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.
Millions of Girls are Missing in India — Here’s Why You Should Care by Noel Yeatts. “Indian baby girls are being aborted simply because of their gender. For a family living in poverty, a house full of sons is deemed more profitable, since they are considered the main breadwinners. Afraid of what a daughter will cost, many families choose to simply never have one.” Read more here.
Report Shows 60% of Students Turn to Porn to Learn About Sex by Fight the New Drug. “The unfortunate reality of society today is that whether they really want to or not, a lot of teens are getting some of their education about sex from porn. And research has repeatedly found that people who have seen a significant amount of porn are more likely to start having sex sooner and with more partners, and to take part in riskier kinds of sex, putting them at greater chances of getting sexually transmitted infections.” Read more here.
The Southern Poverty Law Center is a Hate-Based Scam that Nearly Caused Me to Be Murdered by Jessica Prol Smith. “If the SPLC thought that its hate would intimidate or silence me and my colleagues, they’re sadly mistaken. I’m lucky — blessed, really — that I didn’t take a bullet for my beliefs back in 2012.” Read more here.
2 California Moms Sound Alarm About Lewd Sex Ed Coming to Schools by Daniel Davis. “Another book that’s meant for fifth graders has a section on mutual masturbation and oral sex and it teaches them how to do those things in detail. And this is for fifth grade. Those kids are 10 and 11, and there’s so much more. There’s so much more.” Read more here.
Porn Is Fueling Countless Sexual Harassment Cases in Schools—Here’s How by Fight the New Drug. “We can obviously recognize the universal normalization of abuse and violence in both porn and sexual bullying, both of which are widely normalized. And unless we actively fight, work to educate our peers and the next generation, the porn industry will continue to saturate every corner of our culture and shamelessly infect our interactions, relationships, and personal health.” Read more here.
Teen Boys Exposed to Violent Porn 2-3 Times More Likely to Victimize Girls, Study Finds by Jonathon Van Maren. “The paper, titled ‘The Association Between Exposure to Violent Pornography and Teen Dating Violence in Grade 10 High School Students,’ is yet one more piece of evidence that the diet of violent pornography being consumed by the majority of teenagers today is having a profoundly poisonous impact on them. As it turns out, watching women get degraded, abused, assaulted, and tortured is not a good way of creating healthy relationships and respect for women.” Read more here.
Now They Have Come for the Waxologists, Who’s the Next Trans Target? by Barbara Kay. “For its wider implications, but also for its looniness, our history books will marvel—if and when cultural sanity returns—at the singular ‘human rights’ case of alleged transwoman Jessica Yaniv—sometimes self-presenting as Jonathan Yaniv—vs the waxologists.” Read more here.
Planned Parenthood Exposes Its Dedication to Abortion by Alexandra DeSanctis. “Planned Parenthood ritually promotes, both in public statements and in its annual reports, the false statistic that abortion accounts for a mere 3 percent of its work. (Even if that were true, and not a cleverly manufactured data point, one wonders why we should care whether 300,000 abortions constitute 3 or 33 or 93 percent of the group’s business. It is the procedure itself, not the percentage, to which we object.)” Read more here.
Why the World Needs to Allow Women to Shout Their Adoptions by Anonymous. “What if we saw the birth mother as possessing the opportunity to make an incredible choice, and described her as having placed a child with a loving couple who were more prepared to be parents? Imagine the power of a family telling their child that they know she has ultimately made a brave and loving decision.” Read more here.
Down Syndrome Survivors: An Argument Against Abortion by Carolyn Moynihan. “Among the best arguments against abortion are the stories of those who, having been offered it or even considered it, have rejected it. Or, having been threatened with it at the beginning of their lives, survived it. And the most obvious survivors are those in the community with Down syndrome …” Read more here.
Dad Horrified as Public School Convinces Daughter She’s a ‘Boy’… And He Can’t Stop It by Jonathon Van Maren. “The introduction of transgender curriculum in public schools is quite literally resulting in the recruitment of children to the transgender cause, introducing confusion that is having predictable but devastating effects.” Read more here.
Abortion Lobby Takes Aim at Parental Rights by Ryan Neuhaus. “Recently, a coalition of 75 organizations including Planned Parenthood, National LGBTQ Task Force, the ACLU, and the National Abortion Federation released a 116-page blueprint outlining a policy agenda aimed at advancing policies for women and children in the name of ‘sexual and reproductive health care, rights, and justice.’ However, after reading over the policies, one quickly realizes that they would substantially harm American families without bringing forth ‘rights’ or ‘justice.’” Read more here.
Diagnosis of Gender Dysphoria—Too General and Too Much Harm by Walt Heyer. “By exhuming what has been buried beneath the diagnosis of gender dysphoria, we can form a theory concerning why so many people regret sex change and contact me for help undoing the damage. Perhaps gender dysphoria in some cases is a symptom, not a diagnosis, that points to other conditions that could benefit from a treatment other than cross-sex hormones and surgeries.” Read more here.
Don’t Legalize Prostitution by Madeleine Kearns. “Proponents on both the left and the right suggest that legalization would make prostitution safer for those involved while lessening the scale of sex trafficking. They are wrong on both counts.” Read more here.
We Killed God, Family, And Community — And Now It’s Killing Us by Thane Bellomo. “With the destruction of the family, the church, and the community, the reasons people have traditionally had for their very existence are in danger of receding into the past. And the outcome is predictable: isolation, depression, anxiety, despondency, drug abuse, and death.” Read more here.
A Law About Choice – Choosing What Kind of People We Will Be by Dominic Perrottet. “The real question here for us here today is not ‘Are you pro-choice or pro-life?’ The real question is – ‘What kind of society do we want to be?’ Hopefully one where new life is cherished, cared for and celebrated. One where we recognise the importance of mothers, the challenges they face, the difficulties they endure. And one where we recognise that unborn children also have rights.” Read more here.
How a Few Liberal Lawmakers Upended North Carolina Law to Appease LGBT Activists by Nicole Russell. “Over time, LGBT activists, with the legal aid of the ACLU, have successfully presented the LGBT community as a marginalized group in need of not just equal protection under law, but special laws to ensure their rights usurp the pedestrian majority. This is a classic example of just how a select few progressives can easily maneuver to supersede the rights of the elected majority and the constituents they represent.” Read more here.
Marriage and Fidelity in the Internet Age by Betsy Vandenberghe, Jeffrey P. Dew and W. Bradford Wilcox. “Today’s young adults are markedly more likely to cross online boundaries related to sex and romance. For example, of Millennials who have ever been in a cohabiting or married relationship, 18 percent have engaged in sexual talk online with someone besides their partner/spouse. This is compared with 3 percent of Greatest/Silent-generation participants, 6 percent of Baby Boomers, and 16 percent of Gen Xers.” Read more here.
Mother Teresa: If a Mother Can Kill Her Own Child, How Can We Tell Other People Not to Kill? by Michael W. Chapman. “It is a simple moral question: Do you support the murder of children by abortion, yes or no? If you say yes, then anything goes. For if it is okay to kill a baby in the womb, then it is okay to do anything. You cannot say something is wrong, if child-murder is right. This is bottom-of-the-barrel morality.” Read more here.
The Abortion Debate is a Battle of Words by Merrilee Boyack. “Those favoring abortion still cling to terms such as ‘a pregnancy’ and ‘fetus’ in order to dehumanize the growing baby. One Democrat state representative even claimed that babies do not exist inside the womb (which probably comes as a shock to millions of pregnant women and their doctors) and referred to those not yet born as ‘utero potential individuals.’ It takes significant effort to conjure up awkward terms that attempt to describe a baby without admitting that it is a baby.” Read more here.
While They Openly Support Maiming Children, LGBT Activists Claim Criticizing Them Kills Trans People by Natasha Chart. “When prominent doctors in gender identity medicine are telling other doctors and parents that toddlers and preverbal infants can send ‘gender messages,’ then advise parents and other authority figures to reinforce in these children a belief that they’re really the opposite sex, this significantly affects young people.” Read more here.
Why Handing Out Abortion Pills On California State Campuses Is A Horrific Idea by Bernadette Tasy. “Each legislator who continues to vote in favor of this bill simply turns a blind eye to any serious concerns or even contradictions within the bill itself. This isn’t about pro-life versus pro-choice. It’s about common sense versus a radically ideological agenda.” Read more here.
Proposed Australian Abortion Law Could be World’s Most Extreme by Damien Tudehope. “In short, this bill removes every reasonable restriction, all the way to birth, ruthlessly dispensing with any last vestige of the notion that the baby in the womb is a human being whose life is worthy of any protection at all. This is inhumane – and completely out of step with community expectations.” Read more here.
What’s Driving America’s ‘Boy Crisis’ by Dr. Warren Farrell (interviewed by Daniel Davis). “It was in those two groups, dad-deprived children, where the children did especially badly. But the boys did considerably worse than the girls did. So, I came to understand that the boy crisis resides where dads do not reside. … The boys are suffering in more than 70 different areas. They’re far more likely to commit suicide. They’re far more likely to do badly in school in every single one of their academic subjects, especially reading and writing, which are the biggest predictors of success or failure. … They’re far more likely to be the mass shooters. About 90% of the mass shooters that I studied since Columbine have been boys brought up in homes that have minimal or no father involvement or products of divorce.” Read more here.
Candace Bushnell’s Childless Misery by John Hirschauer. “You have to pity her, partly because she’s right about the ‘anchor’ that children provide, and partly because there is no consolation one can offer beyond some derivative of ‘I told you so.’ But we did tell her so. We told her that men and women are different — neither better than the other, but different nonetheless. We told her that children are a blessing, not a burden. She didn’t care.” Read more here.
Hollywood Versus Heartbeats by Clifford Humphrey. “The cultural and corporate elites who oppose the Georgia heartbeat bill, which bans abortion once a fetal heartbeat can be detected, praise themselves for being willing to sacrifice their financial interests in the state for the sake of conscience. But then they threaten Georgia with financial retribution for passing a law in accord with the conscience of Georgians. Whose conscience counts more?” Read more here.
How to Establish Sanctuary Cities for the Unborn by Rebecca Parma. “One of the primary purposes of these ordinances is prevention. If cities that do not currently house an abortion facility take action now, they can immediately prevent abortion businesses from moving into their cities and committing abortions, using the fear of future prosecution against abortionists once Roe v. Wade is overturned.” Read more here.
How Extreme Is the Equality Act? by John McCormack. “The Equality Act would have sweeping implications for private religious schools and non-profits, such as adoption agencies, that believe that marriage is a union between a man a woman and that a human being’s gender cannot be changed. The bill would likely force schools, even religious ones, to grant teenage boys who identify as girls access to girls’ locker rooms and open-bay showers.” Read more here.
This Lawsuit Over ‘Sex’ and ‘Gender Identity’ Will Have Sweeping Implications by John Bursch. “Blurring the legal differences between male and female forces women and girls to endure unequal treatment because some men and boys believe that they are women.” Read more here.
Former Planned Parenthood President Reveals How Ghoulish the Abortion Giant Really Is by Nicole Russell. “Trying to re-manufacture and sell the idea, as Wen hoped they would, that Planned Parenthood was not ‘just a political entity and show that it was first and foremost a mainstream health organization,’ may have been a somewhat noble goal, except that it started with the wrong premise. It would be as if Philip Morris, after selling cigarettes since the 1800s, tried suddenly to sell them alongside bananas in the supermarket.” Read more here.
In Firing Its President, Planned Parenthood Revealed Its True Priorities by Melanie Israel. “After less than a year at the helm of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, President Leana Wen has been abruptly ousted by the organization’s board of directors. … But Wen maintains that ‘the best way to protect abortion care is to be clear that it is not a political issue but a health care one.’ Many pro-abortion activists (and, evidently, the Planned Parenthood board) disagree. They believe that the focus should be political.” Read more here.
Killing Newborns Is Wrong, No Matter Who Does It by Betsy McCaughey. “Many hundreds of newborns are known to be murdered in the U.S. each year, because their tiny corpses are found. But the actual incidence is far higher, experts say. … It’s a double tragedy. A baby’s life extinguished, and the mother’s life is destroyed, too.” Read more here.
No Traditional Christian Doctors Need Apply by Rod Dreher. “No one asks doctors to affirm that they believe prostitution is morally sound, as a condition of offering medical care to prostitutes, or that drinking alcohol is morally neutral, as a condition of treating those who drink. No doctor or nurse withholds or modifies treatment of a sick person based on his moral judgment of that person. This is basic medical professionalism. What these activists want is to make it impossible for any physician — Christian, Jewish, Muslim, or otherwise — who have any moral qualms whatsoever about anything to do with LGBT, to be driven out of the profession.” Read more here.
Public Library Deletes Pictures of Drag Queens Fondling Children at Story Hour by Libby Emmons. “Couched in the language of diversity, empathy, and kindness, which parents typically get behind, is how ideologues manipulate parental compassion because they see children as full participants in concepts of adult sexuality. If parents don’t get on board, they imply, then parents are doing their children a disservice. This is how ideas that feminists had been fighting to do away with come back in full force.” Read more here.
Sexual Minority Stress: Is it Finally Down to Homophobia? by Carolyn Moynihan. “As for sexuality that lies on a spectrum, perhaps the progressive homosexualisation of sex has more to do with the sexual revolution and the pervasiveness of pornography than with fantasies and attractions that spring unbidden from some innate fluidity in sexual orientation.” Read more here.
In a Post-Roe World, Pro-Lifers Would Still Have a Lot of Work Left to Do by David French. “Put simply, the pro-life movement is one of the most successful cultural movements in American history. … We should all be able to agree that keeping the abortion-rate line on the Guttmacher graph moving downward is our fundamental, shared goal. The law can assist in that goal, but the law is not the principal means of achieving it.” Read more here.
Trump Judges Hit a Home Run in the Ninth by Family Research Council. “There’s a reason Planned Parenthood likes to challenge pro-life laws on the West Coast. They know the cases will eventually bubble up to the most liberal bench in the country—the Ninth Circuit. There’s just one problem. After almost three years of President Trump, their favorite appeals court isn’t exactly liberal anymore. And that’s throwing a major wrench into the abortion industry’s plans.” Read more here.
Polish Printer’s Conscience Deserves Protection by Alliance Defending Freedom. “Despite the fact that the Polish Constitution guarantees freedom of religion and freedom of conscience, the lower courts dismissed the printer’s religious convictions as a possible ”justified cause” for refusing to endorse an LGBT campaign.” Read more here.
For Planned Parenthood, No Doctors Need Apply by Rich Lowry. “Planned Parenthood always says abortion is only 3 percent of its services, an absurd factoid designed to mislead. Providing pregnancy tests and performing abortions are both Planned Parenthood services, although one is obviously much more consequential and central to its mission than the other.” Read more here.
Abortion ‘Blueprint’ Would Strip Fundamental Rights by Laura Echevarria. “In 114 pages, over 70 groups recently laid out a legislative agenda in their “Blueprint for Sexual and Reproductive Health, Rights and Justice” that is, in a few words, focused on one goal: abortion anywhere, anytime, for anyone — at any cost.” Read more here.
American Psychological Association Convenes Task Force on Consensual Non-Monogamy by The Alliance for Therapeutic Choice. “Psychologist and Alliance member Laura Haynes, Ph.D. … observ[ed], ‘I think most Americans will be very concerned to learn this radical sex activism has hijacked the American Psychological Association and all our mainstream mental health professional organizations. They are no longer trusted sources of accurate scientific information about sexuality or gender. Unfortunately, they are radical political organizations at this point.’” Read more here.
