet in recent years, in uncritical TV programs and on the internet, young people have been sold the really harmful idea that a man can become a woman, and a woman can become a man — or even that they may have been born into the wrong body. The Government has now made clear that such messages must be excluded from sex and relationships lessons, and yet they still cling to the fiction that adults can ‘change sex’…” Read more here.
Despite Abortion Industry’s Denial, Abortion ‘Significantly’ Increases Risk of Mental Health Disorders, by Nancy Flanders. “Women who have suffered the effects of abortion trauma often suffer in silence, shamed by the abortion industry into believing abortion is a ‘right’ they should applaud. However, there are women who have come forward with their heartbreaking stories showing that abortion did not empower them.” Read more here.
Biden-Harris Would Deal a Huge Blow to Religious Liberty, by Josh Hammer. “A Biden-Harris administration would be a disaster for conscience protection. They would follow the lead of Barack Obama, who shamefully took a convent of nuns to court for years to try to coerce them to violate their faith and subsidize abortifacients, and aggressively prosecute men and women of faith — the First Amendment and relevant statutory law, such as the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, notwithstanding.” Read more here.
Surely We Have a Right to Reconsider Our Sexual Orientation, by James Parker. “The glaring problem around NCOD is this: protagonists only permit a person to come out once and in one direction, towards LGBTQ+ identity and gender ideology. They refuse to entertain or proclaim any other avenue.” Read more here.
Wikipedia Forbids User Profiles Expressing Opposition to Gay Marriage, by T.D. Adler. “Wikipedia users are no longer allowed to include ‘userboxes’ on their profile page that express opposition to gay marriage following a discussion where predominantly left-wing editors argued such a stance was ‘discriminatory’ and against site policy.” Read more here.
The Demographic Wipe-Out Facing Australia, by Marcus Roberts. “But it is not just COVID to thank for lower population growth: there are many barriers which prevent families from having the number of children that they want. There are economic barriers such as the cost of childcare and the effect taking maternity leave has on women’s careers. These will continue even once the effect of this pandemic has subsided.” Read more here.
The Threat to Life and Liberty From the United Nations’ Abuse of Human Rights, by Grace Melton. “This recent report is among the boldest attempts by progressives within the human rights bureaucracy to assert new rights, promoting abortion and affirming expressions and conduct associated with sexual orientation and gender identity, while sacrificing the internationally recognized right to freedom of religion and conscience protections in the process.” Read more here.
Lawmakers Create Legal Protections for Sex Traffickers While California Burns, by John Cox. “There are ramifications beyond allowing a 24-year-old to have relations with a 14-year-old without legal recrimination. Beating the wrap [sic] of a sex offender list would enable predators to live within our communities without residents’ knowledge or law enforcement’s watchful eye.” Read more here.
Is the Divorce Rate Really Declining? by Glenn T. Stanton. “Less than 1% of ever-married women were either separated or divorced in 1900. Today 21% are. But the divorce rate (the number of divorced women for every 1,000 unmarried ones) has been declining since reaching its apex in 1980.” Read more here.
Kamala Harris Must Be Held Accountable for Her Abortion Extremism, by Jeanne Mancini. “Harris’s record has made it clear that if she’s elected vice president, no pro-life policy will be safe… Laws that ban taxpayer funding of abortion, mandate ultrasounds prior to an abortion, require parental consent for minors seeking abortions, and ensure strong oversight of abortionists and abortion facilities would all be targeted.” Read more here.
Do Four People Have a Right to Marry One Another? by Terry Jeffrey. “’In our society, marriage is not simply a governmental institution; it is a religious institution as well,’ wrote Thomas. ‘Today’s decision might change the former, but it cannot change the latter. It appears all but inevitable that the two will come into conflict…’” Read more here.
Planned Parenthood Attempting to Deceive Constituents in Its 2020 Voter Guide, by Brittany Raymer. “The proposition is perfectly reasonable, as babies have been born outside the womb and survived at 21 weeks. This isn’t a ‘barrier’ or an ‘obstacle’ to women seeking an abortion, as most women know they are pregnant by this point, but what it does is acknowledge the humanity of the preborn.” Read more here.
The Push for Abortion By Newly Appointed UN Special Rapporteur, by Elyssa Koren. “As a medical expert, the newly appointed UN Special Rapporteur on the right to health, Dr. Tlaleng Mofokeng, should be well aware that chemical abortions are 4 times more dangerous for women than surgical abortions… Why then the dangerous insistence on a practice that is antithetical to the wellbeing of women?” Read more here.
New Research Shows Religious Liberty Drives Human Flourishing – And Why This Matters Now More Than Ever, by Christos A. Makridis. “I found that religious liberty is an integral prerequisite for democratic governance… This shouldn’t come as a surprise: limiting the freedom to choose and arrive at even the most basic judgments about one’s identity stifles creativity and increases the potential for corruption by overly zealous and powerful bureaucrats.” Read more here.
Babies Are Being Left to Die in America. President Trump Just Helped More of Them Live, by Jonathan Lange. “Prejudicial and preemptive determinations about a person’s future prospects should not substitute for on-the-scene evaluations from trained emergency medical technicians. They only create a self-fulfilling prophecy. Of course, ‘the child won’t survive long’ if you deprive her of the very means of care that gives the possibility of a long and fruitful life.” Read more here.
Abortion Still Unpopular After 25 Years of UN Lobbying, by Stefano Gennarini, J.D. “Macron’s statement was a sobering reminder of how politically unpopular abortion remains today… And this is despite the massive lobbying efforts to promote abortion by UN agencies and UN human rights mechanisms in the ensuing years, precisely under the rubric ‘sexual and reproductive health.’” Read more here.
We Need Commonsense Protections to Safeguard Women’s Sports, by Senator Kelly Loeffler. “Now, this level playing field is being tilted by schools that allow males to compete in girls [sic] sports. Males, regardless of how they self-identify, have physical differences such as larger bodies, more muscle mass, and larger lung capacities that give them advantages over females. That’s a basic biological fact.” Read more here.
EU Leads Opposition to Human Rights Statement, by Rebecca Oas, Ph.D. “A European diplomat said the U.S. was ‘cherry picking’ human rights even though the statement was broad, about principles and not specifics. It appears opposition to the statement came primarily from abortion and LGBT activists who referred to the statement as dangerous to the progress they have worked to achieve through UN human rights bodies.” Read more here.
Keeping Male Bodies Out of Women’s Rugby, by Linda Blade. “Those who enjoyed the advantage of having a trans-identifying player on their team, on the other hand, were sometimes found to be lacking in sympathy. On one occasion, a team captain was quoted as saying that their male-bodied player had ‘folded an opponent like a deck chair.’” Read more here.
Four Ways the Equality Act Would Harm Children, by Andrea Jones. “The Equality Act would require medical professionals to perform irreversible gender-transition procedures on minors, regardless of conscientious objection or best medical judgment… The bill’s findings also pave the way for an eventual ban on any counseling intended to help children with gender dysphoria accept their bodies.” Read more here.
Airline Eliminates Sex-Specific Greetings to Passengers. Here’s Why it Matters, by Glenn T. Stanton. “Every person boarding a Japan Airlines plane is either male or female, a boy or a girl, a lady, or a gentleman. Every. One. There is no third option. ‘Non-binary’ is not a thing, and no amount of wishful thinking can change that.” Read more here.
44 Years of the Hyde Amendment Amounts to Millions of Lives Saved, by Cassy Fiano-Chesser. “A study … found that at least 2.4 million lives have been saved by the Hyde Amendment, which prevents Medicaid and other federal government programs from paying for most abortions. Conversely, other studies and reports have found that when the government does fund abortions, the number of abortions increase.” Read more here.
UN Should Recommit to Pro-Woman Agenda by Dropping Push for Abortion, by Grace Melton. “The unfortunate truth is that women’s rights have become nearly synonymous with ‘sexual and reproductive rights,’ which in U.N. speak includes abortion… To elevate women’s status and advance women’s rights, the United Nations should pursue a pro-woman agenda that is guided by the principal goal of promoting and preserving human dignity and unalienable human rights.” Read more here.
Experts Insist USA’s Porn Epidemic Has Spread to Women, Must Be Addressed, by Jonathon Van Maren. “Because men and women are wired differently, they responded to smut differently. But as digital porn with 24-7 availability has swept the culture, that has been changing rapidly. Several years ago, the percentage of women regularly using porn spiked to over 50%. One former female porn-user told me she suspects that the number is substantially higher than that.” Read more here.
Protecting First Amendment Rights to Free Speech and Religious Freedom, by Emilie Kao and Arthur Milikh. “Similarly, the department promulgated a new rule in May 2019 protecting the ability of health care workers in agency-funded programs to decline to participate in procedures such as abortion, sterilization, and assisted suicide that would violate their conscience or religious beliefs.” Read more here.
Just Defund Planned Parenthood Already – Here’s How, by Lila Rose and David Daleiden. “Congress failed to defund Planned Parenthood’s abortion empire in 2017. But Planned Parenthood’s lawlessness demands federal consequences, and the executive branch is tasked with safeguarding the responsible use of public funds and ensuring program integrity in big spending such as Medicaid.” Read more here.
COVID Lethargy Stalks UN General Assembly, by Stefano Gennarini, J.D. “Despite U.S. opposition, the UN system insists on promoting abortion, depending on ever decreasing oversight by UN member states. The diminished transparency and lack of accountability during the UN lockdown was exploited to promote abortion.” Read more here.
Supreme Court Should Rule for the FDA in COVID-19 Abortion Suit, by Denise Harle. “In the recent June Medical decision, Chief Justice John Roberts reaffirmed that government bodies have ‘wide discretion’ to regulate abortion ‘where there is medical and scientific uncertainty.’ If those words have meaning, then the Supreme Court must reinstate the FDA’s patient protections while this lawsuit continues. It is true, after all, that lives are at stake.” Read more here.
Newsom Signs Bill Assigning Inmates Based on Gender Identity, by Bronson Stocking. “The new bill abandons the long-established practice of assigning inmates to separate facilities based on their sex. California inmates are now able to request a men’s or women’s facility based upon their gender identity. And surely we can trust violent felons not to abuse the system.” Read more here.
Is It Lawful for Doctors to Override Parental Rights? by Binary Australia. “Is it really appropriate for doctors to prescribe cross sex hormones for minors? Should it be done with or without parental knowledge or consent? Senior Family Court Judge Garry Watts argues it is not.” Read more here.
What Has the UN Done For Women’s Rights? by Elyssa Koren. “The UN is brazenly committed to changing sovereign laws relating to abortion. In addition to railing against patriarchy, the Secretary General also identified ‘reproductive health services’ (abortion) as the most important part of the international pandemic response.” Read more here.
Task Force Aims to Protect Children From Sex Ed Programs That ‘Groom’ Children for Sex, by Jim Sedlak. “The battles go on and the advocates for the horrendous sexual grooming programs are well funded, continue to make inroads, and are extremely good at putting parents on the defensive. In the midst of all of this, there has emerged a program in the state of Florida that is taking a very specific approach to fighting this decades-long battle.” Read more here.
Abortion and the Battle Over the Supreme Court, by Jerry Newcombe. “You can read the Constitution until you’re blue in the face, and nowhere will you see even remotely the right for an abortion, the right to terminate one’s pregnancy. It’s not there. It had to be imposed onto the Constitution by activist judges.” Read more here.
The Good and Bad News About Marriage in the Time of COVID, by W. Bradford Wilcox, Lyman Stone and Wendy Wang. “Most states have not recovered to pre-pandemic levels of marriage certificates, let alone made up for the lost marriages. It’s possible that, after COVID, there will be a period where marriages run above trend due to delayed marriages getting finalized, but it’s unlikely to fully offset losses given increasing relationship strain, economic turmoil, and decreased romantic coupling.” Read more here.
‘Mandalorian’ Star and MMA Fighter Gina Carano Takes on Transgender Bullies on Twitter, by Joy Pullman. “’I’m not against trans lives at all,’ she wrote pointedly. ‘They need to find less abusive representation.’ Rather than bend to the heat that resulted from boldly speaking her mind, Carano continued to reject the barrage of bullying that ensued, even playing with her would-be tormenters.” Read more here.
Armageddon and Abortion, by Michael Brown. “If these statistics are accurate, then at least 95 percent of all abortions performed have nothing to do with rape, incest, the health of the fetus, or the health of the mother. Most abortions are performed because a pregnancy would get in the way of the mother’s career or education. Or there were financial concerns about caring for another child. Or the mother didn’t feel ready to have a baby.” Read more here.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg Death Spurs Pro-Abortion Mom to Join Satanic Temple, by Jonathon Van Maren. “In short, Smith writes, she joined the Satanic Temple for her young daughters. She now fears that their ‘right’ to get an abortion is under threat, and the Satanists are fighting like Hell to ensure that abortion remains legal for her and for them.” Read more here.
Planned Parenthood’s Youth Partner Pushes Birth Control Experiments on 11-Year-Old Girls, by Sharon Slater. “Eleven-year-old girls should be playing with Barbie dolls and weaving friendship bracelets—not worrying about birth control pills. Planned Parenthood, Advocates for Youth, and their ilk have a singular goal to sexualize children. And the earlier, the better.” Read more here.
Parents Are More Concerned About Their Boys Becoming Successful Adults Than Their Girls, by Erica Evans. “When American parents think about their kids becoming successful adults, it’s boys, not girls, they worry about the most. But they struggle to admit it. That’s according to the sixth annual American Family Survey, a nationwide study of 3,000 Americans…” Read more here.
Media Figures React to Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Death: ‘Stock Up on Abortions,’ by Katie Yoder. “The media should remember Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s life in the wake of her death. Ginsburg fought for the rights of women, even if she failed to apply the same protections to women in the womb. But the media’s extreme push for abortion to memorialize the Supreme Court justice is not the way to go.” Read more here.
Loeffler Deserves a Medal for Bill to Protect Women’s Sports, by Peter Sprigg. “There is a reason why, even when discrimination based on sex is outlawed, we still allow separate sports teams (not to mention separate bathrooms, locker rooms, and showers) for males and females. That reason has nothing to do with their psychological ‘gender identity.’ Instead, it has everything to do with the fact that males and females have different anatomies from birth, with those differences accentuated after puberty.” Read more here.
Research Shows Planned Parenthood Expands Targeting Minorities as it Spurns Racist Founder, by Susan Willke Enouen. “Despite Planned Parenthood of Greater New York’s recent disavowal of eugenicist founder Margaret Sanger, the abortion giant has undeniably and continuously focused on targeting minority babies for abortion. This face-saving renunciation does not alter its abortion strategy.” Read more here.
Unpregnant: Abortion Infomercial as Chick Flick, by Jonathon Van Maren. “As Bailey has already pointed out earlier in their journey, abortion is normal: One in four women have one. Everyone is in this together — minus the children in the womb, of course. The clinic worker tells Veronica how the ‘fetus’ will be suctioned out of her, and when she awakes in the recovery room, the camera pans out to show a room filled with women and girls — relieved, relaxed, and above all — unpregnant.” Read more here.
How Facebook Censors Science in Trans Debate, by Binary Australia. “The ’fact-checkers’ did not site what was factually wrong with the ad but slapped the fake-news label on it anyway. Feelings have overruled facts in this instance where politics is exalted over and above scientific facts.” Read more here.
How Public Versus Private Schooling Influences Students’ Future Family Lives, by Albert Cheng, Patrick J. Wolf, Wendy Wang, and W. Bradford Wilcox. “The results suggest that boys and girls who attend private schools are more likely to avoid a nonmarital birth and to get and stay married. This pattern is especially pronounced among Protestant-school attendees, which suggests that these schools are more likely to foster a kind of ‘Protestant Family Ethic’ among their students. This is an ethic that seems especially conducive to strong and stable families.” Read more here.
New California Law Could Increase Risk of Child Sexual Abuse, by Nicole Russell. “While I don’t agree with some headlines that proclaimed Wiener’s bill will ‘legalize pedophilia,’ the AP reported recently, the law does seem to offer cover, intentionally or not, for adults up to age 27 to have any kind of sex with someone age 17 (or a 24-year-old to have sex with a 14-year-old) without being labeled a sex offender.” Read more here.
Pro-Life Intervention of the Holy See at the UN General Assembly, by Stefano Gennarini, J.D. “’In particular, the Holy See rejects the interpretation that considers abortion or access to abortion, sex-selective abortion, abortion of fetuses diagnosed with health challenges, maternal surrogacy, and sterilization as dimensions of ”reproductive health,” or as part of universal health coverage.’” Read more here.
At the Mercy of Equality, by Miriam Sciberras. “If Bill 96 sails through without including an overriding clause on religious freedom and conscientious objection, faithful believers will be sued and will be at the mercy of a police state where they will be suddenly under a gag order if they fail to endorse what they do not believe in.” Read more here.
Child Trafficking Expert: Netflix ‘Cuties’ Could Be Used to Groom Kids for Sexual Exploitation, by Robert Kraychik. “Travers reiterated, ‘The way they groom is operate from alienation of family and friends.’ Cuties illustrates the archetypal sexual predator’s technique of separating children from trusted persons, Travers noted.” Read more here.
International Organizations Target Slovakia as Pro-Life Movement Grows Exponentially, by Jonathon Van Maren. “Once again, Amnesty International is pushing back against pro-life laws in Europe—and this time, Slovakia is the target. Parliamentarians in Slovakia are considering amendments to the current abortion regime, including extended waiting periods as well as a new layer of medical authorization for abortion and requirements for disclosure of motive.” Read more here.
Keeping Kids From Seeing Smut Will Take a Lot More Than Canceling Netflix, by Emma Freire. “In my experience, many parents just don’t give this issue much thought. They are genuinely surprised when you suggest maybe their five-year-old is too young to be listening to certain music or watching certain videos. Our culture is constantly telling parents otherwise.” Read more here.
Is a Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters? by Marcia Segelstein. “Almost as upsetting as those accounts is learning about the role that medical professionals play in spreading the contagion of gender ideology… Simply stated, therapists are to adopt their patients’ beliefs of being in the ‘wrong body;’ they are not to examine what led them to those beliefs.” Read more here.
New Study Sheds Light on Controversial Reason Many Modern Relationships Fail, by Suzanne Venker. “This finding will almost certainly step on some toes, so you won’t hear about it in the media. But that doesn’t change the uncomfortable fact that when the two individuals to whom a child is most attached stop loving one another, it disrupts that child’s ability to bond later in life. Without a model for how love and commitment work, he or she will be shooting blanks down the line.” Read more here.
Christianity’s Global Marriage Problem, by Mark Regnerus. “In an era of new options, more choices, greater temptations, high expectations, consistent anxiety, and endemic uncertainty, nothing about the process of marrying can be taken for granted—even among those belonging to a faith that has long encouraged it. In an era of independence, intentionally becoming interdependent seems increasingly risky.” Read more here.
U.S. Marshals Service Reveals Majority of Rescued Sex-Trafficked Children Came From Foster Care, by Megan Fox. “The State Department recently confirmed that a large number of children involved in sex trafficking in the United States are coming from foster care. Why is the foster care system not under federal investigation? … What more will it take to convince the powers that be that there is a serious problem in our child welfare agencies?” Read more here.
Virginia School Continues to Defend Sensible Bathroom Policy, by Peter Sprigg. “Hopefully, the full Circuit Court and the Supreme Court will find that separate shower, locker room, restroom, and housing facilities for the sexes—long permitted under Title IX and its regulations—can continue to be implemented on the basis of biological sex, which is the basis for the separation in the first place.” Read more here.
COE Commissioner – Slovak Lawmakers Should Reject Pro-Life Bill, by Marie Smith. “The legislation includes enacting reasonable measures to help to reduce the number of abortions such as extended waiting periods so a woman considering abortion can reflect on the information she has been provided about abortion… If enacted, it would increase financial assistance to parents of children born with a disability and to all children at birth, not just the first three born to a family as is now the case. It would also prohibit advertising for abortion.” Read more here.
Just One Pregnancy Center Saved 575 Babies From Abortion, There Are Thousands Nationwide, by Maria Gallagher. “In all, some 575 women who made contact with Morning Star in 2019 chose life for their children… That would be the equivalent of more than 20 kindergarten classes. It is frightening to think what would have happened to those precious children, and what grief their mothers would have suffered, if they did not have Morning Star to turn to.” Read more here.
Correction: Transgender Surgery Provides No Mental Health Benefit, by Andre Van Mol, Michael K. Laidlaw, Miriam Grossman and Paul McHugh. “How about children who are ultimately sterilized by puberty blockers followed by cross-sex hormones and even gonad removal? These unethical surgeries are receiving funding by the very NIH that claims to be working to correct problems of irreproducibility. These experiments are beyond reproducibility problems: they are ethical failures by which doctors cause long-term harm to children and adolescents, all based on political activism supported by faulty science.” Read more here.
The Depravity of a Culture That Celebrates the Sexploitation of Young Girls, by Michael Brown. “So, it is not just the film critics who are sick. It is not just those who exploited those young girls in ‘Cuties’ (this includes their parents, who allowed it) who are sick. No, our whole nation is sick, drowning in a sea of depravity… In short, either we have a massive spiritual and moral awakening, or we perish.” Read more here.
NARAL Complains That Mainstream Media Doesn’t Use Enough Pro-Abortion Language, by Sarah Terzo. “As noted above, in addition to using the term ‘Heartbeat Bill,’ NARAL does not like the media to include pro-life quotes referring to ‘infanticide,’ even though abortion supporters have adamantly opposed laws requiring medical care for babies who accidentally survive abortions. They also object to the term ‘partial-birth abortion,’ which is also in the name of a law.” Read more here.
Non-Binary Opposition to Gender Reveal Parties Reveals an Inconvenient Truth, by Susie Moore. “Agree or disagree with this premise, one thing that cannot be denied is that it advocates for the ‘agency’ of the unborn. The argument here is that even the pre-born deserve the right to self-determination, particularly when it comes to gender identity… If we’re going to accept the contention that the unborn have the right to determine who they are, should we not also recognize their fundamental right to be?” Read more here.
Comedians Discovering That Joking About Transgenderism Will Get You Canceled, by Jonathon Van Maren. “It appears that Noah has struck on the only thing dumber than causing a natural disaster by wildly overdoing your gender reveal party: believing that children choose their gender at some random point, presumably after they have been told they have options. These are the folks who believe that doctors ‘assign gender at birth,’ as if physicians are just sort of taking a stab at it.” Read more here.
Trump Administration’s Pro-Life Mexico City Policy, by Jeanne Mancini. “Make no mistake, the protection of unborn life in the U.S. and abroad is on the ballot this November. As pro-abortion politicians and international abortion corporations like Planned Parenthood work tirelessly and spend millions for the political power to ensure this popular and compassionate policy comes to an end, Americans everywhere who support it should take note.” Read more here.
Child-Sexualizing ‘Cuties’ Movie on Netflix is Even Worse Than We Thought. It’s Time to Cancel Netflix, by Matt Walsh. “But you can’t judge a movie by its child porn cover, we were lectured. And then yesterday the film was finally released. It turns out, unsurprisingly, you can. As fuller clips from the film now circulate online, it is clear that those of us who criticized the movie actually understated the case. It is, if anything, way worse than we assumed and feared.” Read more here.
Promoting Pornography-Free Schools: The Role of the U.S. Dept. of Education, by National Center on Sexual Exploitation. “In accordance with the Dept. of Education’s mandate to identify the major issues and problems in education and focus national attention on them, the Department could take significant measures to highlight the growing problem of exposure to pornography and harmful sexually explicit material through school-issued devices and research databases.” Read more here.
The Flag Waving Has Gone Too Far, by James Parker. “Therapists and pastors who genuinely care for those in pain are not the true abusers. Rather, it is the politicians who have taken on lead roles to proclaim misleadingly that a person cannot change sexual attraction or experience of gender when this is simply untrue.” Read more here.
Religious Liberty Has Nothing to Do With the Satanic Temple’s Campaign to Tear Down Pro-Life Laws, by Jordan Lorence. “It is difficult to take the pro-abortion advocacy of The Satanic Temple seriously because of its long history of disdaining religious believers with sloppily conceived, publicity-seeking campaigns and lawsuits meant to disrupt and diminish religious liberty protections for all.” Read more here.
The Mysterious Power of an International Transgender Declaration That No One Has Ever Heard Of, by Geoff Holloway. “You may have never heard of either document. But trans activists have turned them into powerful propaganda tools for transforming transgender rights into human rights… The trouble is, they are not worth the paper they are written on.” Read more here.
Why Sex Education Has So Successfully Increased Promiscuity, STDs, Abortion, by Jonathon Van Maren. “That is why our public schools are so involved in handing out condoms and ensuring ready access to birth control pills — because they assume that people, even children, are entirely incapable of abstaining from sex outside marriage. Sex education, in essence, proceeds directly out of that assumption.” Read more here.
Dictionary.com Aims to ‘Help Eliminate Heterosexual Bias in Language’ With ‘Biggest Update Ever,’ by Michael L. Brown. “The revisions are intended to ‘help eliminate heterosexual bias in language,’ and they were ‘informed’ by the gay activist (or, gay activist-driven) organizations GLAAD and the American Psychological Association. No wonder LGBTQ websites like Out.com are celebrating the changes.” Read more here.
Debate Heats Up Over Biological Males Competing in Women’s Sports, by Penny Starr. “Idaho is the first state to pass a law to protect women athletes, even as colleges vow to embrace men who ‘identify’ as women and who want to compete against women. But as the debate and legislative and legal maneuvers continue, the debate is growing about giving up fairness to comply with demands for inclusion.” Read more here.
Parents Have Every Right to Be Alarmed About Govt-Funded Sex Games for Kids, by Jonathon Van Maren. “Most people simply do not believe that public education would be engaged in the deliberate and systematic corruption of children or that activists are using public education to ensure that the upcoming generations embrace the entirety of sexual liberty and the LGBT agenda or that the eradication of chastity could be the entire point of all of this. But as story after story over the past several decades reveals, that is precisely what is unfolding across the West.” Read more here.
Review of Mexico City Policy Shows International Abortion Providers Decline U.S. Aid, by Frank Pavone. “And while it’s certainly regrettable that the decisions of the few organizations unwilling to accept aid lead to under-served people missing out on vital, life-sustaining healthcare, it is not the policy that’s at fault. The blame falls squarely on the shoulders of Marie Stopes, Planned Parenthood and their partners that believe abortion is more important than treating patients with AIDS and other diseases.” Read more here.
Record Number of Pro-Life Women Run for Congress, by Karen Cross. “While pro-life women were running for office, leading pro-life organizations, establishing pregnancy care centers, sharing their experiences after abortion, organizing marches, lobbying lawmakers, and more, pro-abortion forces minimized their accomplishments and characterized the entire pro-life movement as ‘just old white men.’” Read more here.
Promoting Abortion in Schools: A Challenge to Peter Weir, by Philip Lynn. “According to these recommendations, schools will not be able to opt out of the promotion of abortion to underage girls, regardless of the school’s character or ethos. Furthermore, the Gillick Ruling (1985) also means that there is no requirement that parents be informed that their daughter is seeking an abortion.” Read more here.
Tasmanian Senator Not Intimidated by Vacuous Labels, by Binary Australia. “Several times in recent weeks Senator Chandler has boldly pointed out in the federal parliament that women’s sport is at risk from biological males participating as women. The Senator sticks to reciting scientific data and biological facts while her opposition can only resort to slurs and misplaced insults – without a fact in sight.” Read more here.
Did California Legislators Just Vote to Protect (Gay) Adults Who Have Sex With Minors? by Michael Brown. “The real focus should have been on the protection of the children rather than on lessening the penalty for certain sexual acts. With that in mind, a bill could have been passed calling for equal penalties for any of these sex acts, be they ‘heterosexual’ or ‘homosexual’ acts. Instead, gay activists pushed to lessen penalties for sexual acts that are even more common in the homosexual community. How telling.” Read more here.
Corporations in the Classroom: What are Google and EBSCO Teaching Our Kids? by National Center on Sexual Exploitation. “A middle school searches for ‘city dwellers’ on EBSCO in Minnesota brings up pictures of group sex, language detailing violent acts against women, and links to Pornhub (which is known to be rife with videos of actual rape, sex trafficking, and child sex abuse). Typing in ‘bullying’ in Colorado produced links to ‘horny little Latina girls here…’ Examples like this abound in schools everywhere.” Read more here.
California Legislation: Transgenderism, Abortion and Removing Mandatory Reporting for Some Cases of Statutory Rape, by Jeff Johnston. “One bill sent on to the governor is AB 2218, which establishes a ‘Transgender Wellness and Equity Fund.’ The fund would provide grants for services to sexually-confused individuals – including opposite-sex hormones and surgeries for children and adults.” Read more here.
Poly Parenting and the Value of the Family, by Matthew Lee Anderson. “The limits that marriage imposes on one man and woman are more efficient than any boundaries that polyamorous proponents could devise, and also more fruitful. Diminishing the amount of time adults spend navigating their own relationship frees them to focus on children, empowering the whole household to look beyond its own walls toward the good of their neighbors.” Read more here.
Tightening Up Parental Controls in a Pandemic World, by Ashley McGuire. “Even the strictest parents hoping to delay the introduction of a personal device may find their elementary-aged child learning on a Chromebook or other personal device from the school. If parents thought restricting maturity ratings on Netflix or the like was frustrating, they now have to reckon with the entire world wide web dropped in the laps of their children.” Read more here.
How American Civil Society Depends on Marriage, Family, by Virginia Allen. “American civil society is facing a serious domestic threat: Marriage is declining and family stability with it. Between 1962 and 2019, the percentage of women ages 15 to 44 who were married fell by nearly 30%… The number of children born outside of wedlock grew from just 5% in 1960 to 40% in 2019.” Read more here.
Biden, Harris, and Abortions Late in Pregnancy, by Ramesh Ponnuru. “All in all, then, the evidence justifies the conclusion that Biden and Harris believe abortion should be legal at any stage of pregnancy so long as an abortionist is willing to say it will promote the mother’s emotional health — and journalists who assert otherwise are creating confusion where none need exist.” Read more here.
Artist Becomes Target of Hate Campaign After Refusing to Create LGBT Image, by Brittany Raymer. “Throughout the years, her business as an animator and artist has become so successful that she was able to pay for an entire year and semester at a private university. But due to her views on same-sex marriage, she has become the target of an intense campaign of hate.” Read more here.
President Trump Releases Letter to Pro-Life Americans: ‘I Will Fight in the Trenches for Unborn Children,’ by Steven Ertelt. “President Donald Trump released a letter to pro-life Americans … promising to continue fighting against abortion during his second term in office, saying he would ‘fight in the trenches for unborn children and their mothers.’” Read more here.
New Pregnancy Help Director Seeks to Engage Men in Defeating Abortion, by Kim Hayes. “Roquemore was given a vision to lead men to understand their failings which led to abortion becoming legal in the first place. In his mind, fatherlessness has been a primary issue driving women to abortion… Believing men are called to be providers and protectors, Roquemore advocates for men to take the lead in changing the abortion narrative.” Read more here.
Will European Nationalists Ever Stop LGBT and Pro-Abortion EU Diplomacy? by Stefano Gennarini. “Recognizing the right to life of the unborn in their constitutions will not mean much if abortion is declared a human right. Similarly, all the talk of helping families will be of little help if EU policy redefines the family. Boosting fertility is not going to stop EU-backed governments from putting parents against obscene sex education in prison. Social allowances for families won’t stop governments from taking children away from parents who won’t let their kids ‘change sex.’” Read more here.
UN Attempts to Exploit COVID-19 to Push Abortion, by Elyssa Koren. “The U.S. is unequivocally correct — there is no right to abortion in international law… One could make a strong case for the opposite of what the U.N. contends: International law, in fact, mandates the protection of the right to life for everyone at all stages of life.” Read more here.
Zero Out International Abortion Funding, by Jonathan Abbamonte. “…[S]tructures ought to be put in place at the Department of State to screen international organizations for violations of the Siljander Amendment. In addition to extending the Mexico City Policy to multilateral organizations, this is a necessary step to ensuring that U.S. funds are not used to subsidize the promotion of abortion in foreign countries.” Read more here.
Anchorage Therapy Ban Not Anchored in Truth, by FRC Action. “Late on the night of Wednesday, August 26, the Anchorage (Alaska) Assembly (the municipal legislative body) passed an ordinance, AO-65, to prohibit sexual orientation or gender identity change efforts (SOCE or GICE) by any licensed professional counselor. The final vote was 9-2 in favor. The vote came despite widespread community opposition, with a majority of the 65 people who testified opposing the bill.” Read more here.
Why WAP Matters, by Leonard Sax. “If you were to move to Mexico City or to Cairo, you would be sure to learn about the local culture and neighborhoods. You would find out what areas of the city are high-crime, and you would make sure that your kid didn’t wander alone in those areas after dark. You now need to execute the same due diligence with regard to the Internet, YouTube, and social media. If you don’t, who will?” Read more here.
University Shouldn’t Punish Me for Not Addressing Male Student as ‘Ms.’, by Nicholas Meriwether. “I also believe I should have a certain amount of freedom, within my own classroom, to determine the exact language I do and do not use when teaching my class. The university denied me that freedom, as well. And it also denied my grievance.” Read more here.
The Polys Are Coming, and That’s a Problem, by Jim Daly. “Over the last 50 years, we have seen great changes with family formation, more in this relatively short time-span than since the dawn of humanity. Very few of these changes, if any, have enhanced the well-being of children, women and even men. The social science research on this matter has been robust and conclusive.” Read more here.
Female Minister for Women Can’t Define What a Woman Is, by Binary Australia. “This woman, Minister for Women’s Interests Simone McGurk, actually can’t define the term woman for fear of falling foul of the bullies at the Human Rights Commission that have stolen our identity by refusing to define the term ‘woman.’ Unfortunately, none of these women who are state premiers or ministers for women will have the guts to stand up to them.” Read more here.
You Can Oppose Abortion and Defend Life. You Must, by John Stonestreet. “The difference between millions of people dying every day by natural causes and those who die by murder is intent. It is wrong to take an innocent human life… any innocent human life. Fertilized eggs, embryos, fetuses, newborns, teenagers and adults are all human beings.” Read more here.
The Gender Agenda: How the LGBT Movement is Hijacking Women’s Rights, by Stefano Gennarini, J.D. “Changing the definition of gender to an open definition in UN policy or international law, or discarding the definitions of gender in UN policy and international law altogether would open the door to as many different meanings of ‘gender’ as there are individuals… It includes proposed novel genders including: agender, androgyne, androgynous, bigender, cis, cisgender, cis female, cis male, etc. This will inevitably have implications for parental rights, medical ethics, and the protection of the family.” Read more here.
The Macabre Proposal to Tolerate Infanticide, in the Name of Abortion Rights, by Parliamentary Network for Critical Issues. “El Salvador has one of the strongest laws in the world protecting the lives of unborn children. This fact has led to a false narrative that has gone global about a group of 17 women about whom it is claimed have been, or were, imprisoned in El Salvador for miscarriages… The reality is that these women, and others like them, were convicted for infanticide…” Read more here.
What’s at Stake as Judge Pauses Law on Transgender Sports, by Nicole Russell. “While this is only a preliminary ruling in a lawsuit that’s far from over, it’s frustrating to see a law that Idaho legislators and constituents overwhelmingly supported placed on hold. It is also important to note that transgender women competing with biological women is hardly consistent with Title IX, the federal civil rights law that forbids discrimination based on sex in education programs.” Read more here.
How Attacks on Religious Freedom Threaten the Church in Montenegro, by Evstatije Dragojevic. “… now the church and its members are under attack, as the government earmarks its property, including sacred churches, for their ownership. Under economic pressure predating the coronavirus, the government has looked for new revenue streams. It looks though they will come at the expense of believers.” Read more here.
The Dangers of ‘Sexxx Ed,’ by Jerry Newcombe. “Planned Parenthood is now the nation’s largest sex educator in our public schools. And they profit off of the abortions they provide to sexually active teenagers. This reminds me of the old phrase, ‘Follow the money.’” Read more here.
Bill Would Ban Gender Reassignment Procedures on Minors, by Andrea Jones. “Performing hormonal or surgical interventions on minors because they are experiencing discomfort with their bodies is a serious breach of medical ethics and leaves young patients with irreversible consequences… Contrary to activists’ talking points, the effects of puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones are neither risk-free nor reversible.” Read more here.
The Washington Post Just Proved Abby Johnson’s Point on Abortion as a ‘Horror Show,’ by Madeline Osburn. “Johnson didn’t have to describe a routine part of the abortion procedure as a ‘ghoulish jigsaw puzzle’ to conjure up that image in mind of her audience. Hesse came up with that image herself after hearing Johnson laying out the facts. Johnson was simply describing what Planned Parenthood locations call ‘Products of Conception’ rooms, ‘where infant corpses are pieced back together to ensure no extra body parts remain in the mothers.’” Read more here.
Meet the Gender Transcendent Mermaid Royalty, by Michael Brown. “The reality, however, is that this is gender madness. Mai is neither nonbinary nor gender transcendent, neither a mermaid nor a Queen-King. Biology can be a very stubborn thing… But none of this is surprising in the least. As I’ve been shouting for the last 15 years, once you depart from God’s simple order, you can end up with anything, including nonbinary mermaid royalty. Why not?” Read more here.
Snopes Falsely Claims Democrats Didn’t Vote for Infanticide, by Micaiah Bilger. “Initially, Snopes argued that Democrats were ‘not really’ voting to allow babies to die because state and federal laws already prohibit infanticide. Later, however, it acknowledged that the legislation is not redundant, as Democrats claimed when they voted against it, but it adds new protections for babies nation-wide.” Read more here.