Are Transwomen Transforming the World of Sports? By Michael Cook. “Males invading female sports may regard themselves as abolitionists carrying a flag of freedom for transwomen. What they really are is colonialists staging a coup for their own benefit.” Read more here.
How Fathers Influence Their Daughters’ Romantic Relationships by Katie Granger and D. Scott Sibley. “The research literature is becoming increasingly clear about the substantial importance of fathers in the lives of their children. Unfortunately, far too many children in the United States and throughout the world experience father loss.” Read more here.
Is there an impending population crisis? by Shannon Roberts “Many journalists and world organizations have come to increasingly realize over the last decade or so that many of the world’s countries are actually in trouble because they are not having enough babies. They ponder instead what has caused a culture seemingly so unsupportive of the family.“ Read more here.
Can Unalienable Rights Be Rescued from Human Rights? by Stefano Gennarini. “The corruption of human rights is especially glaring on social issues. The multilateral system promotes abortion, social acceptance of homosexuality, surrogacy, legal prostitution, sex education for pre-schoolers, and other such oddities under the guise of promoting human rights.” Read more here.
LGBT is Swiftly Being Normalized. Pedophilia is Next by Matthew Hanley. “Pedophilia-friendly messaging can be found on TV and on stage; a recent play appearing in Chicago and London portrays pedophilia in a sympathetic light. It can be found on social media and even in academic journals; one such journal published in 2018 a convicted pedophile’s contention that “child-adult sexual relations” should be seen as virtuous.” Read more here.
Amazon Book-Banning: Cowardly, Bullying, and Foolish by Peter Sprigg. “Amazon, on the other hand, is itself a dominant force in the book market. If buyers cannot find these books on Amazon, there is a good chance they will not be able to find them anywhere—which, of course, is the goal of LGBT activists.” Read more here.
The Cracks in the Edifice of Transgender Totalitarianism by Jane Robbins. “The explosion of cases of gender dysphoria, previously an exceedingly rare condition, over the last few years has coincided with a meteoric increase in sympathetic attention to the topic in regular and social media—thus suggesting social contagion. Parents whose children ‘come out’ as transgender when their friends do certainly agree with this explanation.” Read more here.
Gender Dissenter Gets Fired by Madeleine Kearns. “Allan M. Josephson is a distinguished psychiatrist who, since 2003, has transformed the division of child and adolescent psychiatry and psychology at the University of Louisville from a struggling department to a nationally acclaimed program. In the fall of 2017 he appeared on a panel at the Heritage Foundation and shared his professional opinion on the medicalization of gender-confused youth. The university responded by demoting him and then effectively firing him.” Read more here.
The High School Fighting to Save Women’s Sports by Alexandra Desanctis. “The increasingly intersectional Left seems unwilling to wrestle with the inherent tension between transgender ideology and feminism: How can they decry the patriarchy even as they declare that men can now be women? And how can a movement claim to value the unique role and contributions of women while insisting that ‘being a woman’ is essentially indefinable?” Read more here.
Let Us Have Our Boyhoods and Girlhoods by Michael Brendan Dougherty. “Writing in the New York Times, tech writer Farhad Manjoo says that we ought to eliminate ‘gendered’ pronouns. Manjoo wants to eighty-six ‘he’ and ‘she; ‘him’ and ‘her.’ Our techie isn’t for some of the newly proposed pronouns like ‘ze,’ because studies have shown people don’t know what or who ze is. Perhaps ze should be left to gender nonconforming people. That’s ze truth.” Read more here.
This Gay Dad Lost Custody of His Own Kids. His Case Matters for All Children by Katy Faust. “What’s telling is the way the court reached this conclusion: It cited the Supreme Court’s ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges, which redefined marriage as based on mere consent between adults, regardless of sex and the needs of children. The New York court reasoned that if marriage is no longer based on the needs of children, then neither is the definition of ‘parent.’” Read more here.
Secretary Pompeo: Don’t Forget that Human Rights Depend on Natural Law by Daniel Philpott. “According to the most reliable (and conservative) figures, abortion takes the lives of twelve million people every year—at least twelve times that of the Rwandan genocide. Since abortion was first legalized by the Soviet Union in 1920, it has taken the lives of over a billion persons. Abortion even dwarfs democide … the murder of people by governments like those of Hitler, Stalin, and Mao—which took 262 million lives in the twentieth century.” Read more here.
What You Lose When You Diss the Public Good of Marriage by Alan J. Hawkins. “If ‘marriage’ were eliminated today, society would still value loyalty, sexual fidelity, partnerships of reciprocal support, and stable parenting – which are best produced by . . . marriage.” Read more here.
The Truth About So-Called ‘Conversion Therapy’ by Michael L. Brown. “We should also remember that the very term ‘conversion therapy,’ … is derogatory more than descriptive. It was coined by critics to describe professional efforts to help people with unwanted same-sex attractions (or, unwanted gender identity confusion). This would be like white supremacists calling the Civil Rights movement the ‘Black Aggression Movement.’“ Read more here.
‘Drag Kids’ Attract Pedophiles, Which Is No Surprise by Daniel Payne. “In the great grand genre of unsurprising news developments, this may be among the least surprising: It turns out that publicly sexualizing a young boy, parading him around in gaudy and flamboyant outfits as part of a deeply and perversely erotic subculture, will catch the attention of perverts. Stop the presses.” Read more here.
Selling the Rainbow: Why Rainbow-Washing is Actually Bad Marketing by Mark Batey. “By incorporating the rainbow flag in its merchandising a company is explicitly affirming today’s radical LGBT ideology. That includes restricting others’ freedom of conscience, equating same-sex parenting with mother-father parenting, advocating commercial surrogacy, promoting sex-change surgery, demanding punishment for pronoun transgressions, and so forth.” Read more here.
We Fought the Transgender Activists, and Lost. Here Are 5 Lessons for Every Parent by Kristen Allen. “Public school children are being indoctrinated in transgender ideology by posters on the wall, speakers in the library, books on the shelves, after-school clubs, school-wide celebrations, and politicized teachers. Vigilance and consistent engagement with principals and classroom teachers are critical.” Read more here.
4 Trans People Beg for Help With Their Gender Identity Crises by Walt Heyer. “Transgender people who want to go back understand that consulting the gender specialists who helped them get into the transgender mess doesn’t work. Like the cult leaders in Jonestown in the 1970s, gender therapists push clients to “drink the Kool-Aid” of hormones and surgery and gender activists punish those who want to leave. I know this because it happened to me.” Read more here.
Amazon Bans Books on Gay ‘Conversion Therapy’. Is the Bible Next? by Dr. Michael L. Brown. “In a very disturbing move, Amazon has removed the books of Dr. Joseph Nicolosi, the psychologist whom critics have dubbed “the father of conversion therapy.” In other words, for claiming that change is possible for those who experience unwanted same-sex attraction, Dr. Nicolosi’s books must be banned.” Read more here.
Preteen ‘Drag Kids’ Gyrate, Dance for Adults in Creepy New CBC Documentary by Jonathon Van Maren. “Stephan, the nine-year-old, tells the adult filmmakers that drag is about “transforming from a man into a woman for entertainment,” although nobody mentions that Stephan is not a man. In fact, he is not even an adolescent – he is a child, and these ideas have obviously been planted in his head by adults, who are facilitating and assisting his transformation into a drag queen and allowing him to be exploited by the filmmakers who need “drag kids” to make their documentary.” Read more here.
The Overreach of LGBTQ Activism by Madeleine Kearns. “My prediction is that as LGBTQ overreach continues, it will backfire, and the culture will reorient. My hope, then, is that the obsession with identity will die down. And a day will come when people are finally judged by the content of their character — not by the object of their desires. I hope. But I don’t hold my breath.” Read more here.
The Transgender Moment by Michael Cook. “We won’t get answers from journalists whose curiosity has been anaesthetised in a post-modernist culture. Here’s my attempt to explain why. The short answer in 25 words or less is this: the Transgender Moment is the shattered landscape after a perfect storm of new philosophies and technology: Christianity’s decline, philosophical dualism, post-modernism and the Pill.” Read more here.
Why Are We Encouraging Girls to Mutilate Their Bodies? by Joanna Williams. “Trans activists and campaigners would have us believe that the boy who wants to wear a dress must really be a girl, and that the girl who prefers getting into fights to experimenting with make-up must be a boy. Rather than society changing to accommodate a broader range of behaviour from boys and girls, children are told that they must change. This is a cruel lesson for adults to inflict on children.” Read more here.
Comfort Levels With LGBT People Are Going Down Ever Since Gender Identities Went Mainstream by Libby Emmons. “Perhaps the LGBTQIAP+ contingent has reached a saturation point in culture and society at large is ready to not think about sexuality all the time. … This new rollout of “pronoun packs” from Oreo was bound to elicit massive amounts of eye rolling. Was Oreo really saying their classic cookie wasn’t for everyone? Do we need to establish our sexuality and gender identity with every pre-packaged cookie we eat? How did we get to the point where shoving our identifiers into everyone’s face was considered even reasonably polite?” Read more here.
For Liberal CEOs, Abortion Is Good for Business by Doreen Denny. “The fact is that parental leave imposes a cost on these companies. The disruptions of time off (even earned) for doctor’s appointments, managing morning sickness, and staying healthy during pregnancy are a drain on company revenue. Many of these employers offer new mothers a bare minimum of maternity leave. Others offer nothing at all. The math is simple for these companies: Motherhood means higher costs and less profit—and abortion is a convenient way of minimizing those costs. Babies are bad for business, and abortion is good for business. A female employee can terminate her pregnancy on Saturday and return to work the next week.” Read more here.
How Same-Sex Marriage Creates A Court-Mediated Market for Orphans by Katy Faust. “Works of literature and pop culture reflect one of the deepest human longings—to be known and loved by the two people responsible for our existence. Until about five minutes ago, our laws reflected these universal longings by recognizing parenthood on the basis of a biological connection. … Now, some courts are recognizing parenthood based on an adult’s “intent” to parent, regardless of the fact that it means the child will have to lose one (or both) of his or her biological parents in the process.” Read more here.
LGBT Activists Could Be to Blame for Falling LGBT Acceptance by Nicole Russell. “A better way to understand the survey results might be to look at how pushy, even aggressive, the LGBT movement has been in ensuring its rights supersede the rights of others. Whether it’s lawsuits for ‘bathroom rights’ or lawsuits against religious people who can’t in good conscience bake a certain cake, the LGBT community is not advocating ‘equal rights’ but supreme rights that marginalize everyone else’s.” Read more here.
Canada Stifles Religious Freedom by Wesley J. Smith. “The Canadian Charter explicitly guarantees ‘freedom of religion and conscience.’ Guarantee, shmarantee. Canadian law is fast becoming intolerant to religious liberty by forcing its citizens to choose between their careers and their faith.” Read more here.
A Modern Chinese Curse: May You Live in Child-Free Times by William Huang. “Even though replacing the notorious one-child policy with a two-child policy was supposed to usher in a new baby boom, China’s demographic decline has been accelerating out of control. One reason for this drop … is that China’s youth, thanks to decades of intense brainwashing by one-child policy propaganda, is overtly hostile to the idea of having kids.” Read more here.
CA Legislators Blame Religious People for High LGBT Suicide Rates by Glenn T. Stanton. “Let it sink in. Christians, Muslims, and Jews, your beliefs make gay people kill themselves. If this is indeed true, we are among the worst of the worst kinds of people. These legislators believe this is true and are doing something about it. California is trying to insist that churches, synagogues and mosques, their leaders, congregants, grade schools, universities, and families fully and uncritically support homosexual, bisexual, and transgender identities in every way.” Read more here.
Some Woman’s Husband, Some Kids’ Father by Rod Dreher. “From his cheerleaders I learned that in the new political correctness, female solidarity is out. A man in a dress is in. Among women who consider themselves feminists, a man who declares himself a transsexual trumps another woman any day. One of Tom’s supporters would eventually sum up this perspective most explicitly: ‘He’s a transsexual. Anything he does is what he needs to do.’” Read more here.
U.S. Cohabitation Law: Still Separate and Unequal by Helen Alvare. “Cohabitation, in general, is more unstable than marriage; and the parties do not regularly intermingle their financial affairs. Furthermore, lawmakers are likely respecting individuals’ freedom to contract. This is a very important principle of U.S. law. If two people have not chosen to enter into a marriage contract, then lawmakers will not treat them as if they have.” Read more here.
California Legislature Passes Bill to Put Trans Men in Women’s Prisons, Even Rapists by Libby Emmons. “Bill supporters stated that trans women are women and ought to be housed with women. They are rightfully concerned that trans women are in danger in men’s prisons, but they hardly care about the risks of housing women with criminal men. When asked why it wouldn’t be better to have separate facilities for trans prisoners, those in support claimed that new facilities for transgender individuals would make transgender people ‘seem like aliens.’” Read more here.
What I Learned About Pro-Life Women After I Had an Abortion by Deanna Falchook. “I didn’t tell anyone about my abortion, and I didn’t find healing until ten years ago. When it came time to pick up the pieces and reconcile over my abortion, I found that the big-haired pro-life women were the ones who came running to my side to pick me up off the floor. Pro-life women are not what I expected.” Read more here.
California’s Transgender Prison Policy Is a Disaster for Women by Madeleine Kearns. “Senate Bill 132 … would require the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to house, search, and refer to inmates according to their preferred gender identity. No doctor’s certificate or chemical or surgical changes are needed. And what if the individual is a convicted sex offender, wife beater, or stalker? No matter, the person must still be treated according to his or her gender-identity preference.” Read more here.
Due to Sickening but Ignored Health Violations, Missouri’s Last Planned Parenthood Is Operating Without A License by Nicole Russell. “DHSS decided to nix Planned Parenthood’s license after a March inspection turned up complications in four surgical abortions. Two of them left patients still pregnant (requiring another procedure), one resulted in an infection and one ended with the patient being rushed to the hospital, bleeding heavily.” Read more here.
Psychologists Can’t Figure Out Why Hardly Anyone Wants To Date A Trans Person by Nicole Russell. “By nature, people attracted to others based on obvious sex cues. … When those innate cues are erased in favor of gender ‘reversals’ or an androgynous or ‘non-binary’ appearance, the natural anchors for attraction either disappear or are muddled.” Read more here.
13-Year-Old Boys Who Beat, Raped and Murdered 14-Year-Old Girl Consumed Violent Porn by Jonathon Van Maren. “Most adults are still unaware of the fact that violent pornography is regularly consumed by young teens, and this material is creating a violent new ideology of sexuality that the upcoming generation has been raised on. … The simple reality is that millions of young men and boys are growing up with sexual violence at the core of their fantasies—and they often have no way of distinguishing between their fantasies and reality.” Read more here.
What the UK’s Orwellian Gender Policy Gets Wrong About Men and Women by Nicole Russell. “In the name of equality, the state is enforcing a policy of ‘sameness.’ It has essentially banned private companies from operating on the rational belief that men and women really are different, and that those differences factor into how men and women buy products.” Read more here.
Cultivating a Pro-Adoption Culture by Ashley McGuire. “One of the most common reasons women choose abortion over adoption is surprising: many women fear that placing their baby for adoption would result in more emotional pain than abortion.” Read more here.
Victoria’s Politicians Playing a Transparent Game of Transphobic Heteronormative Virtue-Signalling by Michael Cook. “The Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Amendment Bill 2019 was introduced into Parliament this week. Its changes will allow applicants to self-nominate the sex listed in their birth registration as male, female, or any other gender diverse or non-binary descriptor of their own choice. … But the Victorian legislation has a provision which may be unique: it allows you to change your gender once every 12 months.” Read more here.
Kids Who Dress in Drag Are Being Manipulated by Adults Who Should Know Better by Denise Shick. “When, at the impressionable age of two, Desmond’s parents began taking him to drag shows, and the toddler saw his parents cheering on the female impersonators, the little child’s future was being shaped—perhaps unalterably.” Read more here.
How Can We Ignore the Dire Statistics Surrounding the Transgender Experience? by Job Berendsen. “Of all psychiatric conditions, gender dysphoria has the highest prevalence of morbidity (suffering) and mortality (a death rate of 35 percent). Anorexia nervosa (refusal to eat) is a comparable auto-aggressive condition concerning acceptance of body image. Its mortality rate clocks in at a mere 20 percent.” Read more here.
Why Oregon Cake Bakers’ Victory Matters So Much (For All of Us) by Kelly Shackleford: “That is the opposite of the First Amendment’s guarantee that we may engage in the “free exercise of religion.” A system that compels and coerces citizens into violating their conscience, prejudges the legitimacy of those beliefs and punishes dissent is not free.” Read more here.
Do Alarmist Surveys of LGBT Youth Make Their Mental Health Worse? by Chad Felix Greene. “There is absolutely value in understanding the current effect of suicide behaviors to determine the best ways to intervene and prevent harm. But asking such young people about such deeply troubling emotional issues without medical supervision should be challenged.” Read more here.
Teen Vogue Encourages Children to Explore Prostitution as a Career by Chrissy Clark. “We should not be promoting a sex liberation narrative to 13-year-olds. We should be teaching 13-year-olds about community, family, careers, literally anything else. You would think a doctor would know that.” Read more here.
Why the Gay and Lesbian Equality Movement Must Oppose Surrogacy by Gary Powell. “Surrogacy is being championed as an ‘LGBT right,’ with dissenting voices labelled as “homophobic” and stigmatized into silence. The western gay and lesbian rights movement has taken some wrong turns in recent times, and the growing campaign to legalize surrogacy is one of them.” Read more here.
Trans Activists: We’re Normal, But You Must Pay To Fix Us by Peter Sprigg. “Society certainly should have compassion for people who feel discomfort with their biological sex. It is certainly a painful struggle. However, the medical profession is moving more and more in the direction of offering expensive, body-altering surgery as the primary solution—instead of counseling to get at the roots of this discomfort and help to heal it.” Read more here.
According to James Parker, “Libraries used to be carpeted sanctuaries where school children studied, old ladies read and librarians in sensible shoes patrolled whispering ‘shush!’” But now, they have become cultural battlegrounds owing to the phenomenon known as Drag Queen Story Hour. “Do Kids Really Need Drag Queen Story Hours?” examines what is really going on during these events that feature gender-confused individuals reading books about gender-confused individuals to impressionable young children with the goal of normalizing “cross-dressing homosexual men in garish make-up and provocative women’s clothing who seem obsessed with reading gay and transgender themed books to very young children.” Read it here.
In recent weeks, nearly 200 major companies have come out in opposition against laws that restrict abortion and the U.S. states that pass them. An article titled, “Companies Backing Abortion Should Be Careful What They Wish For,” by Nicole Russell suggests that these companies may not have considered all the ramifications of their public opposition. Not only are polls are showing that Americans are in support of substantial restrictions on abortion, historically, companies that have waded into controversial political matters have suffered serious consequences. Read it here.
An essay titled “Marriage Facilitates Responsible Fatherhood” by Brad Wilcox posted on the blog of the Institute for Family Studies reports on the fact that even though children can and do succeed without the presence of a father, they are “much more likely to thrive when their father is actively engaged in their life.” The data show a wide range of benefits to children whose fathers are engaged in their lives. Read it here.
Kyle Blanchette, a philosophy instructor at at the University of Alabama, Huntsville, has written an excellent article titled, “‘That’s Not a Medical Term’: A Pro-life Rebuttal.” In it, he analyzes the assertion by pro-abortion activists that “correct” language is a requirement when discussing abortion. It’s a “fetus” not a “baby,” they insist. The term “intact dilation and extraction” must be used rather than “partial-birth abortion.” Blanchette calls out their hypocrisy in a brilliant way. Read it here.
Desmond is Amazing is the 11-year-old “drag kid” who dresses as a sexualized woman and has performed in a gay bar—with the blessing and encouragement of his parents, who have taken him to “pride” events since he was four. “‘Desmond Is Amazing’ Needs Saving” by Madeleine Kearns examines the confusion of a culture that would promote such behavior as appropriate. Read it here.
The marriage rate in America is steadily declining. Initially, it may not seem like an important issue, but according to an article titled, “Why the Declining Marriage Rate Affects Everyone” by Genevieve Wood, “the decline in marriage has a significant impact on each and every one of us—from the amount of taxes we pay to the level of crime in our neighborhoods.” One need look no further than the decades of statistics that show the stability marriage provides in numerous measurable indicators including financial stability, physical health, and success and wellness of children, among many others. Read it here.
“The Supreme Court Must Help This Christian Florist” by David French analyzes the situation of Barronelle Stutzman, owner of Arlene’s Flowers, who is being sued for declining to use her artistic talents to create floral arrangements for a same-sex wedding. The Washington State courts ruled against her even though she has served same-sex attracted individuals and even the same-sex couple that is suing her—just not for a wedding. In a previous case before the U.S. Supreme Court, the court refused to answer this question: can the government compel a creative professional to exercise his artistic talents to advance a message with which he disagrees? It may be time for the Supreme Court to answer. Read it here.
Joy Pullmann and Bre Payton take a look at the insanity that is the gender “transitioning” of young children in their article, “Questioning Your Sex is Normal, Not A Reason to Go Trans.” They talk about the “dangerous and horrifyingly permanent” alterations that include surgery and untested cross-sex hormones that children are being subjected to and observe, “It’s insane that nobody calls this child abuse.” Read it here.
“Transgender Talking Points for Kids” by the organization Cana Vox is a brief video presentation that provides some suggestions for talking to children about transgender issues. Watch it here.
This video of a female high-school athlete who was displaced from competing in a championship race because she was beat by two gender-confused biological males is very revealing. The video titled, “8th Place: A High School Girl’s Life After Transgender Students Joined Her Sport,” is from the Daily Signal. Watch it here.
Jonathon Van Maren reveals some disturbing statistics about students’ exposure to pornography in his article, “Another Study Confirms Porn Functions Like a Drug, and It’s Destroying Teens.” The study, published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, confirms that pornography has become a public health crisis and that “porn functions like a drug, and that users will continue to escalate to harder and harder-core versions of pornography in order to feed their addiction.” Read it here.
“Planned Parenthood: Women Need an Abortion Center That Can’t Keep Them Safe” by Rebecca Downs delves into the controversial St. Louis Planned Parenthood that has had difficulty renewing its state license due to health and safety violations. In the past 10 years, 74 of the clinic’s abortion patients have been sent to the hospital. The abortion clinic is being investigated for “deficient practices,” yet Planned Parenthood demands that for the “safety” of women, the struggling center needs to continue performing abortions. Down concludes, “It appears Planned Parenthood and its allies seek to protect abortion first and foremost, even unsafe abortion.” Read it here.
Following the passage of the Georgia bill that bans abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detected, some major corporations threatened to stop doing business in the state. In Jonathan Hannah’s article, “Netflix And Disney Don’t Get to Decide Georgia’s Abortion Laws,” he translates clearly what these mega-corporations are really saying: “Conform to our Hollywood ideals and values, or we won’t give you our business.” Read it here.
“If this suggestion of personhood is established, the appellant’s case, of course, collapses, for the fetus’ right to life would then be guaranteed specifically by the Amendment.” That’s what the late Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun said regarding the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision by the court that legalized abortion nationwide. Now, a baby born at just 23 weeks’ gestation (an age when 31 states allow abortion), who weighed less than 9 ounces at birth, has left the hospital as a thriving 5 pound, 6 ounce child. “World’s Tiniest Surviving Preemie Shows Abortion Isn’t in Line With Science or Common Sense” is a great article by Penny Young Nance. Read it here.
According to Jarrett Stepman, few topics draw out media bias like abortion. His article, “Abortion Debate Shows How Media Deploys Language Gymnastics to Serve Left-Wing Goals” provides some examples of the clever and often subtle “rhetorical adjustments” the media use to “reinforce left-wing ideas under the guise of objectivity.” Read it here.
Michael Cook has some questions about medical treatment for transgender children in light of the runaway train that it has become. For example: How ethical is it to treat minors with drugs whose effects are unsupported by rigorous research? How ethical is the patients’ consent? What if there is no data to support treatment protocols? His article, “Does Transgender Medicine for Kids Need More Bioethical Scrutiny?” explores some of the problematic bioethical issues inherent in the medical treatment of gender-confused children. Read it here.
The deceptively named Equality Act was recently passed by the U.S. House of Representatives. “How the Equality Act Would Devastate Parents’ Ability To Get Trans Children Help” is an informative article by Nancy Pearcey that explains just some of the issues parents of transgender children would face if this measure becomes law. Parents who don’t embrace the attempts of their gender-confused children to “transition” to the opposite sex are often denounced as “toxic” or “bigots” and are considered the enemy. Read it here.
Gillette, a personal care company that markets shaving products, among other things, just released on its Facebook page a minute-long ad that features shaving. Normally, this wouldn’t make headlines, but John Jiang in his article, “Gillette Doubles Down on Woke Corporate Advertising,” explains why this ad is different. Titled “First Shave,” it features a gender-confused biological female being taught how to shave for the first time by the father. Read it here.
“Listening to a Child Doesn’t Mean Accepting the ‘Trans’ Narrative” is an interview with the founder of the TransgenderTrend website, Stephanie Davies-Arai. The website is run by a group of British parents who are concerned about the current trend to diagnose children as transgender. Read it here.
For some very disturbing insights into the world of cross-gender accessories, see “Risks of ‘Chest Binders’ for Trans Kids Include Broken Ribs, Collapsed Lungs” by Jonathon Van Maren. He provides some details about items that are targeted to children who are gender confused that will assist them as they attempt to present as the opposite sex. But some of the products can have very serious health consequences. Read it here.
Rich Lowry shares “5 Reasons Why Roe V. Wade Is A Travesty That Needs to Be Overturned” in this brief two-minute video. He expounds on five reasons why Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion in the U.S. should never have happened. Watch it here.
In an article titled “Protecting Kids Against Porn” by Neita Cecil, there are some startling statistics about children and pornography. Cecil shares some information by author Kristen Jenson, a nationally known expert on how to protect children from exposure to pornography. In a speech, Jenson said, “Every school bus in America is a Triple-X theater because of mobile devices.” Read it here.
A recent account of a pregnant “man” delivering a stillborn baby is disturbing on many levels. In the article “He Was Pregnant,” Madeleine Kearns points out several of the issues this event raises. A female-to-male transgender individual experiencing severe abdominal pains went to an emergency room, but because the individual presented as an obese male, pregnancy was not considered by medical personnel. Kearns provides some potential problematic medical issues that could arise when the biological sex of a patient is unclear to medical professionals. Read it here.
Jonathon Van Maren’s take on the same event is found in his article, “A Tragic Example of Transgender Delusions Literally Killing Children” and is a worthy read. He asserts that a “pregnant man” is “not a thing” regardless of what mainstream media proclaims. As is evident by the account of this transgender individual, “The trend of biological women presenting as men while pregnant can have heartbreaking and tragic consequences.” Read it here.
A fascinating interview with sexologist Ray Blanchard conducted by Madeleine Kearns provides some clarity on a number of issues surrounding transsesxualism. Blanchard was a member of the Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders Work Group for the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. In “Meet the Bold Sexologist Questioning Transgender Orthodoxy” Blanchard confirms what was suspected about the DSM V—that the term “gender identity disorder” was changed to “gender dysphoria” to “make patients and also trans activists and transsexual-activist groups feel happy or that they had been listened to,” and the change was political rather than scientific. Blanchard also states that what we are seeing in this transgender movement is “a staggering influence of a very small number of people on society.” Read it here.
“5 Crazy Things Trans Activists Want Your Kids Taught About Gender Identity” by Mary Rice Hasson outlines some pretty silly “facts” about gender-confused individuals that the people at Gender Spectrum are pushing in their new publication, “Principles of Gender-Inclusive Puberty and Health Education (‘Gender-Inclusive Puberty’).” It should come as no surprise that the activist organizations behind the effort include Planned Parenthood and Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS). “The real goal” of the “fake science” in the publication, says Hasson, “is to normalize transgender and non-binary identities and the drastic medical and surgical interventions that ‘affirm’ them.” Read it here.
“The ‘Trans’ Child as Experimental Guinea Pig” by Madeleine Kearns is a sobering essay that raises countless questions with regard to the current thinking of transactivists about gender-confused children and why it is somehow suddenly okay to experiment on children. She begins with an account of 17-year-old biological male Jazz Jennings’ “farewell-to-penis party” prior to having gender mutilating surgery to remove the aforementioned body part, and notes that in this “era of culturally and legally enshrined transgenderism, it’s not just permissible; it’s entertainment.” Kearns concludes with a happyish ending, but in between, she provides horror story after horror story that will leave you wondering what alternate universe we are living in. Read it here.
Nicole Fisher set out to discover the academic research looking at the influence faith can have on health. In her article, “What Research Says About How Religion Affects Your Health,” she outlines some of the documented connections between religion and health, though it can be difficult to quantify. These include better mental health outcomes, better physical health outcomes, and better doctor/patient relationships. Read it here.
When it comes to transgender issues, the “born that way” argument doesn’t apply no matter what transactivists say. Former transgender Walt Heyer knows this and learned it the hard way. In his article, “Kids Aren’t Born Transgender, So Don’t Let Advocates Bamboozle You,” he explains that the science isn’t settled, even according to the American Psychological Association. Yet some mental health providers and physicians, egged on by transgender activists who are desperate to force acceptance of their lifestyle, are conducting a frightening experiment on unwitting children. Walt says, “I feel like I’m standing alongside the road shouting to warn approaching drivers: ‘The bridge is out! The bridge is out!’ Because I know—I drove off that cliff, and I’m still affected 35 years later.” Read it here.
Madeleine Kearns has penned a thought-provoking article about what happens when “Your Truth” contradicts “The Truth.” Her article, “Live Your Truth,” examines the potential disaster that is brewing in those states and municipalities that allow citizens to declare their chosen gender identity on their birth certificates—even if it differs from their biological sex. One, Kearns says, is an objective and observable fact. And the other is a feeling. Public records, like birth certificates, should “document the truth, rather than your truth or my truth, for practical, legal purposes.” Read it here.
It’s that time of year again—the time when abortion behemoth Planned Parenthood releases their annual report, and the world can see exactly what they’ve been up to. An article titled “Planned Parenthood’s New Annual Report Disproves Its Own Narrative” by Alexandra DeSanctis unpacks four disingenuous claims regularly made by Planned Parenthood proving by their own statistics what millions of people already know—that “the organization is focused on abortion, and little else.” Read it here.
In “Psychology as Indoctrination: Girls Rule, Boys Drool?,” a post on the blog of the Institute for Family Studies, Dr. Leonard Sax responds to the controversial new APA guidelines for working with men and boys. The 10 guidelines succeed in being politically correct, but they are an utter failure when it comes to being evidence based. According to Dr. Sax, the word “transgender” is mentioned 60 times in the guidelines, and “the authors’ favorite men, it would seem, are those who were born female.” Read it here.