New York Times Sympathizes With Adults Who Pursue Sex With 13-Year-Old Girls, by Holly Scheer. “There’s no reason to create sympathetic narratives around these situations and the people snared by these online ads. Decrying the sentencing because a real child’s life wasn’t actually destroyed, just planned to be destroyed, is baffling and horrifying. The very last thing we need is child solicitation and rape to be normalized in any way, in any medium, in our society.” Read more here.
Netflix’s New Film Cuties and the Hypersexualization of Children, by Rachel del Guidice. “All in all, it is only normalizing the sexualization of children, which is becoming a crisis in this country… Combine this with the fact that pornography use rates only increase, have increased in the last 10 years dramatically, that the rate of child porn only mushrooms every single year. So this is an epidemic in our country and globally. And for Netflix to be part of the problem is completely inexcusable.” Read more here.
After Correction, Study That Claimed Mutilating Trans People Helps Them Now Finds the Opposite, by Glenn T. Stanton. “What do we know about the effects of hormone and surgical treatments for gender-dysphoric patients? … The prevailing narrative is that parents and patient advocates who disapprove of surgeries or hormone treatments are both evil and dangerous. The best research, however, indicates just the opposite.” Read more here.
USAID Gender Policy Emphasizes Women and Girls Rather Than Trans, by Rebecca Oas, Ph.D. “The new policy clearly characterizes ‘gender equality’ as referring strictly to equality between men and women and boys and girls. This drew outrage from those on the left, who slammed the policy for adopting ‘a conservative framing of human rights’ and erasing any mention of transgender issues or people who identify as LGBTQ.” Read more here.
Study: Kids Whose Moms Don’t Work Full Time More Likely to Get Into Stanford, by Joy Pullman. “Contrary to the reigning narrative that women want to live similarly to men by investing their major energies into full-time paid employment, Putnam found ‘virtually all the increase in female employment over the last two decades of the twentieth century was by necessity, not by choice.’” Read more here.
Conversion Therapy Laws and Religious Freedom, by Neil Foster. “No-one supports coercive electro-shock or other oppressive practices imposed on someone without their consent, to change their sexual preferences or identity. But the problem with the recent legislative proposals is that the laws do not target these practices alone (as to which it is hard to find any evidence of them occurring in Australia in recent years), but seem to reach further and to prevent religious groups sharing the teaching of their faith.” Read more here.
Sexualized Toys Created for Children: A Disturbing Trend, Not a Coincidence, by Melissa Henson. “If any one of these were isolated incidents, it would be easy enough to write them off as simple mistakes, lapses in judgment, or just a mind-boggling lack of awareness — or to simply assume that there were no malign intentions. But taken together, they suggest a growing pattern of sexualizing and exploiting children for entertainment. It is a cancer in the entertainment industry that is metastasizing.” Read more here.
Fetal Therapy Think Tank Works to Advance Medicine to Save Preborn Lives, by Nancy Flanders. “In the future, the Fetal Health Foundation and the Fetal Therapy Think Tank aim to help develop new devices, research, and therapies in fetal medicine and create a fetal medicine curriculum to motivate medical students to pursue a career in fetal medicine.” Read more here.
Margaret Sanger’s Racist Eugenics Still Defended, by Bill Donohue. “The organization she launched continues to serve her goal of eliminating the poor, albeit with greater certainty: it facilitates killing them in utero. This means, of course, that a disproportionate number of black babies are killed every year.” Read more here.
Life is Winning – Inside the Fight for Unborn Children and Their Mothers, by Marjorie Dannenfelser. “In terms of the provision of legitimate health care services, the abortion giant is an insignificant player. Charlotte Lozier Institute found that Planned Parenthood provides just 1 percent of HIV tests and Pap tests performed in America but dominates the abortion market, carrying out approximately 40 percent of all abortions in the nation.” Read more here.
Dr. Dobson Comes Out Swinging Against CA ‘Gender Mutilation and Sterilization’ Bill, by California Family Council. “No rational society or compassionate individual could possibly celebrate the mutilation of adolescents or adults. And yet this bill would fund procedures including double mastectomies on adolescent girls and genital amputations and reconstructive procedures for individuals older than 18. This isn’t the fulfillment of personal autonomy – this is the celebration of acts of cruelty.” Read more here.
Professor Says ‘A Solid Body of Research’ Shows the Effectiveness of Pro-Life Laws, by Anne Marie Williams, RN, BSN. “New also noted that parental involvement laws, which require minor girls either to notify their parents or receive parental permission before obtaining abortions, have caused abortion rates among minors to decrease… ‘There’s kind of a consensus that if your state passes a parental involvement law, the minor abortion rate falls by about 15%.’” Read more here.
Outrage for the Children, by Michael Brown. “Young kids grow up singing the most salacious lyrics, gyrating sexually as they mouth the words, being exposed to filth long before they can even understand it. And kids as young as 8 are regularly encountering porn. How have we let this happen? How have we let our children be emotionally and morally raped?” Read more here.
The Role of the United States in the Revitalization of the International Human Rights Project, by Michael Farris and Elyssa Koren. “The rejection of fundamental rights points to an ultimate denial of objective truth. Religious freedom, for example, allows religion to serve as a reference point for moral action. It therefore makes sense that promoters of progressive agendas would devalue religious freedom in the interest of relativistic ‘rights’ for the radically autonomous person. The abortion-advocacy group Ipas embodies this approach.” Read more here.
Fancy a Vaginoplasty? Think Again, by Michael Cook. “…transgender surgery in the United States is a kind of Wild Wild West of medicine. In 2017 The Journal of Sexual Medicine published a survey of 20 American doctors who perform transgender vaginoplasty. Some comments about their colleagues were dismaying.” Read more here.
Hopes and Fears for Religious Freedom in Vietnam, by James W. Carr and Rep. Glenn Grothman. “We urge the State Department to work with the Vietnamese government to expand this policy to all similarly situated Hmong and Montagnard communities across the country. With Vietnamese leadership and U.S. encouragement, Subdivision 179 could potentially serve as a model for ameliorating the plight of Christian minorities in the Central Highlands.” Read more here.
Study: African-American Women Fare Worse With Abortion, by Michael Cook. “The effects of abortion on African-American women seem to be significantly worse than on white or Hispanic women, according to data from Medicaid between 1999 and 2014.” Read more here.
When Can You Refuse to Bake a Cake? by Rachel Alexander. “What does requiring bakers to make certain kinds of cakes mean? It means they are not allowed to run their business unless they agree to someone else’s worldview. Some say this type of refusal should be treated the same as categories protected under anti-discrimination laws, typically age, race, national origin, religious beliefs, gender, disability, pregnancy and veteran status. But this isn’t refusing to service someone because of their status. This is merely refusing to provide one service.” Read more here.
There’s a Reason That Netflix is Sexualizing Young Girls, by Andrea Widburg. “The movie may indeed be about culture clashes in modern Paris or about pressure on immigrant children (which is what the producer seemed to say), but it still sounds like pedophile porn — and that’s certainly how Americans understood Netflix’s promotional campaign.” Read more here.
Democratic Party’s Platform Promises Taxpayer-Funded Abortion, ‘LGBTQ+ Inclusive’ Sex-Ed, Pro-Roe Judges, by Michael Foust. “The platform approved by Democratic National Convention delegates last week supports taxpayer-funded abortion, judges who will ‘respect and enforce’ Roe v Wade, and ‘LGBTQ+ inclusive, age-appropriate sex education’ for schools. It is likely the most socially liberal Democratic platform in party history.” Read more here.
Sexual Insanity Begins With Language: These Words Don’t Mean What You Say They Mean, by Anthony Esolen. “Adults in the grip of this sexual delusion are now encouraging children to join them. They are subjecting the children to irreversible mutilation of the body, castrating little boys and performing mastectomies on teenage girls, to live a fantasy, a pretense. For there are well over six thousand physical differences between males and females, and all the surgeries can do is to mimic some appearance of the opposite sex…” Read more here.
As Students Begin Online School, Parents and Guardians Must Be Aware of Their Child’s Media Consumption, by Dr. Jack Graham. “We also can’t simply rely on movie, television or video game ratings to tell us what our children should or shouldn’t watch. And just because content is labeled ‘educational’ doesn’t mean that it is. Internet locks and video censoring systems, while helpful, are no replacement for meaningful interaction and discussion.” Read more here.
Raising a Child in a World Obsessed With Transgender Contagion, by Nicole Russell. “The progressive left is enamored with pushing the LGBTQ movement into the mainstream—particularly transgender issues—even though the number of young people struggling with their sexual orientation remains small.” Read more here.
Poly Parenting and the Value of the Family, by Matthew Lee Anderson. “Technological optimists have done much to try to philosophically distance contemporary reproductive programs from nefarious historical applications of eugenics, like those of Nazi Germany. But if moral objections do not matter in the face of our rush to satisfy our desires, there is nothing to prevent us from enacting all manner of social evils.” Read more here.
Netflix to Air ‘Cuties’ Movie About 11-Year-Olds ‘Twerking Their Way to Stardom’ Through ‘Sensual’ Dancing, by Matt Walsh. “The synopsis tells us that Amy, through her ‘sensual’ dancing, will ‘ignite awareness of her burgeoning femininity.’ But will the girls successfully ‘twerk their way to stardom’? You’ll have to watch to find out. That is, if you’re on a registry somewhere and interested in this kind of content.” Read more here.
No Matter How Much the New York Times Pumps Polyamory, It’s Not Good for Kids, by Glenn T. Stanton. “The traditional family of a husband and wife raising their own biological or adoptive children with the encircling help and support of extended family is not the norm because of a lack of other creative options. It exists, and endures, because no society has ever found a better family form for raising its essential next generation of healthy, happy, well-educated, hard-working, and law-abiding citizens.” Read more here.
Poly-Parenting: Is This the Brave New World We Want? by Hal Boyd and Alan J. Hawkins. “And it’s not just traditional couples that can produce a child. But, if a group of three or four can purchase a designer baby, what about a group of 7 or 8? Could, say, a fraternity pay for their own baby mascot for the right price? Such a vision is capitalism unchecked by common sense, let alone human conscience and the rights of innocent, unborn children.” Read more here.
Post-Abortive Women Challenge Writer Calling Abortion Her ‘Best Decision,’ by Katie Yoder. “The media regularly shine a spotlight on the women who celebrate their abortions. But, at the same time, they ignore or overlook the women who mourn their abortions. They exist – even if their stories are all too often left untold.” Read more here.
Latest Marriage Data Suggests Dark Future for America if Things Don’t Change Fast, by Tim Goeglein and Craig Osten. “If we are going to keep our society from crumbling, we need to repair marriage and the family first. A critical element in doing so is the restoration of religious faith and the values that come with it: strong marriages, monogamy, and seeing each person Imago Dei, in the image of God.” Read more here.
Planned Parenthood Ideology ‘Killing the Family,’ Ex-Volunteer Says, by Virginia Allen and Lauren Evans. “Planned Parenthood is a business. Simply put, America’s largest abortion provider loses profit if young people are not having sex.” Read more here.
I’m the Colorado Cake Artist, and I Believe in Artistic Freedom for All, by Jack Phillips. “When my case was going up through the courts, three other Colorado cake artists were asked to create cakes that expressed a message of opposition to same-sex marriage. I supported them too, because even though we have different beliefs about marriage, we all have the right to choose what we express through our art. Tolerance is a two-way street.” Read more here.
The California Transgender Bill That Should Alarm All Americans, by Jane Robbins. “The bill states repeatedly that the resources will be used for trans-identifying ‘people’ or ‘individuals’ – nowhere limited to individuals 18 years of age or over. In fact, the ‘findings’ section of the bill gives statistics about the number of ‘youth 12 to 17’ who are viewed as gender-nonconforming. Why would this be in the bill if children weren’t covered?” Read more here.
Fired for Accidentally Calling a Transgender Student ‘She,’ Teacher Takes Case to Court, by Rachel del Guidice. “The West Point School Board voted 5-0 on Dec. 6, 2018, to fire Vlaming, saying his refusal to follow orders to use male pronouns in referring to the transgender student ‘harassed and discriminated against the student’ and meant Vlaming was ‘insubordinate.’” Read more here.
Peadophile Threat Escalates in South Africa, by Errol Naidoo. “Pro-peadophilia propaganda has increased dramatically on the internet since the global lockdown took effect in March this year. Peadophiles are aggressively rebranding themselves as ‘Minor Attracted Persons’ (MAP) in attempts to remove the negative social stigma associated with peadophilia. The phrase ‘love has no age’ is trending on social media networks.” Read more here.
‘A More Private Experience:’ How the Abortion Industry Soft-Peddles Dangerous At-Home Abortions, by Nancy Flanders. “All of these situations are dangerous for women, yet the abortion industry benefits financially from a faster turnover rate of patients whom they never have to actually see in person — much like the industry’s current reputation for rushing women through surgical abortions ‘like cattle.’” Read more here.
New Bill in Kenya is Attempting to Force Medical Professionals to Do Abortions, by Elyssa Koren. “Inspired and supported by various UN proclamations, abortion activists argue that now is the time to move Kenya, and Africa, in line with the ‘human rights’ values of the West. But, the bill is predicated on an egregious violation of international law, sure to jeopardize Kenya’s hard-won progress in the consolidation of its constitutional democracy.” Read more here.
How the United Nations Promotes an Anti-Family Agenda, by Virginia Allen. “Kimberly Ells arrived at the United Nations excited to engage in work to strengthen families around the world. What she found was an agenda to dismantle the traditional family, promote sexuality to children, and reduce parenthood to a burdensome civil construct.” Read more here.
The Link Between Sex Trafficking, Abortion, and Planned Parenthood, by Nancy Flanders. “Despite clear signs of abuse, abortion businesses frequently fail to report these instances to authorities, though they are mandated to do so. Instead, they collect money for abortions and return victims to their traffickers and abusers… It’s a cruel, inhumane, brutal circle in which Planned Parenthood can often be found at the center.” Read more here.
21 States Move to Support Coach Kennedy for Round 2, by Nicole Russell. “I’m especially heartened to see so many state attorneys general—representing nearly half the states—support the right of a faith-filled person to act on his religious beliefs while in ‘secular’ employment. It’s not only Kennedy’s religious right, it’s all of ours.” Read more here.
Who Won the ‘Conversion Therapy’ Debate in the Queensland Parliament? by John Whitehall. “The Bill contains an ambiguity concerning ‘conversion therapy’ that should not be overlooked by those supporting the right for a person troubled by unwanted sexual pre-occupations to seek and receive help, and by those seeking to prevent gender-confused children from being introduced to a pathway of hormonal and surgical ‘affirmation’ in pursuit of an identity incongruent with chromosomes.” Read more here.
Tasmanian Senator Defends Biological Reality, by Binary Australia. “Opponents have labelled her a bigot and transphobic but the Senator refuses to be intimidated. Trans activists appeal to feelings, not facts, when it comes to their reasons for demanding they be accepted as females when they are in fact biological males.” Read more here.
Progressive Sex Education and the Battle for Our Children, by Virginia Allen. “Progressive activists seek to expand sex education in schools across America to include topics such as sexual orientation and gender identity. Their proposed curriculum also promotes abortion.” Read more here.
Sudan Has Come a Long Way on Religious Freedom in One Year, by Tony Perkins and Anurima Bhargava. “One year after its formation, Sudan’s transitional government has made remarkable progress in advancing religious freedom and protections for previously disenfranchised groups — particularly religious minorities and women and girls. Notably, the transitional government has taken concrete steps to repeal laws and regulations that restricted individual freedoms under the previous regime.” Read more here.
Belgian Neonatologists Support Eugenic Late-Term Abortion and Infanticide, by Wesley J. Smith. “So, vast majorities of surveyed medical professionals who deal with newborns support aborting viable fetuses who would survive with a disability, and some would abort healthy fetuses. And good grief, more would want to kill these children in the womb than care for them properly after they are born.” Read more here.
The Supreme Court’s Abortion-Affirming Decisions Aren’t as ‘Settled’ as Some Say, by Clarke D. Forsythe. “The 4-1-1-3 decision reaffirms that Roe is radically unsettled. There are many reasons for that: the widespread use of obstetric ultrasounds that have humanized unborn children for four decades, legislative limits on abortion in more than half the states, a significant drop in the abortion rate, public opinion, as well as other social, political, and legal reasons.” Read more here.
Drag Queen Story Hour UK Reveals True Colors With ‘Love Has No Age’ Tweet, by Jonathon Van Maren. “For those who might claim that it is incendiary and slanderous to point out that the phrase ‘love has no age’ has pedophilic associations, it must be pointed out that the British-run Paedophile Information Exchange (known colloquially as PIE), which operated between 1974 and 1984, campaigned to lower the age of consent using the slogan ‘no age limit on love.’” Read more here.
Cash-Strapped Treaty Bodies Expand Pro-Abortion Lobbying Amid Calls for Reform, by Rebecca Oas, Ph.D. “They have called for the complete decriminalization of abortion, its legalization at least in certain circumstances, and the removal of barriers to access such as parental or spousal consent or the conscience rights of health service providers. Other UN entities … then refer back to the OHCHR and the treaty bodies when implying that access to abortion is a human right.” Read more here.
Gender-Transition Surgery Does Not Improve Mental Health After All, by John Stonestreet and Roberto Rivera. “To be clear, ‘gender affirmation’ is a backwardly defined phrase. It does not refer to attempts to align one’s thinking to the biological realities of the body. Rather, ‘gender affirmation’ affirms the dysphoria, seeking to realign one’s body to feelings, either by dress, counseling, hormone manipulation, or physical mutilation.” Read more here.
The Foundation of Human Society: A Christian Case for Parental Authority, by Colin J. Smothers. “… the natural structure of the human family undergirds and informs human society. What would it be, then, to undermine this structure? Would it not be to attack “the root of humanity,” to unsettle the very foundation of all human authority? The child who is given permission, either by church or state, to ignore the authority of his source … is a child primed to throw off respect for any human authority.” Read more here.
8-Year-Old James Georgulas’ Father Has Court Victory Overturned, Mother Given Power to ‘Transition’ Child, by Bonchie. “It’s possible there’s more to the story, but as I said in my original thoughts on the matter, there are no extenuating circumstances which make it acceptable to transition a child, much less a child who is only 8 years old.” Read more here.
Gorsuch’s Transgender Ruling Paving the Way to Destroy Single-Sex Bathrooms, by Jonathan Abbamonte. “The attorneys representing the employers seeking relief in Bostock warned the court that redefining ‘sex’ to mean ‘sexual orientation’ and ‘gender identity’ would have far-reaching unintended consequences and they warned that such a redefinition of ‘sex’ would make it legally unsustainable to maintain single-sex restrooms, locker rooms, and dress codes. Now we have proof that they were right.” Read more here.
Biden-Sanders’ ‘Unity Plan’ Doesn’t Mention God Even Once. LGBT Mentioned 17 Times, by Michael L. Brown. “Put another way, young ladies in high school, get ready to have boys who identify as girls sharing your bathrooms and locker rooms, by federal mandate. And individual states, expect to lose your federal school funding should you refuse to comply.” Read more here.
How the Transgender Movement Destroyed a Family. A Mother Tells Her Story, by Mass Resistance. “Most people are told about the ‘transgender’ movement through the rose-colored lens of the mainstream media and the ‘social justice’ push in schools, colleges, corporations, government, and even the medical establishment… But almost no one hears about the terrible damage this sexual perversion and mental health disorder causes for virtually all the people it touches.” Read more here.
Parents, Beware: The Global Assault on the Health and Innocence of Children, by Sharon Slater. “Systematic sexual indoctrination would be a better description of the Comprehensive Sexuality Education programs being dished up—sometimes daily—to children in countries as diverse as Namibia, Nepal, and Nauru, and in U.S. states from Montana to Michigan to Maine.” Read more here.
Teachers Openly Fret That Parents Might Hear Them Brainwashing Children, Call Parents ‘Dangerous,’ by Matt Walsh. “One teacher said she’d also been ‘thinking about’ the problem Kay described, and had decided that she’d ask students about their preferred pronouns via survey — though she still worries that ‘caregivers’ might see it and learn something about their children that they weren’t supposed to know.” Read more here.
Why a Generation of Girls is Fleeing Womanhood, by Jean C. Lloyd. “Psychologist and well-known researcher Ray Blanchard points out that there is ‘there is no apparent way to record a detransitioned patient for clinical or research purposes.’ Trans activists don’t want people to know that detransitioners exist, but they do, and their numbers are growing.” Read more here.
No, California Shouldn’t Decriminalize Adult Sex With 14-Year-Olds, by Chad Felix Greene. “This all comes down to the LGBT fixation on treating minors as adults capable of adult decision-making. Yet there is simply no reason for someone between the ages of 14 and 16 to be in a relationship with an adult. This should be non-negotiable, regardless of the sexes involved.” Read more here.
Why the U.S. Commission on Unalienable Rights Should Not Ignore Abortion, by Stefano Gennarini. “… the neutral posture of the commission on abortion may even hurt the pro-life cause. The foremost experts on human rights in the United States could not agree that international human rights law affords children in the womb any protections at all. How can U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and his team be expected to contradict them in U.S. diplomacy?” Read more here.
The Abortion Pill is Wreaking Havoc on Children and Women, by Lila Rose and Michael New. “Overall, as the number of surgical abortion facilities in the U.S. continues to decline, the abortion industry will continue its attempts to increase abortion pill sales. The public must be alert and proactive, urgently demanding the removal of this deadly drug from the U.S. market. The lethal dangers of the abortion pill must be better communicated to women, policymakers, and the public at large.” Read more here.
Abortionist Ignores Science in Favor of Pro-Abortion Propaganda, by Brittany Raymer. “What he’s talking about aren’t ‘restrictions’ but regulations, like requiring a woman to see an ultrasound or waiting periods. These opportunities are there to allow a woman to fully evaluate her decision. It’s likely, that in his world, no restrictions means that the abortion pill could be handed out like candy, a dangerous proposition indeed.” Read more here.
Pope May be Key to Preserving Italy’s Social Compact on Abortion, by John L. Allen, Jr. “Ultimately, the concern among Italy’s pro-life movements and politicians is that the RU 486 decision could signal an unraveling of the social compact on abortion that’s held more or less since 1981, leading to pressure from the country’s left-leaning forces for expansion of abortion rights on other fronts.” Read more here.
The Federal Government Must Stop the Deadly Abortion Pill, by Ted Cruz & Lila Rose. “The Mifeprex regimen has unleashed horrors on America’s women and children while providing no medical benefit. Killing innocent children, endangering mothers, and abusing the health-care system to do harm is tragic. And as long as this deadly drug remains on the U.S. market, it will pose a serious health risk.” Read more here.
The Collapse of the Traditional American Family, by Star Parker. “To the large but dwindling number of Americans who care about traditional biblical morality, the collapse of marriage and family, the openness to other lifestyles prohibited by biblical morality, is of concern. It is not a healthy sign about what is happening in our culture. For those whose concerns are more secular, … a large body of research exists showing the social benefits of traditional marriage and family, and the social costs of their collapse.” Read more here.
The Growing Threat to Religious Freedom in Health-Care Provision, by Wesley J. Smith. “The attacks on medical conscience are likely going to increase into a nationwide legal conflagration, perhaps culminating with the Supreme Court determining whether the constitutional guarantee of free exercise of religion retains vigor or will be shriveled to a puny ‘freedom of worship’ concept.” Read more here.
New Social Capital Project Report Examines Family Instability in the U.S., by Robert VerBruggen. “From all this, it seems clear that kids would be better off if adults waited until they were in stable marriages before procreating, and if married parents stayed together even through unhappy rough patches that research shows often improve with time for couples who don’t give up.” Read more here.
Beautiful Baby Born After Mom Changes Her Mind in the Middle of the Abortion, by Kim Hayes. “Rethinking a decision that had been based on false scenarios, Wisdom began researching whether the abortion medication’s effects could be reversed… Within 12 hours of having taken the first abortion pill, Wisdom was at CPC receiving critical care. They had told her on the phone she had 24 hours to get the reversal regimen started.” Read more here.
Mexican Court Turns Down UN-Backed Abortion Lawsuit, by Stefano Gennarini, J.D. “Their statement may have violated a U.S. law known as the Siljander Amendment. The Siljander amendment prohibits recipients of U.S. foreign aid, including UN agencies, from lobbying for or against abortion. The four agencies receive over $200 million from U.S. taxpayers annually.” Read more here.
What a Groundbreaking Study Using 43 Data Sets Reveals About Relationship Satisfaction, by Scott Stanley. “Is relationship satisfaction all in your head? The short answer? Of course it is—at least, mostly. But a large part of the story of relationship satisfaction is explained by how satisfied or committed (and a host of other things) you believe your partner to be.” Read more here.
Cleveland, We Have a Problem, by Linda Harvey. “216Teens is NOT ‘medically accurate’ and ‘evidence-based’ as it claims to be. All the best medicine and evidence points to providing youth with an unequivocal message that delaying sex until marriage is positively correlated with life success and healthy outcomes. Premature sexuality leads to the opposite result.” Read more here.
Ted Cruz Has Renewed the Fight for Religious Liberty on Two Key Fronts, by Nicole Russell. “Cruz’s letter comes on the heels of a piece of legislation he spearheaded last week. If passed, the Safeguarding Americans from Coronavirus and Religious Exercise Discrimination Act will block federal funding for COVID-19 relief to state and local governments that discriminate against people of faith.” Read more here.
Democrats Take Aim at Longstanding Law Holding Back Global Abortion Lobby, by Rebecca Oas, Ph.D. “The Helms Amendment plays a critical role in protecting U.S. humanitarian assistance from being co-opted by the abortion lobby… Unlike its domestic counterpart, the Hyde Amendment, the Helms Amendment does not contain exceptions, but focuses on broadly restricting U.S. funding for the means to procure abortions.” Read more here.
Argentina Pro-Lifers Recently Mobilized Millions to Stop Abortion. Their Aug 8 Digital Rally Will be Massive, by Jonathon Van Maren. “Abortion activists, for the moment, appear to have the political power, while the growing pro-life movement has the manpower. The pro-lifers of the Light Blue Wave are inviting pro-lifers from around the world to join them on August 8, and seek their support and solidarity from afar.” Read more here.
Smart Women Don’t Send Nudes to Strangers, and Other Tales of the Sexual Revolution, by Casey Chalk. “It also appears our culture is so saturated in pornography that activities once considered rare, immoral, obscene, and stupid are now condoned, if not celebrated… Television and movies bring all manner of once-obscure sexual fetishes into American homes. Smartphones make the most obscene pornography accessible to us anywhere; they’ve become, as columnist and scholar Chad Pecknold puts it, a ‘red-light district in everyone’s pocket.’” Read more here.
When Men Compete in Women’s Sports, Women Lose, by Nicole Russell. “Fair play in women’s sports will be the next battleground in schools, once schools and universities begin functioning at full capacity again. Given how malicious Outsports was in doxxing those who had the courage to stand up for women, this is obviously a topic the transgender lobby believes should already be in the bag.” Read more here.
Abortion Advocates Defend Dismemberment Abortions Tearing Off Babies’ Limbs, by Dave Andrusko. “Dismemberment abortions are every bit as brutal, as inhumane, and dehumanizes the abortionist every bit as much as partial-birth abortions. This ‘technique’ tears and pulverizes living unborn human beings, rips heads and legs off of tiny torsos as the defenseless child bleeds to death.” Read more here.
‘Transitioning’ Procedures Don’t Help Mental Health, Largest Dataset Shows, by Ryan T. Anderson. “The world’s largest dataset on patients who have undergone sex-reassignment procedures reveals that these procedures do not bring mental health benefits. But that’s not what the authors originally claimed. Or what the media touted.” Read more here.
Planned Parenthood is Helping to Free El Salvador Women Who Stabbed and Strangled Newborns, by Nancy Flanders. “Pro-abortion organizations in El Salvador are working overtime to free women convicted of brutally killing their newborn babies, despite photographic evidence and witness testimony against them. Helping to fund the efforts to free these women, Planned Parenthood stands to benefit financially should public pressure lead to a liberalizing of the country’s abortion laws.” Read more here.
China’s Repression of Religion Gets Worse, by Arielle Del Turco and Tony Perkins. “One Uighur woman who worked at a hospital recounted witnessing forced abortions: ‘The husbands were not allowed inside. They take in the women, who are always crying. Afterwards, they just threw the fetus in a plastic bag like it was trash. One mother begged to die after her 7-month-old baby was killed.’” Read more here.
UN-Safe Abortion: How the Abortion Industry Has Used UN Agencies to Legitimize Abortion, by Stefano Gennarini, J.D. and Rebecca Oas, Ph.D. “‘Unsafe abortion’ and ‘safe abortion’ are terms used by international agencies and the abortion industry lobby to pressure countries into changing their laws to make abortion legal. The assumption behind this use of the terms is that governments must do everything in their power to prevent women from seeking abortions in unsafe conditions, or what have been commonly called ‘back-alley abortions.’” Read more here.
Abortionist Who Cuts Unborn Babies’ Cords so They Can’t Scream Now Does Abortions in Alabama, by Dave Andrusko. “In one case, you use forceps if there are problems delivering the baby. In another, you use forceps ‘to loosen the pregnancy’ (maybe the all-time, all-time abortion euphemism). In fact, forceps most commonly are used to grasp and tear the baby apart. At one end of the spectrum we have a live baby handed over to her mother. At the other end we have a dead baby delivered in parts to be disposed of as ‘medical waste.’” Read more here.
14 Parents Sue a School District Over Secretive Transgender Policy, by Nicole Russell. “It’s hard to tell what’s worse here, that teachers are encouraged to hide a child’s secret transgender life at school behind the backs of concerned parents, completely subverting parents’ natural and legal right to this information, or that teachers essentially are encouraged to evade federal law to make this happen.” Read more here.
ACLU Trying to Force Catholic Hospital to Kill Babies in Abortions, by Wesley Smith. “Specifically, the ACLU wants to force the merged system to practice medicine in a secular fashion, meaning the Catholic hospital would be required to perform abortions, transgender surgeries, and assisted suicides — all legal in Washington, but all also prohibited in Catholic moral teaching.” Read more here.
Britain’s TFR is Shrinking, by Marcus Roberts. “Migration has of course been the answer for many countries faced with low fertility rates. Not only do migrants top up the natural population growth, they also tend to increase the birth rate as they have more children than their native compatriots. In 2019, nearly 30 per cent of the new babies in England and Wales were born to immigrant parents. But immigrant fertility rates are also falling: in the last 15 years it has suffered a precipitous drop of 0.5 children per woman, to 1.97.” Read more here.
The Core Message of a Major Transgender Study Was Wrong, by Michael Cook. “The reality is that there is no rigorous evidence for treating boys and girls and men and women who suffer from gender dysphoria with hormones and surgery. It is basically experimental medicine, a 21st century version of the disasters of thalidomide and frontal lobotomies.” Read more here.
Woman Brags About Killing Her Baby in an Abortion, by Micaiah Bilger. “In a recent column at Newsweek, Sherman, who leads the pro-abortion group We Testify, celebrated the 15th anniversary of her abortion… ‘It was—and still is—the best decision I ever made.’” Read more here.
Women Are Changed by Chemical Abortion – Their Voices Must be Heard, by Kim Hayes. “Between triggering events (such as due date, anniversary of abortion, etc.) and emotional pain, these women who have undergone chemical abortion carry a burden of shame and embarrassment. The report showed that 60% had feelings of isolation and alienation.” Read more here.
Illinois Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky’s ‘Abortion is Health Care Everywhere Act of 2020,’ by Elyssa Koren. “Illinois Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky has introduced the ‘Abortion Is Health Care Everywhere Act of 2020’ to repeal the Helms Amendment, which prohibits the use of U.S. foreign assistance to pay for abortion as a method of family planning. But, the Act, even in its title, assumes more than many Americans are willing to accept.” Read more here.
23 Countries Will Lose Half Their Populations by 2100, by Shannon Roberts. “It is no wonder that women do not have very many children if they do not feel their contribution is important and valuable to society, as well as a more personal experience of love and growth. Studies such as this one show once again just how crucial valuing the role of parenthood is.” Read more here.
Which is Really More Dangerous, Hydroxychloroquine or the Abortion Pill? by Brittany Raymer. “As scientists and researchers continue to debate and examine the usefulness of hydroxychloroquine when treating COVID-19 patients, the professionals should not ignore the obvious threats of the abortion pill. Based on what authorities have found in Britain, not only is the abortion pill dangerous but deadly to the babies and the women.” Read more here.
Why Religious Freedom is Special, by Emilie Kao. “The United States has sought to protect religious freedom for everyone everywhere, not simply because it is a value of Americans. It is more than that. It is an unalienable right protecting something special about being human as we seek truth and live according to our consciences.” Read more here.
UN Reports North Korea’s Abuse of Women: Rape, Forced Abortion, by Katie Yoder. “Media commentators and feminists regularly promote abortion nationally in the name of women’s ‘freedom.’ But they would do well to take a look internationally, or, more specifically, North Korea, to see how abortion is wielded against women.” Read more here.
Abortionist Says Doctors Shouldn’t be OB-GYNs Unless They Will Kill Babies in Abortions, by Micaiah Bilger. “Abortion activists are engaged in an intense push to legitimize the killing of unborn babies by calling abortions medicine and insisting that medical workers either participate in these killings or give up their livelihoods.” Read more here.
Supreme Court Imperils Parents’ Right to Pass Their Values on to Children, by Melissa Moschella. “The current culture already makes it difficult for parents to teach their children that, for instance, maleness and femaleness are grounded on objective biological reality rather than subjective self-perceptions… And whatever one’s beliefs about these issues, parents, not the state, should be the ones to decide what their children are taught about these controversial and sensitive matters.” Read more here.
Supreme Court’s Decision Allows Nevada Governor to Favor Caesars Palace Over Calvary Chapel, by Zack Smith. “But as Alito and Kavanaugh pointed out, that broad discretion is less defensible in this particular case. More time has passed, and the Nevada governor treats similar activities differently based only on whether they are religious in nature. There is no pandemic exception to the Constitution.” Read more here.
Netflix’s ‘The Baby-Sitters Club’ Writer: We’re Making Tween Trans Propaganda on Purpose, by Chad Felix Greene. “Despite ideological efforts, medical staff will always be required to deal with the objective realities of people’s bodies, regardless of how they wish to be perceived. They cannot expect someone else to defend them for the rest of their lives and bully others into pretending along with them.” Read more here.
U.S. Lawmakers Renew Interest in Defunding UN Bodies Over Abortion, by Rebecca Oas, Ph.D. “Funding for foreign aid cannot be used to lobby for or against abortion, according to U.S. law. There is growing interest among U.S. lawmakers in enforcing that standard against the UN and its various agencies.” Read more here.
Even With Removing Margaret Sanger’s Name, Planned Parenthood is Still Influenced by Racist Founder, by Kay C. James. “Planned Parenthood still considers certain people less than human and rejects the science of prenatal development by calling babies in the womb ‘clumps of cells,’ ‘tissue masses,’ and ‘products of conception.’ Planned Parenthood also still targets minority communities.” Read more here.
First Principles on Human Rights: Freedom of Speech, by Michael Farris and Paul Coleman. “…there is no identifiable and agreed-upon category of speech that can be labelled ‘hate speech’; so-called hate-speech laws are powerful tools in the hands of those who wish to censor unpopular opinions, silence political opposition, and remove irritating voices that speak out against the orthodoxies of the day.” Read more here.
The Little Lives Being Saved by Covid, by Helen Watt. “Abortion is something many women mourn, particularly those who were conflicted or coerced, who wanted the baby, or who believed that abortion was morally wrong. Surprising as this may seem, even if the baby is terminally ill, abortion seems to produce for women significantly more despair, depression and avoidance than going through with the pregnancy.” Read more here.
Bostock Fallout Begins, by Steve West. “The U.S. Supreme Court’s term has barely ended, but LGBT advocates are wasting no time in pushing for gains from their landmark win in Bostock v. Clayton County… In his dissent, Justice Samuel Alito warned the decision would be ‘virtually certain to have far-reaching consequences.’ His prediction has borne out in two recent lawsuits.” Read more here.
Why ‘I Stand With Planned Parenthood’ is a Slogan in Trouble, by Carolyn Moynihan. “Ultimately, though, a movement stands or falls on its principles, and the right to kill an unborn child is a much harder sell than a child’s right to live. No matter how it is dressed up – as women’s right to choose, or reproductive health, or the plight of ‘involuntarily pregnant people’ (to quote Crispin) – ‘abortion is tragic.’” Read more here.
Parents Must Protect Their Children From Netflix’s Transgender Indoctrination, by Denise Shick. “Far from being ‘smart … sweet and self-aware’ as Netflix claims, the series is dangerous to both the mental and physical well-being of the children who watch it. Far from being a sign of ‘hope,’ as Dommu suggests, this brand of insidious propaganda may very well lead to the dangerous health risks associated with puberty-blockers and cross-sex hormones.” Read more here.
Why Are Ex-Gays Such a Threat? by Michael Brown. “Really now, in today’s world, if someone wants to go to a new age healer who allegedly makes contact with UFO’s, they can do so… Yet if someone says, ‘I would rather not take hormones for life and remove perfectly healthy organs in order to feel at home in my body. Instead, I would prefer finding wholeness from the inside out, and I’d like to meet with a professionally trained counselor,’ they will be told that such counseling is forbidden.” Read more here.
Police Investigating Murder of 28-Week-Old Baby After Mom Took Abortion Drugs, by Jonathon Van Maren. “They are supposed to utilize ‘telemedicine’—consulting with a physician via phone or video—who will prescribe them the pills, after which a kit with the necessary abortive drugs can be mailed to their homes. There are no reports as of yet indicating whether doctors signed off on the drugs that were used to kill late-term babies in the womb. But we do know that these tragic stories are just beginning.” Read more here.