For the first time in its 66-year history, a biological male who identifies as a female has competed in the Miss Universe pageant. Angela Ponce, competing as Miss Spain, announced that he represented his “nation, all women and human rights.” In “The Progressive Patriarchy,” Alexandra DeSanctis asks, “Could Ponce actually ‘represent all women’ without being a woman at all?” She goes on to mention that just asking that question is enough to get “drummed out of polite company in certain circles.” Read it here.
Author Rod Dreher shares a disturbing letter he received from a psychiatrist who has grave concerns about the future of psychiatry in relation to LGBT dogma. In “Psychiatry Goes PC,” the letter from the anonymous psychiatrist, who works in a psychiatric hospital, notes that it is now expected that mental health professionals validate “the transgender agenda by promoting physical rather than emotional treatments” for those who are emotionally distressed and are unable to accept their biological sex, even if the physician believes the treatment is actually causing harm to the patient. The psychiatrist says this about gender-confused individuals, “The problem is that these feelings are just that—feelings. I and other psychiatrists with whom I communicate note that in no other diagnosis is surgical intervention seen to be the treatment for emotional distress.” Read it here.
“Comprehensive Sex Education Undermines Students’ Moral Development” by Professor Tapio Puolimatka calls into question a form of graphic sex education being spread throughout the world. Comprehensive sex education (CSE) “has created in young people the expectation that they will have a series of casual sexual relationships.” Because of this, there is evidence that sexual exploitation has been allowed to go undetected and vulnerable young people have been deprived of protection. According to Professor Puolimatka, one of the major problems with CSE is that the approach separates human sexuality from married love. Read it here.
A new report from the Heritage Foundation by Ryan Anderson titled “Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) Laws Are Not Fairness for All” sheds some very important light on why SOGI laws are not about freedom, but rather about coercion. Even laws that provide for a religious exemption leave open the possibility that the privacy and safety of women and girls would be compromised, conscience rights of doctors would be jeopardized, and free speech would be infringed upon. Anderson concludes that “Establishing bad public policy and then exempting select religious institutions is not acting for the common good—and is certainly not fair for all.” Read it here.
The past decade has seen a rate of social change in the U.S. at almost the speed of light when compared with the decades that preceded it. Professor Mark Regnerus keeps track of such things and has written an enlightening article titled, “The Future of American Sexuality And Family: Five Key Trends.” Noteworthy shifts in the landscape covered by Professor Regnerus include the legalization of same-sex marriage, transgender trends, the growth of non-heterosexual self-identification, and more. Read it here.
The stories are becoming more and more common, and Ben Shapiro has collected several disturbing accounts to make his case in his article titled, “The Real-World Consequences of Submitting to the Transgender Zeitgeist.” These accounts include a gym for women whose clientele can no long make use of their memberships because of a mentally ill transgender man who insists on disrobing in their presence; a social media giant that will now penalize users for stating biological realities; and a mother who dresses up her six-year-old son like a girl, calls him by a girl’s name, and accuses her soon-to-be ex-husband of child abuse for refusing to treat their son as a girl. Shapiro asks and then answers this question: “Can subjective perception trump objective observation? If the answer is yes, tyranny of the individual becomes the order of the day.” Read it here.
Consider the fact that the human brain generally isn’t fully mature until the mid-twenties. It follows then that children do not possess the mental capacity to make long-term, life-altering decisions. In his op-ed titled “Affirming Sex Change in Kids Violates ‘First, Do No Harm,’” Dr. Joseph R. Zanga explains the utter nonsense of the announcement by the American Academy of Pediatrics that parents should accept the unscientific, untested, unproven notion that they should support their gender-confused children’s request to “change” genders. Dr. Zanga says, “A child can no more make him or herself someone of the opposite sex than they could become chimpanzees.” Read it here.
“I’m a Pediatrician. Here’s What You Should Know About a New Study on Transgender Suicide,” by Dr. Michelle Cretella, is an analysis of a new study that examines the risk of suicide among transgender teens. The results of the study show that transgender teens attempt suicide more frequently than adolescents generally. But the results may be used to pressure the parents of gender-confused children to seek radical gender “change” therapies that are untested and unproven. Dr. Cretella points out that there is no proof that these radical therapies will prevent adolescents from attempting suicide. “If anything,” Dr. Cretella says, “the findings of the survey reinforce the dire need for serious scientific research into the potential environmental causes of gender dysphoria and the risks — both physical and psychological — of medical transition.” Read it here.
Jane Robbins has authored an article titled, “Tax-Funded Researcher Studying Trans Children Is Married To Trans Woman; Both Profit From Child Mutilation.” She tells of Dr. Olson who has been awarded millions of dollars in U.S. taxpayer dollars in a National Institutes of Health (NIH) study on transgenderism. Olson supports “treatment” for gender-confused youth including double mastectomies for girls and genital mutilation surgeries with little to no therapy to investigate potential psychological issues. Dr. Olson is married to a biological woman who identifies as a man, who happens to be a counselor who advises gender-dysphoric youth and adults on transitioning issues. The couple collaborates professionally in “affirming” gender-dysphoria treatment. And according to Robbins, this is akin to paying “the wolf to advise pigs on home construction.” Read it here.
According to Arthur Goldberg, “The ubiquitous use of sex in advertising, movies, television, and fashion—sex as entertainment, sex as economic incentive, sex as substitute for thought, for communication, for edification—has given a green light and public blessing to the unashamed use of sex as a crass commodity of self-gratification.” In his article, “Changing Society’s View on ‘Hooking Up,’” he analyzes how the “hookup culture” seems to no longer carry any negative social stigma—in fact, stand-alone sex uncoupled from meaningful relationships has become a societal norm. Goldberg observes that such hookups harm individuals and society. Read it here.
During the recent Values Voter Summit convened by the Family Research Council held in Washington D.C., a panel of three experts spoke on the topic of transgender ideology. The short video of the presentation by psychiatrist Dr. Paul McHugh, pediatrician Dr. Michelle Cretella, and activist Elizabeth Johnston is available here.
Magazines for teenage girls used to cover hairstyles, makeup, and fashion, but not anymore. Now magazines like Teen Vogue and Seventeen promote sexual health and gender identity propaganda, among other controversial topics. In a disturbing article titled “Teen Magazines Are a Dangerous—and Influential—Sex Ed Teacher,” Rachel Peterson provides some examples of what teenage girls are getting from these magazines, including “that abortion is funny.” Girls can also “answer 20 questions about their first time having sex, which includes how to reach an orgasm.” Read it here.
Maureen Mullarkey took a trip to her local library, and then she wrote an article titled “You Won’t Believe What Kids Can Find On ‘Transgender’ At The Public Library.” The American Library Association is in lockstep with LGBT activists and promotes politically correct notions of sexual orientation and gender ideology. Mullarkey lists some of the titles available on transgenderism and notes that “All but one promote public assent to the assumptions of a movement derived from queer theory and built on a psychiatric condition.” Her findings included books for children and books for parents of gender-confused children that celebrate and encourage their dysphoria. And she wisely observes, “Children destined to be exceptional in less colorful ways — e.g. Downs Syndrome, spina bifida, Tay-Sachs — are disposable in utero. Yet the child who develops a disfigured imagination is storied, the deformity protected and hypothesized into something of value. Why?” Read it here.
Though some insist otherwise, men and women are different. And it’s not just minor external physical differences. Men and women are different in myriad ways. In “Having Children Transforms Women’s Brains,” by John Stonestreet and G. Shane Morris, they share a recent essay published in the Boston Globe that illustrated some differences between men and women at the neurological level. In fact there is a radical restructuring of the brain that occurs in nearly all women when they become mothers. “To call motherhood a ‘major event’ for the mother is the understatement of the century.” Turns out it is also a “major event” for mothers’ brains. Read it here.
Professor David Forte has written a sobering piece on the elimination of Down Syndrome children. His article titled “From Termination to Extermination: The International Down Syndrome Genocide” details what happens to many Down Syndrome children around the world who are aborted before they ever have a chance at life. In the U.S. about 67 percent are killed in utero. In Denmark, upwards of 98 percent are aborted, and Iceland boasts that nearly 100 percent of Down Syndrome babies are killed before they ever see the light of day. Forte quotes columnist George Will who wrote, “It is simply the deliberate systematic attempt to erase a category of people.” Read it here.
A BBC video hashtagged #NoMoreBoysAndGirls has Ben Shapiro rightly concerned. His article titled, “Boys and Girls Are Different — Let’s Celebrate That” calls out everyone who is troubled that girls play with toys for girls and boys play with toys for boys—and in most cases, the boys and girls actually prefer these “gender stereotyped” toys. This has been demonstrated scientifically in multiple studies. One study found that “children as young as 9 months-old prefer to play with toys specific to their own gender.” He asks, “What’s wrong with little girls liking little-girl things? What’s wrong with little boys liking little-boy things? Nothing. Differences between boys and girls are one of the great joys of life.” Shapiro points out that advocates of gender confusion can’t seem to explain why additional gender confusion is better for children. Read it here.
An article by Glenn T. Stanton deftly refutes a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine claiming that there is no difference between lesbian parents and heterosexual parents. “New Study Finding Lesbians Are ‘Just As Good’ As Married Biological Parents Is Fake News” points out that the research is “embarrassingly poor in its basic methodology.” It is alarmingly clear that the “study” is not an unbiased academic investigation, but “an orchestrated persuasion tool” funded and carried out by homosexual rights activists. Read it here.
Many, many people on different continents, of different cultures, and different political persuasions can often agree on important issues. In this case, the UK’s Paul Embery, author of “Why Won’t Our Spineless Politicians Stand Up for the Family?,” makes a compelling argument in defense of the family, and he wonders why government officials often refuse to speak the truth about the most important institution in the history of the world. Embery points to the widespread breakdown of the family and states with no holds barred, “Yet so far as our lily-livered politicians talk about this social catastrophe at all, it is to tell us that families come in all shape[s] and sizes and that to even raise concerns is to stigmatise those families that do not conform to the traditional image. It is a pathetic, negligent, pusillanimous response to an epidemic that is causing widespread misery and impeding the life chances of millions of young people.” Read it here.
A post on the blog of the Institute for Family Studies by Mark Butler titled “Is Pornography Use Increasing Loneliness, Particularly for Young People?” contains some sobering data and commentary on pornography use especially among teens. Professor Butler explains the connection between pornography use and loneliness and the circular linkage between the two—each one potentially fueling the other. He writes, “In the cultural context of emotionally-disconnected sexual hookups scripted by pornography, loneliness may deepen and become increasingly painful, yet in response, pornography use may only intensify.” Read it here.
Jonathon Van Maren has compiled some stunning evidence of the true goals of some transgender activists. “In Their Own Words – What Transgender Activists Have in Store for Your Children” contains some chilling quotations from speakers at a symposium held in 2016. The speakers at this conference “bluntly lay out their agenda and explain how they are capturing the hearts and minds of the next generation, resulting in both sky-rocketing numbers of trans-identified youth as well as young people supportive of the trans ideology.” Read it here.
“Religious-Freedom and LGBT Advocates Offer Rare Lessons in Pluralism” by Betsy VanDenBerghe is a report of a very encouraging meeting between proponents of religious freedom and LGBT rights advocates held in Utah. The fifth Religious Freedom Annual Review, hosted by the Brigham Young University International Center for Law and Religion Studies in Provo, Utah, gathered legal scholars, LGBT advocates, journalists, and concerned Christian, Jewish, and Muslim leaders in an attempt to find common ground and fairness for people on both sides of the issues. VanDenBerghe noted that “Participants offered an unusual witness both that strongly held convictions—religious, cultural, political—are not going to disappear anytime soon and that they can be reasonably debated in measured arguments free of name-calling, shout-downs, and unfriending.” Read it here.
“Three year olds are being taught that they may be ‘trapped in the wrong body’ by pre-school teachers and by drag queens in public libraries; kindergarteners are having ‘coming out trans’ celebrations in the classroom; teens are falling prey to social contagion and coming out trans in peer groups, boys are allowed into girls bathrooms, locker rooms and even onto girls’ sports teams…” These events and others described by Michelle Cretella, M.D., president of the American College of Pediatricians, and Felipe E. Vizcarrondo, M.D., M.A. should be of concern to everyone. Their article, “Pediatricians: Gender Ideology is the Latest Assault on Our Children” explains how to educate and immunize children to protect them from the gender ideology propaganda that is so prominent in our culture today. Read it here.
Another compelling piece on children and transgenderism is “The Myth of the ‘Desistance Myth’” by Julian Vigo. She compares the data on children who experience gender dysphoria who are treated using a “watchful waiting” approach to children who are subjected to medical intervention in the form of puberty-blocking drugs and cross-sex hormone treatments. The findings are eye-opening. Children who do not receive medical intervention largely “desist,” meaning they no longer identify as transgender as adults. Children who do receive medical intervention generally do not go on to accept their biological sex. Read it here.
Donna Harrison, M.D. provides not only a brief lesson on human physiology, but also an etymology tutorial in her article, “The Science About When Life Begins Makes Pro-Choicers Look Terrible.” Dr. Harrison is a board certified obstetrician and gynecologist, and she knows what she is talking about when it comes to the science of when life begins. She explains how the definitions of words related to the development of children in the womb have conveniently morphed over the years to intentionally muddy the waters about the beginning of life of the unborn. Dr. Harrison says, “Technology doesn’t allow us to ignore a human’s existence. There’s no denying what’s going on the womb: a human life is growing.” Read it here.
“Why I Supported My Autistic Daughter’s Social Transition to a Man,” by an individual who goes by the pseudonym “Fighting to Get Her Back,” is an emotional, personal account of a mother who was drawn into affirming her autistic daughter’s gender confusion. She recounts how she was caught up in her daughter’s assertion that she was a boy and tells of how mental health professionals insisted that it was her parental duty to ensure that her daughter was supported in her transition to “become a male” so she wouldn’t take her own life. Read it here.
Sexually transmitted diseases are skyrocketing in the UK according to a recent report by the government agency Public Health England. Scottish journalist Madeleine Kearns in her article, “STDs Are on the Rise in the U.K., and Sex Education There Isn’t Helping” notes that one of the key recommendations in the report to solving the problem is sex education. According to Kearns, examination of the UK’s sex ed programs over the past 20 years indicate it is more likely part of the problem rather than the solution because of the “continual failure to adequately address the moral issue: the lost meaning and purpose of sex.” Read it here.
Stefano Gennarini of the Center for Family and Human Rights has written an informative article with important implications for all governments titled “The Trump Administration Must Keep Abortion Out of Humanitarian Law and Policy.” In it he explains why it is so critical to keep the controversial term “sexual and reproductive health,” a euphemism for abortion, out of United Nations documents. The term is being increasingly connected to humanitarian projects, and according to Gennarini, “Now it is being promoted by UN bureaucrats as an essential humanitarian need in all conflicts and natural disasters.” Read it here.
The blog of the Institute for Family Studies has an excellent post titled “Five Myths About Fathers and Family” by W. Bradford Wilcox and Alysse ElHage. They have captured some of the prevailing myths perpetrated by many in the media who don’t understand what the social science shows about the nature of fatherhood and family life. Included is information on stay-at-home dads, cohabitating dads, and the effects of divorce on children. They conclude that we need “more journalists who are willing to confront hard truths about the roles that fathers and marriage play in advancing the welfare of our nation’s most vulnerable citizens, our children…” Read it here.
Glenn T. Stanton has authored an excellent report titled, “Why Mothers Matter,” and those who believe mothers and fathers are interchangeable would do well to read it. Stanton observes, “Motherhood is the most powerful force on earth. That is a not an opinion, but a fact. If mothers didn’t show up to work, nothing would get done.” And it’s much, much more than lunches, laundry, and lectures. The report reminds us that if mothers didn’t do the very things that make them mothers, “humanity would not exist. It’s that simple.” Read it here.
“What to Do in Our Current ‘Transgender Moment’” is an interview with Ryan Anderson, author of the recently published book, When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Moment. In the interview, conducted by Kathryn Jean Lopez, Ryan explains that “the claims made by transgender rights activists are contrary to basic, self-evident truths. And a culture can only sustain lies about human nature for so long.” Read it here.
The progressive view of Internet pornography that suggests it poses no threat to individuals or society is rapidly becoming less credible as evidence mounts showing that “addiction to Internet pornography looks very like addiction to cocaine and carries consequences that may prove just as harmful for individuals and families.” An alarming article by Nicole M. King and Bryce J. Christensen titled “Internet Pornography—Akin to Cocaine” explains that there are neuroscientific elements of addiction that researchers are now realizing are similar whether it is an addiction to a substance or an addiction to a behavior. Read it here.
There is a dangerous threat not just to Americans, but to people around the world detailed by Emilie Kao in her article, “UN Poses Danger to Free Speech, Parents’ Rights. Here’s How Trump Administration Can Fight Back.” While the title of the article mentions America’s President Trump specifically, there is critical information in her article that is important for citizens of every country. Emily writes of the alliance that has formed between United Nations bureaucrats and LGBT activists that threatens fundamental rights. The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights has launched a campaign called “Free and Equal” that “aims to socialize same-sex marriage, criminalize so-called ‘hate speech,’ and normalize transgender ideology, even though the terms sexual orientation and gender identity are not in the text of any U.N. treaties.” Read it here.
A post on the Institute for Family Studies blog titled, “10 Reasons to Put Marriage Before Your Baby Carriage,” by Brad Wilcox and Alysse ElHage is a great summary of why cohabiting parenthood doesn’t make sense. Cohabiting parenthood is becoming increasingly popular, but according to these scholars and mountains of research, it doesn’t measure up to marriage, especially where the benefits to children are concerned. Read it here.
Monica Burke has penned an excellent rundown on the disaster that is AB 2943, a bill in before the California legislature that claims to protect LGBT people. But according to Monica’s article, “California Considers Bill That Would Make Traditional Views on Sexuality Illegal,” the bill actually limits their choices, censors speech, and infringes upon religious freedom. The bill would amend the California Consumer Legal Remedies Act—a consumer law that outlaws unfair and deceptive practices—by adding so-called “sexual orientation change efforts” to a list of banned practices. The law could affect authors, speakers, counselors, colleges and universities, and even religious leaders seeking to address unwanted same-sex attraction or gender identity confusion. Effectively, the bill would set a precedent for government-mandated censorship. Read it here.
It doesn’t happen very often that people on opposing sides of a highly controversial issue agree on anything, but this time, homosexual rights activist Peter Tatchell got it right. He wrote an article titled “Belfast ‘Gay Cake’ Row is About Freedom of Expression,” about an Irish baker who, for religious reasons, didn’t want to decorate a cake with a homosexual message on it. The baker was happy to bake the cake, just not decorate it with a message he didn’t believe in. The refusal, which resulted in a lawsuit, is now before Ireland’s Supreme Court. Tatchell observes that no one should be forced to promote an idea to which they object, and if the court rules against the baker, this fundamental freedom of expression, “which includes the right to not facilitate ideas with which one disagrees,” will be annihilated. Read it here.
For a jaw-dropping example of the sheer insanity of the political correctness of some “experts,” check out Rod Dreher’s column, “How to Tell if Your Baby is Trans.” He shares a short video clip of one of the nation’s top pediatric gender specialists explaining how to tell if “pre-verbal” children are transgender. Dreher calls this transgender ideology “true madness” and states, “It may shock you to discover in detail the degree to which the ‘science’ of transgenderism is driven not by science, but by cultural politics.” Read it here.
Father Shenan J. Boquet, president of Human Life International, provides some excellent commentary on the disaster that is “comprehensive sexuality education.” In his article, “Comprehensive Sex Education Violently Assaults Children and Their Innocence,” he shares some of the egregious examples of the smut that is forced upon innocent children through these programs, often unbeknownst to parents that would rightly be horrified at the information that is being presented to their children. Read it here.
“How the New Corporate Elite Sold Same-Sex Marriage to the American Public” is a book review by Scott Yenor. He suggests that everyone concerned about the future of marriage and the culture wars avail themselves of the book titled, From Tolerance to Equality: How Elites Brought America to Same-Sex Marriage by Darel E. Paul. The ideology of the sexual revolution created an environment that “rejected the idea that sex, marriage, and procreation were connected at the heart of family life. It conceived of a family centered on the equality of adult partners ordered toward companionship instead.” This ideology took hold in American law because of the acceptance of the corporate managerial elite. Read it here.
“The defense of the indefensible often leads to a kind of derangement in otherwise rational people,” states George Weigel in his article, “Roe v. Wade Derangement Syndrome.”This is the case with abortion and the never-ending debate that surrounds it. In the 1920s German eugenicists and legal scholars called it Lebensunwertes leben, “life unworthy of life.” Weigel asks, “If the lethal logic of Lebensunwertes leben prevails, where will the proponents of an unrestricted abortion license stop, when it comes to eliminating the inconvenient?” Read it here.
California lawmakers are considering a bill that would make it illegal for anyone to receive professional mental health therapy to treat unwanted same-sex attraction or gender confusion—regardless of age. Michael L. Brown in his article, “California’s Shocking ‘You Must Stay Gay’ Bill,” explains why this outrageous proposal must be opposed. In recent years, a growing number of states and cities have passed legislation banning this therapy for minors, even if they and their parents want it, but this California bill would ban therapy for all ages. Brown rightly states of this attempt that it “defies all logic and can be seen only for what it is: a frontal assault on our freedom to self-determination. A frontal assault on our freedom of religion. And a frontal assault on our freedom of conscience.” Read it here.
“There Is No Solid Evidence of Genetic Basis for Trans Identity” is an analysis by former transgender, Walt Heyer, of a recent study on the genetics of gender identity. Some in the media falsely reported that the study identified the genes responsible for gender identity, but this isn’t what the study concluded. The lead researcher, Dr. John Theisen, stated that the study used a small sample size and has not yet been peer-reviewed. Walt reminds us that transgender identity “is based solely on subjective criteria. There is no objective, robust physical test to prove whether ‘transgender persons’ exist beyond a person strongly insisting that he or she is a transgender person.” Read it here.
“Currently, we appear to be experiencing a significant psychic epidemic that is manifesting as children and young people coming to believe that they are the opposite sex, and in some cases taking drastic measures to change their bodies.” So begins an excellent article titled, “Outbreak: The Explosion of Transgender Teens,” by licensed clinical social worker Lisa Marchiano. While not well studied, the disturbing social phenomenon of “rapid-onset gender dysphoria” is having drastic, permanent consequences for young people. Read it here.
There is a troubling reality that can no longer be ignored. Criminologists have long known that the absence of fathers in the home is one of the most powerful predictors of criminal behavior. As the U.S. grapples with repeated school shootings, it is troubling to note that “among the 25 most-cited school shooters since Columbine, 75 percent were reared in broken homes, “… and “most came from incredibly broken homes of not just divorce and separation, but also infidelity, substance abuse, criminal behavior, domestic violence, and child abuse.” Emilie Kao, in an article titled, “The Crisis of Fatherless Shooters” writes, “…It is time to talk about not just how to protect students from shooters, but also about what must happen so that fewer students become shooters in the first place.” Read it here.
Yet another insightful piece on the transgender epidemic among children is written by Dr. Michael K. Laidlaw. “Gender Dysphoria and Children: An Endocrinologist’s Evaluation of I am Jazz” is a review of a book by a transgender individual. Dr. Laidlaw dispels some pervasive myths that are put forward in this book and states that while children who experience gender confusion deserve compassion and deserve to be treated with dignity and kindness, “Children who are experiencing gender dysphoria will likely be harmed by this book, as will children who do not have the condition.” Read it here.
Margot Cleveland, author of the article, “What The Federal Courts Are Getting Wrong About Transgender Discrimination in the Workplace,” says transgender hysteria is overtaking society—including the U.S. court system. She writes about the recent decision by the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals that ruled that transgender individuals are protected by Title VII’s prohibition of “sex” discrimination and that also concluded that an employer who refuses to affirm a transgender employee’s false sex is in violation of the federal anti-discrimination statute. But according to Cleveland, “Refusing to pretend that a man is a woman is not sex stereotyping. It is not invidious discrimination. And it is not cruel bigotry. It is defending reality from a cultural onslaught destined to destroy parental rights, religious liberty, and freedom of speech if left unchecked.” Read it here.
Parental rights are increasingly under attack. In his article, “We Must Reclaim Parental Rights as Building Blocks to a Healthy Society,” Arthur Goldberg provides several frightening examples of the erosion of parental rights by society and the courts in the United States and the UK. One especially disturbing example involves the case of an autistic gender-confused youth with the mental capacity of a nine-year-old. Her gender therapist authorized a double mastectomy after only two counseling sessions and without looking at her medical history or speaking to her other therapists. Arthur correctly states that the refusal to acknowledge parental rights is a trend that “directly negates the importance of families as an underlying foundation of American society.” Read it here.
“The Escalation of Pornography: A Ten-Year Update ” by Pat Fagan is an alarming article on the escalating use of pornography and some of the resulting negative effects. One of the most telling effects, according to Fagan, is the epidemic of erectile dysfunction that used to be an “older man’s problem” but is now being seen in staggering numbers in younger men. Other negative effects of porn addiction include diminished brain size, aggression, and relationship problems. Pat calls for the governments of the world to cooperate and control what has become a worldwide health hazard. Read it here.
For an outstanding summary of what the gender-confused madness has come to, look no further than Ryan Anderson’s article, “Transgender Ideology Is Riddled With Contradictions. Here Are the Big Ones.” He covers a little bit of history and asks a whole lot of questions—most that transgender activists simply can’t or won’t answer. And he accurately states, “If you pull too hard on any one thread of transgender ideology, the whole tapestry comes unraveled.” Read it here.
If you want a quick summary of almost everything that is wrong with Planned Parenthood and many of the deceptive tactics they use, check out this short video by Prager University. In a little over five minutes, Lila Rose, president of Live Action, succinctly explains “What You Need to Know About Planned Parenthood.” She sums up her presentation by saying, “Planned Parenthood’s biggest enemy isn’t conservatives or religious people. Its biggest enemy is truth.” Watch it here.
Our colleague and good friend, Stefano Gennarini, has written an excellent article titled “How Their Refusal to Tolerate Dissent is Creating a Global Backlash Against LGBT People.” In it he explains how the U.S. promotion of LGBT policies abroad affects many areas on many levels. This unfettered international attempt at social engineering is especially evident at the United Nations and is unlikely to ever happen. Read it here.
“Transgenderism: A State-Sponsored Religion?” is an excellent fact-filled article by Dr. Andre Van Mol, a board-certified family physician and co-chair of the American College of Pediatricians’ Committee on Adolescent Sexuality. Dr. Van Mol contrasts “gender dysphoria,” a serious mental health issue, with “transgenderism,” a movement not based in scientific evidence, which seems to be growing into a “cultish religion” that is being forced on the public, often by the government. The transgenderism movement is affecting not only adults, but children and teens. According to Dr. Van Mol, “Transgender catechism is mandatory and has no age of consent.” Read it here.
The horrifying case of Larry Nassar, former USA Gymnastics doctor, has captured attention worldwide. Nassar, who sexually abused more than 150 girls, was sentenced to up to 175 years in prison. Mario Díaz in his article, “Nassar Case Demonstrates Harms of Pornography” points out that “just like virtually every other predator in the history of sexual assault, Nassar fed, groomed, and rotted his brain on pornography before and after abusing girls for years. It was pornography that did him in.” The FBI found over 37,000 images and videos of child pornography on various devices at his home. Pornography in all its forms, legal or illegal is harmful to individuals and to society. And, as Díaz observes, “While the scientific understanding of the harmful effects of pornography continues to grow, our society continues to ignore the problem.” Read it here.
An insider’s view on the science behind the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which was recently voted down in the U.S. Senate, is offered by Dr. Robin Pierucci, a practicing neonatologist. In her article, “Neonatologist: Babies Do Feel Pain in the Womb. I’ve Seen It,” Dr. Pierucci confirms that based on her experience in the neonatal intensive care unit, “edge-of-viability unborn babies feel pain.” Premature babies react to painful procedures in obvious ways—they wrinkle up their faces, kick their feet, clench their hands into tiny fists, curl their toes, arch their backs and try to wriggle away, or smack at the offending person. She states, “Whether they are term or extremely immature, even though they can’t use words, babies in every neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) clearly do not react well to what the adults know are painful procedures.” Read it here.
In a fascinating article titled, “4 Ways Moms and Their Children Remain Physically Bonded for Life,” Jonathan Lange, shares four recent discoveries that “testify to the beautifully deep relationship between a mother and her child.” This is a mini science lesson on fetal and early childhood development that shows the biological connection between mother and child. Read it here.
The alphabet soup of politically correct sexual identities keeps getting longer and longer. In the article, “Some Activists Want to Turn ‘LGBT’ Into ‘LGBTQQICAPF2K+’ for Inclusion,” Katherine Timpf explains the ever growing acronym: L – lesbian G – gay B – bisexual T – transgender Q – queer Q – questioning I – intersex C – curious A – asexual A – agender A – ally P – pansexual P – polysexual F – friends and family 2 – two-spirit K – kink. Apparently, many members of the LGBT community are not keen on the addition of the “K” for “kink.” With the newfound desperation to be inclusive of everyone and everything, the acronym will likely keep growing in years to come. Read it here.
In an article by the Family Research Council titled “Pure Politics: Abstinence Crowd Cheers Report,” statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on teen sex are highlighted. According to the CDC, the number of high school students who said they’ve ever had sex dropped from 47 percent in 2005 to 41 percent in 2015. This drop is not due to the efforts of the previous administration, which did very little to promote abstinence in schools. FRC states, “After two terms of the last administration’s ‘if-it-feels-good-do-it’ approach, most experts agree [Obama] accomplished one thing: making the situation worse.” In fact, a 2016 study by the American Journal of Public Health found, “teenagers in the [government’s programs] were more likely to begin having sex… and more likely to get pregnant.” Read it here.
The abortion giant, Planned Parenthood, recently had a birthday. One hundred years of existence, and the organization has wreaked untold havoc on countless individuals, to say nothing of the seven million babies whose lives have been ended. Marissa Mayer, in her article, “10 Things Planned Parenthood Accomplished in 100 Years” counts down these nefarious “accomplishments,” which, according to her, are “nothing short of scandalous.” Well said. Read it here.
America is in the midst of a “transgender moment,” and Ryan Anderson shares some wise insights in his article, “The Sex-Change Revolution Is Based on Ideology, Not Science.” The fundamental question is whether men can really become women (or women become men). Decades ago, Dr. Paul McHugh, chair of psychiatry at Johns Hopkins Medical School and psychiatrist-in-chief at Johns Hopkins Hospital put a stop to sex-reassignment surgery at Hopkins. Many medical centers followed, but now there is a resurgence of medical centers and medical procedures that address gender identity issues. But as Anderson asserts, “The most helpful therapies focus not on achieving the impossible—changing bodies to conform to thoughts and feelings—but on helping people accept and even embrace the truth about their bodies and reality.” Read it here.