Speaker: Most Parents Have No Idea Their Kids’ Schools Are Pushing Insane Transgender Ideology, by Allison Schuster. “Shrier provided the stunning example of a kindergarten class in California where teachers inform their five and six-year-old students that their sex was randomly decided at birth and tell them it is now their mission to find what their gender is. They’re then instructed that anyone who questions this is abusing them. If one of their parents inquires about their gender identity quest on religious grounds, Shrier said it’s considered spiritual abuse.” Read more here.
A Student Punished for Privately Sharing Religious Views, by Allie Langhofer. “If colleges are to remain open, free, and safe spaces for all students, students must never be punished for having differing beliefs. The true path to diversity is to allow students to wrestle with reality, come to an understanding of the truth the best they can, and live in line with that understanding.” Read more here.
We Can’t Roll the Dice on Religious Liberty: Nevada, the Supreme Court, and Churches, by Ed Stetzer. “Here’s the thing. You don’t have to agree that churches should be meeting. You don’t have to agree that it is safe. However, we can and should agree that churches should not be treated differently than similar contexts. That’s fundamental to our approach to religious liberty and in general.” Read more here.
Media Matters Targets Christian Organization Helping People Leave Homosexuality – But They’re Fighting Back, by Jeff Johnston. “MMfA … says conversion therapy is the ‘discredited practice that seeks to turn LGBTQ people straight.’ That may have been the goal of some ministries, counselors or strugglers, but groups like RHN have always been clear that the goal isn’t for the same-sex attracted or gender-confused ‘to become straight,’ but to follow Christ, which involves obeying His teaching and pursuing a deep relationship with Him.” Read more here.
Study Reports a 27% Increase in the Number of Women Ordering the Abortion Pill Online, by Brittany Raymer. “There has been a growing movement within the pro-abortion community before the pandemic to try and deregulate and increase access to the abortion pills, bypassing any medical oversight. These challenging times gave them the perfect excuse.” Read more here.
An Unborn Baby is More Than a ‘Fetus,’ A Preborn Child is a Unique Human Being, by Maria Gallagher. “…in my journalism classes, instructors taught me to avoid, at all costs, the phrase ‘unborn baby’ when reporting on abortion. Instead, I was to use the Latin term ‘fetus.’ Other than an occasional ‘status quo,’ how many times do you see Latin terminology, without explanation, used in news stories? Instead of showing a lack of bias, ‘fetus’ serves to depersonalize and dehumanize the child in the womb.” Read more here.
Seizures, Blood Clots, and Depression: Why Many Women in the UK Are Leaving the Pill Behind, by Anne Marie Williams. “Several of the women additionally experienced new onset mental illness. One woman recalled, ‘I would be awake for three days straight, because I had such insane anxiety attacks that I couldn’t sleep’ and also would ‘have depressive attacks so bad that I couldn’t get out of bed, couldn’t go to school.’ Even antidepressants and anti-anxiety medications did not resolve her struggles.” Read more here.
Nebraska Will Vote to End Dismemberment Abortions That Tear Babies Limb From Limb, by Tony Perkins. “Dismemberment abortion is something a lot of doctors never get used to. Dr. Levatino certainly didn’t. When he and his wife lost their five-year-old daughter, the grief of destroying other people’s unborn children gradually overwhelmed him. He quit those abortions. And he’s hoping — along with so many others — that Nebraska will as well.” Read more here.
HUD Moves to Protect Women in Homeless Shelters – Transgender Activists Call This ‘Discriminatory,’ by Jeff Johnston. “Of course, not all transgender-identified individuals threaten women. But activist groups like the ACLU and NCTE refuse to acknowledge that women have been harmed in sex-segregated facilities – by men who claim to be women. Liberty Counsel, a Christian legal aid group, compiled a list of 79 such incidents between 2006 and 2017.” Read more here.
A School District is Evading Federal Law to Hide Information From Parents, by Maureen Collins. “There really shouldn’t be any reason why teachers aren’t forthcoming with parents when it comes to their children’s education. But in Madison, Wisconsin, a school district has adopted a policy that encourages teachers to deceive parents about their child’s claimed ‘gender identity.’” Read more here.
UN Human Rights Council Exploits COVID-19 Pandemic to Support Funding for Abortion, by Elyssa Koren. “The resolution backs the view that the denial of comprehensive sexuality education constitutes discrimination against girls, and is thus a human rights abuse… Proponents of comprehensive sexuality education who claim that denying children this ‘learning’ equals discrimination exploit tragic circumstances to spread their ideology.” Read more here.
1.5 Million Sign Petition to Shut Down Pornhub for Child Pornography, Sexual Abuse, by Allison Schuster. “Human trafficking, which Exodus Cry estimates victimizes 21 million people per year, has steadily gained attention throughout this year. Their website calls the practice ‘highly-organized and lucrative business,’ generating $150 billion every year.” Read more here.
Media Must Keep Reporting: China Weaponizes Abortion, Women’s Bodies, by Katie Yoder. “Media commentators, feminists, and abortion supporters … should be focusing their gaze on China, as reports accuse the country of weaponizing abortion and birth control against women.” Read more here.
Next Up: Abortion Needs to be Canceled, by Kathryn Jean Lopez. “As a people, we cloak ourselves in all kinds of euphemisms when it comes to abortion — and other difficult issues. But how about talking to women about what abortion has done to them?” Read more here.
Pro-Abortion NGOs Rocked by Charges of Racism, ‘White Supremacy,’ by Marie Smith. “Women Deliver and International Women’s Health Coalition (IWHC) are both facing charges by former staff who claim racism and what is described as a ‘white savior complex’ perpetuated by white women running the organizations and serving on the boards. As these organizations evaluate their internal actions for racism, they would do well to evaluate their external actions for racism and elitism.” Read more here.
‘Cancel Culture’ Finally Comes Knocking at Planned Parenthood’s Door, by Michael Cook. “Like other progressives of the early 20th century, she favoured sterilization of the genetically unfit, keeping the diseased and ‘feebleminded’ from immigrating, and segregating so-called illiterates, paupers, unemployables, criminals, prostitutes, and dope fiends.” Read more here.
Britain Comes Close to Defeating Trans Overreach, by Debbie Hayton. “The (LGB)T activist agenda has long stopped being a campaign for trans rights — which are well established — but rather a manifesto of trans demands. This belligerence has been disastrous for us as well as for women. We have a lot of work ahead of us if we wish to restore the trust and confidence we used to take for granted…” Read more here.
European Abortion Promotion Out of Step With UN Security Council, by Susan Yoshihara, Ph.D. “Last week the UN Security Council debated how to stop sexual violence in conflict. While most nations agreed to prioritize preventing violence and ending impunity, European nations said UN response must include abortion.” Read more here.
If Unborn Lives Don’t Matter, No Lives Matter, by Laura Hollis. “All told, more than 20 million black children have been aborted since the Supreme Court decided Roe v. Wade in 1973 — more than the entire number of people brought from Africa during 350 years of the Atlantic slave trade.” Read more here.
Another Catholic Hospital Sued for Refusing Transgender Hysterectomy, by Wesley J. Smith. “Secularists may not understand it, but they should hope this case collapses. Catholic hospitals supplement already strained public-health systems. Many Catholic hospitals will close before being forced to practice medicine in ways that violate Catholic doctrine. That could leave a lot of communities with reduced access to quality health care.” Read more here.
Marriage and Money: How Much Does Marriage Explain the Growing Class Divide in Happiness? by Jean Twenge. “This growing marriage gap matters for happiness because married people are happier than unmarried people by a fairly large margin. In the GSS, for example, 42% of married Whites said they were very happy, compared to 22% of unmarried Whites; 33% of married Blacks said they were very happy, compared to 17% of unmarried Blacks.” Read more here.
The Atlantic’s ‘Science’ Writer: Men No Longer Have to Menstruate, by Glenn T. Stanton. “What The Atlantic science writer and editors refuse to acknowledge is that no science supports the idea that a trans woman, or biological man, is actually a woman. Science has found nothing in DNA, the brain, nor any other part of the human body that demands this conclusion. ‘[T]rans men or nonbinary people who get periods are simply women. Desiring reality to be different does not make it so.” Read more here.
Report on Unalienable Rights Fails on Abortion, by Stefano Gennarini, J.D. “The U.S. Commission on Unalienable Rights, comprising some of the most respected human rights experts in the United States, released its first, and much anticipated report last week. The Commission opted to remain neutral on abortion.” Read more here.
Planned Parenthood Must Cancel More Than Margaret Sanger, by Katie Yoder. “Planned Parenthood is condemning its founder, Margaret Sanger, for her ‘eugenic ideology’ and ‘racist legacy.’ But if the nation’s largest abortion provider really wants to erase her legacy, it will also have to erase itself.” Read more here.
As At-Home Abortions Rise, Will Women See the Humanity of the Babies They’ve Killed? by Jonathon Van Maren. “Shielding women from what they have just done is essential to maintaining the fiction that abortion is a simple health care procedure, and it is for this reason that people — especially those who have had abortions — often react with shock when they come face to face with imagery of aborted babies… With at-home abortions, however, many — if not most — women will actually see the baby they have aborted.” Read more here.
Abortionist Jen Gunter Claims Childbirth is Worse Than Killing a Baby in Abortion, by Micaiah Bilger. “Comparing childbirth to abortion is nonsensical because one involves bringing a valuable human child into the world and another involves destroying that child’s life. If anyone should know this, it’s a medical doctor – especially an OB-GYN.” Read more here.
College Women, Take Heed: Prioritize Marriage and Family, by Suzanne Venker. “These women aren’t just in debt—they’re crestfallen. All they want is to have a family of their own, but they’ve been so conditioned to believe marriage and motherhood constitutes a lesser life, they don’t dare admit this desire. I can’t tell you the number of single women who tell me they’d give up their career in a hot second for a husband and kids.” Read more here.
Kids Thrive When Their Parents Are in Love, by Justin Coulson. “One study in Nepal over 12 years showed that children with parents who loved each other stayed in school longer and married later in life. Another recent study shows that the more the love between parents goes up, the more challenging behaviour in the child goes down.” Read more here.
Planned Parenthood is More Committed to Abortion Than Women’s Health Care. Here’s Proof, by Randall O’Bannon, Ph.D. “Maybe Dr. Wen really thought abortion was healthcare, but clearly, Planned Parenthood knew better. The abortions Planned Parenthood performs aren’t health care. They never were.” Read more here.
Sex, Gender and Gender Identity: A Re-Evaluation of the Evidence, by Lucy Griffin, et al. “The counterargument to unquestioning gender affirmation is that the process of medical transition may itself prove to be another form of conversion therapy, creating a new cohort of life-long patients dependent on medical services and turning at least some lesbian and gay young people into simulacra of straight members of the opposite sex. Psychiatry sits on this knife-edge: running the risk of being accused of transphobia or, alternatively, remaining silent throughout this uncontrolled experiment.” Read more here.
Freedom to Think: The Need for Thorough Assessment and Treatment of Gender Dysphoric Children, by Marcus Evans. “The so-called ‘affirmative approach’ persuades schools and others to accept unquestioningly the child’s claims. Clinicians work in a take out zone where question is not welcomed. These various forces combine to ensure that these children very often get an assessment that is nowhere near adequate.” Read more here.
Amazing New Science Finds Thousands of Tiny Preemies Can Survive, by K. Mockaitis. “A study at the University of Iowa found that 64 percent of 22-week babies and 82 percent of 23-week babies who were alive upon delivery and whose parents wanted resuscitation survived to hospital discharge (one baby in the sample was excluded because of a congenital anomaly).” Read more here.
Left Comes for Religious Hospitals With Surgical Precision, by Tony Perkins. “Six activists on the Supreme Court think they’ve done Jesse a favor by ordering America to help her live as a man. But what about the hospitals that want to live as Christians? We need justices who will stand up and protect them.” Read more here.
You Won’t Believe What Kind of Sex Ed LGBT Activists Want in Texas Public Schools, by Jonathan Covey and James Wesolek. “This type of radical sex education encourages exploring sex at any age, with any gender, that gender is ‘fluid’ and has nothing to do with biological sex, and that birth control and abortion are basic rights which should be unapologetically promoted.” Read more here.
Planned Parenthood May Disavow Margaret Sanger, but It Still Kills Black Babies in Abortions, by Cheryl Sullenger. “Sanger is well known for her eugenics ideology that included a reprehensible desire to purify the human race by reducing the population of certain minority races, including Blacks. The Margaret Sanger Planned Parenthood’s location lends itself to targeting poor urban women of color for abortions.” Read more here.
Massachusetts Town Legalizes Polygamy Using Same Arguments for Gay Marriage, by Katy Faust and Stacy Manning. “Polygamy was the obvious evolution of redefining marriage. After all, every argument supporting gay marriage—’Love is love,’ ‘we deserve equal protection under the law,’ and ‘we’re not harming anybody’—also supports group marriage.” Read more here.
Majority of Babies With Down Syndrome are Aborted, Here’s a Pro-Life Law to Help Stop That, by Maria Gallagher. “’Chloe’s Law,’ also known as Act 130 of 2014, is landmark legislation which ensures that families receive the education they need to traverse the unchartered territory of life with a child with an extra chromosome.” Read more here.
New Zealand’s Outrageous New Abortion Law: A Low Point or a Turning Point? by Shane Morris & John Stonestreet. “Even more horrific still, New Zealand’s new law includes no requirement that babies born alive after botched abortions be given medical support. This was no accident. Prime Minister Ardern was herself among the loudest voices resisting any attempt to add protections for babies born alive.” Read more here.
UK Rightly Pushes Back on Gender Transitioning for Minors, by Andrea Jones. “The changes to the Health Service’s website and the minister’s comments provide reason to hope that they will move toward a more cautious approach to treating children with gender dysphoria, protecting vulnerable youth from rushed, ideologically motivated—and often irreversible—interventions.” Read more here.
Bostock Ruling Shouldn’t Make the Military a Transgender Free-for-All, by Elaine Donnelly. “A vote for repeal would endorse the unscientific notion that sex is ‘designated’ or ‘assigned at birth,’ an ideological theory that disregards biology. Science teaches that sex is determined long before birth, in human DNA that exists from the moment of conception in every cell of a person’s body.” Read more here.
Parents in the UK Report Stronger Relationships With Their Kids During Lockdown, by Brienna Perelli-Harris. “In the May survey, nearly 40% of parents who reduced their hours to look after their children reported their relationships had become better, and only 6% said their relationships had become worse.” Read more here.
Legalizing Polyamory: Following Bad Ideas to Their Logical Conclusion, by John Stonestreet & David Carlson. “The worldview of the sexual revolution is built on three ideas. First, sex, marriage, and babies are separable. Second, men and women are interchangeable. And, third, sexual autonomy is human dignity. Various forms of reimagined marriage, like polyamory and incestuous unions, are the necessary conclusions of these ideas, but there will be more.” Read more here.
Forced Birth Control of Uighur Women is Genocide – Can China be Put on Trial? by Ryszard Piotrowicz. “Uighur women in China’s Xinjiang province who have more than the approved number of children are being forcibly sterilised… These alleged practices are egregious violations of the human rights of Uighur women, and in my opinion, constitute genocide of the Uighur people.” Read more here.
Action Aid’s Policy Goes Right to the Top, by Maya Forstater. “Try talking about threats of a sexual nature without acknowledging that sex exists. Try having a robust safeguarding culture where there is ‘zero tolerance’ for anyone admitting that they do think male and female bodies exists , or disagreeing with the idea that any male who self-determines as having a female identity should be allowed to share spaces where women and girls are undressing.” Read more here.
Roe v. Wade Attorney: Use the Abortion Pill to ‘Eliminate the Barely Educated, Unhealthy, and Poor,’ by Carole Novielli. “Disturbing correspondence from a co-counsel of Roe v. Wade, the decision which legalized abortion nationwide, reveals that a eugenics and population control ideology has long been behind the push for the abortion pill’s availability.” Read more here.
Lockdowns, Protests Causing Big Spike in Child Trafficking, by Tim Ballard. “Law enforcement has reported that, during the government shutdowns, as they have monitored chatter on the deepest reaches of the Internet, child predators like Danny Hardman are openly admitting to one another that pandemic time is harvest time. They confess to one another they are living a pedophile’s dream.” Read more here.
BBC Reports on Disturbing Female Pedophilia Case. The Catch: She’s Not Really Female, by Jonathon Van Maren. “This is a clever way of redefining reality even more completely in the public sphere than they already have. Soon, I suspect, we’ll be told that referring to a ‘transgender woman’ is slightly transphobic, because to add the ‘transgender’ prefix is to imply that the person being referred to isn’t just like any other woman (a term trans activists and their allies now refuse to define).” Read more here.
Democrats Vote to Support Infanticide, Oppose Caring for Babies Born Alive After Abortion, by Tony Perkins. “Dr. Harris introduced a commonsense amendment that asked hospitals in the Tricare network to certify that they’d provide medical care for any baby born alive. One of the conditions of taxpayer funding, he proposed, is that they have a policy on the books guaranteeing that the newborn abortion survivor would ‘be taken care of and resuscitated.’” Read more here.
Transgenderism is Now Rated G, by Arielle Leake. “As a young woman, I am disappointed to see a show that will be viewed by many young and impressionable girls espousing such harmful views… Instead of giving young girls a proper view of what it means to be a woman, The Baby-Sitters Club presents womanhood as something that is merely a product of your feelings and not a God-given identity.” Read more here.
‘If It’s Us Now, It Will be the Pastors Next’ – Mike Davidson on Why Gay Conversion Therapy Should Not Be Banned, by Christian Today. “And what about those who tell us that their feelings for the same sex arose after being sexually abused and they want help with that? Are we honestly saying that they cannot receive that help? Because if we are, that is inhumane.” Read more here.
COVID-Endangered Women in Poor Countries Need Better Medicine, Not Risky Abortion Drugs, by Christina Francis and Elyssa Koren. “Handing a woman pills then leaving her to suffer alone through not only an abortion, but also the likely complications, is a form of reproductive violence that no medical professional should sanction — not unlike the ‘unsafe abortion’ it is designed to combat.” Read more here.
Nine CA Senators Can Stop Bill to Fund Teen Sterilization, but Will They? by Greg Burt. “Van Meter warned legislators that the state would be sued in the coming years for funding transgender affirming treatments for troubled and vulnerable children because they destroy healthy body tissue, sterilize the recipient, and cause irreversible damage.” Read more here.
Religious Liberty After Bostock and Our Lady of Guadalupe, by John McCormack. “… in a few short years the transgender revolution has led to a radical redefinition of common sense and common decency that has implications for children who attend our common schools. Bostock was yet another victory for that revolution, and its consequences for public schools are a big reason why many religious Americans feel angst despite a string of victories that preserve the First Amendment rights of religious schools.” Read more here.
Tasteless LGBT Activists, Publication Jeer at People Who Died From Coronavirus, by Chad Felix Greene. “Where is the line between encouraging public health and public shaming? For LGBTQ Nation and many on the left, it seems to depend on your cultural and political views. The publication’s headline, ‘A transphobic veteran returned from war & refused to wear a mask. He died on the Fourth of July,’ illustrates the mindset entirely.” Read more here.
The Supreme Court’s Religious School Decisions Aren’t Inconsistent, by Dan McLaughlin. “There is, in short, no contradiction between allowing religious institutions to participate in generally applicable government programs while still being religious institutions that control how they teach and practice their own faith. Any other outcome would offend one or both of the two values protected by the religion clauses: the equal rights of religious believers to exercise their faith, or the prohibition on the government controlling how churches are taught and led.” Read more here.
Never Forget: Planned Parenthood Was Caught Selling Baby Parts, by Marjorie Dannenfelser. “The tapes showed senior Planned Parenthood officials talking about selling aborted babies’ body parts for profit and how Planned Parenthood manipulated its abortion techniques to procure fresh, intact organs from children killed in late-term abortions.” Read more here.
Expanding Access to Chemical Abortion Poses Health Risks to Women, by Michael J. New. “The risk of a major complication with a chemical abortion was nearly twice as high as the risk of a major complication with a first-trimester surgical abortion. It seems likely that, if a higher number of chemical abortions are conducted without medical supervision, the risks of a complication will only increase.” Read more here.
How Public Schools Groom Kids for Sexual Predators Like Epstein and Maxwell, by Rebecca Friedrichs. “CSE is the gateway for the coalition’s sexually-abusive materials, so parents and teachers are pushing back, but we’re continually shut down by a two-thirds majority Democratic legislature controlled by unions and their brutal coalition. In other words, those grooming our kids for sexual predators give politicians awards while subverting parents.” Read more here.
States Seeking Bailouts Are Making Payouts to Planned Parenthood, by Andrea Jones. “Data from government transparency sites … show that over the course of the last four fiscal years states have paid out more than $300 million to Planned Parenthood affiliates. Now, some of the biggest contributors are asking for federal money to cover their nonpandemic-related budget shortfalls.” Read more here.
Is Violent Porn One Reason Skyrocketing Number of Girls Are Seeking to Change Gender? by Jonathon Van Maren. “During our discussion, I mused that perhaps many girls want to identify as boys these days simply because they do not want to be girls. If girlhood is now a minefield of sexting, pornography, social media, and cyber-bullying, perhaps some of them see masculinity as a sort of escape.” Read more here.
Religious Liberty is Important, but It’s Not Enough, by Ryan T. Anderson. “Through litigation and legislation, we need to make it clear that it’s lawful to act on the convictions that we are created male and female, and that male and female are created for each other, that no institution has to let males compete against females in sports, that no institution has to allow males into women-only locker-rooms and shelters, that no physician has to engage in so-called ‘gender-affirming’ care.” Read more here.
What Use is a Dictionary That Can’t Define Words? by Binary Australia. “A transwoman is a biological male who will NEVER have the capacity to produce female hormones! They do have a male reproductive system and they will always have xy chromosomes. They were identified at birth as male because they ARE male! And vice versa for transmen.” Read more here.
Putting Men in Women’s Shelters is Not the Way to Keep Either Sex Safe, by Kaeley Triller. “The mainstream media and bigwig organizations like the ACLU have sold women out in favor of billionaire funding that prioritizes men’s demands at every turn. Ironically, the ACLU claims ‘women’s rights’ are among its primary priorities, but you can’t successfully champion a group of people you refuse to properly define.” Read more here.
Pro-Abortion Guttmacher Accidentally Proves Trump Was Right to Pull U.S. Out of WHO, by Calvin Freiburger. “For Guttmacher to openly acknowledge that WHO is an active player in the policy fight for abortion only reinforces the conclusion that the U.S. should not be forcing taxpayers to fund something that champions policies opposed by more than half of those taxpayers.” Read more here.
Federal Investigation: Trans Bathroom Enabled Alleged Sexual Assault of Kindergartener, by Jane Robbins. “OCR’s findings reveal school officials were so deeply invested in transgender ideology, they failed to investigate the assault, tried to sweep the problem under the rug, and actively misled local parents about what had happened and what it meant for their children’s safety.” Read more here.
Domestic Abuse Becomes a Political Football in UK Abortion Debate, by Anthony McCarthy. “Sensitivity to a wide range of forms of coercion expressed during the Bill’s debate was, by some, suddenly cast aside when it came to abortion decisions – or perhaps, contrary to the research, it was assumed that emotional or other coercion to end pregnancies does not exist.” Read more here.
UNFPA’s Abortion Doublespeak, by Susan Yoshihara, Ph.D. “The UN Population Fund denounced sex-selective abortion this week, in contrast to its advocacy for abortion in general. The agency contradicted its own case against the practice in the report by saying that nations should not curtail abortion, even in an effort to save the lives of the 1.2 million girls killed every year in the practice.” Read more here.
Supreme Court Ensures Religious Schools Can be Religious, by Nicole Russell. “Although the case didn’t get much media fanfare, the ruling ensures that religious schools can make their own decisions and are protected under the ministerial exception. The case, litigated by religious liberty law firm Becket, is tremendous for students, parents, and the administrations of faith-based schools who can better prioritize religious instruction without the threat of government intrusion.” Read more here.
The Supreme Court Got It Wrong on Overturning Louisiana’s Pro-Life Law, Here’s Why, by Michael New, Ph.D. “In this particular case, most media outlets provided scant coverage or analysis of the dissenting opinions written by Clarence Thomas, Neil Gorsuch, Samuel Alito, and Brett Kavanaugh. These dissents contained not only good insights about abortion jurisprudence, but also useful facts that distinguished this case from Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt. Gorsuch’s dissent, in particular, provided some very valuable information about abortion facility misconduct in Louisiana.” Read more here.
Soros-Backed Organization Wanted US Foreign Aid to Go to Anti-American Groups. The Supreme Court Was Right to Say No, by Elyssa Koren. “At the risk of an untenable hypocrisy, efforts to hold the international system accountable must go hand in hand with the domestic accountability for ensuring American interests that this ruling upholds. As Justice Clarence Thomas emphasized in his concurring opinion, ‘The First Amendment does not mandate a viewpoint-neutral government.’” Read more here.
President Trump’s Decision Getting U.S. Out of Pro-Abortion WHO is a Huge Pro-Life Victory, by Cheryl Sullenger. “The WHO is also a huge promoter of abortion worldwide, and has connections to the Clinton Foundation, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and other organizations that support global depopulation through abortion.” Read more here.
Supreme Court Upholds Trump Exemptions to Obamacare Contraceptive Mandate… for Now, by Andrew McCarthy. “The ruling is welcome, particularly in its recognition that First Amendment religious liberty is not confined to identifiably religious organizations, such as churches, but to all Americans. Regrettably, however, the justices stopped short of a definitive ruling that would end the litigation, which the Little Sisters of the Poor have had to pursue for seven long years.” Read more here.
Italy Towards Its First Law on Hate Crimes Against LGBT People, by Irene Dominioni. “With the new law, those who discriminate against gay and transgender people would be sanctioned with up to four years imprisonment, and generally any discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity, as well as gender-based violence will be punished.” Read more here.
Massachusetts City Approves Polyamory, the Inevitable Consequence of Gay ‘Marriage’, by Jonathon Van Maren. “Once marriage was redefined and placed in a panoply of morally acceptable romantic arrangements, it was only a matter of time before the number of partners would mean as much as the sex of the partners. Which is to say, nothing.” Read more here.
New Supreme Court Decision Will Protect Mexico City Policy, by Stefano Gennarini, J.D. “The Supreme Court may have crushed the hopes of pro-life advocates at home in the June Medical Services ruling, but it left open the door to pro-life advocacy abroad in Alliance for Open Society International. The decision about U.S. conditions to foreign aid will likely help ward off future legal challenges to the Mexico City Policy, a Republican party policy that denies U.S. funding to foreign groups that promote abortion.” Read more here.
What the SCOTUS Decision on Anti-Trafficking Rules Means for Pro-Life Policies, by Catholic News Agency. “U.S. foreign aid to these groups can be conditioned on them taking certain stances, including anti-prostitution and anti-trafficking positions. Other requirements — such as that foreign non-governmental organizations (NGO) not promote abortion — can also be levied, the court found.” Read more here.
There is No Right to Kill Babies in Abortions in the Constitution, There Never Has Been, by Kristan Hawkins. “For those new to pro-life advocacy who may be disappointed, brokenhearted, shocked, and surprised by judicial overreach, welcome to the pro-life movement. We’ve been dealing with activist, abortion-supporting judges since 1973, but this is not the end.” Read more here.
What Does Justice Roberts’s Ruling Mean for the Pro-Life Cause? by Erika Bachiochi. “The record shows that abortion providers, on their own, were clearly not looking out for women’s best interests. It is indeed strange for those now characterizing abortion as basic ‘health care’ not to want to be held to the same standards as, well, basic health care.” Read more here.
Supreme Court’s June Medical Decision Doesn’t End the Fight for Women’s Safety, by Kristen Waggoner. “Although the injustice continues, cases like June Medical expose abortion law for what it is: a broken framework that has been a poor fig leaf from the beginning for a ‘right’ that never existed. So we fight on.” Read more here.
Supreme Court’s Abortion Ruling Further Endangers Women, by Jim Daly. “During its investigation of the abortion industry, the legislature found, for example, that background checks for medical personnel were not even performed at local facilities. In one case, a clinic hired an ophthalmologist and a radiologist to perform abortions.” Read more here.
States Must Protect Women’s Sports From Biological Men, by Zachary Faria. “You cannot claim to be pro-woman and then run roughshod over female athletes. It’s important for states to get out ahead of this issue while they can and while women still have sporting events of their own.” Read more here.
Supreme Court Hands Huge Victory to Families on School Choice, by Lindsey Burke. “The Supreme Court made it clear Tuesday that the Free Exercise Clause of the Constitution prohibits discrimination against religious schools on the basis of their religious status—a status that provides families with more education options that best meet the needs of their children.” Read more here.
How ‘Peer Contagion’ May Play Into the Rise of Teen Girls Transitioning, by Abigail Shrier. “So many women were once ‘tomboys,’ as I was — inhabiting femininity itchily, like the floral dress your mother made you wear. But ‘tomboy’ doesn’t exist anymore, as any teenage girl will tell you. In its place is an endless litany of gender categories, from ‘agender’ to ‘non-binary,’ ‘gender fluid’ to ‘trans.’ Imperfectly feminine girls are encouraged to consider their options.” Read more here.
SCOTUS Allows Abortion Industry to Put Its Interests Over Women’s Health and Safety, by Teresa Haney. “Abortion facilities frequently resist laws that require them to meet basic sanitary requirements, keep accurate medical records, and provide a standard of care that all women deserve. How could the abortion industry possibly be looking out for the best interests of women when it challenges these laws?” Read more here.
What Jewel Beetles Can Teach Us About Porn, Men, and Marriage, by Rob Henderson. “These findings suggest that digital porn might be a kind of ‘supernormal stimulus’ (like the male beetles’ example) that replaces sex with a real woman for some men. In the near future, technology will reach a level where virtual reality will be indistinguishable from real sexual intimacy. Unfortunately, the result may be that many of the young men in our lives will begin to disappear, vanishing into the machine.” Read more here.
New Post-Bostock Lawsuit Would Force Doctors to Perform ‘Gender-Transition’ Surgeries Against Their Medical Judgment, by Bruce Hausknecht. “The goal of this lawsuit is to effectively kill religious or medical conscience as a valid objection in the healthcare field when it comes to performing otherwise unnecessary or objectionable procedures or treatments… A modern version of the Hippocratic Oath requires that doctors remember, ‘Above all, I must not play at God.’ This new lawsuit will force doctors to do just that. And punish them if they don’t.” Read more here.
I’m an OB-GYN. Here’s Why I Support Requiring Hospital Admitting Privileges for Abortion Providers, by Damon Cudihy. “I have no doubt that more lives could be saved and many lifelong health complications avoided if such patients could have continuity of care from the doctor who originally performed the surgery.” Read more here.
How Will Newly Elected Members of the UN Security Council Impact Abortion Debate? by Rebecca Oas, Ph.D. “While the election will determine whether the U.S. continues to use its powerful position as one of the permanent five council members to promote a pro-life position, the five new members are unlikely to act as pro-life leaders in their own right.” Read more here.
YouTube’s Transgender Problem, by Kristen Waggoner. “Studies show that up to 90 percent of children who experience gender dysphoria psychologically reconcile with their biological sex by the end of adolescence, but such information is now being censored, and young people are encouraged to make irreversible changes to their bodies.” Read more here.
Trump Executive Order on Religious Freedom Could Help Abortion Fight, by Stefano Gennarini, J.D. “Under the Obama administration, federal agencies systematically imposed mandates related to abortion, contraception, and LGBT issues in federal programming. In the international context, Catholic groups that provide assistance to trafficking victims were shut out of federal programming as a result.” Read more here.
In the Name of Tolerance, California Blacklists Idaho, by Nicole Russell. “A state that’s unwilling to partner with another because the second state wants to treat women with fairness is trading one movement for another, a far more progressive one. I can tell you that the transgender ideology is far less forgiving than the feminist movement ever will be.” Read more here.
Why Evangelicals Can No Longer Avoid Addressing Sexuality, by Stephen Mitchell. “It is imperative that we dialogue with our children and grandchildren about sexuality and gender identity and to be intentional in imparting a biblical perspective on these difficult issues as schools and culture are filling in the blanks for us.” Read more here.
High School Runner Who Lost to Transgender Athletes Will Compete in College, by Kelsey Bolar. “I was encouraged by Soule’s bravery in going public on a difficult issue, but also feared the consequences she’d face for taking such a politically incorrect stance. If she got blacklisted from colleges and universities, would I have contributed by sharing her story? What about future employment opportunities?” Read more here.
The Fight to Save Title IX and Girls Sports, by Autumn Leva and Blaine Conzatti. “The same crowd that once called for equal athletic opportunities for women now cheers gleefully when a biological male mixed martial arts fighter literally beats a woman. And the ACLU—which once championed girls sports—now wants to turn boys into girls sports champions.” Read more here.
The Abortion Industry Does Not Speak for Me, by Alveda King. “Abortionists do not have relationships with their patients. The lie of the abortion industry is the decision is made ‘between a woman and her doctor.’ Yet, the Louisiana case evidence showed the vast majority of women never see their abortionist until the abortion is being performed. Additionally, there is no regular aftercare. Injured women are simply offloaded to emergency rooms with no continuity of care.” Read more here.
Court LGBTQ Decision is Formula for Chaos, by Star Parker. “A society that cannot distinguish between what God creates and what man chooses is a society not capable of being free. This is what our very confused Supreme Court is delivering to us.” Read more here.
The Blindness of Justice Gorsuch’s Woke Textualism, by Megan M. Arago and David Upham. “Many customary practices are now probably illegal, including sex-specific norms of attire, restrooms, pronouns, and other forms of address. Likewise, religious and other conservative employers may no longer reserve spousal benefits to marriage according to its once-universal male-female meaning. The potential cases are countless, the threat to individual liberty severe—but the Court blithely explained that such matters are ‘for future cases.’” Read more here.
Like So Many Countries, Norway Faces a Population Problem, by Shannon Roberts. “By 2050, the country expects to have more deaths than births, meaning that any increase in population from that point on would have to come from immigration, which is also expected to begin to decline from 2022.” Read more here.
Our Country Still Protects Babies From Abortion, but Enemies Want This Stopped, by Dr. Miriam Sciberras. “Malta’s current position in June 2020 is that of a sanctuary for life, a very brave solitary stand which we owe to past and present political leaders, who in spite of multitudes of political pressures have always maintained our right as a sovereign country to defend life from conception.” Read more here.
Supreme Court Should Uphold Louisiana Law Saving Babies From Abortion, by Kelsey Hazzard. “The U.S. Supreme Court traditionally releases its major opinions in the month of June … Next up: June Medical Services v. Russo, which will determine the fate of a Louisiana law requiring abortionists to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of their practice.” Read more here.
The Insidious Way Netflix Has Replaced Parents, by Melissa Henson. “If the series is indeed for ‘mature’ audiences, it offers no guidance or examples for adults to help teens navigate through these problems in the real world. If, as is more likely the case, it is intended for teens, it succeeds only in leading troubled kids down a dark hole of hopelessness. The show itself is morally bankrupt; but so is Netflix for the dishonest way it labels and markets this series.” Read more here.
Supreme Court: Treat Men and Women as Interchangeable, or Get Sued Into Oblivion, by Margot Cleveland. “By adopting the standard for transgender claimants that it did, the Supreme Court has just told Americans that they too must consider men women and women men in the workplace. We’re likely to see the same dictate extended to public schools and health care settings.” Read more here.
British Abortions Top 200,000 in One Year, but ‘It’s All Good’ Says a Provider, by Ann Farmer. “Dr. Regan famously compared abortion to ‘getting bunions sorted.’ However, bunion removal is carried out for health reasons – after obtaining informed consent – while pregnancy is not a disease. The closest analogy is cosmetic surgery, but having a nose job does not involve killing another human being.” Read more here.
Five Casualties of the Court’s LGBTQ Sex Ruling, by Frank Turek. “’Sex’ in civil rights law now legally means sexual orientation or whatever gender you think you are. That’s the result of a surprising Supreme Court decision (Bostock vs. Clayton County) from Justice Neil Gorsuch. Problem? Yes, here are five casualties of this ruling.” Read more here.
Senate Once Again Rejects Dangerous ‘Equality Act,’ by Bruce Hausknecht. “The Equality Act is so much worse than simply a bad idea. It is an intentional effort to undermine the founding ideals of this country regarding religious freedom, destroys the victories that women have enjoyed up to this point in our nation’s history, and promises to impose a sexual ideology that demands subservience from everyone who might otherwise object.” Read more here.
Get Ready for Slew of Religious Freedom Lawsuits Over Supreme Court’s Gay and Transgender Ruling, by Nicole Russell. “Thus, in our example, let’s say the school fires the teacher for failing to adhere to Catholic doctrine. Based on this Supreme Court decision, the school teacher would likely have a case of sorts to at least file a lawsuit. The teacher may not win — there are several solid religious liberty protections in place in terms of statutes and the Constitution — but it would take the Catholic school’s time and resources to defend itself.” Read more here.
SCOTUS’s Transgender Ruling Firebombs the Constitution, by Joy Pullman. “This decision also cements public schools’ status as social enforcers and subsidizers of far-left politics, as they can have no potential legal defense against a teacher switching genders in front of students, putting boys in girls’ locker rooms and sports, or teaching preschoolers that Heather can have two or even three mommies.” Read more here.
The Supreme Court’s Mistaken and Misguided Sex Discrimination Ruling, by Ryan T. Anderson. “Gorsuch’s position would either require the elimination of all sex-specific programs and facilities or allow access based on an individual’s subjective identity rather than his or her objective biology. It is telling that Gorsuch is evasive about which of these outcomes is required by his theory.” Read more here.