In his analysis, “Preparing a Foundation for the Curtailment of Religious Liberty: New Research Targets Conservative Religious Beliefs on Same-Sex Sexuality,” Dr. Christopher Rosik exposes the methodological and logical flaws in a recent study that is part of a growing effort by fringe psychologists in the U.S. to try to curtail religious rights on the grounds that religious teachings can cause stress to homosexual individuals. In addition to being an excellent critical analysis of one individual study, it is also useful as an example of how to critique similar studies. Read it here.
Australian pediatrician Dr. John Whitehall in his column, “Gone is Protection by the Family Court for Children Confused Over Gender,” explains the harm that will now befall children suffering from gender confusion as a result of the Family Court in that country relinquishing to medical practitioners the decision whether to administer dangerous puberty blocking and cross-sex hormones to these children. He explains the dangers of this approach to Gender Dysphoria and shows that the increasing reliance on the chemical/surgical approach to treating these gender-confused children represents the triumph of ideology over science. Read it here.
Joy Pullmann explains the case of Ash Whitaker, a Wisconsin transgender student, in her article, “School District Pays Teen $800,000 For Refusing To Let Her Sleep, Micturate With Boys.” The biological female student filed a lawsuit against the school district that was settled for $800,000 (the attorneys will get $650,000). The case had been appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court, but the cost to the school to litigate the case would be between $4 million and $5 million. The school district claims there was no choice but to settle. According to Pullmann, “LGBT activists have targeted the courts and regulatory agencies as vehicles to rewrite federal laws, primarily by changing the definitions of words in this same fashion.” Read it here.
Thrombosis, thromboembolism, cardiovascular disease, weight gain, hypertriglyceridemia, elevated blood pressure, decreased glucose tolerance, gallbladder disease, prolactinoma, and breast cancer. That’s the list of conditions boys who receive oral estrogen (cross-sex hormone therapy) may be at risk for. And the list for girls who are given testosterone therapy isn’t much prettier—low HDL and elevated triglycerides, increased homocysteine levels, hepatotoxicity, polycythemia, increased risk of sleep apnea, insulin resistance, and unknown effects on breast, endometrial and ovarian tissues. “What’s Wrong with the New NIH Study on Transgender Kids?” by Jane Robbins and Erin Tuttle examines the inherent problems with a new study that intends to show that transgender affirmation therapy is safe and effective for children. However, existing research on cross-gender therapy shows anything but. Read it here.
Lois M. Collins compiled an informative list of the research from last year on what makes families founder or thrive. Her article, “10 Things We Learned About Strong Families in 2017,” summarizes some of the significant studies on a range of issues related to U.S. families. Read it here.
In his article, “Half the World’s Population Reaching Below Replacement Fertility,”Tomas Frejka discusses the most recent UN fertility statistics by country and region and discusses both the reasons for the low fertility rates in many countries and some of the implications for these countries. Read it here.
Chad Felix Greene in his column, “Top Four Anti-LGBT Myths of 2017,” provides analysis and his perspective on the claims being made by some in the U.S. that there has been an increase in murders motivated by an individual being transgender, that hate crimes against LGBT people are on the rise, that protecting religious freedom is merely a license to discriminate and that President Donald Trump is anti-LGBT. Read it here.
“This Formerly Trans 14-Year-Old has a Message for Questioning Kids,” is a commentary by Walt Heyer, a former transgender on an interview with Noor Jontry, a biological female who believed she was transgender from ages 11 to 13 but at age 14 accepted her biologically-assigned gender. She describes how she slipped into Gender Dysphoria and what helped her overcome it in hopes of helping other adolescents who may be questioning their own gender identification. Read it here.
In his column, “The Truth about Men, Women and Sex,” Dr. Mark Regnerus offers very useful insight into the sexual dynamics and realities that provide context to the growing backlash and demand for action that is taking place currently in the U.S. against men who have sexually harassed or attacked women in the workplace. He notes that “Recent revelations about sexual harassment and abuse underscore certain blunt realities about men, women and sex” and asks, “How can we confront those realities in a way that leads to less sexual violence?” Read it here.
In an outstanding five-minute video created by the Heritage Foundation, internationally recognized expert Dr. Michelle Cretella, president of the American College of Pediatricians makes the case that “To indoctrinate all children from preschool forward with the lie that they could be trapped in the wrong body disrupts the very foundation of a child’s reality testing. If they can’t trust the reality of their physical bodies, who or what can they trust? Transgender ideology in schools is psychological abuse that often leads to chemical castration, sterilization, and surgical mutilation.” View it here.
In his column, “Family Breakdown is Linked to Mental Health Problems in Teens.”British researcher Harry Benson reports on research that shows that family form and family breakdown is a significant factor in the mental health of adolescents. These findings are contrary to the view commonly accepted by the government that the level of parental conflict is the most important factor in how children develop. He notes that Britain has one of the highest levels of family breakdown in the world. Read it here.
“Are Red or Blue Families More Stable,” a recent column by W. Bradford Wilcox and Vijay Menon, shows that the data do not support recent claims that liberal Democratic (“blue”) families are more likely to reflect conservative family values on marriage than conservative Republican (“red”) families claim to hold to and practice. They explain that the data show “Republicans today appear more likely to have their children in marriage, to remain stably married, and to be happy in their marriages.” Read it here.
In her column, “4 Highlights From Christian Baker’s Wedding Cake Case at Supreme Court,” Emilie Kao discusses the areas of legal precedent which could be established by the Supreme Court’s decision in this case over whether the state of Colorado can compel an individual to participate in a homosexual wedding against his religious beliefs. Read it here.
Dr. Mark Regnerus examines the likely severity of stress created for individuals when they are subjected to such incidents as a baker refusing to make a custom wedding cake for two homosexuals because it violates his religious beliefs in his column, “Minority Stress is Real, but Wedding Cakes Don’t Cause It.” After examining more than two decades of research in the field, he concludes that “when scholars claim that the episodic inactions of florists or cake bakers directly diminish the psychological and downstream physical health (and dignity) of gay and lesbian Americans, I think they take a leap that is unmerited.” Read it here.
Michael Cook in his column, “Australia Votes for Same-Sex Marriage,” provides some insightful analysis of the social dynamics in Australia that led to the recent overwhelming “Yes” vote in the national plebiscite in favor of legalizing homosexual marriage in that country. He also discusses the implications of taking this step for religious freedom and national politics in Australia that will likely come as a result of the vote. Read it here.
The Heritage Foundation has posted the excellent panel discussion they recently sponsored on what should be done to truly help gender-confused children and adolescents. Featured are Dr. Michelle Cretella, President of the American College of Pediatricians, Dr. Allan Josephson, a professor and division chief of child and adolescent psychiatry at the University of Louisville in Kentucky, and Dr. Paul Hruz, associate professor of pediatrics, endocrinology, cell biology, and physiology at Washington University in St. Louis. They provide solid medical and scientific perspective on this growing mental disorder in children and the dangers of the “politically correct” approaches to dealing with it. Summary and video of the panel discussion is available here.
In his column, “The Ugly Truth About Sex Reassignment the Transgender Lobby Doesn’t Want You to Know,” Bruce Ashford summarizes the realities of sex reassignment procedures and the harms that result that are just beginning to be understood, including the growing number of individuals who have undergone these irreversible procedures and now regret having done so. In this context he also highlights the dangers of administering puberty-blocking drugs and other measures to support gender confused children in “transitioning” to the opposite gender. Read it here.
“Why Mommies Matter,” a column by Eric Metaxas, briefly summarizes the thesis of a new book by New York psychoanalyst Dr. Erica Komisar titled “Being There: Why Prioritizing Motherhood in the First Three Years Matters.” She wrote the book, he points out, after noticing a worrisome increase in the number of children exhibiting mental disorders and emotional problems. Based on extensive research and her own clinical experiences, she concludes that the best situation for the healthy future development of children is to be cared for by their mother for their first three years of life. Read it here.
Emilie Kao and Zachary Jones in their column, “ACLU Threatens to Stamp Out Diversity by Shuttering Faith-Based Adoption Agencies,” discuss the significance of a case the group has brought against the state of Michigan. “If the ACLU prevails in court, it would overturn the Michigan law and force numerous faith-based adoption agencies to choose between following their beliefs about marriage and family, or going out of business, leaving thousands of foster children out in the cold without families.” Read it here.
“Upon returning to middle school from an orthodontist appointment to tighten his braces, 12-year-old Johnny struggles through a pre-algebra lecture then schlepps off to his health class where he is instructed in anal sex, oral sex, masturbation and sexual fantasy.” Family Watch International president Sharon Slater writes in her article, “How Federally Funded Sex Education Sexualizes Schoolchildren,” that this happens to countless schoolchildren across the country every day who are exposed to comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) funded by taxpayer dollars and delivered via the federal Teen Pregnancy Prevention (TPP) program. Sharon provides some examples of explicit materials that children are exposed to through CSE, often unbeknownst to parents, and she reports on a groundbreaking study that shows that these CSE programs don’t work. Read it here.
Lisa Marchiano, a Licensed Clinal Social Worker, details the relatively recent “socially contagious” phenomenon of “rapid onset gender dysphoria” in her article “Misunderstanding a New Kind of Gender Dysphoria.” This occurs when teens suddenly identify as transgender without any previous history of feeling uncomfortable with their sex. According to Marchiano, “Preliminary research indicates that young people who identify as trans ‘out of the blue’ may have been influenced by social media sites that valorize being trans. In addition, researchers have observed a pattern of clusters of friends coming out together.” Medical and surgical interventions for gender transition in any case, but especially these cases, may seriously harm individuals. Read it here.
A short video titled, “The ‘Anti-Hate’ Group that is a Hate Group” by PragerU explains how the nefarious Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) has become a political attack group that attempts to shut down individuals and organizations with which it does not agree by using the “hate” label. The SPLC compares groups that support traditional marriage and religious liberty with racist groups like the Ku Klux Klan. View it here.
In a telling commentary by Lyle Shelton titled, “LGBT Activists Wanted Elites, Not All, to Decide on Gay Marriage in Australia,” he accurately pegs the situation with regard to same-sex marriage. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull pledged there would be no change to the country’s Marriage Act unless the Australian people agreed by voting in a plebiscite. The vote isn’t legally binding but will gauge public opinion and guide parliamentarians. Remarkably, same-sex marriage activists claim support for legalization of degendered marriage is as high as 70 percent, yet they have done everything they can to stop Australian citizens from voting on the issue—the results of which will be known in mid-November. Read it here.
Cathy Ruse thinks “Planned Parenthood Is Targeting Baby Girls,” and we think she’s right. According to her article, last year, Indiana passed a law that banned sex-selective abortion—the killing of unborn babies based on their sex. But last week, a federal district judge granted a permanent injunction against that law, at Planned Parenthood’s request. The ruling allows abortionists in Indiana the legal right to kill unborn girl babies just because they are girls. But how could this be? Planned Parenthood proclaims at the top of their collective lungs that they are champions for women. But it appears this is the case only for the ones who manage to make it safely out of their mothers’ wombs. Read it here.
There was an interesting recent coincidence noted by Samuel Buntz in his article, “America’s STD Epidemic Should Be Much Bigger News.” He says that Hugh Hefner died the same week the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) revealed that the number of new sexually transmitted disease cases in America had hit a record high. “This unfurls a strange symmetry to the way history unfolds: a founding father of the sexual revolution dies at the same time that his legacy fully blossoms,” Samuel says. If all the newly occurring cases of syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia, herpes and other STDs are added up, the CDC estimates that there were 20 million cases in 2016. Now Hefner can’t be held personally responsible for all these diseased individuals, but according to Samuel, he can rightly be considered as “Sex Moses, coming down from Sex Mountain, bearing new Sex Commandments engraved on stone tablets. And the first Sex Commandment was: there are no sex commandments.” Read it here.
Citizens of Australia will shortly be deciding whether or not to legalize same-sex marriage in their country. David Sergeant has written an excellent article titled “What’s Changed in Britain Since Same-Sex Marriage?” He explains how the social structure of the UK has changed since same-sex marriage was legalized by members of parliament four years ago. He details the dramatic and troubling shifts that have occurred with regard to gender, religious freedom, children, and freedom of speech, and he recommends that the consequences of a change to the law regarding man/woman marriage be very seriously considered. Read it here.
“Why I Don’t Use Female Pronouns for My Transgender Brother” by Michael Booker is a thought-provoking article about the transgender “pronoun game” rooted in his own personal experience as the sibling of a gender-confused individual. Transgenders insist that it is “common courtesy” that they be addressed by the pronoun that matches their self-proclaimed gender identity, but Michael deems this as a demand to affirm a falsehood. He says, “I do not believe that drugs or surgery can make a male into a female or a female into a male. Just a few years ago, that would have been simple science. Today it makes me a moral monster.” Read it here.
An article in Psychology Today claiming that one parent is equivalent to two when considering the welfare of children is addressed in a blog post from the Institute for Family Studies. “When it Comes to Child Well-Being, Is One Parent the Same as Two?” by Alysse ElHage, expertly answers that very question—not only from decades of social science research, but also from her personal experience as a child raised in a single-parent home. She acknowledges that “brave and resourceful single moms and dads… deserve our respect and need our support.” Yet “father hunger” is a common theme for those who were raised by single mothers. The research is clear that children fare best in nearly every measurable indicator when they live with their married mother and father. Read it here.
Several years ago, a gunman entered the offices of a prominent pro-family organization, Family Research Council, intent on killing as many people as he could. The gunman, Floyd Corkins, chose the offices of Family Research Council because he saw it listed as a “hate group” on the website of the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). Family Research Council was designated as a “hate group,” alongside neo-Nazi groups, the Ku Klux Klan, and other violent groups, because of their support for marriage between a man and a woman. In Casey Mattox’s article, “The Southern Poverty Law Center Almost Got Me Killed. Why Does the Media Still Propagate Its ‘Hate Map’?,” he rightly blasts the SPLC and the media that legitimizes it and states, “It is high time the organization and its promoters acknowledged that their rhetoric is contributing to, not helping resolve, our coarsening discourse.” Read it here.
In her column, “The Transgender Agenda Hits Kindergarten,” Margot Cleveland examines the growing trend in states to not require that parents be informed when their children are going to be taught about gender confusion. National concern in the U.S. has been raised by the widely reported Rocklin Academy kindergarten incident, where the teacher staged a “transition ceremony” on the last day of classes in which one of the students’ classmates who is a boy suddenly appeared in girls’ clothing and announced that she was now a girl. Many in the class were severely affected. Outraged parents discovered that state law did not protect them, and she warns parents that many other state laws would permit a similar incident, and they need to take action. Read more here.
“Can We Stop an International Roe v. Wade?” is a column by Stefano Gennarini that warns that the UN Human Rights Commission is completing a draft legal commentary that excludes unborn children from the right to life and allows the terminally ill to be euthanized. He explains how concerned individuals and organizations can comment on this draft and also sign a petition to the Commission. “No person, institution, or organization that cares about the pro-life cause should sit this one out. Retreat is not an option. The committee must realize that there is real international outrage at what it is doing,” he says. Read it here.
“How the LGBT Movement Used Fake Science to Push Gay Marriage” by Austin Ruse explains how the claim that there is no difference in children who are raised by same-sex parents is bogus. None of the studies that purport to show there is no difference meets the basic requirements for robust social science research. The problems with this “scientific” research include non-random samples, a small number of subjects, and self-reporting from parents who are committed to proving that children can thrive without a mother or a father. Read it here.