Exploiting Child Suicide to Bully Parents of Trans Kids is the Ultimate Science Denial, by Jane Robbins. “More importantly, there is no long-term evidence that puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones, or ‘transition’ surgeries prevent suicide. On the contrary, the best long-term research shows that people who go through medical transition kill themselves at a rate many times greater than the general population.” Read more here.
SCOTUS Decision Redefining Sexuality Will Wreak Havoc on Society, by Daniel Horowitz. “As Justice Alito warns, similar lawsuits may be brought under the Fair Housing Act against colleges that have separate dorms for males and females. Also, female prisoners will be subjected to males living with them. Again, once sex is redefined, it is no longer limited to employment or animus-based discrimination.” Read more here.
After the Bostock Supreme Court Case, by Russell Moore. “Those who decry the sexual revolution, but approve of, or participate in, sexual revolutions of their own—in excusing, for instance, adultery, sexual abuse, or pornography—will have, and should have, no credibility. Instead, what is needed is an ongoing demonstration of counter-cultural fidelity, accountability, love, and a recognition of the kinds of limits that make human life good and livable.” Read more here.
Supreme Court Validates LGBT Protections on Grounds LGBT Activists Reject, by Chad Felix Greene. “By linking the rights of gay and transgender people to sex, the LGBT left has bound itself to whatever definition ‘sex’ takes on. The more fluid and subjective it becomes, the less firm and predictable rights for gay and transgender people will become.” Read more here.
‘A Woman is Not a Scaled Down Man,’ by Binary Australia. “Ideology is meaningless when it comes to the functionality of uniform and equipment. Women have different needs to men and no amount of political posturing can change that fact.” Read more here.
The Supreme Court Just Turned a Law to Protect Women Into a Weapon Against Them, by Jessica Prol Smith. “In light of this challenge, progressive feminists and religious conservatives have found common ground—arguing that being a woman is a biological reality … Although Monday’s decision focused on a small section of American employment law, the effort to rewrite federal legislation could quickly extend to women’s athletic and educational opportunities protected by Title IX.” Read more here.
Supreme Court Ruling on Civil Rights Law, LGBT Workers Will Have Disastrous Effects on Women, by Maureen Collins. “The Supreme Court’s decision circumvents our constitutional order, where Congress creates laws and the executive branch enforces them by allowing the executive branch to rewrite laws. As Justice Samuel Alito explained in dissent, ‘There is only one word for what the Court has done today: legislation.’” Read more here.
Just 40,000 People With Down Syndrome are Still Alive in the UK, Rest Have Been Aborted, by Micaiah Bilger. “Thousands of people with Down syndrome are missing from the United Kingdom. It’s not that they never existed. They are missing because they were targeted and destroyed by abortions while they were still inside their mothers’ wombs.” Read more here.
If More Men Stood for Life, More Mothers Would Choose Life, by Anna Reynolds. “Abortion affects everyone. When a child is killed in the womb, a community loses a member. The more men who can compassionately support pregnant mothers, the more women will have the courage to choose life.” Read more here.
Pressing Pause on the Global Transgender Youth Pandemic, by Jean C. Lloyd. “Unfortunately, trans-identifying youth are not given the same consideration that other minors are given, nor are they treated with the same standard. They are treated not only as adults, but as exceptionally prescient and self-sacrificial ones. As a result, today many of them are being given automatic life sentences.” Read more here.
Stuck Between Two Sexes: The Trans Teen Revolution, by Tony Perkins. “…America has gone from two gender clinics in the last decade to well over 50. But that doesn’t include groups like Planned Parenthood, who, believe it or not, are now one of the biggest dispensers of cross-sex hormones in the country. So along with killing unborn children, they’re also embracing a separate track to make generations completely infertile. All the while keeping parents — as they usually do — in the dark.” Read more here.
This $1,500 Robot Will Talk to Kids So Parents Don’t Have to, by Joy Pullmann. “From before birth, humans are biologically wired to prefer human faces and voices to other visual and auditory stimuli. Parents of the young kids glued to their iPads in restaurants have allowed their children’s natural and appropriate biological preferences for human interaction to be reprogrammed into addictions to inanimate objects.” Read more here.
Reasons for Speaking Out on Sex and Gender Issues, by J.K. Rowling. “But, as many women have said before me, ‘woman’ is not a costume. ‘Woman’ is not an idea in a man’s head… Moreover, the ‘inclusive’ language that calls female people ‘menstruators’ and ‘people with vulvas’ strikes many women as dehumanising and demeaning.” Read more here.
I’m a Female Student Athlete in Idaho. Please Protect Women’s Sports From Transgender Athletes, by Madison Kenyon. “I take pride in earning my placements fairly and squarely. When it came to the indoor track conference championships, the biological male athlete snagged the gold medal and bumped my teammate into fourth place and off the podium. I was heartbroken. What was happening here?” Read more here.
JK Rowling is Right – Sex is Real and It is Not a ‘Spectrum,’ by Colin Wright. “Advocates of the sex-spectrum model no doubt meant well when these theories originally were developed … But over time, it’s become clear that they created a false theory of biology that distorts human nature and harms vulnerable individuals. When one attempts to achieve equality and justice by distorting reality, inequality and injustice are never eliminated, just relocated.” Read more here.
If Black Lives Matter, Defund Planned Parenthood, Not the Police, by Matt Walsh. “Doing the math, and taking into account the 330,000 abortions Planned Parenthood alone performs every year, it is fair to estimate that Planned Parenthood kills close to 100,000 black people annually. For comparison sake, police killed 1,000 people total last year — white, black, armed, and unarmed. Comparing just the number of unarmed black people killed by both groups, the ratio is 100,000 to 9. And yet police are the greatest threat to black lives?” Read more here.
Beware the Dangerous Push to Expand Telemedicine Abortions, by Jeanne Mancini. “Billed as safe and effective by the abortion industry, chemical abortion is arguably much harder on women’s health than surgical abortion — and there’s certainly less medical oversight. A study out of Finland showed that women are four times more likely to suffer severe complications as a result of chemical abortion than they are as a result of surgical abortion.” Read more here.
Dozens of Abortion Clinics May Close Permanently Because of the Coronavirus, by Micaiah Bilger. “Though Madsen characterized the situation as a crisis, it is good news. Abortion facilities do not perform an ‘essential’ medical service. They kill unique, living unborn babies in abortions, and often leave women with life-long physical and/or psychological scars.” Read more here.
Colorado Supreme Court Excludes Pre-Born Babies From Child Abuse Protection, by Deborah Stilt. “It’s time to acknowledge what we all intrinsically know — that the child in the womb is just as much a person as you and I … We must urge our state legislators to protect all children — born and pre-born by protecting them equally as persons under the law.” Read more here.
Which Coronavirus Vaccines are Being Developed Using Body Parts From Aborted Babies? by Jonathan Abbamonte. “While many COVID-19 vaccines are being developed with fetal cell lines, a number of promising vaccine candidates, such as those being developed by Novavax, Sanofi Pasteur, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), and Sinovac, are using ethically-derived cell lines.” Read more here.
DIY Abortions, by Christian Concern. “The UK government is going to extraordinary lengths to protect lives due to the threat of Covid-19. It appears to fail to see the irony in opening up access to abortion and counting the lives that will be lost as a result of such action.” Read more here.
The Role of Marriage in the Suicide Crisis, by Charles Fain Lehman. “The suicide rate among divorced adults is more than three times that of married adults, while the suicide rate among singles is 1.5 to 2 times the rate among those who are married. In other words, marriage is a protective factor for suicide risk.” Read more here.
Feminists Attack Pro-Life Doctors Because They Oppose Killing Babies in Abortions, by Micaiah Bilger. “It is becoming increasingly clear that abortions are not “essential” or good or necessary. They are not health care or a human right. An abortion is the destruction of a unique, living human being in the womb, and it is an injustice that AAPLOG and others are working to end.” Read more here.
The Rise of Childless America, by Lyman Stone. “Trends in childlessness among women in their early thirties are highly predictive of later-occurring trends in childlessness among older women. Yes, there is catch-up fertility, but it’s very clear that later-in-life childlessness is correlated with earlier-in-life childlessness. And it turns out, childlessness is currently rising rapidly among younger women, and has begun to rise among women in their late thirties too, as expected.” Read more here.
Comedians Laugh About Abortion, Reveal Their ‘Favorite,’ by Katie Yoder. “Winstead is right that there’s a human rights violation that threatens the humanity of persons. But it’s not the accessibility of abortion; it’s abortion itself.” Read more here.
Marriage by Judicial Fiat: The Costa Rica Story, by Peter Sprigg. “Headlines like the one in the New York Post today said, ‘Costa Rica latest country to legalize same-sex marriage.’ But it wasn’t really Costa Ricans who made it happen. Instead, Costa Rica became — like the United States five years ago — the victim of a multi-layer attack of judicial activism.” Read more here.
Supreme Court Decision Could Affect Abortion Debate in America, by Charles C. Camosy. “Finally, history tells us that many outcomes in this case would be significant, even if the Court says nothing direct about Roe. The Court could signal its willingness to overturn abortion precedents, even in the face of some public criticism. The Court could also encourage pro-life lawyers to put even more emphasis on arguments about how abortion effects women.” Read more here.
Interrogating the Transgender Agenda, by Paul McHugh. “As a matter of science, sex and gender identity are so distinct that gender identity cannot properly be read into or replace sex. And with regard to the underlying policy question, there is no reliable evidence that gender affirmation — understood as asking or requiring persons to affirm others’ beliefs that they are the opposite sex — is efficacious.” Read more here.
Abortion is the Leading Cause of Death During the Coronavirus, Killing 10.5 Million Worldwide, by Micaiah Bilger. “Whether from the coronavirus or abortion or another cause, every death marks the end of a unique, valuable human life that can never be replaced. And how much more tragic deaths are when they are preventable. People all across the world made sacrifices to save people from dying from COVID-19. If only more would do the same for unborn babies.” Read more here.
Fertility Rates Fall in the USA, by Marcus Roberts. “If a society is not even guaranteeing its future through replacement generations of children, then it is a failing society. We need to start acknowledging this.” Read more here.
Abortion Pills Without Rh-Testing Could Prevent Many Women From Ever Having Children, by Kristi Stone Hamrick. “Pushing chemical abortion pills allows a predatory industry to make a fast sale and outsource future complications to an emergency room. It’s no help to women to end the requirement for life-saving tests, all in the name of cutting costs and increasing ‘access.’ It’s the abortion industry whose time and money are liberated.” Read more here.
COVID-19 Lawsuits Expose Our Unacceptable Status Quo on Abortion, by Alexandra Desanctis. “To be sure, many thinkers indulge in philosophical discussions about the ethical questions at stake in abortion. But in policy fights, legal-abortion supporters almost never defend abortion qua abortion. They don’t admit that abortion is killing and justify its legality anyway; they don’t explain why we should privilege one person’s bodily autonomy over another’s autonomy and right to life.” Read more here.
Don’t Believe the Media Hype, Women Support Defunding Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz, by Kelsey Hazzard. “Pro-life people recognize the fact that abortion kills humans. We view those humans as children (morally relevant young humans deserving protection). So we view abortion first and foremost as a human rights violation.” Read more here.
Freezing Funding to the WHO Protects Taxpayers From Funding Abortion, by Grazie Pozo Christie. “…consider the founding purpose of the UNFPA. It was founded to limit population growth in developing countries. Never mind the concept of rich countries actively working to keep down the births of poor black and brown children. That’s distasteful enough. But the population control organization’s methods are often dangerous and culturally insensitive.” Read more here.
Planned Parenthood Calls Pro-Lifers White Supremacists, But It Kills 247 Black Babies Every Day, by Micaiah Bilger. “Though abortions hurt families of every race and culture, statistics indicate that abortions disproportionately hurt the African American community. Census data indicates that African Americans make up about 13 percent of the U.S. population, but they have nearly 40 percent of all abortions. And New York City health statistics indicate that more African American babies are aborted in the city than are born each year.” Read more here.
British Politicians Introduce Bill to Ban Abortion for Some Disabilities – But Not All, by Cassy Fiano-Chesser. “Lord Kevin Shinkwin, a U.K. lawmaker born with osteogenesis imperfecta, or brittle bone disease, has warned that people with disabilities are facing extinction in the United Kingdom, due to eugenic abortion. He’s previously introduced bills that would ban abortion based on disability, but it seems that ableist mindsets are too pervasive to recognize that preborn children with disabilities have a right to life, just like anyone else.” Read more here.
Official Keeps Planned Parenthood Clinic Open Because Health Inspector Had Never Done Abortions, by Michael New, Ph.D. “Though this decision is certainly disappointing, Missouri pro-lifers should not despair… Missouri is among the most active states in term of enacting legal protections for the preborn. It should come as no surprise that there is only one abortion clinic remaining in the state and that Missouri’s abortion rate is less than one-third of the national average.” Read more here.
Abortion: A Case of Absent Moral Authority, by Jay Atkins. “So what is the morally correct conclusion? Easy, abortion should be outlawed, at all times and in all cases, period. Yes, even in cases of rape and incest (unbearably tragic as they may be)… Always, and in every case, it should be illegal. Because every life is sacred, morality is real and human potential is a gift from God.” Read more here.
Australian Scientists Fail Scientific Test, by Binary Australia. “Men can be awarded scholarships and research funding if they say they are a woman. Men can take positions and opportunities meant to encourage women in science, if they feel like it. The Australian Academy of Science is denying science in favour of an extremist, ideological position.” Read more here.
How Big Abortion Has Circumnavigated State Restrictions Amid COVID-19, by Brittany Jones & Meridian Baldacci. “With the series of lawsuits and the push for ‘telebortions,’ the abortion industry has shown itself to be primarily concerned with preserving its bottom line—above public need and even above women’s safety.” Read more here.
Research Using Cells of Illicit Origin and Vaccines From Fetal Tissue, by Christopher O. Tollefsen. “Some pro-lifers … assert that use of cell lines of illicit origin is wrong for scientific research; and they assert that it would be wrong for pro-lifers to make use of a vaccine derived from unethically procured fetal tissue. But I argue in this essay that … there can be good reasons for pro-life persons to make use of a COVID-19 vaccine even if it results from unethical tissue procurement practices.” Read more here.
Sex and the Census: Why Surveys Should Not Conflate Sex and Gender Identity, by Alice Sullivan. “The postmodernist project is explicitly anti-scientific (Sokal & Bricmont, 1998). It is vital that those of us who work with social statistics understand the origins of the attempt to dismantle sex as a category in postmodernist queer theory.” Read more here.
Scaring Parents of Trans Kids With Suicide Shuts Down Their Ability to Consider Options for Their Kids, by Maria Keffler. “I often hear people who support their child’s transition decried as absolute fools and terrible parents. For the most part, however, the ones I’ve met are neither. Rather, they and their kids have been brainwashed by a powerful team of Machiavellian strategists who have political, social, and financial reasons to suck as many children as possible into the trans pipeline.” Read more here.
Memes, Discourse and the Rhetoric of Trans-Activism, by Umberto Kerouac. “The world becomes a place where dogmatic idea-bites stand in for discourse and, once entrenched, become protected. They are protected not by law, but by cancelling, banning and blocking. By amassing a following and ending conversation.” Read more here.
Why Netflix Still Isn’t Safe for Children, by Tim Winter. “It is ridiculous that a TV-14 rating doesn’t mean the same thing on Netflix as it does on CBS, for example. The ratings systems are supposed to serve parents, not those who might directly profit from exposing children to explicit, adult-themed content.” Read more here.
Born for Each Other: How Family Planning and Porn Keep Company, by Carolyn Moynihan. “Yes, sex boils down to business for the so-called family planning establishment. A business requiring certain products to make it ‘safe’ if not enjoyable for all concerned. And porn is one of those products, nearly as important as the condom itself, and often more effective since it removes the need for any human contact whatsoever.” Read more here.
The UN is Using COVID-19 to Push Abortion. The US is Rightly Pushing Back, by Grace Melton. “The Trump administration … should also consider creating an office within the U.S. State Department for an ambassador at large to protect unborn life. This individual could further elevate the priority this administration rightly has given to partnering with other countries to defend life and family in the promotion of sustainable development and improved health.” Read more here.
Moral Guidance on Using COVID-19 Vaccines Developed With Human Fetal Cell Lines, by Rev. Nicanor Pier Giorgio Austriaco, O.P. “In the current pandemic, the ethical principles that govern the appropriation of evil acts reveal that citizens of virtue can avail themselves of COVID-19 vaccines made with human fetal cell lines if they avoid scandal in the public square by first making their opposition to abortion absolutely clear.” Read more here.
Let’s Talk About Lupron, by Kallie Fell. “Lupron® is also used, with a combination of other drugs, to delay puberty in children who suffer from gender dysphoria and are medically transitioning. Lupron® has never been green-lighted by the FDA for this purpose, nor have there been any peer-reviewed studies done on the drug’s long-term physical and psychological side effects on children.” Read more here.
Planned Parenthood Has $2.2 Billion in Assets From Killing Babies, It Doesn’t Need Our Tax Dollars, by Tony Perkins. “While mom and pop shops struggle to survive, the Democrats’ favorite abortion tycoon managed to rip off $80 million from the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).” Read more here.
The McHugh Factor: The Ideology of Transgenderism Will Brook No Dissent, by Matthew J. Franck. “Should the Supreme Court decide, contrary to all norms of statutory interpretation as well as to the truth about human beings’ bodily sexual nature, that ‘sex’ in our anti-discrimination laws encompasses self-declared ‘gender identity,’ the result will not be a new birth of freedom but a new legal regime of repression and a forced affirmation of false beliefs.” Read more here.
How Did Planned Parenthood Affiliates Receive Coronavirus Relief Funding? by Kaylee McGhee. “Those funds were specifically designated for small businesses, not individual affiliates backed by a massive parent organization. And it’s a shame that as a result of this abuse, even more of our tax dollars have landed in the lap of a company that proudly takes the lives of unborn human beings. For that reason alone, the public deserves answers.” Read more here.
To Stop a Predator, by Judy Neufeld-Fernandez. “Given the high statistics on children experiencing molest, you will want to do all you can to avoid your child becoming a victim. Cultivating an ongoing conversation with your child increases the chances for you to intervene and stop full fledged abuse from happening.” Read more here.
Woman Brags About Aborting Her Baby During Coronavirus, by Micaiah Bilger. “From the moment of conception, an unborn baby is a unique, living human being with his/her own separate DNA. Her abortion did not stop a potential child from coming into existence, it killed a unique, living child already in existence. The young woman’s sense of grief and guilt suggest she knows this, too.” Read more here.
The United States Stands for Life Against the United Nations, by Elyssa Koren. “The USAID initiative serves as a reminder that preserving human life and defeating the pandemic are one and the same goal—and any authentic victory over coronavirus cannot come at the expense of unborn life.” Read more here.
IDAHOBIT 2020, by Binary Australia. “Today marks the beginning of IDAHOBIT: the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Transphobia and Interphobia. All made up words designed to silence any critical engagement what-so-ever.” Read more here.
If Democrats Really Followed ‘The Science,’ They’d Ban Abortion, by Brittany Clingen Carl. “In 2018 alone, 42,441 unborn babies were killed via abortion in Illinois. Those unborn babies — those children, those lives — were just as deserving of rights, protection, and care as any person fighting for his or her life in a Covid-19 hospital ward.” Read more here.
Teens Charged With Killing Pregnant Cow and Her Unborn Calf, Killing Babies in Abortions is Perfectly Legal, by Micaiah Bilger. “Tragically, British law treats unborn animals with more value than unborn human children. Abortions are legal for any reason up to 24 weeks in the UK, and they are allowed up to birth in a wide variety of circumstances.” Read more here.
The Pro-Life Cause Doesn’t Rest on Jane Roe’s Shoulders, by Alexandra Desanctis. “The abortion-rights activists celebrating her interview in this documentary are the very same activists who have spent decades insisting that McCorvey’s conversion to the pro-life movement proved nothing about whether abortion should be legal and had nothing to do with the substance of the Roe v. Wade decision. And they were right.” Read more here.
Judge Who Banned Calling Trans Athletes ‘Male’ Has a History of Favoring Sexual Predators, by Penny Nance. “Chatigny’s order is a slap in the face of these young female athletes. Without arguments by counsel or any evidence whatsoever, this judge predetermined the outcome of the case in violation of his oath of office.” Read more here.
Abortion Clinic Nurse is ‘Passionate’ About Killing Babies in Abortions, Especially During Coronavirus, by Micaiah Bilger. “Alex Nommay, a British nurse, believes it is her job to protect her patients during the coronavirus, even when it means putting her own health at risk. It would be a praise-worthy sacrifice if Nommay’s work was life-saving. But it isn’t. She works for one of the largest abortion chains in the world, Marie Stopes International.” Read more here.
Woman Who Ran Abortion Clinic for 27 Years Sold It to ‘Spend More Time With My Grandchildren,’ by Micaiah Bilger. “According to the report, Gray bought the abortion facility in 1993. Since then, it is not clear how many unborn babies were aborted at her facility – likely tens of thousands – or how much money she made off them. Though her grandchildren matter to her, apparently other people’s grandchildren did not.” Read more here.
Feminists Exploit Coronavirus to Sell More Dangerous Abortion Pills Than Ever Before, by Denise Burke. “While telemedicine abortion might help abortion businesses maximize profits by avoiding the cost and liabilities of brick-and-mortar facilities, the highly unregulated procedure poses frightening risks for women.” Read more here.
Scotland’s Chilling New Blasphemy Law, by Stephen Daisley. “The new Hate Crime Bill proposed by the Scottish Government is a sweeping threat to freedom of speech and conscience. The draft law radically expands the power of the state to punish expression and expression-adjacent behaviour, such as possession of ‘inflammatory material’.” Read more here.
I’m an ER Physician. Here’s Why Abortion Isn’t an ‘Essential Health Service’, by Dr. Scott French. “An essential health service is a health care action or medical procedure that is essential to protecting the life of a human. But the truth is that rather than helping women through this pandemic, abortion is more likely to worsen the toll of illness.” Read more here.
Three Girls Are Suing to Keep Boys Out of Girls Sports. The Judge Just Rigged the Case Against Them, by Matt Walsh. “The girls’ entire case is that males and females are biologically different and those differences grant males inherent advantages in most athletic competitions. If they cannot make that case, then they cannot make any case. If they have to pretend for the sake of the lawsuit that boys are female, then they lose the very basis for the lawsuit itself.” Read more here.
Do States Pouring Taxpayer Funds Into Abortion Deserve Bailouts? by Tom McClusky. “Before looking to the federal government for a bailout, the states that were mismanaged prior to the pandemic should first reevaluate the failed policies that brought them to this point – including using taxpayer funds to benefit the already flush abortion industry.” Read more here.
Here’s How the Abortion Industry Should Be Remembered for Handling the Pandemic, by Katherine Beck Johnson. “The abortion industry refused to sacrifice their profits to save lives, killing more unborn children, wasting PPE that could have been donated to hospitals, and locking up courts with endless litigation challenging any law that dare question their elective practice of taking the lives of unborn children.” Read more here.
Here Come School ‘Sex Ed Squads’ and Elementary Planned Parenthood Lessons, by Mission America. “Has the California Healthy Youth Act resulted in positive ‘health’ for the state’s students? Or is it just a tool for child corruption backed by adult, sex-oriented special interests?” Read more here.
A New Petition Demands Fairness for Women in Olympic Sports, by Barbara Kay. “Trans activists knew that many legal rights would flow from general acceptance of a collapse in any distinction between biological sex and gender identity, and campaigned so vigorously for the entrenchment of the falsehood that ‘a transwoman is a woman’ that anyone’s refusal to validate the lie is taken, sometimes with material consequences, as a form of hate speech.” Read more here.
Women Share Why Their Abortion Was ‘Beautiful’ in Horrifying, Cold-Blooded Accounts, by Jonathon Van Maren. “Abortion is not beautiful, and the abortion industry is a hellhole where beauty goes to die. No, worse – it is where beauty is murdered.” Read more here.
How Planned Parenthood is Benefiting From COVID-19 Pandemic, by Tony Perkins. “They tell women that it’ll be simple, natural, safe, and private process. They’ll recover in a day, maybe two. What they don’t tell them is that they might deliver a tiny, perfectly-formed child. Or that they’ll experience labor pains, heavy bleeding, vomiting, or lose consciousness.” Read more here.
Planned Parenthood President: Killing Babies in Abortions During Coronavirus Pandemic is ‘Essential’, by Micaiah Bilger. “Abortions are not ‘essential’ for women. They are only ‘essential’ to Planned Parenthood, a billion-dollar ‘nonprofit’ that aborts more unborn babies than any other group in the U.S.” Read more here.
The United Nations is Using Coronavirus Funding to Promote Abortion, by Elyssa Koren. “UNFPA references to abortion ‘where legal’ do little to appease concerns that the agency will use pandemic-related funds to perform abortions when against the law. Ample evidence points to UNFPA’s circumvention of prohibitions on abortion via strategic partnerships with on-the-ground providers that perform abortions in countries that ban or restrict the practice.” Read more here.
A Mother’s Impact Reaches Far Beyond Her Children, by Kay C. James. “Most mothers may not even realize that their role has an impact that goes far beyond their own families – a role so pivotal to society that it’s truly one of the most significant things they will do in their lives. That’s not hyperbole, and the research bears it out.” Read more here.
The Wisdom of Children Brings Hope in Gender Policy Debate, by Charlie Peters. “A schoolgirl has stood up to the state, the gender activists, and their boundless cultural support and won. Conservatives must take heed from this. With the right arsenal, the little guy, or girl, can defeat even the most powerful foe.” Read more here.
Father in Law? The Strange Case of the Male Mother, by Ann Farmer. “Feminists in particular should be worried about the danger of airbrushing mothers out of the legal picture, but given their obsession with the right to deprive mothers of their children and children of their mothers – ‘the right to choose’ – the rest of us must be concerned about this campaign to psychologically damage children and wreck the foundation of society.” Read more here.
Poll: Young Americans Care More About Money Than Making a Family, by Joy Pullman. “The continued withdrawal from commitments to God and others portends ill, not just for the young people who have not been properly taught, but also for the culturally impoverished society they will one day inherit without the capacity or the moral sense to steward it well.” Read more here.
Women Claim Killing Their Babies in Abortions Was ‘Beautiful’, by Micaiah Bilger. “The billion-dollar abortion industry claims to free and empower women, but it all is a lie. It hides the ugly truth from women that their unborn babies are unique, living human beings from the moment of conception, and abortion procedures destroy their lives in brutal, barbaric ways.” Read more here.
What Does the COVID-19 Pandemic Have to Do With Abortion? by Jonathan Abbamonte. “For the population control movement every crisis is an opportunity to push abortion.” Read more here.
Why You Shouldn’t Add the Q to LGBT, by Glenn T. Stanton. “There is ample evidence that many members of this supposed coalition don’t wholly respect and stand up for each other… Those outside their movement should certainly not feel compelled or shamed into acting as if this alphabet soup of disagreed-upon letters is an objective class of people who must be addressed in a certain way.” Read more here.
As Long As Vaccines Are Tied to Abortion, Christians Need Exemptions, by Gifford Grobien. “Christians should make clear that the perpetuation of objectionable vaccines and the lack of alternatives is a kind of coercion. A strong Christian voice can restore a situation in which churches have nothing to do with abortion, no longer accepting health benefits at the cost of others’ lives.” Read more here.
LGBT Activists Rallied to Shut Down a Christian Field Hospital. This is What the ‘Gay Rights’ Movement Has Become, by Matt Walsh. “Radical gay activists always claim that they just want to be left alone to live their own lives and make their own choice, but that is exactly what they won’t allow anyone else to do. It turns out that they want to have their choices affirmed, not merely allowed or tolerated, and as far as they’re concerned it’s our job to provide that affirmation.” Read more here.
Trying to Dialogue with Trans Advocate Only Leads to More Gender Confusion, by Joseph Shaw. “One of the things I think many people struggle with in relation to the transgender movement is, well, understanding the movement’s assertions. As a service to the public, I would like to explore some of the things that the movement’s partisans say, in the form of a dialogue.” Read more here.
Parental Consent Laws for Underage Girls Seeking Abortion Help Fight Against Human Trafficking, by Dr. Grazie Pozo Christie. “Sexual predators are happy when their victim has an abortion without the knowledge or involvement of her mother and father. It lets them keep abusing the child undetected.” Read more here.
Minus 18 = Minus Reality, by Binary Australia. “What being a girl certainly DOES mean is having a vagina, a female reproductive system, female hormones, and female chromosomes. No boy on earth can become a girl. No amount of surgery, medication, clothing, makeup or fulfilling stereotypes will magically turn him into a girl.” Read more here.
Media Coverage of ‘Piglets Aborted’ During Coronavirus Reveals Double Standard, by Katie Yoder. “As living creatures, animals should be treated well – free from abuse and cruelty. The predicament of unborn baby animals understandably alarms the media and activists. But the predicament of unborn baby humans should too.” Read more here.
Screen Use Creates a ‘Double Disadvantage’ for Kids in Single-Parent Families, by Peyton W. Roth and W. Bradford Wilcox. “Without having two parents present to regularly invest in their growth and development, many children in single-parent and minority families find themselves filling more of their time with TV and video games, and spending less time on activities that will contribute to their social and educational growth.” Read more here.
Dear Media: Abortion is Not Medicine, by Katie Yoder. “Abortion and medicine are opposing terms; not interchangeable ones. Medicine promotes the welfare of human beings and saves lives every day. Abortion destroys a life that, from the moment of conception, contains a unique set of DNA. Instead of being a disease to fight, the unborn child is a patient to protect.” Read more here.
The Birth Control Wars Return to the Supreme Court. And This Time, Conservatives Have the Votes, by Ian Millhiser. “Next Wednesday, the Supreme Court will hear a pair of cases, Little Sisters of the Poor v. Pennsylvania and Trump v. Pennsylvania, which could write the final chapter in a multi-year struggle over whether employers with religious objections to birth control may deny insurance coverage of contraceptives to their employees.” Read more here.
Religious Persecution Pandemic Needs Cure, Too, by Tina Ramirez. “Sadly, this pandemic of religious intolerance and persecution is growing — spreading faster and further every year. More than 8 out of every 10 people live in a place where governments put severe restrictions on freedom of religion and belief.” Read more here.
WHO’s Horrifying Sex Ed Guidelines Are Enough Reason to Defund Them, by Matt Walsh. “It is the opinion of the degenerates at WHO that four-year-olds ought to be masturbating. Children at school don’t need to hear anyone’s opinions about sex — especially not that opinion. But that’s what sex ed always comes down to: opinions. And if the curriculum is developed and taught by hedonistic perverts, the children will be taught hedonistic and perverse opinions. There is no way around it.” Read more here.
Education Magazine Publishes Letter Criticizing LGBT Tyranny, Teachers Have Meltdown, by Everyday for Life Canada. “If schools intend to create true inclusive environments then they must work at making schools places where people can respectfully disagree. If the only positions that teachers, administration and students may hold are the ones that fully support those who identify as lgbtq, then we end up excluding others in the name of a fake ‘inclusion.’” Read more here.
How Feminists Are Keeping Abortion on the UN Agenda During COVID-19 Shutdown, by Stefano Gennarini. “Two competing draft resolutions emerged at the UN this week on the impact of COVID-19 on women. One of the main disputes in negotiations is over national prerogatives on abortion.” Read more here.
Rapid Onset Gender Dysphoria: A Primer, by Benjamin Boyce, Dr. Lisa Littman and Sasha Ayad. “What I saw in these narratives, a lot of things that were surprising to me, is that the parents described, one, that the kids seemed to get worse the more that they announced or took steps; they became really somewhat distrustful of or hostile toward their parents… And they described how the clinicians basically said that the only answer is to get on board with transition and otherwise you’re transphobic.” Read more here.
The Impossibility of Informed Consent for Transgender Interventions: The Risks, by Jane Robbins. “Dr. Stephen Levine highlights biological, social, and psychological (mental health) risks in medically ‘transitioning.’ Without explaining these risks and determining that the patient fully understands them, a medical practitioner has failed to obtain informed consent—if such consent is even possible.” Read more here.
Why Pro-Lifers Should Question the Agenda of the World Health Organization, by Samantha Kamman. “WHO has partnered with the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) in the past to promote abortion and various sexual practices. This collaboration has included promoting the idea that programs geared towards encouraging sexual abstinence are harmful to ‘young people’s sexual and reproductive health and rights.’” Read more here.
Coronavirus Highlights Differences Between Men and Women, by Binary Australia. “The ABC is usually one of the greatest champions of the gender fluid agenda. But even they have had to concede that the differences between men and women are substantial and crucial when it comes to health.” Read more here.
Access to Abortion Isn’t the Crisis the Abortion Industry Says It Is, by Pamela Whitehead. “I’ve seen women change their mind about abortion almost instantly… They need to be seen, heard, and listened to. Abortion clinics don’t do any of that. Their main goal is to commit as many abortions as physically possible within a certain time frame. There is no real counseling that happens inside abortion clinics. It’s a complete farce that the abortion industry cares about women.” Read more here.
An Active Faith May Hold the Key to a Longer, Healthier Life, by Elisa Di Benedetto and Larbi Megari. “Social and medical sciences are increasingly finding evidence to support how religion promotes better health, including living longer.” Read more here.
Planned Parenthood’s Ambassador to CBS News, by Alexandra Desanctis. “[CBS News Correspondent Kate Smith] tends to hide her liberal beliefs about abortion in devious language, referring to herself, for instance, as a reporter covering ‘abortion access’ — a euphemism wielded exclusively by the most vigorous activists for unlimited legal abortion.” Read more here.
Media Defend ‘Essential’ Abortion During the Coronavirus: ‘Will This S*** Ever End?’, by Katie Yoder. “All too often, abortion is used as a crutch – the great straw man – to distract from the real issues… But there’s something that both abortion supporters and the pro-life movement can agree on: Abortion is time-sensitive. That’s because, without it, a pregnancy still ends – in the birth of a precious human person.” Read more here.
The Impossibility of Informed Consent for Transgender Interventions: The Paradigm, by Jane Robbins. “Assisting a gender dysphoric patient in “transitioning” without laying out the full panoply of medical, psychological, and social consequences violates the physician’s ethical obligation to obtain truly informed consent.” Read more here.
World Abortion Leaders Exploit Pandemic to Advance Self-Managed Abortions, by Patrina Mosley. “By placing the burden of inducing abortions completely on women—despite the fact that the health complications that often result from an induced chemical abortion are eerily similar to those of ‘back-alley’ abortions – it is evident that the abortion industry has no regard for human dignity whatsoever – for the child or the mother.” Read more here.
It’s Unethical to Use Fetal Tissue in COVID-19 Research, by Christopher O. Tollefsen. “The use of fetal tissue from aborted human beings in medical research predicates the health of some on the deliberate destruction of the lives and health of others. That predication is incompatible with the fundamental commitments of medicine. In the face of this global crisis, we must hold to our ethical principles more firmly than ever.” Read more here.
TV-Viewing Habits and the Happiness Gap Between Married and Unmarried Adults, by Peyton W. Roth and W. Bradford Wilcox. “The data presented here reflect the reality that marriage continues to be an important anchor for Americans’ lives… Prime-age adults who experience unsuccessful marriages or who never marry tend to spend more hours in the day in front of the television screen, which likely has important ramifications for the happiness and satisfaction of these groups.” Read more here.
Why Child Abuse is More Likely in Polyamorous Homes Like the Woman with Four Boyfriends, by Katy Faust and Stacy Manning. “The mountain of data on family structure reveals children fare best in the home of their married mother and father. For overall child well-being, any two (or five) will not do.” Read more here.
Another Reason to Ditch the World Health Organization is Its Shocking Sex Propaganda for Kids, by Kimberly Ells. “A standing ovation might be in order for the Trump administration and any other administration with the political will to socially distance itself from the sexually corrupt United Nations’ World Health Organization.” Read more here.
Abortion is Planned Parenthood’s ‘Essential’ Billion-Dollar Business, by Melanie Israel. “Abortion proponents insist that ‘abortion is healthcare’ and that it’s no different than any other procedure. But when push comes to shove, from health and safety standards for abortion clinics to postponing elective procedures during the middle of a pandemic, the abortion industry wants special treatment and exemptions that other practitioners comply with.” Read more here.
Mom Celebrates Her Teen’s Puberty-Blocker Induced Early Menopause, by Libby Emmons. “Allowing children to make irreversible decisions about whether they will be able to be parents once they are adults should not be an accepted medical practice. Undergoing elective menopause at 15 years old should not be celebrated.” Read more here.
Facts Don’t Matter to This Police Department, by Binary Australia. “The police have been ordered to operate under compelled speech. They have been ordered to use whatever pronouns the criminal may prefer. I thought police work was meant to be based on facts!” Read more here.
COVID-19 Brings Out America’s Worst: The Shameful Abortion Industry, by Sue Thayer. “Abortion is the service offered by Planned Parenthood and other pro-choice providers that makes them the most money. Quite literally, they cannot afford an abortion ban. What they care about is their own bottom line.” Read more here.
Rise in Young Men Bored by Mainstream Pornography Turning to Child Sex-Abuse for Kicks, by Jonathon Van Maren. “Exposure to pornography at a young age can often lead men to seek out increasingly perverse versions of porn in their search for novelty (many studies have confirmed that pornography functions like a drug), and now digital pornography is creating a generation of pedophiles…” Read more here.
Survey Shows Culture’s Role in Mass-Producing LGBT People, by Bill Donohue. “What these findings suggest is that to a large extent, the LGBT community is a cultural phenomenon, not a biological one.” Read more here.
Abortion Activists Change the Term ‘Surgical Abortion’ to Dehumanize Unborn Babies Even Further, by Micaiah Bilger. “Mahone admitted that the term ‘surgical abortion’ has been widely used by doctors and even abortion activists for many years. However, she argued that the change to ‘procedural abortion’ is necessary for their cause.” Read more here.