Jamie Shupe has some experience on the topic of transgenders in the military. Shupe’s article, “I Was a Transgender Soldier. Gender Dysphoria Poses Real Problems for Military,” sheds some honest light on this confusing topic. A combat-ready military means that as many people as possible are deployable on a moment’s notice. Individuals who are undergoing sex-reassignment surgery and other treatments for gender dysphoria may not be able to perform their required duties. Shupe says simply that “the health and fighting capabilities of a military unit are determined by how many of its members are deployable.” Read it here.
The U.S. Religious Freedom Restoration Act signed into law in 1993 was needed to “restore to religious liberty the same kind of protection that the Court has given and still does give to other fundamental freedoms,” and to ensure “the inapplicability of highly intrusive educational rules to parochial schools.” These statements were made back in 1993 by Nadine Strossen, then president of the national board of directors for the American Civil Liberties Union. My, how things have changed. In “The Continuous Threat to Religious Liberty,” Ryan Anderson expertly explains the status of religious liberty in the U.S. Read it here.
Research has found that youth aged 14 to 19 who identify as lesbians have pregnancy rates two to seven times greater than their heterosexual peers. It is also true that homosexual male youth are more likely to impregnate their sexual partners. This curious statistic demands explanation. An article by Glenn T. Stanton titled “Why Are Lesbian Teens Having Two To Seven Times As Many Babies As Their Heterosexual Peers?”suggests that perhaps “being lesbian or gay is not quite as absolute or fixed as gender theorists want us to believe.” Read it here.
“On its own terms, the logic of the same-sex marriage movement inexorably leads to the embrace of polyamory and, even, the removal of legal sanctions against incestuous marriages,” states Robert P. George in his article titled “Is Polyamory Next?” Shouldn’t the “marriage equality” movement produce the same result for all sexual minorities—including polyamorists? They argue that if gender doesn’t matter in marriage, then number shouldn’t matter either, and if love is what counts, they shouldn’t be denied a legal recognition of their love regardless of how many people it includes. Read it here.
In her essay, “Artificial Wombs Reveal an Ugly Truth about the Abortion-Rights Movement,” Margot Cleveland discusses the threat that the development of artificial wombs poses to the basic philosophical and legal underpinning of the pro-abortion movement—that women are justified in killing their unborn children because they should have the right to make decisions related to their own bodies. She points out that pro-abortion advocates are increasingly alarmed that this technological breakthrough (it has already been successfully tested with sheep embryos) will completely undermine the legal justifications that courts have accepted to justify abortion and will create an inescapable moral consequence for women. They are recognizing that “Abortion law is ‘fragile’ and ‘dated’ because, while an artificial womb would give a woman ‘control of her own body,’ it could still force her into ‘parenthood.’” Stripped of its niceties, Cleveland concludes, what pro-abortionists really want “is a constitutional right to a dead baby.” Read it here.
Author Leila Miller asked adult children of divorce about their experiences and was shocked to discover that not only does the pain of divorce continue into adulthood, but even if a child experienced a “good divorce,” the suffering isn’t lessened. In her post on the blog of the Institute for Family Studies titled “The Adult Children of Divorce Find Their Voice,” she shares her research that confirms that the pain and feelings of abandonment of children whose parents divorce can continue for years. Read it here.
According to UNICEF there are 100 million street children in the world who are threatened by starvation, disease and exploitation, and the number is predicted to grow. But there are other parentless children at risk. Law Professor Lynn Wardle in his article, “Marriage – The Answer to the Rising Concern of Parentlessness,” explains that parentless and partially-parentless children are a “persistent scourge of America and other affluent nations” because of social practices and adult lifestyle preferences. The answer, says Professor Wardle is marriage. “Marriage is the simplest, most effective, and most available remedy to most parentlessness.” Read it here.
Though parts of this article are difficult to read, Rod Dreher makes some important points and asks some tough questions in “The Terrible Cost of Porn.” He says, “We are conducting a radical experiment that has never before in history been tried, because it has never been possible. What happens to individuals and societies when images — moving images — of the most bizarre and violent sex acts imaginable can be instantly accessed by anyone, anywhere, at any time? What does that do to our brains, our minds, and our hearts? What does it to do us as a people?” Read it here.
In Katrina Trinko’s column titled “The Media’s Use of This ‘Hate Group’ Label Puts Conservatives’ Safety at Risk” she takes the mainstream media to task for citing the widely discredited extreme leftist Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) as a legitimate source of information. The SPLC has repeatedly attacked conservative organizations labeling them as “hate groups,” and in actuality, the rhetoric spewed by the SPLC has been linked to violence against individuals with conservative beliefs or who are associated with conservative organizations. Read it here.
A recent article written for teenagers and promoting a particular high-risk sexual behavior leaves the mistaken impression that most teenagers are engaging in sexual activity, which just isn’t true, as Alysse ElHage points out in her article, “Most Teens Aren’t Having Sex, and They Deserve More Support for That Choice.” She explains that young men and women who are not sexually active “are swimming against the cultural tide that says everyone they know is ‘hooking up’ and that even the highest-risk behaviors are acceptable, as long as they are done ‘right’ and the person is willing.” Read it here.
A blog post by the Institute for Family Studies documents how shared faith and religious practice foster stronger, happier marriages. W. Bradford Wilcox in his post, “Faith and Marriage: Better Together?” points out how there is a trend by some cultural elites to take a negative view of religion and religion’s influence on family life. But the research shows the opposite—that “religion generally fosters more happiness, greater stability, and a deeper sense of meaning in American family life, provided that family members—especially spouses—share a common faith.” Read it here.
“This New Law in Canada Could Remove Kids From Parents Who Reject Transgender Ideology” is an article by Andrea Mrozek that explains some serious concerns about Bill 89—legislation passed in Ontario, Canada. She points out that the bill moves “gender identity and gender expression” language from the Human Rights Code “into the private domain of the family, but without including specific protections for conscience and religion.” And she shows how what started as a legislative snowball has the potential to become a dangerous avalanche that may inflict real harm on children, parents, and families in Canada. Read it here.
Dr. Michelle Cretella, a board certified pediatrician and current president of the American College of Pediatricians, shares powerful insights in her article, “I’m a Pediatrician. How Transgender Ideology Has Infiltrated My Field and Produced Large-Scale Child Abuse.” She observes that as transgender politics has steamrolled across the U.S., it’s not just infecting our laws, “it is intruding into the lives of the most innocent among us—children—and with the apparent growing support of the professional medical community.” And sadly, Dr. Cretella notes that healthcare professionals “who dare to question the unscientific party line of supporting gender transition therapy will find themselves maligned and out of a job.” Read it here.
[Editor’s note: To listen to an interview on the topic of transgenderism and children, click here.]
There has been a great deal of news coverage in the case of little Charlie Gard, the baby who is being denied medical treatment in the UK. It’s a complicated issue, but Melissa Moschella brings up some excellent points in her article “Parental and Governmental Authority in Medical Decisions: The Tragic Case of Charlie Gard.” She maintains that the UK has exceeded its authority and has violated the rights of his parents who should be the ones to determine how to best care for Charlie. Read it here.
Scott Yenor, Visiting Fellow of the Heritage Foundation’s B. Kenneth Simon Center for Principles and Politics, has authored a masterful report titled “Sex, Gender, and the Origin of the Culture Wars: An Intellectual History.” He makes the point that the contemporary notion of gender as a social construct has its roots in the sexual revolution imagined decades ago by radical feminists. “Yesterday’s shocking theory has become today’s accepted norm, with more changes to come.” Read it here.
A post from the blog of the Institute for Family Studies titled “Married Parents: One Way to Reduce Child Poverty” is taken from the testimony of W. Bradford Wilcox given before the “Committee on Building an Agenda to Reduce the Number of Children in Poverty by Half in 10 Years,” an ad-hoc committee of experts convened by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to study child poverty in the United States. He notes the growth of child poverty from the 1970s to the 1990s that was driven, in part, by the rise of single-parent families and family instability over this time period. For instance, in 1970, 12 percent of children lived with a single parent; by 1990, 25 percent of children lived with a single parent. Wilcox cites other statistics and concludes that “marriage continues to matter.” Read it here.
Activists are waging a culture war against religious and personal freedom of those who experience and those who treat individuals with unwanted same-sex attraction. The attacks are leveled legislatively, legally, and with complaints lodged in courts, licensing boards and professional associations. Arthur Goldberg in his article, “Same-Sex Attraction and Therapy: It’s Time to Let People Choose,” analyzes some of the most egregious attacks and points out that the very people calling for tolerance and diversity are also preventing those who are unhappy with their same-sex attraction and want to change it from living in accordance with their ideals, reaching their goals, and finding peace within themselves. Read it here.
Walt Heyer’s perspective as a former transgender is always enlightening, and his recent article, “The Experiment on Our Children: Doctors Don’t Know Who the Real Trans Kids Are,” is no exception. The reality is that since many children grow out of their gender dysphoria, there is just no way to know which children will persist in their feelings. Irreversible damage can occur in children who are treated with puberty blockers and cross-gender hormone therapy. Damage can also be incurred from the social transitioning of adopting changes in name, dress, and mannerisms. He shares a heartbreaking email from a young man who would give anything to go back to his pre-gender transitioned self. Read it here.
“Teen Contraception Programs Are Counterproductive” by Michael J. New reviews some recent findings on the topic. The Journal of Health Economics published a study by British researchers that found large cuts in contraception and sex-education programs were correlated with larger reductions in teens’ abortion and pregnancy rates. This study adds to a good deal of research that shows “programs to encourage contraception among teenagers are ineffective at best or counterproductive at worst.” Read it here.
Nicole M. King in her column, “Glamorous and Carefree or Unmarried and Lonely?”challenges a move among some in the social sciences to re-characterize singles in developed countries as making significant contributions and as a boon to friends and relatives who participate more in continuing education classes, dine out more, and generally lead fulfilling lives. She cites the research findings that continue to accumulate that show this is not the case, including a recent study by German researchers that shows that in fact the loneliness that plagues many singles is related to a range of mental and physical health conditions. This accumulating research has increasing policy significance as fewer people in these countries marry. Read more here.
“The Supreme Court’s Religious-Freedom Message: There Are No Second-Class Citizens,” is an excellent analysis by David French of the potentially far-reaching implications of the recent U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in favor of a church in Missouri that filed a discrimination suit against the state because they were refused a grant to improve safety on a playground on church property that they would otherwise have qualified for simply because they were a church. He notes that “Seven of nine justices took a hard look at a government program that explicitly discriminated on the basis of religion and rejected it out of hand. Today’s message was clear. People of faith aren’t second-class citizens, and their churches are entitled to equal treatment under the law.” Read more here.
Do pregnancy and motherhood make you smarter? Ashley McGuire asks this question in her post on the Institute for Family Studies blog titled “The Brain Boosting Power of Motherhood.” While many might answer in the negative, a new study from the Netherlands found pregnancy markedly changed the brain of a woman for the better—so much so that a computer could distinguish between pregnant and nonpregnant women based on their brain scans alone. In fact, says McGuire, “Motherhood, from the earliest moments, begins reshaping our brains—trimming away the fat and boosting the most productive and useful parts of our minds.” Read it here.
Professor Alan J. Hawkins begs to differ with the results of a study published in a prestigious scientific journal claiming that marriage is undergoing a process of detraditionalization—that couples are becoming open to nonmonogamy. In his article, “The Norm of Marital Monogamy is Not Crumbling,” Hawkins says a closer look at the study reveals that the evidence is shaky, the conclusions are premature, and that “the rumors of monogamy’s death are greatly exaggerated.” Read it here.
Alysse ElHage summarizes a recent study of children born to lone mothers in the UK in her article “For Lone-Mother Families, the Biological Father Who Returns Matters the Most.” The study provides evidence that biological fathers have a unique and irreplaceable role in fostering the well-being of children—even if he joins the family after a child is born. ElHage says, “In many ways, the UK study confirms what we already know—that the best family structure for children is to grow up in is with both their biological parents in a stable union.” Read it here.
A bill has been introduced in the U.S. Congress that would ban “conversion therapy” for minor children throughout the country as has been done in a number of states. But Marcus Gregory in his article, “How Conversion Therapy Bans Will Trap Transgender Children,” believes that doing that is a horrible idea. He says such legislation “ensures no American child unhappy with his or her natural sexed body will have access to therapy other than drastically changing the body.” The bill also ignores an important fact supported by scientific evidence—that close to 90 percent of children will eventually accept their biological sex. Read it here.
After living as a male for eight months, biological female Zahra Cooper reverted back to being female, but not without possible permanent effects from the testosterone she took for eight months. “Transgender Reversal Leaves Young Woman with Irreversible Effects” by Carolyn Moynihan chronicles a portion of Zahra’s experiment with transgenderism including an incorrect diagnosis and two suicide attempts. Read it here.
“Trump’s Expansion of Mexico City Policy Is a Major Victory in Protecting Life” by Rep. Chris Smith points out the irony of America’s commitment to human rights while at the same time promoting death to unborn children by abortion both at home and overseas. The Mexico City Policy instituted by President Ronald Reagan was designed to ensure that U.S. taxpayer money is not funneled to foreign nongovernmental organizations that perform or promote abortion as a method of family planning. The new Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance policy is an expansion of the Mexico City Policy and will ensure that the weakest and most vulnerable of all—unborn children—are protected. Read it here.
Former transgender Walt Heyer has more insight on transgenderism than most, so when he says, “The problem with basing a diagnosis and irreversible treatment on people’s feelings, no matter how deeply felt, is that feelings can change,” he knows what he’s talking about. His article, “Bravo to the Truth: What’s Wrong with Transgender Ideology” tackles yet again what has become a very polarizing topic. Read it here.
The politics of sexual health is obvious in the debate surrounding the vaccine for human papillomavirus (HPV). In “The Truthiness Behind the HPV Vaccine Campaign,”Carolyn Moynihan explains that the propaganda that is disseminated with regard to contracting HPV is misleading at best, and downright dangerous at worst. Certain strains of HPV cause, among other things, cervical cancer in women. And while HPV may be the most common sexually transmitted infection in the world, its spread can be completely controlled by behavior rather than an unnecessary and possibly risky vaccine. According to Moynihan, “’No’ is the best vaccine and there are still people who protect their physical and emotional health in that way.” Read it here.
A recent ruling by the Supreme Court of Victoria, Australia determined that images of dead unborn babies cannot be displayed in public because they are too disgusting and “may be so distressing as to be potentially harmful.” So showing the image of a dead fetus is criminal, but the act of aborting the baby is legal. In the article, “Abortion: Law Condones the Act as it Criminalises the Image,” Dr. Augusto Zimmermann writes about the utter irony of this ruling and questions how a photo can be so distressing, but not the act that actually results in the dead unborn baby in the photograph. Read it here.
The dangerous precedent established by the U.S. Supreme Court’s Obergefell decision is analyzed by attorney Howard Slugh in “Obergefell’s Toxic Judicial Legacy.” In that decision, Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote that judges have an ongoing duty to identify and protect new and “fundamental rights” rather than constitutional rights that were “deeply rooted in” American “history and tradition” whenever their “reasoned judgment” deems it is appropriate to do so. Lower courts are now citing Obergefell to create new rights, and with regard to future court decisions, anything is possible. Read it here.
Joy Pullmann makes some excellent points in her article, “Boys Will Keep Winning Girls’ Sports Trophies Until We Are Willing To Re-Assert Sex Distinctions.” Quoting the mother of a race-winning biological male on his high school girls’ track team, the choice seemed to be to allow her son to be who he wants to be or watch him take his own life or become a drug addict. Pullmann observes, “Transgender politics run on emotional manipulation rather than appeals to reason, tradition, and natural law…” Read it here.