A Shutdown That Could Save a Million Lives Every Year, by Matt Walsh. “I would like to suggest that if we are pursuing a policy of shutdowns to save lives, we only need to close one type of business. It’s the one that kills a million babies a year in this country. We can argue about the other shutdowns, but anyone who really wants to protect human life should agree that this is the best place to start.” Read more here.
Sex ‘Education’ Brainwashing Never Stops Even While Schools Are Closed, by Everyday For Life Canada. “One would think that the sex activists would have relented somewhat during this coronavirus shutdown of public schools. But parents beware because they haven’t. The sexual brainwashing continues unabated.” Read more here.
A Virus More Deadly Than Corona Has Burrowed Into the Brains of Americans, by Pat Fagan. “Though the Corona virus infects many more that it kills, its deaths are painful and scare the living daylights out of us. But another virulent virus has taken over the minds and hearts of 75% of America: an indifference to marriage.” Read more here.
UN LGBT Expert Wants to Punish Religious Opponents, by Austin Ruse. “Opponents of the proposed annual report warned that this new office would go far beyond merely producing evidence of violence against gays and would push to make ‘sexual orientation and gender identity’ new legal categories of non-discrimination and that religious opponents would be demonized.” Read more here.
Bill Gates-Backed Organization Provides Abortion Pill Access Across the Globe, by Carole Novielli. “The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, a known financier of pro-abortion organizations, is also funding an international ‘family planning’ organization that distributes the abortion pill worldwide. DKT International operates ‘offices in 24 countries’ and boasts that it is ‘one of the world’s largest providers of family planning.’” Read more here.
The Sad, Intolerant Legal Campaign Against Christian Baker Jack Phillips Continues, by Brad Polumbo. “This whole affair … shows once again that many in the activist Left, particularly, self-described gay and transgender advocates, no longer seek the noble goals of equality or dignity but rather punishment and humiliation for religious holdouts who do not fully embrace their dogma.” Read more here.
Chemical Self-Abortions, the (Other) Looming Deadly Crisis, by Marjorie Dannenfelser. “Logical consistency is no object; abortion proponents argue it’s too dangerous to leave home, but not to take abortion drugs without medical supervision.” Read more here.
A Portrait of Contemporary Family Living Arrangements for U.S. Children, by Wendy Wang. “Children in America today are growing up in much more diverse family settings than they did a few decades ago. In 1970, more than 80% of American children lived in a home with married parents. Today, the share is about 64%.” Read more here.
U.N. Report Promotes Abortion, LGBT ‘Rights’ Over Human Rights, by Emily Kao and Shea Garrison. “By focusing on the promotion of abortion and LGBT+ rights, the U.N. report turns the focus away from serious and pressing issues facing women and girls worldwide. Women comprise 52 percent of the victims of human trafficking each year, but the report makes no mention of this or of the work that religious groups do to combat it.” Read more here.
Finally, a Court Case in Alabama May Start to Decimate Roe v. Wade, by Rachel Alexander. “Abortion is becoming abhorrent to more and more people in society as technology advances and it becomes increasingly obvious that a fetus is a living, breathing person. Abortion proponents can fight back all they want, but they are on the side of a losing battle. It’s just a matter of time. The tide has turned in conservative states and will ultimately move to the last bastions of resistance in blue states.” Read more here.
Abortion is Not an Essential Health Service Now or Ever: How Pro-Abortion Activists Get Women’s Healthcare Wrong, by Brian Fisher. “Abortion is never the correct moral choice – and there is no need to think it is some sort of physical or emotional necessity for women experiencing hardship. Real healthcare doesn’t sell abortions; real healthcare puts women in a position to reject abortion and choose options which provide for the health and vitality of both mom and baby.” Read more here.
UN Religious Freedom Report Fails to Protect Freedom, by Andrew P.W. Bennett. “Religious freedom is inherent to us as people. It is a freedom with which no state, coercive non-state actor, or multilateral body such as the United Nations should interfere—it is not theirs to give or take away. Religious freedom must not be subverted to serve any particular political agenda.” Read more here.
Three Reasons ACLU is Dead Wrong in Trying to Redefine Sex, by Ryan Everson. “The ACLU would have the Court discard all sex-specific employment policies. That means no more women’s-only showers, restrooms, locker rooms, overnight facilities, or professional athletic teams. As a recent ACLU tweet proudly proclaimed on International Men’s Day, ‘Men who get their periods are men.’ And ‘Men who get pregnant and give birth are men.’” Read more here.
Is Marriage a Buffer Against Loneliness Amidst the Coronavirus Pandemic?, by W. Bradford Wilcox and Peyton W. Roth. “Our analysis of the survey indicates that marriage acts as a buffer against loneliness for Americans stuck at home, shielding many men and women from feelings of isolation… Even those who were in a cohabitating relationship were more likely to report feeling lonely or isolated at least once than married men and women. Because it supplies people with not only another adult with whom to ride out the pandemic but also higher levels of commitment, marriage may engender a heightened sense of connection for men and women in this difficult time.” Read more here.
Family Still Matters for Key Indicators of Student Performance, by Nicholas Zill. “The results of this analysis of data from a large nationwide survey of students show once again that student performance cannot be understood apart from the family dynamics. At the same time, the findings of this and earlier studies show that students from single-parent and step-families are not all alike in their academic performance and classroom behavior.” Read more here.
Idaho Becomes First State to Protect Female Athletes From Competing Against Males, by Ryan Everson. “Idaho has provided female athletes the level playing field they deserve, and other states would be wise to follow suit. Otherwise, they will learn Connecticut’s lesson the hard way, and our nation’s daughters will continue to pay the price.” Read more here.
Coronavirus Emergency Measures Remove Safeguards Around ‘Home Abortions’, by Philippa Taylor. “The previous President of the [Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists] and vociferous abortion campaigner, Lesley Regan, has said that ‘abortions should be treated no differently from other medical procedures – including something as simple as removing a bunion.’ The irony now is that bunion removal requires fully informed consent, provision of information on its risks, and the direct, face to face, involvement of medical professionals. Bunion removals are not arranged by texts or emails and then left for the patient to carry out!” Read more here.
Sex Ed Bill in Washington State Gets Lots of Boos but Where Was the Religious Community?, by Julia Duin. “Religious folks were very involved in opposing it, but you would have never known that fact by looking at the sparse news coverage … The bottom line, in terms of journalism: I get very suspicious when something that smells of Planned Parenthood gets zero serious press coverage.” Read more here.
Virginia Wants Nurse Practitioners to Be Able to Commit Abortions but Not Help Kids in Foster Care, by Kristan Hawkins. “In other words, a handful of pro-infanticide delegates believe nurse practitioners should be able to kill babies, but trained state employees shouldn’t be allowed to help kids find foster or adoptive parents faster.” Read more here.
Restrict Abortion During COVID-19, by Star Parker. “Five states — Texas, Ohio, Alabama, Iowa and Mississippi — that are prohibiting nonessential medical procedures during the novel coronavirus health crisis have included abortion among these nonessential procedures. These measures have been taken with one objective in mind: saving lives. To suggest otherwise is cynical and obscene.” Read more here.
When a Real Crisis Hits, Transgender Silliness Is Revealed for What It Is, by Jonathon Van Maren. “It was only a matter of time before the media began to explain to us that the coronavirus pandemic has been especially difficult for transgender and non-binary people and that as such, we should be paying special attention to gender ideology during this difficult time. After all, trans issues have plunged from the forefront of our politics to a virtual non-issue in the time it took for the virus to cripple Europe and reach North America, which is to say not very long.” Read more here.
States Need to Close All Nonessential Services, Including Abortion Clinics, by Abby Johnson. “Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union have sued a handful of states to stop the orders. But abortion is not healthcare, and hundreds of abortion clinics are unsanitary — filthy, ideal locations for pandemics to spread. This is why all abortion clinics should be shuttered right now, for both the protection of women and those who work in the clinics.” Read more here.
Off-Label Use of Drugs Are Fine for Gender Transitions, but Not for Coronavirus, Say Liberals, by Peter Sprigg. “The ‘off-label’ use of a drug—any drug—may sometimes be justified, but should always be pursued with caution. However, there is one big difference between the drugs President Trump has shown enthusiasm for and the drugs that social liberals so eagerly tout. The coronavirus causes very real physical disease, which is killing more and more Americans every day … The off-label use of drugs for ‘gender transition’ is quite different. Not only is there no comparable public health crisis—there is not even a physical illness that is being treated. Neither puberty nor being biologically male or female is a ‘disease.’” Read more here.
Abortion Battles Continue in The Fog of War on Covid-19, by Michael Cook. “With hostile lobby groups immobilized by quarantines and the mainstream media obsessed with the coronavirus pandemic, it’s a good time for politicians to roll out unpopular policies on abortion.” Read more here.
Planned Parenthood Profits Skyrocket as All Services but Abortion Decline, by Ryan Bomberger. “Why is Planned Parenthood so religiously devoted to abortion? It’s not merely some fake feminist principle. It’s profit. Despite serving hundreds of thousands less clients and delivering over a million less critical medical services than ten years ago, Planned Parenthood’s profits skyrocketed 600%. Six hundred percent.” Read more here.
Peru Restricts Movement During Pandemic by Gender. Did Transgenders Get a Free Pass?, by Calvin Freiburger. “As fear of the coronavirus continues to dominate the globe, Peru has instituted an unconventional method of limiting the number of people allowed to travel outside their homes in their communities at any given time: Men and women are allowed to leave their homes only on different days of the week. Law enforcement officials, however, have been instructed in enforcing the order … [to] “respect” the “gender identities” of gender-confused residents. Read more here.
Soulmate Marriage, R. I. P., by W. Bradford Wilcox. “I predict the soulmate model of marriage will largely die off in the coming years as a result of both a global pandemic and the greatest economic depression of our lifetimes. Going forward, in a world marked by massive economic insecurity, record unemployment, the threat of recurring disease, and dramatic increases in home production (from home-schooling to home gardens), the meaning and practice of marriage will change.” Read more here.
The Potential Social and Psychological Effects of Coronavirus Isolation on Families, by Justin Coulson. “The COVID-19 pandemic has brought unpredictability and insecurity to almost every organization on the planet. This includes the most fundamental unit of society: the family. Parents find themselves in circumstances where they struggle to offer assurances that ‘everything will be alright.’ And the mental health of both parents and children may be at risk. However, as with most adversities, challenges, and pain, this pandemic may also offer hope, growth, and improvement.” Read more here.
Trump Administration Is so Homophobic That It Just Rolled Back the Ban on Gay Men Giving Blood, by Brad Polumbo. “The Food and Drug Administration announced that it will be removing the outdated, antiquated restriction that currently bars gay and bisexual men who have been sexually active within one year from donating blood. This will undoubtedly help ease the blood donation shortage caused by the coronavirus crisis, as fewer people have been willing to leave their homes to go donate, and large public blood drives have been canceled.” Read more here.
Coronavirus Exposes Planned Parenthood’s Biggest Lie, by Washington Examiner. “The abortion giant chose to close many of its health centers due to concerns about the coronavirus last week and instead focus its resources on abortion clinics, which have reportedly experienced an uptick in business over the past few weeks.” Read more here.
Proxy Wars Over Religious Liberty, by Ryan T. Anderson. “A movement that claims merely to want personal freedom (‘live and let live’) first repeals laws that purportedly limited their freedom, then uses government to subsidize their preferred choices, then to mandate that other people subsidize them, and finally to punish anyone who disagrees with them.” Read more here.
Can Religious Freedom Survive COVID-19? by Benjamin Marcus. “Despite the reservations I would otherwise have as a religious liberty advocate who is grounded in Jewish history, I fully support the government’s decision to limit religious gatherings to mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic.” Read more here.
A Down’s Syndrome Foetus Deserves Equal Protection, by Dr Gillian Wright. “It is an interesting (or concerning) paradox of our age that we uphold diversity and promote inclusion but have a programme to allow elimination of those with disability before they are born.” Read more here.
Forget Coronavirus, the Abortions Must Go On, by Alexandra DeSanctis. “As the number of cases of COVID-19 across the U.S. has begun to rise in recent weeks, some insist that now is the time to focus on … abortion … As doctors and nurses struggle to find the supplies they need and work round the clock to keep COVID-19 patients alive and healthy, Planned Parenthood is busy soliciting your help while they keep the doors open to end unborn human lives.” Read more here.
The Empirical Case against “Conversion-Therapy” Bans, by Paul Dirks. “Although it is the disastrous consequences of a conversion therapy ban for gender identity that have generated the most concern, there is also an important argument to be made against bans from the standpoint of compassionate counseling for those who have faced childhood trauma. Research over the last decade has solidified the finding that sexual minorities are far more likely to have faced adverse experiences during childhood.” Read more here.
Professor Sanctioned for Not Using Transgender Pronouns Not Giving up Fight Against Censorship, by Nicole Russell. “While I understand the university’s case that it does have a vested interest to honor a student’s wishes, I also understand Meriwether’s case, that it does not seem constitutional, due to the First Amendment, that a public university can force a professor to violate his religious beliefs or compel speech against his will.” Read more here.
Swedish Midwives Case: No Right to Choose for Nurses & Midwives, No Choice for Mothers, by Ann Farmer. “Despite all the rhetoric about freedom and choice, not only must nurses fight for the right to conscience regarding abortion, but anyone who publicly disagrees with it or attempts to offer positive alternatives will be silenced if they try to do so in the place that really matters – outside the clinic, at the last minute. No wonder a quarter of pregnancies in the UK now end in abortion.” Read more here.
How My Pregnancy Exposed the Silent Genocide of Babies With Down Syndrome, by Anna Bohach. “My shock at being told my baby should have been aborted was well justified. When I researched prenatal Down syndrome diagnoses, I found that in the United States, 65 to 90 percent of pregnancies prenatally diagnosed with the disorder are terminated. In countries such as Denmark and Iceland, nearly 100 percent of such pregnancies are terminated.” Read more here.
No, Coronavirus Is Not an ‘LGBTQ+’ Victimhood Issue, by Brad Polumbo. “The coronavirus is a virus. It does not care if you are gay. Efforts to somehow make a global pandemic evidence of anti-gay and anti-transgender oppression is a case of shameless self-victimization at its worst.” Read more here.
The Intolerance of Tolerance, by Greg Koukl. (video) “Tolerance now means the opposite of what it once meant. ‘Tolerance’ now means ‘intolerance,’ and ‘intolerance’ now means ‘tolerance.’ Confusing? Yeah, I know … To be tolerant today simply means you agree with politically correct, that is, left wing positions. That’s all it means. This is easy to show. Name one position that differs from the Left that they don’t label intolerant. When you differ with the left on any subject, and I mean any, the people who claim to be tolerant don’t attack your position, they attack you.” View it here.
Teen Detransitioners Are Telling Their Stories on YouTube, by Blaire White. “Many of the teen detransitioners on YouTube cite falling into trans activist circles online as a contribution to the mistake they made … What used to be a medical issue that a small but very real segment of the population sought help for has now become politicized and popularized to the point where you’re not TRULY WOKE unless you have some sort of alternative gender identity.” Read more here.
A Counselor Explains How Conversion Therapy Bans Can Cause Harm, by Sasha Ayad, Licensed Professional Counselor. “As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I provide individualized psychotherapy with gender-questioning teens and consult with parents whose children began experiencing gender dysphoria around the age of puberty. My clinical cases indicate that banning the thoughtful exploration of gender identity can prevent clinicians from properly assessing patients and from developing holistic treatments. I offer this personal testimony to explain how current conversion therapy bans prevent vulnerable patients from receiving appropriate psychological care.” Read more here.
Empty Halls, No Abortion Language, Frustrates Feminists at UN Women’s Conference, by Stefano Gennarini, J.D. “There was hardly any applause as speakers delivered remarks at the scaled down Commission on the Status of Women on Monday. The disappointment was palpable in the General Assembly Hall … Pro-abortion governments and allied UN officials are increasingly frustrated with U.S. pro-life foreign policy. The U.S. position has helped countries express their opposition to abortion in UN debates.” Read more here.
The Truth About Trans Must Be Defended, by Mei Ling. “Why are trans activists so afraid of questions and statements which are grounded in basic biology? So much for inclusivity and a grasp on reality, not to mention common civility! Must the whole world conform to their perception? Do ‘trans rights’ override the basic human right of free speech?” Read more here.
As the Supreme Court Considers Abortion Regulation in Louisiana, DC Moves to Ban All Regulation, by G. Kevin Donovan and Xavier Bisits. “The nation’s capital has the dubious distinction of leading the nation in black maternal mortality, yet the D.C. Council is set to absolve itself of responsibility for reasonable, common-sense regulation.” Read more here.
Getting Access to Abortionists Who Hurt Women Isn’t Empowerment, by Mayra Rodriguez. “I worked at Planned Parenthood in Arizona for 15 years, and the number of women I saw harmed by abortionists would shock even the most ardent abortion supporter … I was fired because I reported the gross incompetence of the attending physician, how the number of women who experienced complications under his hand was so much higher than other abortionists, and how shady business practices were interfering with the health of our patients.” Read more here.
The Biggest Cause of the Marriage Crisis, by Suzanne Venker. “Until recently, marriage and family were not only viewed as a singular unit but often seen as the ultimate goal and purpose of life. It was not our jobs or our careers that mattered most in life but our families. Today, marriage and family is viewed as a possible (but not vital) accompaniment to an otherwise fulfilling life. It’s something that happens, if it happens at all after people get their lives in order.” Read more here.
Embedding LGBT Ideology in the Curriculum Carries Serious Risks for Young People, by Belinda Brown. “Children are being taught that sexual relationships with your own sex or the opposite sex are both equally desirable. But this simply isn’t true. Children need to understand that all human beings are equal. However, when it comes to lifestyles, our different choices have costs and benefits attached. For example, being gay can leave a person more vulnerable to relationship instability, mental health problems, dangerous sexual practices and exposure to disease.” Read more here.
Australia Needs a Public Inquiry Into Transgender Medicine for Kids, by Michael Cook. “In Australia, as elsewhere in the developed world, doctors and parents are perplexed about an epidemic of young people, mostly teenage girls, who want to change gender. Back in August the Federal Health Minister, Greg Hunt, asked the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) for advice on how to treat gender dysphoria in children and adolescents. The RACP’s answer, released last week, is baffling. It responded that (a) this is a very complex issue about which we doctors know very little and (b) we mustn’t tell the public to know how ignorant we are.” Read more here.
Sanity Prevails in Alabama on Transgenderism, by Bonchie. “Using kids as human Petri dishes to satisfy the woke wants of a certain segment of our adult society is not freedom. It’s abuse and it should be treated as such. We don’t allow a mother to give their child cocaine for obvious reasons. Giving kids hormone blockers and drugs that can chemically castrate them before they even reach the age of consent is just as insane.” Read more here.
California Throws the Books at Undercover Reporter Who Exposed Baby Body Trafficking, by Thomas Brejcha. “The accused, David Daleiden, used standard media undercover techniques to investigate and expose Planned Parenthood’s sale of aborted fetus body parts. While the use of undercover techniques like Daleiden’s is a controversial practice even within journalism circles, Daleiden’s upcoming jury trial has far wider implications for journalists. Namely, can and should government criminalize undercover reporting, which historically has revealed otherwise hidden wrongdoing of all kinds?” Read more here.
Woke Walmart Introduces Pronoun Buttons for Workers, by David Marcus. “The buttons, which are available for Walmart employees to purchase, are the wokest of flair for people who aren’t satisfied just doing the bare minimum. Four buttons have come out so far: one that says ‘He/Him/His,’ one that says ‘She/Her/Hers,’ one that says ‘They/Them/Theirs,’ and one that says ‘Ask me my pronouns.’” Read more here.
What Is ‘Conversion Therapy’? by Madeleine Kearns. “As is often the case, politics is making us dumber, and there is a crucial distinction being lost here. Whether it is ethical, in a therapeutic context, to try to change the erotic preferences of an adult patient — a homosexual who desires to be heterosexual — is a debate, and one that many would probably prefer to avoid. Whether it is ethical, in therapy, or indeed in medicine, to try to change the material sex of a child or an adolescent who believes himself to be of the opposite sex — that’s another debate, and one that we must have.” Read more here.
No, Pumping Kids Full of Puberty Blockers Is Not Like Denying Asthmatics an Inhaler, by Chad Felix Greene. A new study, published in the January issue of the medical journal Pediatrics … is being celebrated as proof that using puberty blockers in children is positive, even “life-saving” … The concerns regarding the safety of puberty blockers in children suffering from gender dysphoria are complex, but it seems the scientific justification for their use is becoming more an exercise in affirmation than objective study. This newest study is a prime example of this bias. That experts are citing this new study immediately and without question should strongly concern both the medical community and the public.” Read more here.
Australian Physicians Reject Need for Inquiry Into Transgender Treatment, by Michael Cook. “Canadian psychologist Ken Zucker, an authority on gender dysphoria and editor of the journal Archives of Sexual Behavior, has rubbished the elevated risk of suicide. ‘If you are depressed, your suicidality risk is going to be elevated, but you see that in kids who are depressed but don’t have gender dysphoria,’ Dr Zucker said last year. ‘The idea that adolescents with gender dysphoria are at a higher risk of suicide per se is dogma — and I think it’s wrong.’” Read more here.
Abortion Industry to Supreme Court: Women Don’t Need Safety Standards When Their Wombs Are Being Scraped Out, by Margot Cleveland. “The facts of this case show the state has an even stronger interest in regulating the other abortion doctors involved in this case. For instance, one of the doctors, anonymously named Doe 1, is not an obstetrician or a gynecologist, but a graduate of the Saba University medical school in the Dutch Caribbean, where he studied ‘Family Medicine and Addiction Medicine,’—although he also has never actually practiced family medicine.” Read more here.
Scottish Government Muddles Sex and Gender – and Plans to Legalise the Confusion, by Dr. Rick Thomas. “Biological sex is immutable – it cannot be changed. Leaving aside those (fortunately) rare intersex disorders of sexual development, sex is a biological binary – male or female – based on a person’s chromosomes, anatomy, physiology and reproductive system. For the vast majority of people, including those who may later identify as trans, biological sex is easily determined at birth and is not disputed. The trans person has at some stage come to the view, held sincerely, that their true inner identity is incongruent with their biological sex.” Read more here.
Why ‘Gaying Up’ Straight Marriages Would Make Them Worse, Not Better, by Glenn T. Stanton. “It is well established and widely admitted that same-sex relationships (legally married or not) break-up at startling higher rates than opposite-sex ones do … Just one study presenting long-term data on lesbian ‘marriages’ in the deeply affirming nations of Scandinavia show that these ladies break up at a stunning 77 percent greater than same-sex male unions.” Read more here.
Mental Health Advocacy for Gender Dysphoric Youth, by Andrè Van Mol, MD. “British general practitioner Sally Howard wondered in The BMJ, ‘… The significant majority of children do resolve their gender ID in favour of their natal sex by adulthood. Where is the advocacy for the mental health needs of that majority?’ Where, indeed. Our sexed bodies are such objectively, immutably from conception, and evidenced in every nucleated cell we possess … In contrast to biological sex, gender is an engineered term leveraging linguistics contra biology. Nouns have gender, people have a sex. Whereas sex is biological, gender is ideological.” Read more here.
Can States Protect Women from ‘Unsafe’ Abortion? by Alexandra DeSanctis. “In the course of defending its law, Louisiana has provided abundant evidence that abortion providers in the state have a history of violating other state laws, offering substandard health care, and refusing to ensure that staff members are competent medical professionals. ‘The admitting privileges requirement performs a real, and previously unaddressed, credentialing function that promotes the well-being of women seeking abortion,’ the Fifth Circuit wrote in its opinion upholding the law.” Read more here.
Drag Queens Dancing Suggestively for Kids While Adults Cheer is Simply Child Abuse, by Michael Brown. “It’s tragic and perverse enough that drag queens reading to toddlers is now a national and international craze. But a new video takes things even further, as a scantily-clad drag queen dances suggestively in front of a little girl seated in a chair. Even worse, the adults in the room seem delighted with this act of public child abuse.” Read more here.
If Girls Want to Be ‘Candid’ About Abortion on TikTok, They Should Livestream It All, by Joy Pullmann. “I dare any mainstream media outlet or abortion organization to go full transparent. To preserve the mom’s privacy, you don’t have to show her face. Just show the procedure. Nothing to hide, right? Everything to celebrate, right? Own that rhetoric. Prove it’s true.” Read more here.
FDA Willing to Protect Unborn Babies Against Birth Defects But Not Murder, by Bernadette Tasy. “To take the pro-abortion ‘bodily autonomy’ argument seriously, society must allow women to do anything they want with their bodies and their unborn children. A notable theoretical circumstance includes a woman taking thalidomide, a drug banned by the FDA for use on pregnant women because it causes severe birth defects, purposefully malforming her child to gain sympathy. Should the woman be allowed to do this since it is ‘her choice’ before the baby is born?” Read more here.
RE: Pubertal Suppression for Transgender Youth and Risk of Suicidal Ideation, by Scott S. Field, MD, and Den A. Trumbull, MD. [Letter to the Editor of the journal Pediatrics by members of the American College of Pediatricians] “Given the controversy surrounding the practice of puberty suppression for gender dysphoric adolescents, the article by Turban et al. creates more confusion than clarity. The authors imply causal evidence for a reduction in suicidal ideation with transgender adolescents who received puberty suppression (PS), yet they fail to acknowledge the exceedingly high rates in both groups of suicide ideation (75% and 90%) and suicide attempts (42% and 51%).” Read more here.
Pro-Lifers’ Social Media Bans Are Too Numerous to Not Be Censorship, by Lila Rose. “Live Action was suspended from the short-form video app TikTok on Jan. 30, 2020, after posting a video with the captions: ‘Be pro-abortion’ or ‘Be pro-life and help save babies’ … According to TikTok, this video, which also included pictures of smiling infants, violated ‘multiple Community Guidelines.’” Read more here.
Transgenderism: The Great Delusion of Our Time, by Patrick West. “Trans is a powerful myth, which explains how it demands some curious mental gymnastics and strange doctrines. First was the notion that by having cosmetic surgery you can change your sex. (You can’t, because you can’t change your chromosomes or biology. I never have and never will menstruate or give birth.) Then came the idea that you can change your sex through performative utterance, by merely declaring you have done so. And now comes the literally – literally – unreal dogma that babies have no sex.” Read more here.
Young Canadians Are Being Sold ‘Gender-Affirming’ Top Surgery on Instagram, by Barbara Kay. “ The primary destination for top surgery in Ontario is the McLean Clinic, run by Dr. Hugh A. McLean, who has himself performed hundreds of top surgeries and who is not shy about promoting his clinic as a place where gender-fluidity dreams come true. On the clinic’s Instagram page you can see dozens of photos of post-op FTM (female-to-male) clients posing bare-chested and happy. The clinic cheers on their patients—and prospective patients—with encouraging posts such as ‘Postop one day! What a way to start the holiday season. Nice job, Dr. McLean!’ and ‘Ready for a topless summer.’” Read more here.
Don’t Be Stupid, of Course Kids Toys Aren’t Gender Neutral, by David Marcus. “The latest nutty insanity to arise in the state of California is a proposed state ban on department stores having different sections for boys’ and girls’ toys and clothing. Now, this may well have been something you weren’t so aware was a pressing problem, but according to the California state legislature, this measure is needed to ensure consumers can compare products without ‘unjustified differences.’” Read more here.
Horrifying Video Shows Drag Queen Dancing Suggestively for Young Girl While Parents Applaud. This Should Be Illegal, by Matt Walsh. “If you want to see the collapse of western civilization summarized in 30 seconds, you can’t do better than this viral video. It shows the action at a recent drag brunch, which is an event where white liberals go to drink mimosas and watch cross dressing men dance badly to pop music. But at least one of the white liberal couples at this drag brunch decided to bring their very young daughter along for the ride.” Read more here.
Why Seeing Abortion is Necessary to Stopping It, by Jonathon Van Maren. “I remember vividly the first time I saw a victim of abortion with my own eyes. It would be wrong to say I saw the tiny human being face to face, for she no longer had a face. What had once been a perfectly formed person had been reduced to a bloody smear on a blue terrycloth, and the only body part still identifiable after being suctioned through a plastic tube was a single, translucent arm.” Read more here.
Bill to Curb Radical Medical Tests on Minors Fails, by Tucker Carlson. “In early February of this year a group of lawmakers in South Dakota tried to pass a bill to ban radical medical experimentation on young children. Under heavy pressure from business groups like the Chamber of Commerce, the Republican-dominated legislature voted it down. Why would they do that? Well, as you’ve probably guessed by now, it’s because conducting radical medical experiments on children is now popular. These experiments are justified in the name of transgenderism.” View it here.
Viral TikTok [Video] Shows Teenage Girls Giggling While One Gets an Abortion, by Chrissy Clark. “A new TikTok video shows two teenage girls cheerfully entering a Planned Parenthood clinic for one to receive an abortion. The video features a girl by the name of Ashley revealing her belly while the videographer holds Ashley’s positive pregnancy test. It’s titled ‘Abortion time! Take 2,’ which insinuates this girl is having a second abortion.” Read more here.
New Jersey Public Schools To Teach LGBT Ideology In Every Subject, by John Hanna. “Consistent with its vision … ‘LGBT-inclusive’ curriculum spans all subjects — math, English, social studies, health, science, visual and performing arts, and world languages — beginning in fifth grade. Having New Jersey’s 1.4 million public school students see the world through a LGBT lens is the goal in every class and, thus, now the goal of public education. This is well in excess of the curriculum law’s vague requirements.” Read more here.
Parents Accused of ‘Transphobia’ Over Concerns About Ultra-Sexual Drag Queen Reading to 4-Year-Olds, by Jonathon Van Maren. “The drag queen was brought in to teach children for ‘LGBT History Month,’ but even parents who are generally supportive of the LGBT movement were furious at the school, calling the visit ‘outrageous,’ ‘disgusting,’ and ‘inappropriate.’” Read more here.
But CNN Isn’t Even the First Newsroom to Deploy This Euphemism, by Becket Adams. “CNN caught heat from conservatives Tuesday for publishing a report that refers euphemistically to a newborn baby as a ‘fetus that was born.’ As it turns out, though, CNN is not even close to being the first newsroom to deploy this nonsensical term to refer to newly born infants. There is a long history of newsrooms deploying this dystopian gobbledygook in service of promoting the ‘pro-choice’ line, which relies on denying the humanity of both unborn and newborn children.” Read more here.
One Transwoman Speaks Out on the Dangers of Trans Extremism, a National Review interview. “Knowledge is a dangerous thing because you find out that you’re not the only one. And that other people were doing what I’d secretly always wanted to do, which was to transition. Other people were doing it and doing it well. And when you see that, what do you do with it? Do you ignore it, or think ‘good for them,’ or do you think ‘I perhaps want to do that as well?’ I remember it was a vicious spiral going down and down and down, and suddenly the transition just became absolutely impossible to resist. It had turned from just an ongoing niggle into something that was really destroying my mental health.” Read more here.
When Transgender Ideology Wins, Female Athletes Lose, by Terry Schilling. “Instead of lamenting these attacks on the rights of women, leftists have embraced and celebrated them. In fact, in an especially insensitive move, the LGBT blog Outsports recently called Fallon Fox, a biologically male MMA fighter who gained notoriety for breaking the skull of a woman opponent, the ‘bravest athlete in history.’ Apparently, this counts as progress.” Read more here.
In New Supreme Court Case, Religious Liberty Is at Stake, by Kassie Dulin. “In recent years, local and state governments have forced numerous faith-based adoption and foster care agencies out of business because of their religious beliefs about marriage. While some of those agencies closed with little protest, Catholic Social Services chose to fight back in the courts.” Read more here.
End California’s Illegal Discrimination Against Pro-Lifers, by Rep. Kevin McCarthy. “Imagine being exposed to bigotry simply because of your deeply held morals. Now imagine that the discrimination you’re experiencing is coming from your own state’s government. Sadly, that’s a reality for countless Californians who are being forced by the state to support abortion—regardless of their beliefs—by mandated abortion coverage in health insurance plans.” Read more here.
Marriage Is the Ticket Out of Poverty, by Rep. Ted Budd. “Why are some millennials more financially secure than others? The answer has to do with individual life choices. Americans who graduate high school, start working, get married, and have children—in that order—are significantly less likely to fall into poverty than others … This formula, known as ‘the success sequence,’ is the key to both financial and general life success.” Read more here.
‘Sex Change’ Isn’t Surgically Possible, My Surgeon Testified in Court, by Walt Heyer. “Many people wonder why I’m so outspoken about the madness of prescribing cross-sex hormones and genital mutilation surgery for patients who suffer from the desire to be the opposite sex, known clinically as gender dysphoria. I speak out because I consulted the ‘gender experts’ when I had gender confusion, and they told me sex change was the only way to get relief. But they were wrong. I didn’t need sex change—I needed effective psychotherapy to resolve childhood issues.” Read more here.
Gay Marriage Was Always Leading to Polygamy, by David Marcus. “The reason polygamy became inevitable is that once untethered from the concept of man and wife, there is simply no basis for constraining marriage to two people. Both Rauch and Young made moral claims in their arguments as to why polygamy would not flow from gay marriage. But upon what basis? How is a moral argument against polygamy any different from a moral argument against gay marriage?” Read more here.
Court Ruling Protects a Transgender Child More Than Other Kids, by Nicole Russell. “According to the 9th Circuit panel’s ruling, the transgender child’s right to use a bathroom that matches how the child feels that day usurps another child’s right to privacy, and thus the transgender child isn’t simply as protected as other kids, but more protected.” Read more here.
Cohabitation, Attachment, and Intergenerational Repetition, by Francie Broghammer. “The dynamics of our childhood relationships are often recreated in our adult lives … For example, … children who grow up with married parents are more likely to remain married themselves, and why children who grow up with divorced parents are more likely to experience divorce as adults. And, not surprisingly, children of unwed parents are more likely to become unwed, possibly cohabiting, parents themselves. Whether consciously or unconsciously, people seek relationship dynamics that are familiar to them, even when they are dangerous or destructive.” Read more here.
On the Left, a New Clash Between Feminists and Transgender Activists, by Richard Bernstein. “Although religious figures and people on the right have challenged the transgender movement, the conflict with WoLF involves feminist stalwarts of the social justice left who support their fundamental rights but reject the idea that a man can truly become a woman, or vice versa.” Read more here.
California Teachers Union Wants Kids to Pursue Gender Transition Without Parental Consent, by Tony Perkins. “Even in California, you have to be 18 to get a tattoo, 16 to drive a car, 21 to buy a gun, alcohol, or pot. But if you want to change your gender? Well, then, you just have to be 12. And your public school will be more than happy to help. Need an abortion? Tell your teacher. Want to refill your birth control? Go to the school clinic. Thinking about starting hormone treatments? Your parents will never find out. At least, not under the policy the California Teachers Association is pushing. Read more here.
Female Prisoner Sues Prison, Says ‘Trans’ Male Inmate Raped Her, by Jonathon Van Maren. “I don’t know precisely how it is going to happen, but I am certain that there is going to be an ugly reckoning for those who decided it was a sane idea to send biological men identifying as women to women’s prisons, where vulnerable female populations find themselves locked in with violent rapists and criminals. Numerous assaults have already occurred, and now a female prisoner at the Logan Correctional Centre in Illinois is suing the prison, claiming that a ‘transgender inmate’—a biological male—raped her, and that the prison tried to cover it up.’ Read more here.
The Nuclear Family Is Still Indispensable, by W. Bradford Wilcox and Hal Boyd. “Today, the divorce rate is down, having fallen by more than 30 percent since peaking around 1980, in the wake of the divorce revolution. And, since the Great Recession, out-of-wedlock births are now dipping as well. Less divorce and less nonmarital childbearing means that more children are being raised in stable, married families. Since 2014, the share of kids in intact families has begun to climb, reversing a decades-long trend in the opposite direction … The nuclear family headed by married parents remains a personal ideal even among men and women who harbor no moral objections to alternative family structures.” Read more here.
Women’s Sports Should Be Women’s Sports, by National Review Editors. “On account of their androgynized bodies (e.g. larger hearts, bigger lungs, and greater muscle mass) men are generally larger, taller, faster, and stronger than women. And on account of changes from puberty (e.g. increased body-fat levels, hip breadth, and joint orientation) women are generally smaller, shorter, slower, and weaker than men. As the Connecticut lawsuit outlines, these statements are ‘not stereotypes’ or ‘social constructs’ but rather ‘inescapable biological facts of the human species.’” Read more here.
Wisconsin Parents Sue to Keep Schools From Hiding Their Children’s Gender Dysphoria, by Joy Pullmann. “A group of parents represented by Wisconsin Institute of Law and Liberty sued after the Madison Metropolitan School District refused to alter its policy of concealing children’s transgender behavior and related medical records from parents, no matter how young the child is. The district oversees children as young as preschoolers, and teaches gender identity politics to all ages, which research suggests may contribute to children identifying as transgender.” Read more here.
Heartbroken Dad of Trans Teen Breaks Gag to Beg for End of ‘State-Sponsored Child Abuse,’ by Jeremiah Keenan. “’I had a perfectly healthy child a year ago, and that perfectly healthy child has been altered and destroyed for absolutely no good reason,’ Rob said in an exclusive interview. ‘She can never go back to being a girl in the healthy body that she should have had. She’s going to forever have a lower voice. She’ll forever have to shave because of facial hair. She won’t be able to have children…’” Read more here.
U.K. Starbucks Raises Money to Chemically Castrate Transgender Children, by Nathanael Blake. “They told me that Brexit would turn Britain into a barbarous land, and they were right: U.K. Starbucks is now raising money to promote the chemical sterilization and surgical mutilation of children. The British branch of the beverage-slinging behemoth is selling special mermaid-shaped cookies to benefit transgender lobbyist group Mermaids, whose founder infamously took her underage son to Thailand to be castrated.” Read more here.
Notre Dame Plays Host to Transgender Ideology, by Alexandra DeSanctis. “It has become all the rage on college campuses to affirm ‘gender diversity’ and embrace the notion that children can decide for themselves where they might fall on the elusive ‘gender spectrum.’ You might not expect to see this happen at a faithful Catholic university. Maybe these days you should.” Read more here.
Two Years On, Where Has Same-Sex Marriage Taken Australia? by Kurt Mahlburg. “Apparently the debate we had two years ago wasn’t just about two people getting married. In a very short space of time, it has become about the legacies of sports heroes being erased. Christian schools being sued. Drag queens reading to kids in government libraries. Children’s bodies being transformed beyond recognition. This may be the biggest ‘I told you so moment’ in Australian legal history. Except I can’t say those words, because I was silent when it mattered.” Read more here.
What Obergefell Isn’t, by J. Budziszewski. “For the law has excellent reasons to define and protect the union that turns the wheel of the generations, so that each child has the strongest possible chance of being raised by his natural mom and dad. But it has no parallel interest in blurring the difference between that kind of association and other kinds.” Read more here.
How JK Rowling Outsmarted the LGBT Mob When It Accused Her of Bigotry, by Jonathon Van Maren. She didn’t engage in a debate about gender, which the trans activists utilize to play an elaborate game of smoke and mirrors orchestrated by the magicians of the queer studies department and other educational fields of study producing far stranger fiction than Rowling ever has … She just simply stated her point of view, and ignored the storm. Eventually, the mob had to disperse before it became too obvious that their rage was impotent—and that they were losing.” Read more here.
Video Emerges of Drag Kid ‘Desmond Is Amazing’ Pretending to Snort Ketamine, by David Marcus. “Disturbing videos have emerged of a 12-year-old drag kid known as “Desmond Is Amazing” pretending to snort ketamine, and appearing with convicted murderer Michael Alig. In one, Desmond appears alongside an adult New York City based drag queen named Bellanoche and appears to be answering questions from online viewers via a live stream. In the video’s most troubling moment Desmond looks into the camera and announces, ‘What has this world come to? It’s come to a world in which drag kids actually exist.’ Immediately after Bellanoche adds ‘and people do ketamine on a couch.’ At this point, the child puts his wrist to his nose and sniffs while cocking his head back, mimicking a way to snort drugs without paraphernalia.” Read more here.
Lawmakers in 9 States Move to Protect Children From LGBT ‘Transition’ Agenda, by Nicole Russell. “Conservative lawmakers have decided to become proactive about the transgender epidemic infiltrating the nation’s youth. In the past couple of months, Republican lawmakers in at least nine states have introduced legislation to ban medical providers from helping boys and girls undergo a medical transition via surgery and/or hormone replacement therapy before they turn 18.” Read more here.
Study Finds High Lifetime Number of Sexual Partners Linked to Increased Cancer Risk. The study published in BMJ Sexual and Reproductive Health found that people who have had 10 or more sexual partners during their lifetime may have increased odds of being diagnosed with cancer. Read more here.
A Law to Protect Abortion Survivors Shouldn’t Be Necessary, but It Is, by Russell Moore. “Even as Americans debate abortion, surely it isn’t too much to expect our government to protect, at minimum, the life of any person once he or she is born. Because no matter how hard some might try, there is simply no logic, even in the abortion lobby’s best talking points, that could begin to justify such callous neglect.” Read more here.
The Transgender Suicide Myth Exposed, by Michael Cook. “Only a serious reason could justify this brutal mutilation of an 18-year-old’s healthy body. The ghastly and perfectly foreseeable consequences are sterility, possible surgical complications and a lifetime of medication to maintain the appearance of the chosen sex.” Read more here.
The Cowardly Republicans of South Dakota, by Madeleine Kearns. “The Vulnerable Child Protection Act, introduced in the South Dakota House of Representatives … would deter doctors from experimenting on gender-confused minors with hormones and surgeries by forcing them to consider the long-term consequences — if not for their patients, then for themselves.” Read more here.
Bank Reverses Decision, Picks Kids Over LGBT Activists, by Tony Perkins. “Seven hundred kids. That’s how many students would have lost their scholarships—and a chance at a better life—if Fifth Third Bank hadn’t come to its senses. Instead, after a week of uncertainty, the company sat down with Florida parents and pastors and decided not to listen to Florida’s cultural bullies. It’s one thing for a company to support LGBT extremism. It’s quite another, the bank agreed, to hurt needy children in the process.” Read more here.
Think LGBT Cultural Changes ‘Won’t Affect You’? Here’s the Ugly Way They Do, by Jonathan Van Maren. “Some trans activists are openly claiming that any parent showing insufficient enthusiasm for ‘gender affirmation treatments’ is guilty of negligence or even abuse, despite rising numbers of teenagers who are realizing, too late, that surgery was not the right answer for them … In fact, the Journal of Medical Ethics recently suggested that children might be taken away from their parents if the parents disallow their underage children to pursue transgender surgeries.” Read more here.
The Best Practices—and Benefits—of Religious Parenting, by David Dollahite, Loren D. Marks and Hal Boyd. “Decades of research support the proposition that healthy, faith-based practices in the home are strongly associated with pro-social outcomes for children, youth, couples, and families—especially among racial minority families, immigrant families, and religious minority families. It is important to understand the benefits of religion in the home and to consider research-based best practices when it comes to faith and parenting.” Read more here.
5 Surprising Reasons From a Lefty Professor to Oppose the So-Called Equal Rights Amendment, by Joy Pullmann. “The so-called Equal Rights Amendment was defeated in the 1980s by a woman-led coalition that argued women’s rights will be damaged by attempting to eliminate all distinctions between men and women in federal law … A University of Virginia law professor who specializes in identity politics explained why a lot of the messages about the Equal Rights Amendment are just plain false.” Read more here.
My New Life After Transgender Despair, by James Shupe. “Last December, I received an early Christmas present that I would have rejected just one year earlier: an ‘M’ for ‘male’ on my driver’s license. The switch back to male marked the end of a long journey of gender confusion and self-deception. Along the way I became a transgender activist and then America’s first legally non-binary person.” Read more here.
Conservatives Find Unlikely Ally in Fighting Transgender Rights: Radical Feminists, by Samantha Schmidt. “The Women’s Liberation Front is part of a long-running strain of feminism that rejects the existence of transgender identity. These fringe activists argue that advancements in transgender rights will come at the expense of women’s rights and threaten the safety and sanctity of women-only spaces.” Read more here.
Corporate Facilitators of Porn, Prostitution, Trafficking Include TikTok, Amazon, Netflix, Twitter, Google, by Penny Starr. “The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) announced its annual Dirty Dozen List of ‘mainstream entities’ that are ‘major facilitators of sexual exploitation in the United States’ on Thursday, and this year Amazon, Netflix, Twitter, Google, and the Chinese social media juggernaut TikTok made the list.” Read more here.
In Florida, Banks Choose LGBT Agenda Over Students’ Futures, by Tony Perkins. “What kind of people would kick needy kids out of good schools? Big business, that’s who. In Florida, companies such as Wells Fargo and Fifth Third Bank are dropping out of a scholarship program—all because some of the private schools have religious beliefs. Apparently, these CEOs think the LGBT agenda is more important than giving low-income kids the chance to succeed. Unfortunately for the CEOs, most parents across the state disagree—and aren’t about to let the vouchers go quietly.” Read more here.
Cohabitation: Safety Net or Stability Threat? by Mariah Sanders, Julie H. Haupt, Jeffrey Dew, and Timothy Smith. “Studies have demonstrated that cohabitation prior to marriage actually puts couples at greater risk for divorce. Furthermore, one of the nation’s foremost experts in this area states that cohabitation has been ‘consistently associated with poorer marital communication quality, lower marital satisfaction, [and] higher levels of domestic violence.’” Read more here.
Porn to be Slapped With ‘Warning Label’ if Utah Bill Succeeds, by Jonathon Van Maren. “Sixteen states have already dubbed digital porn a public health crisis, and now the state of Utah may be taking concrete action on this. If Republican Representative Brady Brammer gets his way, a warning label will be attached to any adult video, magazine, or publication.” Read more here.
Fewer Abortions? Here Come ‘The Dark Ages,’ by Kevin D. Williamson. “Abortion opponents in Kansas have tried to restrict the practice through statute, only to be blocked by naked judicial activism from a state supreme court intent on magicking a right to abortion into a document that contains no such thing or anything that might plausibly be construed as such a thing.” Read more here.
‘Sesame Street’ to Feature Cross-Dressing Gay Entertainer for Impressionable Preschoolers, by Denise Shick. “The popular TV program ‘Sesame Street’ will soon feature Billy Porter, a cross-dressing homosexual entertainer … Yes, that fun and often educational children’s TV series that taught you the letters of the alphabet decades ago is now preparing to teach your kids or grandkids that men dressing like women and having intimate relationships with other men is as normal as learning the alphabet —and how to form those alphabet letters into real words, like gay and transgender.” Read more here.
Inside Social Media’s War Against Pro-Life Information, by Peter Hasson. “Big Tech’s hostility to pro-lifers isn’t terribly surprising in light of how close it is with Planned Parenthood and the rest of the abortion industry. Google employees openly support and fundraise for Planned Parenthood inside the company.” Read more here.
Promises Kept: The Trump Administration Has Paved the Way for Promoting the Culture of Life, by Stefano Gennarini and Grace Melton. “The Trump administration has elevated pro-life diplomacy to new highs and has created new pro-life expectations for all U.S. administrations going forward … But despite this unprecedented attention to pro-life concerns, international policy on abortion remains mostly unchanged, largely because the pro-abortion European Union virtually controls UN social policy.” Read more here.
2 Gay Students Are Suing a Seminary. Here’s Why It Matters, by Nicole Russell. “A man and a woman, both in same-sex marriages, have sued Fuller Theological Seminary for discrimination after it expelled them over their same-sex marriages … This case raises significant questions: Does expelling a student for entering a same-sex marriage count as discrimination for legal purposes? And if Fuller has discriminated, should it lose access to federal funding? If so, how would that bode for the hundreds of other similar Christian schools?” Read more here.
Speaking Up for Female Eunuchs, by Helen Joyce. “Every study of pre-pubescent children with gender dysphoria has found that the great majority become comfortable with their birth sex before reaching adulthood. Many turn out to be gay. Now, however, clinicians regard their condition as signalling a cross-sex identity. Transition stories in parents’ blogs and newspaper articles tell of little boys who demand long tresses, dolls and tutus, and little girls who demand buzzcuts, trucks and dungarees—and parents and doctors who conclude that such children are ‘really’ of the opposite sex and must have their bodies fixed to match. Read more here.
Abortion and Sex Trafficking Are Undeniably Linked Abuses Against Women, by Patrina Mosely. “Across numerous global studies of sex-trafficking survivors, abortion is a consistent part of the story. Both abortion and sex-trafficking are businesses that exploit women, sometimes in tandem as organizations such as Planned Parenthood enable the abuse for profit. And both are an affront to human dignity.” Read more here.
Faced With Gender Propaganda at the Hockey Rink, One Coach Says No, by Anna Slatz. “Minivans stuffed with hockey gear and parents sipping drive-thru coffee rink-side are quintessential Canadian suburban scenes. But since 2018, the world of hockey moms and dads has become just another venue for the spread of what one Ontario hockey coach describes as culture-war propaganda.” Read more here.
Transgender Athlete Makes History and Shows Conservative Objections Aren’t About Bigotry, by Brad Polumbo. “Athlete Chris Mosier made history this week as the first transgender man [biological female] to qualify and compete at an Olympic trial … You might have expected, given the woke Left’s insistence that conservatives are ‘transphobic,’ ample attacks on Mosier or backlash to his success. Nope. Almost no one minded it at all.” Read more here.
Modern Feminism’s Hated Enemy: Womanhood, by Kelly Marcum. “Modern-day feminism has succeeded in a spectacular charade, masquerading as a great champion for women while spewing antipathy for men and groaning over the burden of children. But at its core, its real hatred is for womanhood itself. According to the narrative that has dominated feminist discourse since the 1960s, women are weak until we strike out every feminine trait that distinguishes us from men.” Read more here.
The Billionaires Behind the LGBT Movement, by Jennifer Bilek. “Not long ago, the gay rights movement was a small group of people struggling to follow their dispositions within a larger heterosexual culture. Gays and lesbians were underdogs, vastly outnumbered and loosely organized, sometimes subject to discrimination and abuse … Today’s movement … has become a powerful, aggressive force in American society. Its advocates stand at the top of media, academia, the professions, and, most important, Big Business and Big Philanthropy.” Read more here.
‘Provocative’ Gender Dysphoria Expert Gives Vital Speech at Mcgill, by Barbara Kay. “Sadly, we now see parents who pretend for the sake of ‘wokeness’ that it is a matter of indifference to them whether their child is comfortable in his or her natal sex or prefers to transition. We even see parents who establish an artificial environment of gender neutrality to create a level playing field between the two outcomes. They win fawning plaudits from a vocal band of activists, but the silent majority of people are appalled by such social engineering, the use of one’s own children as gender-theory lab rats.” Read more here.
Faith and Family Play a Bigger Role in Academic Achievement Than Race or Socioeconomic Status, by William Jeynes. “The phrase ‘achievement gap’ refers to the well-documented discrepancies between the scholastic achievements of African American and Latinos on the one hand and white students on the other. What explains the gap? My meta-analysis revealed that if an African American or Latino student was a person of faith and came from a two biological parent family, the achievement gap totally disappeared, even when adjusting for socioeconomic status.” Read more here.
The Creation and Inflation of Prevalence Statistics: The Case of “Conversion Therapy,” by Christopher H. Rosik, Ph.D. “People of good will on both sides of the debate over SOCE and GICE should experience deep compassion for the suffering experienced by so many sexual minorities. Compassion, however, cannot replace sober scientific analysis when research is purported to support if not compel legislation and public policy that impinges on unspecified aspects of professional practice and curtails the free speech rights of licensed mental health providers and ethical religious counselors.” Read more here.
Social Liberal Is Silenced Over Belief That There Are ‘Only 2 Sexes,’ by Nicole Russell. “Progressives not only have weaponized language in a way that’s well beyond what society has deemed normal for centuries, but they also now want to force the rest of society to use language the same way. In essence, participate or be shunned, ostracized, or labeled traditional or mean.” Read more here.
The abortion debate boils down to one thing: Whether it’ okay to kill babies, by Claire Chretien. “In America, you can legally be killed – and, in fact, your murder will be celebrated, politicized, and maybe even funded by taxpayers – as long as you are smaller and less developed than bigger, stronger humans. As long as you’re inside your mother’s body and dependent on her, you’re fair game for an abortionist’s forceps or suction vacuum or heart attack injection.” Read more here.
A Flawed Study Claims that Few Women Regret Abortion, by Michael J. New. “Researchers sought participants at more than 30 abortion facilities located in 21 U.S. states and found 667 women who obtained abortions to participate. However, less than 38 percent of the women they asked actually agreed to take part in the study. It seems likely that the women who made themselves available for the study might have had either a higher level of decisional certainty or fewer moral qualms about obtaining an abortion, skewing the results.” Read more here.
4 Potential Consequences of Passing the Equal Rights Amendment, by Jarrett Stepman. “Perhaps one of the clearest results of the ERA would be that it would almost be impossible to exclude women from the draft. At 18 years old, women would have to sign up for Selective Service just like men. Though the reinstatement of the draft in the near future is unlikely, in any case in which the draft was deemed necessary, women would be included due to the ERA.” Read more here.
The Pediatric Endocrine Society’s Statement on Puberty Blockers Isn’t Just Deceptive. It’s Dangerous, by Michael Laidlaw. “But do we know with certainty that all of the effects of the medications for stopping normal puberty are fully reversible? Has the FDA determined that there is scientific evidence to validate this claim? Have there been any rigorous long-term studies addressing this question? Is social transition truly harmless? Is it ethical to continue this experiment on children? The answer to all of those questions is no.” Read more here.
In the Past 5 Years, the Transgender Explosion Has Wounded More and More People, by Walt Heyer. “I have a new warning for parents of trans kids, based on the past five years of experience. Be extremely aware and wary of school authority figures—teachers, counselors, social workers—and the internet. These often collaborate to misguide teens toward gender change.” Read more here.
Fighting Porn Addiction (1), by Michael Cook. “Given the ever-growing body of research, it can no longer be denied that repeated porn exposure has a tangible effect on consumers, and is connected to declining relationship satisfaction as well as various forms of exploitation. This isn’t a moral argument, it’s simply something to consider given the facts.” Read more here.
Transgender Surgeries Now Covered by Illinois Medicaid Program, by Alex Nitzberg. “The Illinois Medicaid program will now cover transgender surgeries for qualifying patients in the Prairie State. In Orwellian fashion the procedures for so-called gender transition are referred to as ‘gender-affirming’ when in reality they do not affirm biological and anatomical realities but instead affirm a person’s perceived gender identity.” Read more here.
The Reality of Sex and the Lie of “Gender Self-Identity,” by Amy Welborn. “There’s a lot to say and lot to do and much to resist, but here’s the bottom line at the present moment: Resist and reject ‘gender self-identity’ in all spheres of life, including the law. That is to say: you are not a woman because you believe you are; you’re not a man because you’ve decided you are. You’re a woman because you are an adult human female. You’re a man because you are an adult human male. You may be wearing a dress and a wig, but you are still a man. Adult human male.” Read more here.
Weak Data, Small Samples, and Politicized Conclusions on LGBT Discrimination, by Mark Regnerus. “That anti-gay discrimination can diminish psychological and physical health is widely acknowledged. But with society’s recent changes in norms and values, there is little evidence that chronic, repetitive, and intense discrimination based on sexual orientation remains a health issue.” Read more here.
New York Pressures OB-GYNs to Perform Abortions or Leave Medicine, by Regina Frost. “I cannot take the life of a child in one room and guide another child into this world in the next. Nor can I care for one elderly woman while helping another end her life. That would not only undermine my most deeply held religious beliefs and my medical judgment, but also the oath I took as a medical professional.” Read more here.
The Troubling Terminations You’ve Never Heard Of, by Paul Sullins. “Experiencing wanted pregnancy abortion led to higher affective distress (depression, anxiety and suicidality) than abortions of unwanted pregnancies, relative to the corresponding births. Risk of these psychological difficulties was only 18% higher following abortion of only unwanted pregnancies, but 69% higher following abortion of one or more wanted pregnancies.” Read more here.
Planned Parenthood Sets New Record for Abortions in a Single Year, by Melanie Israel. “As the Susan B. Anthony List notes, abortions make up 95% of Planned Parenthood’s pregnancy resolutions services, and for every adoption referral, Planned Parenthood performed nearly 81 abortions during the 2018-2019 reporting year. Once again, Planned Parenthood’s annual report reveals that the organization will continue prioritizing abortion as other services decline—it is its most profitable line of business.” Read more here.
More States Move to Stop Boys From Competing as Girls in Sports, by Jazz Shaw. “The subject at hand is transgender students who ‘identify’ as females competing in girls’ high school sports. It’s a topic we’ve discussed here often, but solutions that would prevent the utter implosion of competitive women’s sports have been hard to come by … Multiple states are working to pass legislation restricting girls’ high school sports to actual girls. The protests will be loud and frequent, but at least somebody is trying to do something.” Read more here.
The Case for Pre-Abortion Ultrasound Laws, by Anne O’Connor. “For an unborn child, there is no place more dangerous than the inside of an abortion clinic. Although abortion is sold to the mother under the guise of ‘choice,’ the child herself has no voice and no vote as to whether she will live or die.” Read more here.
J.K. Rowling ‘Controversy’ Shows Women Have Most to Lose With Gender Identity Ideology, by Kristen Waggoner. “Just a few years ago, advocates of so-called ‘gender identity’ insisted that all they wanted was space to ‘live and let live’ — to ‘be themselves.’ Unfortunately, that was not true — they wanted much, much more … We recently got a glimpse of the ominous end game of gender identity ideology: Nothing less than the total and complete social alienation of anyone who asserts the biological reality that men cannot be women and women cannot be men. Read more here.
A Decade in Review: The Surprisingly Good News About American Family Life — for Kids, by W. Bradford Wilcox and Alysse ElHage. “The story of the death of marriage, told in popular and elite venues, has been greatly exaggerated, to paraphrase Mark Twain. While movies like ‘Marriage Story’ and op-eds do their part to perpetuate the cultural myths of widespread divorce and the collapse of the institution of marriage, the reality is that there is good news to report about the state of our unions and state of the American family. If we look at three key trends over the last decade in the United States, there are bright spots on the family horizon.” Read more here.
Contrary to Media Reports, New Abortion Pill Study Finds It Endangers Women and Reversal Works, by Tara Sander Lee and Michael Valley. “If you have read the headlines about a recent abortion pill study led by Dr. Mitchell Creinin, you would think the attempted reversal of abortion was to blame for some horrific outcomes. The truth is the opposite. Blaming women’s injuries on the reversal process, rather than on the abortion pills themselves, is how pro-abortion researchers are spinning the results.” Read more here.
Scandinavia: Can the New “Parental Team” Replace Marriage? by Mikael Jalving. “Perhaps most importantly, we need to remember that divorce remains a traumatic event in the lives of many people—children especially. And while it is tempting to imagine that this trauma can be mitigated, or even eliminated, by the right set of social policies, this will always be a pipe dream. There are some sorrows and challenges that no government can ever fully prevent or repair. Even in Sweden.” Read more here.
Pro-Life Amicus Brief Reveals the Mendacity of the Pro-Choice Movement, by John Hirschauer. “More than 200 members of [the U.S.] Congress signed an amicus brief last week in support of the defendant in June Medical Services LLC. v. Gee, the hotly watched upcoming Supreme Court case … The signatories are right to ask that both Roe and Casey be, at a minimum, ‘reconsidered.’ Both are shoddy decisions, based on farcical interpretations of substantive due process and implied privacy rights found neither in the text nor in the original understanding of the Constitution.” Read more here.
The Counterfeit ‘Honesty’ of Polyamory, by Daniel Frost and Hal Boyd. “Proponents often tout polyamory as an ethical, ‘consensual’ form of non-monogamy. However, a recent survey, co-sponsored by the Wheatley Institution and Brigham Young University’s School of Family Life, found that less than half of women who had been in a consensual non-monogamous relationship said that both partners desired the arrangement equally.” Read more here.
Transgender Clinics Are Ruining Young Lives, by Walt Heyer. “Gender clinics blithely guide 18-year-olds through the radical steps of gender transition, but abandon them later when they regret it. After exploiting these troubled and vulnerable youths, the clinicians often want nothing more to do with them, and even deny the existence of regret among patients they assisted in transitioning.” Read more here.
What is Online Porn Teaching Our Children?, by Mark Butler, Julie Haupt, Jacob Gossner, Hal Boyd and Daniel Hilton. “Decades of research document myriad harms of pornography, hardly justifying a laissez faire attitude toward adolescent exposure to sexually explicit material. There are strong correlations, for example, between early encounters with pornography and potentially unhealthy sexual pathologies and behaviors.” Read more here.
5 Worst Moments of 2019 for Life and Family [at the UN], by Susan Yoshihara. “Even as the U.S. and a coalition of other sovereign nations promoted a strong pro-life agenda at the United Nations in 2019, UN staff and the United States assiduously removed protections for vulnerable women and children, lowering UN standards on prostitution, child pornography, and the buying and selling of children, and shaming traditional countries for their laws on human sexuality.” Read more here.
The Ranks of Gender Detransitioners Are Growing. We Need to Understand Why, by Lisa Marchiano. “The detransitioners I see in my practice are all female, and they are all in their early twenties. At the time they became trans-identified, many were suffering from complex social and mental health issues. Transition often not only failed to address these issues, but at times exacerbated them or added new issues.” Read more here.
The Era of Protected Belief, by Madeleine Kearns. “Maya Forstater was a researcher and writer fired for her belief that women have sex-based rights and for her disbelief in transgenderism (that a person can change sex). The judge decided that the case had failed the fifth point of the Grainger test because her belief in the immutability and binary nature of sex was in conflict with the fundamental rights of others. To be clear: Forstater’s comments — courteously and reasonably expressed — were made outside the workplace.” Read more here.
Decade in Review: Marital Norms Erode, by Ryan T. Anderson and Robert P. George. “Law shapes culture; culture shapes beliefs; beliefs shape action. The law now effectively teaches that mothers and fathers are replaceable, that marriage is simply about consenting adult relationships, of whatever formation the parties happen to prefer. This undermines the truth that children deserve a mother and a father — one of each.” Read more here.
How Gender Fluidity Wrecks Both Feminism and Transgenderism, by Georgi Boorman. “First transgenderism destroyed the meaning of womanhood. Now, gender-fluidity and non-binary have destroyed the meaning of transgender. And the whole chaotic, destructive process is based on feelings over concrete, objective truth.” Read more here.
Transgender Athletes Playing Competitive Sports Was a Rising Policy Issue in 2019, by Nicole Russell. “The year 2019 saw an uptick in male athletes besting females in female-only sports, citing their transgender identity. Now, lawmakers in three states—Washington, Tennessee, and Georgia—have proposed legislation that would place restrictions on transgender athletes in sports. Might legislation quell this new wave of transgender activism and make sports fair again?” Read more here.
Regulate Pornography: See Centuries of State Obscenity Laws, by Jesse Miriam. “Our lenses have been distorted by the very subject we are trying to analyze. We inhabit a world saturated with the most salacious images imaginable. As a result, we cannot clearly see the harm they have created within our lives. Indeed, there is mounting scientific evidence that Judge Philips in Harmon (1891) was precisely right that ‘familiarity with obscenity blunts the sensibilities.’ Pornography invades our neurological circuitry and transforms how we view sexual intimacy, other people, and ourselves. This impairment makes us unreliable regulators of our own behavior.” Read more here.
U.K. Case Shows ‘Equality Act’ Would Help U.S. Trans Bullies Get More People Fired, by Chad Felix Greene. “What is being described is akin to a religious doctrine in which those who hold opposing beliefs inherently violate that doctrine. While citing potential harm toward transgender people if beliefs regarding binary sex are permitted, it never occurs to these authorities that transgender people have the freedom and power to define what the term ‘sex’ means for everyone else.” Read more here.
3 Bad Ideas Fueling the Fury Against J.K. Rowling’s Critique of Transgenderism, by Emily Jashinsky. “Three bad ideas are fueling the backlash against J.K. Rowling. The first, that a human’s biological sex can be changed. The second, that believing otherwise tarnishes one’s character. The third, that artists must conform entirely to leftist standards lest their work be deemed unworthy of consumption. Each of these bad ideas is rooted in notions both ascendant and troubling.” Read more here.
How Parents Can Protect Kids from Porn Without Moving to a Secluded Mountain, by Holly Scheer. “You must be proactive with your children. Fight The New Drug puts the age most children are exposed to porn somewhere between 8 and 11 years old. This means we as parents can’t wait for high school or youth group to talk about family values, sexual morality, safe browsing, or the porn industry. At that point, it could be far too late.” Read more here.
For the LGBT Mob, Lesbian Ads on the Hallmark Channel are Just the Beginning, by Hans Fiene. “On the latest episode of ‘Everybody on the Internet is Angry,’ the Hallmark Channel found itself caught between a Christian rock and an LGBT hard place. After the network ran a commercial from online wedding firm Zola featuring a lesbian wedding, One Million Moms, a division of the American Family Association, ‘voiced its concern and gave Hallmark the opportunity to do the right thing.’” Read more here.
What Do Americans Think About Banning Porn? By Charles Fain Lehman. “While a declining minority of Americans support an outright ban on pornography, that does not mean we consider the stuff unproblematic. Rather, polls consistently show that Americans consider porn morally and socially problematic—a sign that more aggressive enforcement of existing laws, or careful regulation, might be more popular than some might expect.” Read more here.
‘Holiday Candles’ Can’t Change the Fact That Abortion Isn’t ‘Magical,’ by Ashley Bateman. “The holidays certainly are magical, but not for those suffering the mental, emotional, and physical effects of an abortion … Ultimately and undeniably ‘abortion is consistently associated with elevated rates of mental illness,’ ‘the abortion experience directly contributes to mental health problems for at least some women,’ and ‘research in the field cannot adequately measure the extent of impact of abortion on women’s mental illness.’” Read more here.
Medical Associations Embrace Propaganda, Not Science, by Jane Robbins. “The transgender industry profits handsomely from experimenting on children who are confused about their sex. Experiments include puberty-blocking drugs, cross-sex hormones (estrogen for boys, testosterone for girls), and even mutilating surgery for kids who are too young to buy cough syrup but supposedly competent to make permanent life-altering medical decisions. When challenged about the horror of these medical interventions, the radicals smugly cite support from medical associations such as the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the Endocrine Society. Case closed.” Read more here.
When 6th Graders Can Access Rape Porn on Their Smartphones, School Becomes Toxic, by Destiny Herndon-De La Rosa. “Our children are growing up in a very different world than the one we knew as kids. Gone are the days of your grandfather’s Playboy. Today, children have access to explicit, violent and degrading sexual material in the palm of their hands at all times.” Read more here.
What’s Really at Stake in the Porn Debate, by Matt Fradd. “Over the last 40 years, there has been a great deal of research that states quite emphatically that pornography consumption is detrimental to the consumer, to our relationships, and to society as a whole … Today, children as young as eight years old are being exposed to the most brutal and graphic forms of pornography. This early exposure quickly leads to a warped understanding of the gift of sexuality, often planting misogynistic seeds in the minds of second graders.” Read more here.
If Drag Queens Can Read to Schoolkids, Why Not Felons and Prostitutes? by Tony Perkins. “If it’s okay for drag queens to host story hour, what about prostitutes? At one Austin, Texas elementary school, students got both! In what some parents are calling ‘a sign of things to come’ under the city’s radical new sex ed, the kids at Blackshear Fine Arts Academy had an unexpected visitor — with an even more unexpected background. But as shocked as parents were to learn that ‘Miss Kitty Litter ATX’ was a convicted criminal, they were even more horrified to find out that the school district knew it!” Read more here.
Physical Interventions on the Bodies of Children to ‘Affirm’ Their ‘Gender Identity’ Violate Sound Medical Ethics and Should Be Prohibited, by Ryan T. Anderson and Robert P. George. “No one is born in the wrong body, because no one is born “in” a body. Rather, we are our bodies. There is nothing that could be ‘in’ the wrong body, for the soul is the substantial form of the body—not some sort of separate substance … The sexual binary is a biological reality. There is no scientific—indeed, no non-ideological—ground for denying it.” Read more here.
Marriage and Pregnancy Reduce Crime, by Star Parker. “What is it about birth and marriage that contributes significantly to reducing crime? … I would speculate that it is similar to why, when a pregnant woman sees an ultrasound image of the child developing within her, she is less likely to abort that child. It’s a wake-up call to the awe and mystery of life, which produces a sense of meaning and personal responsibility. It follows that we ought to be concerned about the decline in Americans’ sense of importance of marriage and children.” Read more here.
‘Fairness for All’ Is Well Intentioned but Inadequate and Misguided, by Ryan T. Anderson. Despite the undoubted good will of those who drafted and introduced the legislation, and despite some meaningful though insufficient protections for religious liberty, the bill is not in fact fair for all. Its protections for religious liberty come at the high cost of enshrining a misguided sexual and gender ideology into federal law. This will allow the federal government to use our civil rights laws as a sword to punish citizens who dissent from the reigning sexual orthodoxy. This is certain to create significant harm to the common good, especially for the privacy, safety, and equality of women and girls.” Read more here.
Can Faith Fortify Fidelity? By Mariah Sanders, Julie H. Haupt, and Jeffrey Dew. “While there are differing opinions as to what constitutes infidelity, most would agree that fidelity in relationships is worth protecting. Not only can the lack of fidelity increase the risk of divorce, it can also result in decreased relationship satisfaction, and is ‘reliably associated with poorer mental health, particularly depression/anxiety and PTSD.’” Read more here.
Are We in the Midst of a Transgender Murder Epidemic? By Wilfred Reilly. “There is remarkably little evidence that transgender Americans are killed at an unusually high rate. According to an exhaustive database kept by the [Human Rights Campaign], there were 29 recorded murders of trans individuals in the most violent recent year on record (2017), a fraction of the 17,294 murders committed that year. In fact, the transgender murder rate is far lower than the murder rates for African Americans, poor Americans of all races, and ‘men’ in general. Further, most murders of trans persons are same-race domestic or personal disputes, not hate crimes.” Read more here.
Should We Teach Kids About Porn’s Harms? Yes, and Here’s How, by Thomas Lickona. “The sexual revolution normalized pornography. The Internet made it ubiquitous. Why should we be concerned about porn’s effects on our children’s sexual attitudes and behavior—and how can we talk to them about it? Unfortunately, exposure to Internet pornography is happening at younger and younger ages. Experts estimate that in the U.S. and UK, the average age at which boys begin to access Internet pornography is now 11.” Read more here.
The New Fatherhood Is Not Benefiting Children Who Need It Most, by Nicholas Zill. “Time-use surveys have found that married fathers in 2011 were devoting nearly three times as much time per week to child-care activities as married fathers did in 1965, though still only half as much time as mothers. Most pediatricians and developmental psychologists believe the trend toward more egalitarian, burden-sharing parenthood, and especially involved fathering, is all to the good. Unfortunately, my examination of child support data from the Census Bureau reveals that the new fatherhood is not benefiting the children who need it most.” Read more here.
Transgender People Claim Gays are ‘Transphobic’ for Declining Sex With Them, by Libby Emmons. “Homosexuality has long meant a sexual orientation wherein a person is attracted to others of his own sex. Yet because leftist theorists have split biological sex and gender, there’s this idea in transgender ideology that homosexuality should mean ‘attracted to people of your own gender.’ To them, gender means the sex a person wants to imitate, rather than that person’s immutable biological reality. While biological sex-attracted homosexual men would be attracted to other men, the new idea is that they should be attracted also to trans women, who supposedly have the gender male, but the sex female.” Read more here.
Male Transjacking Will Ultimately End Women’s Sports, by Kaeley Triller Haver. “For those tempted to believe the male takeover of women’s sports is such a fringe issue that it’s not likely to be an important or frequent enough problem to merit any concern, think again.” Read more here.
These 2 Cases Show Why Trans ‘Rights’ Could Upend the Rights of All, by Nicole Russell. “By caving to a few students’ demands for policies based on transgender ideology, school administrators are championing the feelings of a few over the privacy and safety of the many, even though gender identity does not have protected status in federal civil rights laws like sex, religion, and ethnicity.” Read more here.
The Document That Reveals the Remarkable Tactics of Trans Lobbyists, by James Kirkup. “People and organisations that at the start of this decade had no clear policy on or even knowledge of trans issues are now enthusiastically embracing non-binary gender identities and transition, offering gender-neutral toilets and other changes required to accommodate trans people and their interests. These changes have, among other things, surprised many people. They wonder how this happened, and why no one seems to have asked them what they think about it, or considered how those changes might affect them.” Read more here.
When Adults Pursue Transgender Fantasies, Children Suffer. I Would Know, by Denise Shick. “The truth is that many children, regardless of their age, feel shame and embarrassment about their family situation. The pressure to accept or protect the ‘transitioning’ parent can generate anger, fear, and anxiety as well as loneliness and feelings of abandonment. Sometimes the children’s prolonged and unresolved grief leads to depression, eating disorders, or substance abuse.” Read more here.
A Tyrannical Minority and Silent Majority, by Madeleine Kearns. “Is it surprising that [transgender] activists rely on the ignorance of the media and general public to push their agenda? Not really, when you consider how obviously dangerous and wrong that agenda is. But there’s more to it. As is most often the case, the success of a tyrannical minority depends on the cowardice of the majority. Not on their action, but on our inaction.” Read more here.
Compelled Sexual Affirmation in the School Bathroom, by Gerard V. Bradley. “Plausible estimates of the number of self-identified transgender students in high schools across the country range anywhere from two to three percent up to nine percent of the total student body. And there is good reason to expect that, as ‘compelled affirmation’ policies and the wider elite-cultural promotion of transgender identity proliferate, so too will the number of confused high-school students. Copy-cat sexual identity questioning is already a documented phenomenon.” Read more here.
Transgenderism and the Olympics, by Ned Barnett. “Next year’s Tokyo Summer Olympics may spell the swift death of the transgender movement as a dominant politically correct touchstone. Men, self-identifying as women, are poised to make a clean sweep of the Women’s Olympics, triggering a very public debate on this third-rail subject … The International Olympic Committee — the IOC — recently admitted that it couldn’t come up with fair guidelines governing how and when ‘transgender women’ (that is, men) can compete as women, against actual women.” Read more here.
The Left Claims There’s An ‘Epidemic’ Of Anti-Trans Hate Crimes. They’re Lying. Here Are the Facts, by Matt Walsh. “[Andy] Ngo received the punishment from [Twitter] after he attempted to correct misinformation from Chelsea Clinton. The former First Daughter decided to ring in this year’s ‘Transgender Day of Remembrance’ by spreading the outrageous and dangerous, yet exceedingly common, lie that trans people are falling victim to a hate crime epidemic.” Read more here.
A Dark Day for Free Speech as Judge Bans Parents’ LGBT Protests, by Will Jones. “Protests should never have been necessary. But the school’s refusal to engage with the parents or show sensitivity to their concerns shows exactly why the right to protest is essential – the necessary last resort to stop schools from trampling on parents’ rights over the education of their children … With each passing day the truth becomes clearer: that in the future, no dissent will be tolerated.” Read more here.
When She Came Out as a ‘Boy,’ Therapists Silenced Her Mother, by Douglas Murray. “Even if there are some people who actually suffer from gender dysphoria, and even if for some of them life-changing surgery is the best possible option, how might they be differentiated from people who have such ideas suggested to them but who later turn out to have made the wrong decision for themselves?” Read more here.
When Will Transgender Clinical Activists Acknowledge Detransitioners? by Madeleine Kearns. “There has been next to no research into the phenomenon of detransition. Despite this, clinicians are proceeding with high-risk and irreversible treatment for gender-confused patients. This is particularly distressing in relation to children. The gender youth clinic at Britain’s National Health Service has seen 10,000 young people in the last three decades.” Read more here.
The Money Behind the Transgender Movement, by Kelly Riddell. “The bathroom debate started in California, where the Gay Straight Alliance Network, an organization based in Oakland, has been lobbying hard for transgender rights … They’ve created Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) clubs in more than 61 percent of California school’s [sic] and have advocated for and achieved 11 pro-LGBT laws in the state, including a 2013 bill that allowed students to join sports teams and use the bathroom of their gender preference.” Read more here.
Abortion “Logic”: Kill Kenyan Children in the Womb to Prevent Killing Outside the Womb, by Laura Nicole. Because of desperate poverty or truly horrific conditions or abuse, infanticide is a growing practice. [Some] believe the solution to this horrific killing is to facilitate more killing — but with abortions. The desperate conditions of women and girls in Kenya must not be papered-over. Mothers are told to feed Coca Cola to their unwanted newborns in order to kill them. Others throw babies into rivers, or latrine pits, or abandon them in the woods, or by a train station, because they lack the resources to feed themselves or other family members. Upsettingly, some ‘medical professionals’ will also kill newborns, born into buckets of water, with hammers.” Read more here.
Media Hype Planned Parenthood Abortion App, Ignore Pro-Life Ones, by Katie Yoder. “Abortion tells women they can’t – they can’t have a child and succeed. But the pro-life movement says that women can. Women can give birth and choose adoption. Women can raise a child and pursue an education or career. Women can have a family and lead a fulfilling life. The media shouldn’t shy away from informing women: Abortion apps aren’t the only ones out there. Abortion isn’t the only option.” Read more here.
The Tragedy of the ‘Trans’ Child, by Madeleine Kearns. “In truth, it’s progressive attitudes that are victimizing the child, and James Younger is not an outlier. There are many more just like him, and some in even more dire straits. For years, the medical and legal establishments have been ignoring evidence and bending their standards to please transgender activists, some of whom are clinicians.” Read more here.
I Feel Like a Natural Woman … Because I Am, by Libby Emmons. “The only way that the trans narrative gains traction is by proclaiming that women are nothing more than a feeling. If that’s true, then anyone who feels like they are a woman can be one, and anyone who doesn’t feel like a woman can opt out. It is only through the eradication of biological sex as a determining factor that trans ideology makes any sense. While the going line has been that trans people are ‘just born that way,’ gendered minds in sexed bodies, a new account is coming to the fore, one that makes trans a choice, not an orientation.” Read more here.
Pro-Trans Advertising Doesn’t Reflect Most of America, by Nicole Russell. “To hear college students and corporate consumer-product commercials tell it, gender fluidity is so normal, popular even, that they’re simply communicating these ideas as a way to reflect the new progressivism in America. Only that’s not exactly the case. Their ideas aren’t at all in sync with the rest of the country. Still, that doesn’t stop college students from talking about the ‘infinite’ number of genders, or corporations from selling Sprite with a commercial about transgenderism and breast-binding to boot, minus any mention of the soft drink itself.” Read more here.
New York Requires Religious Schools, Churches, Hospitals to Hire Pro-Abortion, Pro-LGBT Employees, by Holly Scheer. “New York has taken a strong stand against both religious freedom and life causes this year, with three laws that push forward an ethical climate in the state completely incompatible with liberty, true health care, and allowing people to live according to their consciences. These laws push an intrusive agenda, overreaching into every part of people’s lives, including into whether churches can hire and fire people for doctrinal issues.” Read more here.
Why Are There No Celebrated Trans Ballerinas or Gymnasts? Easy: They Are Males, by Doug Mainwaring. “Men who pretend to be women can’t perform and excel in sports that belong solely to women so apparently they’re not even trying. Doing so would shatter the fragile illusion that men can be women. As one young man who aspires to be a ballerina recently admitted, ‘I really was surprised to see that pointe [dance performed on the tips of one’s toes] wasn’t as easy and graceful as other girls made it.’ No wonder. Leotards, tutu, and preferred pronouns notwithstanding, he’s a guy.” Read more here.
‘It’s a Game’: The Travesty of the Daleiden Case, by Mairead McArdle. “Perhaps the most telling moment of all the lawsuits occurred in that case, when longtime California abortionist Dr Forrest Smith testified, shockingly, on behalf of Daleiden, saying that even he cannot support Planned Parenthood’s reckless modus operandi when it comes to procuring fetal body parts. ‘There’s no question in my mind that at least some of these fetuses were live births,’ Smith told the court when asked whether the controversial, more aggressive abortion procedure Planned Parenthood executives describe in one of the undercover videos could result in the delivery of a live infant. ‘Very few people in abortion, outside of Planned Parenthood, do that.’ Read more here.
The UN is Pushing Abortion on Developing Countries, But the Trump Administration is Fighting Back, by Shea Garrison. “Once again, the United Nations is pushing abortion into developing countries under the guise of ‘accelerating’ progress for women. And once again, the Trump administration is fighting back. Backed by Western organizations and money, the U.N. Population Fund (UNFPA), Norway and Kenya staged a summit last week in Nairobi to reflect the narrow interests of abortion proponents.” Read more here.
Have We Reached Peak Trans Madness? Sorry, But No, by Ann Farmer. “Even trans individuals who disagree must acknowledge that there are two sexes, otherwise they could not make the attempt to transition from one to the other. To claim otherwise would be to make a nonsense of the ideology even on its own terms.” Read more here.
New York Times Comes Up With ANOTHER Euphemism For Baby’s Heartbeat, by Hank Berrien. Last May, The New York Times decided to refer to a baby’s heartbeat in the womb with a term designed to camouflage there was a real baby there, using the term ‘embryonic pulsing’ to describe the heartbeat. On Monday, the Times decided to utilize another euphemism for the baby’s heartbeat, referring to it as ‘the pulsing of what becomes the fetus’s heart.’” Read more here.
Author Brilliantly Deconstructs 4 Arguments Made by Pro-Abortion Activists, by Frank Camp. “A video was recently posted to the ‘Students for Life of America’ Facebook page showing how easily pro-abortion arguments fall apart under scrutiny. While the video – a speech by Catholic author Trent Horn – is not itself new, it warrants examination.” Read more here.
Why the Planned Parenthood Whistleblower Case Will Likely Hit the Supreme Court, by Margot Cleveland. “No matter the outcome of that appeal, expect the Supreme Court to weigh in on this important constitutional question. When the court does, watch too for the mainstream media to sacrifice its interests in a free speech and a free press to the altar of abortion.” Read more here.
1 Year After Sex Change, This Teen Regrets His ‘Frankenstein Hack Job,’ by Walt Heyer. “Less than a year after having gender surgery, Nathaniel now says, ‘This whole thing was a bad idea. I am 19 years old, and I feel as though I have ruined my life.’ It’s heartbreaking each time I get a letter from someone who underwent gender-change surgery and regrets it, especially someone as young as Nathaniel.” Read more here.
An Honest Abortion Debate, by Alexandra DeSanctis. “The most powerful part of Flanagan’s essay comes in its latter half, a challenge to supporters of abortion rights, when she discusses the technology that enables 3D ultrasound imaging of the fetus in utero. ‘These sonograms are so richly detailed that many expectant mothers pay to have one made in a shopping-mall studio, much in the spirit in which they might bring the baby to a portrait studio,’ she writes. ‘They are one thing and one thing only: baby pictures.’” Read more here.
Don’t Give in to the Bullying Trans Activists, by Graham Linehan. “This is what I was able to hang onto in the worst moments: gender ideology is so incoherent that almost everything is now transphobic, including the National Health Service, dictionaries, the Venus symbol on Always sanitary products, The Vagina Monologues and Lou Reed. If they can take a transwoman to court on a charge of transphobia, if they can bully a transwoman, Debbie Hayton, for refusing to adhere to current orthodoxy, they can certainly give you a hard time for whatever transphobic thing it is you’re doing at the moment.” Read more here.
Marriage Surpasses Cohabitation in Relationship Quality, But Most Americans Don’t Seem to Know It, by Alysse ElHage. The [Pew Research Center] report, which is based on Pew’s American Trends Panel survey of over 9,000 married and cohabiting adults, does an excellent job of highlighting some of the key relationship quality differences that persist between marriage and cohabiting relationships, despite the increasing prevalence of shacking up. The Pew survey also shows that most Americans, especially younger generations, increasingly embrace popular myths about cohabitation that are not reflected in the reality of these relationships or backed up by research. Read more here.
Why Hormone-Suppressing Drugs Won’t Stop Men’s Advantage in Women’s Sports, by Ray Hacke. “Activists appear to have two approaches to controlling the narrative concerning transgender athletes’ successes in women’s sports: Attack the critics, or keep things hush-hush. Neither has proven particularly effective at quelling a controversy that needn’t exist, isn’t going away, and really has only one solution.” Read more here.
4 Feminist Lies That Are Making Women Miserable, by Suzanne Venker. “The messages to women about how to have a happy life—as it relates to love and sex, work and family—have merely served to make women miserable. Not only are they unhappier than their mothers and grandmothers ever were, they’re significantly more stressed out; much more so than men … While there’s more than one reason for this sad state of affairs, at the heart of it are the lies feminists have been telling for years.” Read more here.
New Data Show “Gender-Affirming” Surgery Doesn’t Really Improve Mental Health. So Why Are the Study’s Authors Saying It Does? By Mark Regnerus. “Data from a new study show that the beneficial effect of surgery for transgender people is so small that a clinic may have to perform as many as 49 gender-affirming surgeries before they could expect to prevent one additional person from seeking subsequent mental health treatment. Yet that’s not what the authors say. That the authors corrupted otherwise-excellent data and analyses with a skewed interpretation signals an abandonment of scientific rigor and reason in favor of complicity with activist groups seeking to normalize infertility-inducing and permanently disfiguring surgeries.” Read more here.
Significant Challenges Remain Before Women Enjoy Same Status With Men, by Kyle McCarter. This week, thousands of people have gathered for the Nairobi Summit … And while we appreciate Kenya’s desire to host this week’s conference as a recognition of progress, the reality is that pro-abortion groups are using it as a vehicle to try and further their agenda … For example, the term ‘Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR)’ is being sold as if it were akin to the original consensus terms of sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights. This is an attempted overreach, as ‘sexual rights’ is a concept undefined by intergovernmental consensus.” Read more here.
Here Is What Parents and Activists Say About Austin’s Progressive Sex Education, by Mary Margaret Olohan. “An Austin, Texas, school district plans to implement explicit sex education in 2020, but parents and activists warned that this is an agenda-driven curriculum they fear sexualizes their children as young as 8 years old.” Read more here.
Does Marriage Really Make Us Healthier and Happier? by Dr. Marina Adshade. “The cautious answer to this question is, yes: married people do appear to be happier than people who are not married, including people who are never married. And, in fact, … marriage appears to make women happier than men … The larger issue is that people who are happy with their lives are also more likely to get married.” Read more here.
Liberals Continue Fight Against Religious Freedom for Adoption Agencies, by Tony Perkins. “It’s hard enough to get the truth out on a level playing field—but in today’s news, it’s downright impossible. The left has disinformation down to a science, especially when it comes to LGBT issues. That’s dangerous in any situation—but on the president’s new adoption rule, it could mean the difference between a child finding a home and growing up without any love at all.” Read more here.
Immigrant Women 1; Jessica Yaniv 0. Meanwhile, ‘Trans’ Politics Takes a New Turn, by Carolyn Moynihan. “A ruling by a Canadian human rights tribunal last month against transgender woman Jessica Yaniv was welcome news to anyone who had begun to wonder just how far official protection of transgender expression would go. But there are aspects of the case that leave it far from clear that it has drawn a line in the sand of transgender rights.” Read more here.
The Equal Rights Amendment May Pass Now. It’s Only Been 96 Years, by Maggie Astor. “The amendment was ratified by only 35 of the necessary 38 states before a 1982 deadline. Nearly four decades later, in 2017, Nevada became the 36th. In 2018, Illinois was the 37th. Now, Virginia’s incoming Democratic leaders have promised to take it up immediately when the legislature convenes in January — and given that it failed in the Virginia Senate by only one vote when the body was under Republican control, passage is almost assured.” Read more here.
What They Don’t Tell Women About Chemical Abortions Will Hurt You, by Bradley Mattes. “The chemical abortion pill, marketed as Mifeprex and referred to as a medication abortion, is the future of the abortion industry. The number of chemical abortions in America has increased dramatically while the overall tally of abortions has declined. Those who advocate for and provide this abortion drug almost always downplay the excruciating process that awaits unsuspecting women, doing a grave disservice to them.” Read more here.
The UN Is Holding An $8 Million Abortion Summit in Africa, by Elyssa Koren. “Cairo makes clear that abortion is not to be used as a method of family planning, and paints abortion in a negative light. It states unambiguously that abortion laws are to be decided at the domestic level — defending national sovereignty from U.N. imposition. Moreover, it addresses a multitude of other topics ranging from health at large, to nutrition, economics and more, which Nairobi fails to capture entirely.” Read more here.
What Is Autogynephilia? An Interview with Dr Ray Blanchard, by Louise Perry. “I do not believe that autogynephilia per se—or any other paraphilia or sexual orientation—can be extirpated through treatment. In my opinion, people can be taught not to do what they want—when what they want is harmful to themselves or others—but they cannot be taught not to want what they want.” Read more here.
Against Gender-Neutral Bathrooms, by Madeleine Kearns. “This year, Yale law-school students successfully sued the state of Connecticut for single-occupant all-gender restrooms … Though Yale has not made public how much this cost, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education, another campus in California spent $150,000 on a new gender-inclusive, single-occupancy restroom.” Read more here.
The Quest to Ban Selective Abortion, by Alexandra DeSanctis. “Two years ago, CBS News published a report praising Iceland for ‘eradicating Down syndrome births.’ The article’s headline promised to give readers a glimpse ‘inside the country where Down syndrome is disappearing.’ But, as it turned out, Icelandic doctors hadn’t been pioneering cures for the chromosomal disorder; they’d been overseeing a medical system in which nearly 100 percent of pregnant women who receive a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome choose abortion.” Read more here.
Will Gay Rights Trump Religious Freedom?, by Luke Goodrich. “Ward’s case offers an example of how the ‘abortion’ model can resolve conflicts between gay rights and religious freedom. In the abortion context, the law recognizes a right to abortion, but it also recognizes the right of conscientious objectors to live by a different moral view. It allows conscientious objectors to step aside. This doesn’t mean doctors can stop women from getting abortions, but it means they can’t be forced to participate.” Read more here.
YouTube Won’t Let a Medical Doctor Say This Sentence, by Katrina Trinko. “This is not about how you think children experiencing gender identity issues should be treated, but whether you think there should be an open conversation on this topic, so that parents can make informed decisions about what’s best for their child. Censoring a medical doctor doesn’t put YouTube on the right side of history. It just shows that it’s a big tech company prioritizing the preferences of the activist left over free speech for all.” Read more here.
The Troubling Rise of Do-It-Yourself Abortions, by Tessa Longbons, “In 2014, 12% of abortion facilities treated a woman who had attempted a do-it-yourself abortion and suffered complications, but by 2017, that figure had reached 18%. That percentage may still be increasing because of Aid Access, a relatively new abortion organization that aims to push self-induced chemical abortions on the United States.” Read more here.
Missouri Has One Abortion Clinic. Here’s What’s Going on in Planned Parenthood’s Fight to Keep it Open, by Mary Margaret Olohan. “Planned Parenthood is fighting to keep the last abortion clinic in Missouri open as health officials say that the clinic violated mandated health requirements and that the clinic refused to cooperate with mandated inspections … The closure of the clinic would make Missouri the first state without a functioning abortion clinic since 1974.” Read more here.
Sexually Explicit Books Were Put in These Virginia Classrooms. Parents Want Answers, by Anna Anderson. “Parents in Loudoun County, Virginia, are outraged after discovering that thousands of books were placed in classrooms across the school district this year as part of a new “Diverse Classroom Library Initiative.” While most of these books focus on introducing kids to different cultures and ethnicities, parents began to discover that an alarming number of the books focused on ‘sexual diversity,’ contain sexually explicit language, including ‘frequent descriptions of underage drinking, fondling, masturbation, orgasms, oral sex, sexual intercourse, sexual abuse, statutory rape, incest, and rape.’” Read more here.
Could the Threat of Lawsuits Rein in Gender Dysphoria Doctors?, by Michael Cook. “A lawyer from one of Australia’s leading class action firms, Slater & Gordon, told The Australian that ten years ago she had won a confidential settlement for a man who underwent gender change at Melbourne’s original Monash Gender Dysphoria Clinic. He told her: ‘I have just the same amount of psychological distress as before (transition) and now I’ve got all these physical (complications from transition) as well.’” Read more here.
Rachel McKinnon Is a Cheat and a Bully, by Madeleine Kearns. “Rachel McKinnon — the so-called defending ‘ champion’ of women’s track cycling — is a man. I’ll repeat that so my meaning cannot be misconstrued. He is a man. Maybe my kind-hearted reader is offended by this blunt phrasing. Why am I calling McKinnon a man — when, perhaps for complicated reasons, he would rather be called a woman? Why don’t I compromise and call him a ‘trans woman,’ as others do? Or be polite and address him by ‘she/her’ pronouns, like everyone else in the media?” Read more here.
The Hard Questions About Young People and Gender Transitions, by Andrew Sullivan. “Earlier this week, I met a group of women in their early 20s who are not supposed to exist. They’re women who, in their teens, realized that they were actually men, socially transitioned to the other sex, and then underwent hormone therapy to change their bodies, faces, and voices to become transgender men. After varying amounts of time, however, they all realized they had made a big mistake, stopped testosterone therapy, and ‘detransitioned’ back to being who they were before.” Read more here.
Parents Speak Out: How Health Care Professionals Failed Their Daughter, by The Kelsey Coalition. “In just 45 minutes, a licensed therapist determined that our 12-year-old daughter was a boy. This occurred just two weeks after the first time our daughter ever expressed any form of interest in being the opposite sex. The therapist knew that this was a very recent statement, she knew our daughter obsessed for years about being the very ideal of femininity and that she developed a severe eating disorder. The therapist had all of that information. Yet this professionally-trained therapist told us that our daughter was in fact, a boy.” Read more here.
Pornography is a Public Health Crisis, by Kurt Mahlburg. “Like so many aspects of the sexual revolution, our decades-long experiment with porn has provided us with mountains of research about its culture-wide impact. Its links to mental health problems, sexual dissatisfaction, infidelity and even crime have led American lawmakers to declare porn a public health crisis in 16 states. ‘Porn’s not hurting anyone’ has to be one of the biggest lies ever told.” Read more here.
Kids are Lab Rats in School Boards’ Transgender Social Engineering Experiments, by Cathy Ruse. “No one wants to see a child in distress, especially a child suffering from sex confusion. But solutions like dedicated private bathrooms, or strengthening anti-bullying policies, were shut down. Because it’s not about bathrooms. It’s not about bullying. It’s about forcing all children and families to change their behaviors, their speech, and ultimately their beliefs, to conform to the new government-mandated social orthodoxy. It’s about power and politics.” Read more here.
‘Cold, Calculated, Institutionalized Child Abuse’: Experts Comment on Gender ‘Transitions’ For Kids, by Madeleine Jacob. “In the wake of the James Younger case, experts and children’s rights activists spoke to LifeSiteNews about the ‘devastation’ of subjecting kids to transgenderism, warning that this phenomenon is a ‘social contagion’ with horrible consequences.” Read more here.
Divorce Rates Are Falling, but Put a Hold on the Celebration, by Alan J. Hawkins And Betsy Vandenberghe. “Divorce is, unquestionably, here to stay, offering extrication from deeply troubled, abusive, or necrotic marriages. Yet the most common reasons for divorce — lack of commitment, too much conflict, unrealistic expectations, lack of equality — are all amenable to help and resolution. Most divorces, in fact, are preceded by moderately happy, low-conflict marriages, not dangerous, miserable, or high-conflict relationships.” Read more here.
LGBT Activists Won’t Admit Anything’s Wrong With A Man Flashing Children During Drag Queen Story Hour, by Chad Felix Greene. “The reality is that behind the positive ideals and open and inclusive messaging, the loosely organized events nationwide have caused some genuinely serious concerns for parents … For example, a drag queen performed a song containing profanity and took off layers of clothing while dancing provocatively at a children’s event. At another children’s event, adults passed out condoms, sexual items, and phallic-shaped bookmarks with sexual education material.” Read more here.
Trans Athletes Destroy the Meaning of Women, Then Ask ‘What is a Woman?,’ by Georgi Boorman. “The question of who is a woman has gone from a scientific finality to a ‘cultural inquiry,’ because the end goal of gender ideology’s proponents is to separate identity as a whole from biology. You are what you think you are, not what physical reality reveals you to be.” Read more here.
No, Polygamy Is Not a ‘Right,’ by John Hirschauer. “What’s striking as you read the various arguments for the virtues of polyamorous unions—each one subtly (or not so subtly) suggesting that such unions ought to be recognized as legitimate marriages—is their congruence with the undergirding logic employed by the majority in Obergefell v. Hodges. In his Obergefell dissent, Chief Justice John Roberts noted ‘how much of the majority’s reasoning would apply with equal force to the claim of a fundamental right to plural marriage.’” Read more here.
In the New Transgender World, Women No Longer Exist, by David Marcus. “The big point here is that there is no such thing as a woman. There never has been, and there is not now. ‘Woman’ is a slur used by the patriarchy to keep non-binary, gender-neutral, trans people in a box. The very notion that women exist keeps so many people from being able to exist. This is why it must be absolutely clear that ‘women’ do not exist.” Read more here.
Have 1 in 5 Americans Been in a Consensual Non-Monogamous Relationship?, by Charles Fain Lehman. “There is nothing with which modern relationship journalism seems so peculiarly infatuated as non-monogamy. Call it ‘polyamory,’ ‘swinging,’ or ‘consensual non-monogamy’ (CNM)—if reporting is to be believed, it’s everywhere.” Read more here.
Normalizing Polyamory, by Rod Dreher. “Last night I got into a Twitter argument with a couple of Catholic guys who don’t understand why I write about everything as if it’s a crisis. My answer is that because we really are in a social meltdown … Things are falling apart rapidly, with the leading institutions in our society having embraced the collapse, and advocating for it as progress. Like Flannery O’Connor said, ‘To the hard of hearing, you shout.’” Read more here.
When They Come for Your Kid, by Rod Dreher. “Do you understand what’s happening here? Within the medical profession, physicians and others who do not agree with the maximal claims of gender ideologues are being driven out of their jobs … It means that you cannot accept stated medical opinion as definitive. There is no consensus in this field.” Read more here.
A Man Won Gold in Women’s Cycling (Again). When Will We Say ‘No More’?, by Nicole Russell. “Science supports what most people intuitively understand: that men and women are physiologically different. Those differences give men certain advantages over women. Anyone who accepts sex segregation in sports understands this, and it’s why many women are outraged at biological men moving into women’s sports.” Read more here.
Dispute Over Texas 7-Year-Old May Prove a Legal Setback for Transgender Movement, by Robert Hutchinson. “The legal dispute between a formerly married Texas couple over whether their 7-year-old son should be given hormone-blocking treatments and ‘transition’ to being a girl may turn out to be the straw that finally breaks the transgender movement’s back – at least in terms of public opinion.” Read more here.
A Swedish Team Takes a Critical Look at Treatment For Gender Dysphoria, by Michael Cook. “One of Sweden’s leading experts in child and adolescent psychiatry, Professor Christopher Gillberg, has put himself on the firing line by denouncing experimental sex-corrective treatment. Earlier this year he told the Swedish Parliament that treating young women who want to become men is ‘one of the biggest scandals in medical history.’” Read more here.
Why It’s Probably Not a Coincidence that the Mother Transing Her 7-Year-Old Isn’t Biologically Related, by Katy Faust. “Beyond the ‘tale of two households’ that set up this court battle, and the ideological madness on display in the proceedings, something else about this case deserves our attention: one of the two parents engaged in this custodial tug-of-war isn’t biologically related to little James. Care to guess which one? Do you think it’s the parent who wants to keep him physically whole? It’s not.” Read more here.
Why Detransitioners Frighten Trans Activists, by James Caspian. “The thing that has most disturbed me in all of this … has been the sheer scale of the denial, vilification, ignorance and, at best, silence that has come from trans-activist groups and their supporters on the subject of detransition. In any other field of medical practice, if evidence began to emerge of a practice that so many patients were saying had caused them harm there would be an inquiry into it.” Read more here.
Andrea Long Chu: Liquid Modernity’s Poster Gal, by Rod Dreher. “We’re coming up on the one year anniversary of the casting-off of Chu’s male genitalia … Nearly a year after the surgery, she says she’s feeling more miserable than she’d expected. ‘It’s perversely vindicating,’ she adds with a wry smile. Dressed in a jumpsuit patterned with blue-and-white flowers, she brushes a curtain of curls away from her face with a flip of her wrist, revealing a tattoo of a geometric vulva on the underside of her forearm. ‘It’s very dangerous to get what you want.’” Read more here.
A Detransitioner Jumps Off the Trans Train, by Rod Dreher. “Watching the story, you feel for these people. The mother had no business doing what she did, but medical authorities, which she trusted, told her Patrick was transgender, and then Patrick threatened to kill himself if he didn’t get what he wanted. She loves her son, and wanted to save his life. She ended up very nearly ruining it. Her, and the doctors treating him.” Read more here.
Transing Children is Child Abuse and Should be Punished, by Joy Pullmann. “Our society has laws against child mutilation, and for good reason: Because it is evil. It’s evil when it’s female genital mutilation, it’s evil when it’s double mastectomies on healthy 13-year-olds, and it’s evil when it’s the slow chemical castration of a perfectly healthy eight-year-old boy whose only crime was to playact as the wrong cartoon character in front of his mother.” Read more here.
These Health Violations at Illinois Abortion Facilities Will Make You Sick, by Holly Scheer. “Legalizing abortion in America hasn’t removed the unsafe facilities but instead given women the idea that they’re receiving safe medical services when they often are not. It’s time to call this out.” Read more here.
The Ghastly Practices of Planned Parenthood, by Michael Brown. “Truth is not only stranger than fiction. Truth is also more disturbing than fiction. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the abortion industry, where baby parts are meticulously collected and systemically labeled for immediate, profitable sale. Not only so, but all this takes place without the knowledge of the mother, who recovers in a waiting room nearby. And, if the reports are accurate, some of the slicing and dicing is done while the baby is still alive.” Read more here.
I Asked Thousands of Biologists When Life Begins. The Answer Wasn’t Popular, by Steve Jacobs. “I have concluded that one of the biggest reasons the abortion debate can’t be bridged is mistrust. I think this is primarily due to the stakes being so high for both sides. One side sees abortion rights as critical to gender equality, while the other sees abortion as an epic human rights tragedy—as over a billion humans have died in abortions since the year 2000.” Read more here.
I Was Fired for Not Using Transgender Pronouns, by Peter Vlaming. “Using the wrong pronouns would mean denying not only my faith, but objective reality. What’s more, it would mean sacrificing my freedom of conscience. I’d also be permitting the administrators to violate my legally protected freedom of speech by allowing them to compel me to express ideas I don’t agree with … My spotless record was irrelevant. My reputation for fairness among my students and peers counted for nothing. My willingness to go several extra miles for this student didn’t mean anything if I wouldn’t go one final inch. In the end, they fired me, and now I’ve filed suit against the school division in state court.” Read more here.
The Road to Infidelity Passes Through Multiple Sexual Partners, by James McQuivey. “The old joke starts with ‘How do you get to Carnegie Hall?’ and ends with the sage words, ‘Practice, practice, practice.’ It is advice that appears to apply to people who want to engage in—or prevent—marital infidelity. People who are sexually unfaithful to their marriage partners ‘practice’ behaviors going back to their very first sexual experiences that increase the likelihood that they will be unfaithful. Conversely, by avoiding those same behaviors, those who wish to remain faithful to their marriage partners can reduce the likelihood that they’ll be the source of marital infidelity.” Read more here.
Parents Can’t Count on Politicians to Fight Gender Ideology. Time to Take Action, by Jonathon Van Maren. “As the sexual revolution approaches total victory in the West, the latest battleground in the culture wars has begun to centre on the colonization of childhood. In the last few years, there has been a tremendous effort on the part of the LGBT movement and their allies in politics, the media, and the entertainment industry to begin introducing the tenets of their ideology to children at younger and younger ages. Those who oppose this, it almost goes without saying these days, are damned as bigots.” Read more here.
6 Crazy School District Responses to Parents Mad About LGBT Indoctrination of Preschoolers, by Joy Pullmann. “To state what should be obvious, sexual attraction is not the same as love. I don’t know about all of you readers, but I love lots of people whose genitals I never want to touch. Deliberately obscuring crucial realities like this, and by trusted adults to children who have no knowledge of the world to help them know this is a lie, is one reason to call what the district did propaganda.” Read more here.
Somewhere Over the Rainbow, Skies Are Blue, by Michael Cook. “This was the expectation [of legalizing same-sex marriage] just about everywhere, and especially in the United States, where SSM became legal after the 2015 Supreme Court case Obergefell v Hodges. It is widely believed that marriage equality generate important health benefits not only for adult same-sex couples, but also for LGBQ-identifying youths. Well, that was four years ago for Americans. How’s that working out for LGBQ youths? Has their health improved? Um, no.” Read more here.
In Georgia, Parents Win Battle Over Transgender Bathrooms at School, by Tony Perkins. “Jasper, Georgia, isn’t a big town. At last count, it had about 3,800 residents. So it was a big deal when 900 squeezed into the Pickens High School auditorium determined to stop Jasper from becoming the next stop in the march for transgender bathrooms. For the small community, the time for polite conversation was over.” Read more here.
Heteronormativity Smashers, by Rod Dreher. “Yesterday a video circulated on Twitter featuring Elly Barnes, a British lesbian who heads the charity ‘Educate and Celebrate.’ Their mission is to transform schools into LGBT-friendly places. In yesterday’s video, in the first couple of minutes, Barnes openly says that the goal is to ‘…completely smash heteronormativity…’ first in the schools, and then in society.” Read more here.
Canadian Court Strips Father of Rights, Allowing Teen to Transition Against His Wishes, by Nicole Russell. “The father’s rights have not fared well. In addition to stripping him of his right to have a say in his child’s medical treatments, the lower court ordered the father to use the child’s chosen pronouns, which are now male. This means that if the father uses his child’s birth name, or referred to his child as a girl—her biological sex at birth—it would be labeled ‘family violence’ under the province’s Family Law Act.” Read more here.
Gender Neutral Bathrooms and the Middle School Girl, by Libby Emmons. “At UCLA, a proposed requirement that there be more bathrooms that are inclusive brought backlash from trans and non-binary students, who are concerned that floor-to-ceiling partitions between stalls are discriminatory against trans and non-binary folks, because that’s not how men’s and women’s bathrooms are constructed. In this case, inclusivity isn’t about adequate privacy, but adequate exposure.” Read more here.
A ‘New’ Normal? An Updated Look at Fertility Trends Across the Globe, by Lyman Stone. “The data shows that very low fertility rates are becoming increasingly normal across the globe. Current declines are probably not just cyclical, but likely reflect a ‘new normal’ with most countries having birth rates between 1.4 and 1.9 children per woman.” Read more here.
‘Justice’ for Trans Athletes is Unfair to Girls Like My Daughter, by Cheryl Radachowsky. “As a parent, it is gut-wrenching to know that no matter how hard my daughter works to achieve her goals, she will lose athletic opportunities to a pernicious gender ideology. Left unchecked, this ideology will in the long run eliminate fair play for all biological females in all sports. As we are seeing in Connecticut, a biological boy’s subjective sense of his gender doesn’t cancel out his physical advantage over girls.” Read more here.
Transgenderism: Thinking Makes it So?, by Terry Heinrichs. “For eons, we believed human beings came in two sexes, with the occasional Hermes crossed with Aphrodite. Today, however, we have come to learn from some sociologists, philosophers, and psychologists, and even some medical associations and surgeons, that there is no such thing as sex or sex differences; there is only ‘gender,’ or what you think your sex is. All that once was sex has now melted into gender. A name (gender) referring to a belief has replaced the name (sex) and its biological referents.” Read more here.
Why Sex and Gender Are Not Two Different Things, by Glenn T. Stanton. “Sex and gender are no more two different things than a so-called gender non-binary person can refer to himself or herself as ‘they.’ If he insists on doing so, he should have the intellectual integrity and honesty to admit he’s just making stuff up. Such people should certainly not insist the rest of us play along in their illusion. It’s madness and should be denounced as such in any sane and rational culture.” Read more here.
6 Ways the Sexual Revolution Gets Its Hands on American Kids, by Caroline D’Agati. “Child sexualization is as complex as it is disturbing. It has its roots in the sexual revolution of the 1960s and permeates every facet of our society. The Trump White House has been more helpful than the previous presidential administration, but parents can’t expect politicians to win this battle for them. This fight doesn’t start with the White House—it starts at your house.” Read more here.
The Origins of the Transgender Movement, by Madeleine Kearns. “When sex-change surgeries became surgically possible in the post-war period, it was understood to be something of a euphemism. Of course, a person couldn’t literally change from one sex to the other, it’d be more accurate to call it genital surgery, but people were trying to be euphemistic. These procedures were highly controversial, in part because they weren’t always that successful.” Read more here.
Pedophilia Advocate Admits Conservatives Are Right: Yes, Kid Drag Shows Are Sexual, by Jonathon Van Maren. “It isn’t just conservatives who recognize these drag performances for what they are. Chillingly, pedophilia advocates do as well. In fact, [a noted pedophile] goes so far as to call out those denying the sexual nature of these performances and points out why he believes they are doing so.” Read more here.
What I Learned at an LGBTQ Rally: Part 2, by Madeleine Kearns. “Another parent spoke, her voice wavering only slightly: Did you know that most college students can be prescribed cross-sex hormones while attending school, unknown to their parents? I do. Because Rutgers University medically transitioned my son without my knowledge. Did you know most college health care plans will pay for this? I do. Because the hormones that my son was prescribed cost nothing more than a small co-pay.” Read more here.
In the Latest Supreme Court LGBT Cases, the Democratic Process Is at Stake, by Jeremy Dys. “Pundits and politicians will tell you that Tuesday’s arguments in Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia, Altitude Express v. Zarda, and R.G. and G.R. Harris Funeral Homes v. EEOC hold in the balance whether LGBT employees can be wantonly fired from their jobs. In reality, what is at stake is something far more fundamental to the American way of government: the democratic process.” Read more here.
Conservatives: Happier at Home, Worried for the Nation, by Wendy Wang & W. Bradford Wilcox. “They are the group most worried about American families, but when it comes to their own families, conservatives have an edge over others. More than half of conservatives say they are completely satisfied with their family life, compared with about 4 in 10 of liberals or moderates, according to the new American Family Survey conducted by YouGov.” Read more here.
A Mom Fights for Justice After Her Daughter Claims Gender Fluid Child Assaulted Her in Bathroom, by Rachel del Guidice. “The school system wanted this case to go away. This case was exposing the very risk that we were warning them about, and they really wanted, I believe, this mother to go away and treated her … her horribly, so shamefully, and did not want to meet with her.” Read more here.
Canadian Court Strips Father of Rights, Allowing Teen to Transition Against His Wishes, by Nicole Russell. “The father’s rights have not fared well. In addition to stripping him of his right to have a say in his child’s medical treatments, the lower court ordered the father to use the child’s chosen pronouns, which are now male. This means that if the father uses his child’s birth name, or referred to his child as a girl—her biological sex at birth—it would be labeled ‘family violence’ under the province’s Family Law Act.” Read more here.
5 Things to Know About the Planned Parenthood Baby Body Parts Civil Trial, by Lianne Laurence. “Almost four years in the making, the Planned Parenthood Federation of America vs. Center for Medical Progress lawsuit pits those who practice, advocate for, and profit from unthinkably cruel and barbaric acts on the tiniest of humans against a few individuals who had the tenacity, courage, resourcefulness, and faith to walk into the heart of darkness to expose trafficking in the brains, hearts, livers, lungs, and limbs of pre-born babies. The significance of the case cannot be overestimated.” Read more here.
Ask the Female Rugby Players If Biological Sex Is the Same as Perceived Gender, by Michael Brown. “You knew it had to happen sooner or later. It’s bad enough that biological males are beating biological females in races, both in high school and college. It’s bad enough when biological males are beating biological females in weightlifting contests, setting new world records in the process. But it’s even worse when the men are injuring the women in full contact sports.” Read more here.
The True Effects of Watching Porn, by Rachel del Guidice. “One reason [pornography is] a public health crisis [is] because it’s something that impacts individuals and families beyond their capacity alone to correct. So, you can be the most in-touch parents, reading all of the blogs, putting on all of the parental controls, talking to your kids about the harms of pornography, and you cannot stop your child from being exposed to pornography and from potentially becoming a regular user of pornography.” Read more here.
What I Learned at an LGBTQ Rally: Part 1, by Madeleine Kearns. “’Equal justice under law’ reads the engraving on the front of the Supreme Court, where around 70 campaigners for women’s and children’s welfare (and about 700 LGBTQ activists) were gathered … The Court heard three cases related to Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Acts, which prohibits discrimination in the workplace ‘on the basis of sex.’ But as those in attendance know, these decisions will have further implications about whether sex is defined for legal purposes as anatomical, as observed at birth.” Read more here.
Schooling Social Justice Warriors, by Rod Dreher. “They are teaching kindergartners in public school about the basics of LGBT activism. In first grade, they will be training these kids in the basic of transgender theory. Second and third graders will be writing gender ideology fairy tales for the little kids. And on and on. Middle schoolers will be compelled by their public school to embrace LGBT activism.” Read more here.
U.S. Christian Florist: My Longtime Customer was a Friend, Then He Sued Me Over His Gay Wedding, by Barronelle Stutzman. “As I discussed the engagement story of my longtime customer and friend, hugged him and said goodbye, the Supreme Court was the last thing on my mind. Little did I know that conversation in 2013 would lead me to the high court, which I asked to review my case. If it says no, I risk facing financial ruin.” Read more here.
How Illinois Schools Teach Preschoolers to Celebrate Transgenderism, by Joy Pullmann. “Starting July 1, 2020, all Illinois public schools are legally required to teach children LGBT history and only buy textbooks that include the topic … The explicit goal of such laws, which are also in place in California, Colorado, New Jersey, and Oregon, is to make children agree with the left’s views of sexuality, which contradict the historic views of all major world religions. This is not only the open, stated goal of those pushing such laws but also explicit in the curriculum.” Read more here.
UK Court Decision Affirms Transgenderism is a Religion of Complete Self-Worship, by Nathanael Blake. “The central doctrine of transgenderism is the belief that human will determines reality as we create ourselves. A man who identifies as a woman is therefore a woman and has always been. Social, chemical, and surgical alterations are merely the outward affirmation and outworking of this inward truth, and the imperfections of physical transition do not negate the metaphysical truth of gender identity. Not all people who identify as LGBT accept this radical ideology, but the loudest voices preach it aggressively.” Read more here.
Supreme Court Justices Ponder the Meaning of ‘Sex,’ by Elizabeth Slattery. “The Supreme Court, returning this week for the beginning of its 2019-2020 term, heard oral argument Tuesday in three cases asking it to decide whether the definition of sex in U.S. law includes sexual orientation and gender identity. At issue is the meaning of the word “sex” in Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, the primary federal law prohibiting discrimination in employment.” Read more here.
The Chilling Case of Dr. Mackereth, by Madeleine Kearns. “The reason Mackereth feels so strongly about pronouns — strongly enough to lose his job over it and to be mocked mercilessly on national television — is that he believes that the immutability of sex is both a moral and a scientific truth.” Read more here.
What the First Nonbinary American Wants the Supreme Court to Know About Transgenderism, by Nicole Russell. “Unfortunately, all of this turned out to be delusional thinking. By the end of the charade, I’d come to the realization that my sex change was a failure and a hoax and by then I was just as desperate to escape being legally classified as female as I was previously was to solve my mental health problems.” Read more here.
Stop Appropriating My Gender, by Marina Medvin. “In his amicus brief to the Supreme Court, Dr. McHugh tried to wipe away the political nescience that has muddled the legal issues on gender, comparing sex to blood type in his explanation of how resolute sex truly is: ‘The language of “assigned at birth” is purposefully misleading and would be identical to an assertion that blood type is assigned at birth. Yes, a doctor can check your blood type and list it. But blood type, like sex, is objectively recognizable, not assigned.’” Read more here.
What You Need to Know About the Major Abortion Case the Supreme Court Just Took, by Margot Cleveland. “It is not just the new composition of the court making this case consequential, both legally and politically. The case proves of further significance because the details buried in the briefing expose the abortion industry as a self-interested player putting women’s health at risk under the false flag of Roe v. Wade.” Read more here.
I Spent a Year as a Trans Man. Doctors Failed Me at Every Turn, by Sydney Wright. “I can’t wrap my head around all that I’ve done to myself in the last two years, much less the ‘help’ that some health care professionals have done to me. Two years ago, I was a healthy, beautiful girl heading toward high school graduation. Before long, I turned into an overweight, pre-diabetic nightmare of a transgender man.” Read more here.
What’s at Stake in Supreme Court’s ‘Sex Discrimination’ Case, by Ryan T. Anderson. “This week, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in cases that ask whether Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which bans employment discrimination on the basis of sex, extends to discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and transgender status. It’s an odd legal argument, given that the public meaning of the word ‘sex’ in 1964—and today, for that matter—refers to our status as male or female, not our sexual attractions, desires, actions, or identity.” Read more here.
We Must Fight the Sexualization of Children by Adults, by Andrea Jones and Emily Kao. “In education, the United Nations promotes Comprehensive Sexual Education around the world. In America, groups such as Planned Parenthood, Human Rights Campaign, and the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network promote ‘comprehensive’ sexual education, which includes instruction about homosexual practices, transgender theory, and abortion.” Read more here.
A Physician is Worried About Gender Transition in Pediatrics, by Julie W. Mason, MD. I’ve learned that if I refer a patient to the gender clinic, they are going to get the maximalist treatment. They’re not going to get any help figuring out if they really need the full medical/surgical transition. I am now wary of referring to the gender clinic. I’ve learned that there are hundreds, probably thousands of “detransitioners.” Read more here.
Puberty Blockers: Toxic Conversion Therapy for Transgender Kids, by Dr. Michael K. Laidlaw. This is a brief video excerpt of a longer speech given by Dr. Laidlaw, an endocrinologist, who is speaking out on the harmful effects of puberty blockers given to gender-confused children. Watch it here.
Will the Justices Be Bold on Abortion? by David French. “The unborn child never gets the chance to define anything. The ‘attributes of personhood’ are defined for it, sometimes by the ultimate dehumanizing instrument of a doctor’s dismembering vacuum tube.” Read more here.
A Blinkered View of Pornography Leads to Disaster for Children by Michael Cook. “Wouldn’t you think that there would be a correlation between a surge in child pornography and an explosion in adult pornography? A slippery slope in pornography is just a hypothesis, of course, but mightn’t a taste for the legal stuff lead to a taste for the illegal stuff?” Read more here.
Does ‘Conversion Therapy’ Hurt People Who Identify as Transgender? by Mark Regnerus. “Rarely have researchers been so explicit about the political aims of their research. If this study is really ‘the first study’ to show ‘adverse mental health outcomes’ related to ‘conversion therapy,’ how can it be sufficient—even if it were high-quality—to justify government bans? And how could researchers have supported such bans prior to any study at all? Simple: it was never about science.” Read more here.
There’s Nothing Fake About the Dangers of Transgender Medications by Michael Cook. “’What effect can be expected from administration of cross-sex hormones on the growing brain? There are no relevant studies, but imaging of brains of adult transgenders has revealed shrinkage of male brains exposed to oestrogens at a rate ten times faster than ageing, and has revealed hypertrophy of female brains exposed to testosterone. Neuronal death has been noted on bench studies.’” Read more here.
No, Mattel: Kids Don’t Want Your Gender-Neutral Dolls by Nicole Russell. “It’s hard to know what to find more shocking: that Mattel has created a ‘gender-neutral doll,’ or that the market—primarily made up of kids—is supposedly demanding one. Somehow, it’s difficult to believe that young kids who don’t yet know the meaning of ‘gender neutral’ would be demanding a gender-neutral doll.” Read more here.
American History: LGBTQ Edition by Nicole Russell. “Kindergarten, third grade, and even sixth grade is too early to instill in a child the absurd concept that notoriety, recognition, and even love are available if one embraces LGBTQ concepts … Although this law is touted as an effort to introduce a more balanced and nuanced approach to history, it’s obvious what Illinois children will be learning and why. Ideology, not academic rigor, now reigns, and Illinois is one of a handful of states to bow before this new leader.” Read more here.
A Quarter of U.S. Parents Are Unmarried – and That Changes How Much They Invest in Their Kids by Orestes ‘Pat’ Hastings and Daniel Schneider. “Family inequality appears to have real consequences for children’s chances in life. Compared with children who grow up in cohabiting or single-parent families, those who grow up with stable married parents generally have better health and behavior in childhood, are more likely to complete high school and have higher incomes as adults.” Read more here.
Doctors Give Gender-Confused Children Same Drug Used to Castrate Sex Offenders. NBC Calls It ‘Health Care’ by Matt Walsh. “I am my body. I can no more have the wrong sex than I can have the wrong right knee or wrong left pinky finger or wrong eye color. I am who I am, biologically speaking. I cannot be anything other than that, no matter how I might feel about it. If I have trouble accepting my biological nature, then the correct course of treatment must be one that helps me to accept it. Deforming, mutilating, poisoning, or castrating me, or suppressing my healthy physical development in any other way, would be precisely the wrong approach.” Read more here.
UK: Common Sense 1; Transgender Sense 0 by Michael Cook. “It’s not often lately that fans of common sense have much to celebrate. But a trans man in the United Kingdom has lost his bid to be deemed the father on his child’s birth certificate – even though he conceived it, gestated it, and gave birth to it. Astonishingly, it appears to be the first time that English common law has defined the word ‘mother.’” Read more here.
Autistic Girls: Gender’s Silent Frontier by Jane Galloway. “It turned out that I was neurodiverse. Autistic with ADHD. But it took until my 40s to discover that. If I had been told as an adolescent that the reason I felt so permanently ‘other’ was because I might be Trans, or non-binary, then yes, I absolutely would have grabbed that too, and thrown myself in without looking. And embraced the new community that would have made me feel less lonely, less other, less weird. Less like a freak, and more like a girl that belonged somewhere.” Read more here.
The Foundational Lies of Abortion are Crumbling by James Dobson. “Are we so numb to the horror of abortion that the collection of thousands of dead babies is hardly newsworthy? Perhaps. But I have another hypothesis. Once you see a victim, it’s impossible to deny that there was a crime. And once you come face to face with the truth, it’s no longer possible to accept the lie.” Read more here.
Doctors & Drugs for Life: Big Pharma’s Profit on the Transgender Craze by Robert Bridge. “One thing remains clear: members of the growing transgender demographic who opt to undergo ‘gender confirmation surgery’ inherit a lifetime relationship with the medical industrial complex. And, as is the case with most medical treatment in the United States, those services do not come cheap.” Read more here.
Transgenderism is Leading America Over a Cliff and Nobody Is Putting On the Brakes by Peter Skurkiss. “Transgenderism is a revolt against normalcy. It is something that would have been hard to imagine just a few short years ago. And yet, here it is in an advanced stage that’s affecting medical ethics, the law, and even women sports. Current trends show the landscape for “LGBTQ” rights are fast evolving to give these people the same legal status under the law as, say, racial minorities. In the media, transgenders are typically presented as persecuted minorities.” Read more here.
Kids Resist Gender-Neutral Bathrooms, Push Back Against Pro-Trans Adults by Jonathon Van Maren. “I sometimes wonder if the adults creating and imposing these policies remember anything at all about growing up, going through puberty, or being a teenager. Would they have wanted to sit in the bathroom stall next to the girl they had a crush on? Or vice versa? Would they have wanted to use the same change rooms as awkward teens from the opposite gender, just as their bodies were changing and they were trying to make sense of everything? Did they not stop to consider that essentially eliminating privacy for boys and girls—or pretending, with brazen asininity, that there is no difference between the two—would make difficult years even harder?” Read more here.
Once Again, Progressive Anti-Christian Bigotry Carries a Steep Legal Cost by David French. “In the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan, it turns out that such rhetoric has cost the state a crucial court ruling, granted a Catholic adoption agency a vital victory, and demonstrated — once again — that anti-religious bigotry can (and should) carry substantial legal costs.” Read more here.
Trans: The Sexual Revolution Turns Totalitarian by Rod Dreher. “[Douglas Murray’s] trans chapter is sympathetic to the challenges faced by people with gender dysphoria. His objection is not to the phenomenon, but to the ideological bullying around the topic. There is only one approved opinion, and anyone who doesn’t share it (and doesn’t stay silent) faces personal and professional destruction.” Read more here.
Mainstream Media Misses the Story Behind U.S. Abortion Decline by Michael J. New. “A far better explanation for the long-term decline in this country’s abortion rate is that a higher percentage of unintended pregnancies are being carried to term. Guttmacher’s own data shows that in 1981, almost 54 percent of unintended pregnancies resulted in an abortion. That number fell to 42 percent in 2011. Mainstream media outlets that have covered America’s abortion decline have almost completely overlooked this fact.” Read more here.
In California, the Right to Gender ‘Transition’ Is Threatening Religious Liberty by Nicole Russell. “In 2016, Minton scheduled a hysterectomy with a surgeon at the hospital to aid in the transition process from female to male. A couple days before the surgery was set to occur, the hospital became aware of the situation and cancelled the procedure, citing its core religious beliefs … Even though Dignity Health offered to find another hospital willing to do the hysterectomy, and another non-Catholic, Dignity Health hospital ended up doing the procedure, Minton went forward with the lawsuit. Read more here.
Stigmatizing and Prosecuting Pornography by Gerard V. Bradley. “What can be (and should be) the role of criminal prosecution in tackling a phenomenon with which so many millions of people are involved, and which now enjoys considerable social approval? How can criminal law and its enforcement productively contribute to ameliorating what is, now, a widespread cultural problem?” Read more here.
No One Is Born in ‘The Wrong Body’ by William J. Malone, Colin M. Wright, and Julia D. Robertson. “Instead of offering counseling, medical professionals now are commonly telling children that they may have been ‘born in the wrong body.’ This new approach, called ‘gender affirmation,’ makes gender dysphoria less likely to resolve, pushing children down the path toward irreversible medical and surgical interventions. If aggressive transition options are pursued early in puberty, the combination of puberty-blocking drugs, followed by cross sex hormones, will result in permanent infertility.” Read more here.
3 Sickening Truths About Aborted Fetus Trafficking We Learned From the Daleiden Hearings by Madeline Osburn. “New details about the trafficking of aborted baby body parts emerged over the last two weeks, as witnesses and Planned Parenthood employees testified during hearings for undercover journalists David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt … The preliminary hearings … ultimately revealed more about the violent crimes of abortion industry titans Planned Parenthood and StemExpress. Read more here.
Abortion Horrors Buried by the Press by Brent Bozell. “The grotesque nature of abortion and the industry that profits from it is routinely hidden by the national press beneath a gauzy layer of rhetorical blather about ‘a woman’s right to choose.’ It’s drummed into the public daily: Abortion is a precious civil right and a sacrament of feminism, never a death, let alone a murder.” Read more here.
Developmental Appropriateness & the Comprehensive Sex Ed Agenda by the Arlington Parent Coalition. “As transgender activists like Planned Parenthood, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, GLSEN, Gender Spectrum, and others push more and more radical sexualization indoctrination on younger and younger children, it’s imperative that parents and other decision-makers about children’s education understand what appropriate sexual development really looks like.” Read more here.
Abortion Stops a Beating Heart — Unless it is Being Harvested for Research by Anne Hendershott. “The popular pro-life bumper sticker that proclaims ‘Abortion Stops a Beating Heart’ may no longer be true if StemExpress, the alleged harvester of human fetal hearts, is allowed to continue the practice of removing the still-beating hearts of unborn babies in the process of an abortion.” Read more here.
Coming to a Soccer Team Near You: Rainbow Shoelaces by Nicole Russell. “Athletics, competition, and sportsmanship are a healthy part of young people’s lives. They should remain separate from advocacy couched in political agendas, particularly an ideology that could relay discomfort or harm, or conflict with a person’s values.” Read more here.
Is Gender Dysphoria Socially Contagious? by Dianna Kenny, PhD. “By the time the proponents of gender dysphoria in children and adolescents realise the far-reaching damage they have caused by their unthinking political correctness in supporting gender affirmation, the courts will be clogged with lawsuits brought by transgender adults whose bodies and minds have been irreparably damaged by the zealous compliance to the strident voices of the trans lobby.” Read more here.
Arizona’s Supreme Court Notches a Win for Free Speech, Religious Liberty by Nicole Russell. “The two women in this case would gladly serve gay individuals. As their attorneys explained during the case, ‘These women of deep religious faith gladly serve everyone, including those in the LGBT community; their faith simply prevents them from expressing certain messages for anyone.’” Read more here.
A New Report Shows the US Abortion Rate Is Declining. Here Are 4 Things You Need to Know by Melanie Israel. “Guttmacher’s analysis of the declining abortion rate takes great pains to de-emphasize, erroneously, the impact of state-level pro-life legislation. Instead, Guttmacher emphasizes possible factors such as Obamacare’s contraception mandate. But do contraception mandates actually lower rates of unintended pregnancy and abortion? Not so fast.” Read more here.
A California Court Dealt a Blow to Religious Liberty. It’s Time for SCOTUS to Act by David French. “The California Court of Appeals issued a truly remarkable opinion in a truly remarkable case. It held that a Catholic hospital could indeed face legal liability for failing to perform a hysterectomy as part of a female-to-male ‘transition’ — even though its policy broadly bans sterilization surgery generally (not just for trans individuals) and even though the hospital referred the patient to a non-Catholic facility in the same network. The patient obtained the hysterectomy a mere three days after the original scheduled surgery date and sued anyway.” Read more here.
Meeting the Transgender Moment by Nicole Russell. “School administrators and sports organizations are facing new questions about transgender athletes. Medical professionals are weighing how best to treat transgender patients. The Trump administration and the military are waging with internal battles over transgender Americans serving in the armed forces. When the Supreme Court hears a transgender employment case this fall, we could be looking at the Roe v. Wade—or Obergefell v. Hodges—of the transgender movement.” Read more here.
Are Religious Californians Really Harming the Mental Health of People Who Identify as LGBTQ? by Laura Haynes. “Tell students and therapy clients who have LGBTQ experiences the falsehood that they were born that way, and they will believe they can never change and are without hope. Turn them away from their faith, religious community, and family, and they will be isolated and lose the resilience that comes from religious faith. Refuse to acknowledge the trauma that can underlie LGBTQ feelings, and they will be left living with that secret pain. Do all this, and then punish anyone who tries to treat those wounds, and you will create a recipe for suicide.” Read more here.
Telling the Truth on Trans Issues Got Me Cancelled: One Psychologist’s Story by Oren Amitay. “I have questioned why some mental-health professionals, educators and government officials have allowed the most ideologically extreme trans activists to dictate policy in areas of medicine, psychological counselling, academia and family law—in some cases running roughshod over the rights of not only women and children, but also other members of the LGBTQ community.” Read more here.
Pompeo, Azar Get It Right — UN Has a Role to Play in Fighting Abortion by Grace Melton. “Gender equality language is being used to promote abortion in many international contexts. For example, at the recent G-7 summit, the group’s Gender Equality Advisory Council told assembled leaders that abortion restrictions are impediments to achieving gender equality. Similarly, the term ‘sexual and reproductive health’ is now finding its way into a seemingly infinite number of international declarations, documents, and goals, particularly those pertaining to health or development.” Read more here.
2,246 Fetal Remains Found at Abortionist’s Home Should be the Catalyst to End Abortion by Cathie Humbarger. “What kind of man ignores disposal requirements and pockets the babies he aborts as trophies? … We can’t breathe life back into the 2,246 fetal remains just discovered at Klopfer’s home. But we can demand justice for them. And we can demand that pro-life laws and oversight regulations stay in place until we can completely overturn the scourge of abortion.” Read more here.
7 Things I’ve Learned Since My Child Identified as Transgender by Anonymous. “Our child has been trans-counseled behind our backs not only by school staff but also by neighbors and other parents. We’ve been cut off by friends who insist on using our child’s trans name and preferred pronouns—which we do not use—even though those pronouns have changed multiple times over the past year. These woke warriors can’t even keep up, but they insist they are right and we are hateful. I’ve been told that my child will probably commit suicide because of me.” Read more here.
We Like Heteronormativity and We Don’t Want You to Smash It by Belinda Brown. “Much of the anxiety surrounding the teaching of No Outsiders arises from the possibility that it could create an awareness in very young children of sexual activity, particularly homosexual activity. After all, being gay or lesbian is defined by sexual feeling, so how can children be learning about LGBT without some reference to sex?” Read more here.
Discovery of Fetal Remains at Abortionist’s House Shows the Cruelty of Abortion by Melanie Israel. “This disturbing discovery reminds us that abortion victims rarely receive humane, dignified treatment after the procedure that ends their lives … It is heartbreaking that even in death, after having suffered the violence of abortion, the victims are so often not treated with dignity and care. Read more here.
How the Trans Debate Entered the Classroom by Martha Terry. “Adolescence is a time when we try on various looks and throw them off again — 80 per cent of childhood gender dysphoria resolves during this phase. A 1,000 per cent increase in six years after decades of static figures is abnormal. And if we hurtle headlong into affirming every Jess who wants to be James largely due to fear of being branded transphobic, we’re treating this generation of children as guinea pigs in a dangerous experiment.” Read more here.
Landmark Study Determines There is No “Gay Gene” by Peter Sprigg. “Although evidence for those claims has always been lacking, this study debunks them more decisively than any previous one. It is ironic that those on the Left routinely accuse conservatives of being ‘anti-science’—yet in this case, it is they who fear the results of a serious scientific inquiry.” Read more here.
Transgenderism is a Fad Worth Rejecting by Denise Shick. “Yes, that’s the way of fads; they never live up to the hype. These days, if an impressionable young person wants to impress other impressionable young people, declaring oneself transgender is a sure winner—until the new wears off. Then, if the vulnerable young person took the fad very far, he or she is left with deep physical and psychological scars, probably some big financial debt—and, sooner or later, regrets.” Read more here.
Government Shouldn’t Force Teachers to Use Transgender Pronouns by Nicole Russell. “This does not mandate that the government should treat a teacher’s refusal to address a student with a preferred pronoun as bullying. By default, such a refusal insinuates, even establishes, that a person born as a biological male can’t transition to another gender because, unless androgynous, a person may be only one gender—the gender that matches his sex at birth.” Read more here.
Women Don’t Need Planned Parenthood to Get Affordable Care by Chuck Donovan. “Today, the Planned Parenthood Federation of America is one of the wealthiest nonprofit networks in the nation. Its annual revenue was $1.66 billion in the last reporting year. It has total net assets of $1.88 billion, and excess revenue over expenses last year alone was $244.8 million—nearly a quarter of a billion dollars.” Read more here.
Who are the real bigots? by James Parker. “If homosexuality is not innate and immutable, what basis is there for describing the LGBTQ+ community as a protected class deserving of preferential treatment? The simple answer is: none whatsoever.” Read more here.
How Oregon Built A Transgender Medical-Industrial Complex on Junk Science by Katherin Kirkpatrick. “Oregon law now considers anyone over 15 an adult for the purpose of consenting to medical gender intervention without parental knowledge (14 when the intervention happens in a mental health setting); and health providers are immune from liability for acting against parents’ objections ‘in good faith.’” Read more here.
I Was A Sex Educator Trained by Planned Parenthood; Here is What I Taught Your Kids by Monica Cline. “Parents are purposely left out. Parents are powerful, possessing a natural instinct to protect their children, and Planned Parenthood wants to undermine that. That is why they say, ‘Parents are a barrier to service.’ The only good parent to Planned Parenthood is the parent who agrees with their ideology. The rest of us need to be made irrelevant, and the organization has great counseling skills to help make us irrelevant in the eyes of our children. I know, because I witnessed it.” Read more here.
National Survey Reveals Generational Differences in Consensual Non-Monogamy by Heather Smith and Alan J. Hawkins. “While one can only speculate, some may argue the exploration of non-monogamous relationships is just the next horizon of the unfolding sexual revolution in the United States. Scholars on NPR and the Netflix documentary, Explained, argue that Millennials believe non-monogamy is a part of evolution, as if the desire to have multiple partners in a relationship is a natural progression for humanity. For some, maybe the next sexual horizon looks bright and inviting.” Read more here.
From Sussex, England, to New England, Gender Activists Are Losing by Madeleine Kearns. “Really, though. Who are we to feel sorry for? The gender-confused man who wanted to come to work in a dress? Or the traditionally minded family business whose owners didn’t want to risk upsetting the grieving families they serve?” Read more here.
Winners and Losers in the Marriage Marketplace by Anne Hendershott. In an attempt to understand why [birthrates are at an all-time low], most social scientists have blamed the changing norms surrounding marriage and motherhood. As more women earned college degrees, entered the workforce and delayed motherhood, marriage became less necessary for their economic survival. Others have blamed a deteriorating job market due to global competition, cheap labor, and de-unionization. Still others claim that the escalating college loan debt has resulted in the failure to form families. Read more here.
How Long Must American Kids Emit ‘Primal Screams’ About Family Chaos Before We Hear Them? By Joy Pullmann. “The plain truth is that private choices about sex have public consequences. There is no such thing as “what happens in the bedroom stays in the bedroom.” Innocent and helpless human beings are created inside those bedrooms whether their parents desire that or not, and these children are more likely to become wards of the state in some capacity if their biological parents are not married to each other and stay that way. (Not incidentally, this is one reason all functioning societies have put guardrails on sexual activities.)” Read more here.
Transgenderism’s War on Language is a War on Truth and Reality. Here’s Another Example by Jonathon Van Maren. “In the current war on biological reality as it pertains to gender, the first intended casualty is language itself. In truly Orwellian fashion, the transgender activists have made tremendous progress on this front, … at some point almost the entire news media quietly climbed on board with the transgender agenda, obediently using the pronouns requested (even if they were factually inaccurate) and transforming their language overnight.” Read more here.
How 50 Years of No-Fault Divorce Gave Us a Throwaway Culture by Daniel Davis. “The consequences of no-fault divorce are almost impossible to overstate. It was like dropping a nuclear bomb into our nation’s social ecosystem—the blast wave has hit millions of families, and the fallout is worse than we could have imagined.” Read more here.
What? I Thought I was Born Gay! by David Pickup. “Psychologically, this was a significant effort on the part of many researchers who were brave enough to be unbiased about the single foundation stone on which is built all gay philosophy, the ‘born that way’ theory. Read more here.
The Gay Gene Myth Has Been Exploded by Paul Sullins. “The findings of a study of the genetic basis of homosexuality published last week in the journal Science explode the false narrative that being gay is an innate condition that is controlled or largely compelled by one’s genetic makeup. Rebutting decades of search by LGBT scientists for a ‘gay gene,’ the study’s first author flatly concludes ‘it will be basically impossible to predict one’s sexual activity or orientation just from genetics.’ Read more here.
Why This Christian T-Shirt Printer Has Unlikely LGBT Allies by Jim Campbell. “Rarely are supposedly controversial cases involving freedom of speech, religious liberty, and LGBT interests so clear-cut that they unite people with opposing ideological perspectives. But the Kentucky Supreme Court recently heard a case that does.” Read more here.
Supreme Court to Decide Whether Civil Rights Act Covers ‘Sexual Orientation’ by Alex Swoyer. “The Senate spent the better part of three months in 1964 debating, amending and voting on the Civil Rights Act. Not once did anyone in the chamber use the phrase ‘sexual orientation.’ Yet 55 years later, the Supreme Court has been asked to rule that the law does, in fact, cover sexual orientation in its Title VII ban on employment discrimination based on sex. The court has been asked to add ‘gender identity’ as a protected class. Read more here.
Former Foster Kids Show What Philadelphia Loses by Defenestrating Catholics Over Gay Marriage by Andrea Picciotti-Bayer and Dave Reinhard. “Philadelphia is desperate, but not desperate enough, apparently, to continue working with an organization that placed needy children in loving Philadelphia foster homes for more than 100 years.” Read more here.
Aborting Offspring Frees Men to Be Successful and Happy, Researchers Suggest by Jonathon Van Maren. “In short, men who have fewer children (or have their first children aborted) have fewer financial responsibilities, a fact that we scarcely needed a study to tell us. It is not news that children cost money, and those deliberating the abortion decision often do so for financial reasons, out of selfishness, fear, or both.” Read more here.
The Men Who Feel Left Out of the U.S. Abortion Debate by BBC News. “’If men had to sign off on an abortion, I think you would see a 50% drop, and that’s why the [abortion providers] don’t want men involved … The greatest injustice in this country today is that a man cannot protect his unborn child from abortion [in the same way as] men protecting our children is part of our responsibility.’” Read more here.
The Marvel of the Human Dad by Anna Machin. “Men have evolved to father and to be an equal but crucially different part of the parenting team. By not acknowledging who they are or supporting what they do, we are really missing a trick. Some 80 per cent of men aspire to become fathers. I believe it is time we made the effort to get to know who they really are.” Read more here.
Farewell to the ‘Gay Gene’ Theory by Michael Cook. “The researchers could not find any way to meaningfully predict or identify a person’s sexual behaviour on the basis of their genes. While they did find five genetic variants associated with same-sex behaviour (and many others which may also be involved) at best these genetic differences could only account for between 8 and 25% of variation in same-sex sexual behaviour and could not be used to predict it.” Read more here.
I Am at the Center of a Lawsuit That Is About Everyone’s Freedom of Speech by Blaine Adamson. “Before their message hit my inbox on a Saturday morning, I’d never met Diane and Kathy, a same-sex couple who own a New Jersey promotional print shop specializing in LGBT-themed apparel … Diane and Kathy wanted me to know that I wasn’t alone … During the weeks leading up to that day, I’d been sued because I had declined on behalf of my print shop, Hands On Originals, to print shirts with messages that violate my faith.” Read more here.
Here’s What People Who Used to Be Transgender Are Telling the Supreme Court by Nicole Russell. “The [U.S.] Supreme Court will hear a pivotal case in October on sex, gender identity, and discrimination … As both sides build their cases, numerous influential organizations and individuals have filed amicus (friend of the court) briefs to aid the members of the Supreme Court in their understanding on this topic. One brief in particular stands out. It’s so powerful, it should not only persuade the Supreme Court but influence people on both sides of the transgender debate, particularly the mainstream media.” Read more here.
A Tale of Two Babies Who Died Under New York’s Extreme Abortion Laws by Sarah St. Onge. “Baby K most likely wouldn’t have been eligible for abortion if it hadn’t been for New York’s new Reproductive Health Act. Its “health” exemption for mothers made it incredibly easy for Baby K’s mom to obtain an abortion at such a late stage because health means whatever you want it to mean.” Read more here.
U.S. Federal Appeals Court Picks Up Where Masterpiece Cakeshop Left Off by Jeremy Tedesco. “No matter what you think about marriage, the government has no business telling people what they must say. This fundamental rule protects everyone … The last thing we should do in this moment is give the government new power to squelch speech and mandate uniformity of thought on contentious social, moral, and political issues.” Read more here.
There’s a Lot More to Parenting Than Just Seeing Your Child Happy by Veronika Winkels. “Bullied by doctors who told them that ‘refusing treatment would lead to suicide,’ the parents of Claire (new name Jason) and of Zoe capitulated. They almost felt that they were regarded as criminals if they expressed doubts that a sex change was the answer to their daughter’s mental health problems.” Read more here.
Justice Department Takes Controversial Stand on Transgender Case at Supreme Court by Nicole Russell. “In one of the most important cases the Supreme Court will hear this fall, the Department of Justice has taken a stand, along with a number of influential people and organizations. All of them take specific, strong stances on the definition of sex and gender identity, which center around the questions both the LGBT activists, conservatives, and legal experts have been asking for some time: What is sex, who defines it, and what legal protections does it have? … This case will be to gender identity what Obergefell v. Hodges was to same-sex marriage.” Read more here.
There are Millions of Missing Girls in India by Shannon Roberts. “The increased destruction of young girls would be a depressingly ironic consequence of giving grown ‘feminist’ women greater access to so-called ‘reproductive rights.’ Shockingly, many places do not even keep reliable abortion statistics which might help prevent against the practice.” Read more here.
Gender Clinic Doctor: Plenty of Kids I’m Giving Trans Drugs Have Already Been Prostitutes by Jane Robbins. “Deeper investigation into the pioneering transgender-‘affirming’ pediatrician Dr. Johanna Olson-Kennedy uncovers troubling information. Olson-Kennedy is the picture of what happens when a physician values political advocacy to the detriment of medical ethics and professionalism.” Read more here.
A Federal Court Strikes a Powerful Blow for Free Speech and Religious Freedom by David French. “One of the key constitutional questions of our time is whether the First Amendment will retain its supremacy and potency even as nondiscrimination rules and regulations expand in scope and reach. In this case, the Eight Circuit answered answered with an emphatic ‘Yes,’ and it did so through a majority opinion that provided a clear roadmap for future courts and future controversies.” Read more here.
The Narcissism of the Trans Movement by Patrick West. “To question’s someone’s identity or personhood, especially one’s chosen gender, is one of the most profound transgressions one can make in liberal circles today. And the key word here is ‘chosen’, because at the very heart of the trans wars is the concept of ‘choice’.” Read more here.
Babies Are Being Born Alive and Left to Die After Botched Abortions. We Deserve to Know Numbers and the Truth by Abby Johnson. “It’s no exaggeration to say babies are aborted close to birth and they are born alive. What happens to these babies who are born alive and left to die without medical intervention is horrific … Eventually, after minutes, or up to hours, the baby’s lungs will begin to collapse on themselves, causing a slow death. While this is happening, the baby will either be thrown into a bucket until the crying stops or placed on a cold counter. Alone. Naked.” Read more here.
Academic Activists Hijack Science to Boost Abortion in Prestigious Journal by Calvin Freiburger. “One of the most pernicious aspects of modern politics is the way the Left uses its dominance of elite, seemingly-impartial publications and organizations to make claims that are subjective at best and fraudulent at worst but wrap them in a veneer of objectivity and authority.” Read more here.
Are Your Sexual Preferences Transphobic? by Madeleine Kearns. “Last year, a study exploring “transgender exclusion from the world of dating” was published in the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships. Of nearly 1,000 participants, the overwhelming majority, 87.5 percent, irrespective of their sexual preference, said they would not consider dating a trans person … What’s actually being noted here is the not-so-groundbreaking revelation that lesbians aren’t attracted to male bodies. In other words, that sexuality is tied up with the biology of sex. Who knew?” Read more here.
Scholastic’s New School Catalog Hawks Books to Saturate Kids With Identity Politics by Joy Pullmann. “The end goal of all of this is also extremely clear: fomenting the rise of identity politics among increasingly younger children, to saturate everyone’s families, schools, and public squares with far-left and hugely divisive politics.” Read more here.
What Slowing Population Growth Means for India by Shannon Roberts. “People often think the fewer people there are in the world, the more of the ‘pie’ will be left for them. This is wrong because, in fact, the ‘pie’ gets a lot smaller when there are fewer people, and there is less for everyone.” Read more here.
Bob and the Burning Research Lab by Mike Adams. “Last year, I spoke on the issue of abortion … During the Q&A, a young woman asked a question about rape and abortion. In the process of explaining my opposition to a rape exception to an abortion ban, I said that I believe we live in a world of trade-offs, rather than a world of problems and solutions.” Read more here.
On Title X, the Media Parrot Planned Parenthood’s Misleading Talking Points by John McCormack. “Is Planned Parenthood really giving up $60 million in federal funding simply because it would have to tell clients to Google the phone number of nearest abortionist, who is often operating down the hall? What’s much more likely is that Planned Parenthood would never comply with the regulation because it also requires physical separation between abortion facilities and grantees that provide contraception under Title X.” Read more here.
How Publicly Funded Colleges Encourage Dangerous Sex With Porn, Condoms, and Lies by Kara Bell. “Universities’ efforts to endorse sexually profligate lifestyles often result in cringey attempts to normalize bizarre, risky, and even destructive behavior. Events, curriculum, and programs prodding fornication, kinky activity, and pornography feed off the naiveté of freshman boys and girls to normalize particular avenues of sexual pleasure and ‘disinfect’ campus of ‘heteronormativity.’” Read more here.
About Time! Australian Doctors to Investigate Transgender Treatments for Kids by Michael Cook. “The ethics of irreversible medical treatment have not been settled. ‘Who gave ethics approval for this treatment (at children’s hospitals) when it lacks any scientific basis and therefore is an experiment?’ asks Prof John Whitehall, of Western Sydney University. ‘We should give the psychiatry and psychology a full run before we start castrating children.’” Read more here.
How LGBTQ Groups Are Quietly Dismantling Norms, Changing Education by Dennis Prager. “Virtually every week, there seems to be another issue that preoccupies the country. But while our attention is focused on President Donald Trump, Google, Charlottesville, Russia, impeachment, Jeffrey Epstein, the next elections, racism, a trade war with China, the #MeToo movement or something else, LGBTQ organizations are quietly going about their work dismantling ethical norms, making a mockery of education, ruining innocent people’s lives and destroying children’s innocence.” Read more here.
LGBT Site Celebrates ‘Relationship’ Between 49-Year-Old Man and Adolescent Boy by Matt Walsh. “Normalizers of child sexual abuse will never come out and say, ‘We intend to normalize child sexual abuse.’ Instead they’ll encourage us to be open-minded about ‘age gaps,’ and they’ll admonish us for being disturbed by drag queens performing for children, and they’ll insist that there’s totally nothing sexual about men throwing money at a boy dancing in women’s clothes. In other words, they’ll do everything they’re currently doing. And they’ll trust that they can scare us into silence by calling us bigots for speaking out against it.” Read more here.
When Adults Like Caitlyn Jenner Pursue Transgender Parenting Fantasies, Children Suffer by Denise Shick. “I know how these children feel. I lost my dad the day he told me he wanted to become a woman. As I tried to process that revelation, he blindsided me with another. He told me he never wanted to have children. His confessions confused me, and hurt me. I wanted a dad who loved and cherished me, who would make me feel special as a daughter. Instead, I felt rejected and abandoned.” Read more here.