“Research Claiming Sex-Change Benefits Is Based On Junk Science” is an article by former transgender Walt Heyer showing the shortcomings of the research on individuals who have undergone sex-reassignment surgery. One limitation is that many participants who are present at the beginning of a study are “lost to follow-up” and can’t be located at the end—up to 90 percent. Poorly designed studies also account for questionable data. Fabricated results about gender reassignment are also a significant issue. Read it here.
Sexual Risk Avoidance (SRA) Education provides medically accurate information on reproductive anatomy, pregnancy, STDs and contraception and focuses on normalizing sexual delay for youth. It teaches youth how to build healthy relationships, develop self-regulation, concentrate on academics, and set future goals. Valerie Huber explains this in her article “Sexual Risk Avoidance Education: Common sense, science and health are winning the day.” She shows why this information is so critical for teens, and that “while sex can be a wonderful part of being human, sex as a teen is a risk behavior that can have life-altering effects.” Read it here.
In his op/ed, “Why politicians (and others) need to start talking about the family unit,” attorney Bill Duncan, one of the foremost legal scholars in the U.S. in the fight to defend man/woman marriage, lays out some of the evidence that “strongly suggests that, notwithstanding other important efforts, the factor most likely to move the needle on things like stagnant upward mobility, intergenerational poverty, crime and educational failure would be strengthened families.” But, he points out, even in light of these realities, the importance of the family and what government can appropriately do to encourage family formation is hardly addressed in political campaigns. Read it here.
“The Right of Children to the Marriage of Their Parents” says Dr. Patrick Fagan “is foundational to religious practice and to strong cultures.” In this blog post from the Marriage and Religious Research Institute, Dr. Fagan explains that this much-neglected right of children is not politically conferred, but arises from the order of nature and delivers powerful consequences. Read it here.
John Stonestreet and G. Shane Morris analyze an article by Michael Hobbes in their commentary, “An Unspoken Epidemic,” that documents “a consistent and chilling trend” among those who live a homosexual lifestyle. Many of the physical and psychological consequences of homosexual behavior are grim including suicide rates, disease, substance abuse, and depression. Read it here.
In most cases, a hidden camera investigation revealing corporate wrongdoing would result in legislators rushing to investigate and see that the misdeeds are met with appropriate legal consequences. But according to “Political Prosecution in California,” an editorial in the Washington Examiner, “when the corporation is Planned Parenthood, the industrial-scale abortionist, you can count on Democrats instead to pass special laws protecting it, and even to crack down on the whistleblowers.” Read it here.
When there is disagreement on the answer to a question, it doesn’t mean the question is unanswerable or that a truth is unknowable. With regard to the question of when human life begins, Ramesh Ponnuru in his commentary, “When Reasoning Doesn’t Begin,”suggests that it would be helpful to separate “(1) the question of when the life of a human organism begins from (2) the question of what follows from the answer to the first question.” Read it here.
Body Integrity Identity Disorder (BIID) is a condition where a person’s physical body does not align with what an individual’s mind understands itself to be. In “Woman Demands Doctors Sever Her Spinal Cord To Align Body To Mind, ‘Same As A Transsexual Man,’” Glenn Stanton shows how an individual with gender confusion who seeks to amputate healthy body parts is not unlike an individual who feels that a particular limb—an arm or a leg—doesn’t belong on their body and will go to extreme lengths to have it amputated. One situation is considered crazy, but the other is considered brave. Read it here.
Daniel Moody makes some excellent points in “Ten Years of International Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Laws: Lessons Learned.” He explains some fundamental and serious problems with “The Yogyakarta Principles,” a document on sexual orientation and gender identity drafted by self-proclaimed “experts” in international law that was released ten years ago. According to the Yogyakarta Principles, human rights are grounded in both what, and whom, individuals think they are, not necessarily in biological absolutes. Moody uses as an example a British citizen born in Britain but who feels Italian. Does this person have the right to an Italian passport? Great question. Read it here.
A prevailing view of some scholars today is that family stability is more important than marriage when it comes to the well-being of children. But the statistics just don’t bear that out. Even in Europe. In the article, “In Europe, Cohabitation is Stable…Right?,” W. Bradford Wilcox and Laurie DeRose lay out the facts regarding family stability, cohabitation, and marriage. Read it here.
“May I Please Speak to My Daddy?” by Doug Mainwaring addresses the toll taken on children who are raised without a mother or father. He writes, “Never before in history have children been born with the explicit purpose of being deprived of either a mom or a dad. Yet children who are brought into this world to satisfy the wants of gay and lesbian couples enter the world in exactly this way.” Whether through divorce or same-sex marriage, he points out that it is our children who pay the price for the selfishness of adults. Read it here.
“Gender Identity Politics is Erasing and Silencing Women” by American College of Pediatricians President Michelle Cretella is a review of a book edited by Ruth Barrett titled Female Erasure: What you need to know about gender politics’ war on women, the female sex and human rights. Dr. Cretella says the book is a masterpiece, incisive, and well referenced, and for her work on the transgendering of society and its harmful impact upon women and children, Barrett, a feminist who is committed to abortion rights, has been harassed and received death threats. Read it here.
Warning: Gender-confused individuals and their allies will not appreciate this article by Renee Gardner. However, those who agree that medical intervention for “transgender” children at young ages is not appropriate will appreciate the insight in her article “10 Ways The Transgender Push Mirrors The Lobotomy Craze.” There certainly are parallels—desperate patients and their families…unproven therapies…a lack of research…significant medical risks. Read it here.
“When a Man in a Women’s Restroom is Finally Seen as Wrong” by Sheila Liaugminas is a report of a blog post by “The Get Real Mom” who relates her experience of a biological male in the women’s bathroom. She was surprised to discover that none of the women in the bathroom at the time said a word to the man because they had been “culturally bullied into silence.” Read it here.
In “The Unforeseen Consequences of Transgenderism,” Walter E. Williams opines about some of the consequences of no longer being able to rely on the old-fashioned methods of identifying an individual’s sex. He notes that the old “tried and true” system of looking at appearance, maybe a birth certificate, or if absolutely necessary, chromosomes, no longer works. And the consequences of this new system remain to be seen. Read it here.
Meet the members of “Generation Z.” The kids that are now beginning to graduate from high school, and in the U.S., have just become old enough to vote. According to research, they and their counterparts in Britain may be the most conservative generation since World War II. In “Kids These Days” by Eric Metaxas, he outlines what makes this generation different from all those that have gone before, including the fact that they “have grown up surrounded by instant access to the world’s harsh realities on their smart phones.” Read it here.
On the Institute for Family Studies Blog, a post titled “Modern Marriage: For Our Kids”by Richard V. Reeves asks the question, “What is marriage for?” In order to answer the question, he suggests that we should look to the people who are still getting and staying married. Reeves states that “Marriage is no longer principally an economic institution, but almost exclusively a social one—centered on a commitment to having and raising children together.” Read it here.
In her editorial, “No, Tomi, You Cannot be Pro-choice and Conservative,” Brittany Hughes makes a powerful case in taking strong exception to the startling claim made by The Blaze Internet TV channel host Tomi Lahren during an appearance on another network that one cannot be conservative and pro-life. The supposedly conservative personality claimed that based on her love of the U.S. Constitution, she favored limited government, and that meant that the government should not be telling women “what they can do with their bodies.” She has been suspended by the network for a week and is reportedly not going to have her contract renewed. Read it here.
Recent scientific advances have confirmed what pro-life advocates have known all along—that a fetus is a living human being, separate from its mother, whose life has value. In an excellent column, “Abortion Stops a Beating Heart: The Heartbeat Protection Act of 2017,” by Arthur Goldberg, the importance of the fetal heartbeat as one measure of life is examined. Read it here.
“Supreme Court’s Pass on Transgender Case Will Ignite Further Lawsuits” by Jim Campbell explains why U.S. courts may be headed for endless lawsuits on gender identity and expression. He says, “Sex is rooted in biological reality determined at birth by objective criteria like anatomy and chromosomes. But gender identity is based on subjective perceptions—the idea that a person’s status as male, female, or something in between depends on what he thinks about himself.” The issue at hand is the definition of “sex” in Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and whether “on the basis of sex” includes the altogether distinct notion of “gender identity.” Read it here.
The U.S. news magazine show, 20/20 recently aired a piece on sexual orientation “conversion therapy camps.” According to Family Research Council, the piece was irresponsible and grossly misleading. Their article, “20/20’s Blurred Vision of Sexual Reorientation Therapy,” outlines the problems with the reporting, which conveniently neglected to mention there are compassionate therapists and counselors who are available to help youth and adults with unwanted same-sex attractions who voluntarily seek help. Read it here.
Michelle Malkin rips apart Hollywood’s elite in “A Lesson for Planned Parenthood’s Pinup Girls.” Celebrities are quick to hail Planned Parenthood and even publicly pledge thousands of dollars in donations while accessorizing their expensive gowns worn to the Academy Awards with golden Planned Parenthood logo pins. Malkin observes that a more truthful accessory would have been “bloodied miniature forceps,” but it “would have clashed with the Givenchy and Gucci outfits worn by the abortion giant’s pinup gals.” Read it here.
“What would you say to someone whose deepest desire was to resemble a plastic toy?” That’s the question posed by Mark Narankevicius in an outstanding column titled “Transgender People Need As Much Help As The ‘Human Ken Doll’ Does.” His account of an individual who has undergone more than 50 surgical procedures so he can become a “human Ken doll” compares this situation to someone who is obsessed with becoming a person of the opposite gender. Read it here.
In a new report for the Heritage Foundation titled “How to Think About Discrimination: Race, Sex, and SOGI,” Ryan T. Anderson argues that current efforts to protect LGBT individuals from discrimination are misguided and will not create “Fairness for All.” He suggests that rather than tack on “LGBT” to current antidiscrimination policies intended to protect racial or sex discrimination, “the policy response to the legitimate concerns of people who identify as LGBT must be nuanced and appropriately tailored.” Read it here. Read the full report here.
The current thinking of many young men that is becoming increasingly popular is that marriage is of little benefit and just isn’t worth the effort and sacrifice. However, the data show this just isn’t true. “Hey Guys, Put a Ring on It” by W. Bradford Wilcox and Nicholas H. Wolfinger lays out the verifiable facts that, among other things, married men make more money, have more sex, have better health, and live longer. Read it here.
Brian E. Fisher makes some excellent arguments in his article titled “Abortion Widens the Gender Gap and Exploits Women.” Pro-abortion advocates insist that abortion is a woman’s right and will liberate women and enable them “to pursue their sexual and career interests free of repercussions or dependence on their male partners.” But what has really happened with the legalization of abortion—a major miscalculation on the feminists’ part—is that men were liberated and are now guaranteed consequence-free sex. Read it here.
For any parent who has found themselves trying to navigate the murky waters of explaining transgenderism to their children, A. D. P. Efferson has some excellent suggestions in her article “4 Tips For Talking With Your Kids About Transgenderism.”She observes that “More and more parents are being put in the unwelcome position of having to discuss adult issues with young children, often without much guidance.” For parents who are confused about how to approach this sensitive subject, this is a must-read article. Read it here.
Remember the warnings from years ago that if same-sex marriage was legalized, it would pave the way for the legalization of polygamy? Those warnings were completely discounted by same-sex marriage proponents as utter paranoia. In “Polygamy: The Next Frontier” by Rod Dreher, he reminds us of that warning and tells of a new book by law professor Mark Goldfeder titled Legalizing Plural Marriage: The Next Frontier of Family Law. Professor Goldfeder maintains that polygamy is the next logical step in the development of U.S. family law and provides a road map to show how it could be accomplished legally. Read it here.
In her column, “SJW Internet Publishes a Guide to Being as Many Genders as You Want without Culturally Appropriating,” Katherine Timpf crystallizes how ridiculous the political correctness, illogic and confusion of the transgender “rights” movement has become. She notes that the author of this “guide” now circulating on liberal social justice blogs and websites claims that there is “an infinite diversity of genders in the world” and “at least as many genders as there have been humans who lived.” People can experience multiple gender identities at the same time according to this guide as well as experiencing gender confusion only in certain romantic situations or in response to those one happens to be associating with at the time. But as Timpf also explains, the author of this guide gives gender-confused individuals advice on how they can be sure these various gender identities they may choose to adopt do not commit the politically incorrect sin of “cultural appropriation.” Read more here.
The 44th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, which established a woman’s constitutional right to abortion in the U.S., has come and gone, and many misconceptions about the case still persist. In “Little-Known Facts About Roe v. Wade,” Alexandra DeSanctis presents support for the belief that the ruling was based on shaky legal reasoning. Read it here.
“With an Eye to the Children We Never Knew: The Bloodiest Century By Far” is a blog post by Pat Fagan. He shares several slides from a PowerPoint presentation by the authors of the “most comprehensive and most carefully constructed database of abortion statistics for the world over the last century.” The authors of the study, Thomas W. Jacobson, M.A. and Wm. Robert Johnston, Ph.D., have compiled some sobering and staggering data including the fact that “roughly the equivalent of one seventh of the world’s present population has been killed in the womb of mothers over the last century.” Read it here.
Sean Davis deftly rips apart a pro-abortion article written by Moira Weigel that appeared in The Atlantic exposing her faulty logic and specious arguments. In “Abortion Science: Heartbeats Are Imaginary, Unborn Babies Aren’t Alive, And Ultrasounds Are Just Tools Of The Patriarchy,” Davis correctly points out that abortion activists know that they are ending a human life. “After all,” he says, “if that unborn baby girl weren’t alive, the abortionist wouldn’t be so hell-bent on killing her. And if her heart weren’t beating, the abortionist wouldn’t have to try so hard to make it stop.” Read it here.
Today, one in every five pregnancies ends in abortion. Since Roe v. Wade there have been 59 million abortions in the United States. According to Frederica Mathewes-Green in her article “When Abortion Suddenly Stopped Making Sense,” if the 59 million names of all those lost babies were inscribed on a wall, like the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the wall would have to stretch for 100 miles. And then she makes this sobering observation: “but no names could be written on it; those babies had no names.” Read it here.
This short piece by Katherine Timpf titled, “Social-Justice Blog: Gender Is ‘More Like a Performance’” shows the ridiculousness of both the notion of gender fluidity and the insistence of individuals who identify as non-binary who demand to be called by their preferred pronoun. Read it here.
The definition of the “best interest of the child,” or rather, whose definition is truly best, is examined by Paul Diamond in “State vs. Family: The Tyranny of the ‘Emerging Orthodoxy.’” He looks at three recent cases that illustrate how state agencies are intervening in family life to advance an ideological agenda, and in some cases, putting the alleged rights of the child ahead of parental rights. Read it here.
Several years ago, a study by researchers at Colombia University claimed that discrimination against sexual minorities reduced life expectancy by an average 12 years. Now, with a new study by Mark Regnerus, we know that is wrong. “The ‘Gay Stigma Kills’ Mantra is Wrong,”by Michael Cook explains that the data from the 2014 study was analyzed ten different ways, and none yielded the results claimed in the original research. Read it here.
In “Religious Service Attendance, Marriage, and Health,” Harvard Professor Tyler J. VanderWeele shares the research that has been done on the relationship between marriage stability and religious service attendance. Those who regularly attend religious services are about 30 to 50 percent less likely to divorce than those who do not. Read it here.
There is definitely a conflict when it comes to animal rights activists who are also pro-abortion. In Professor Ligia De Jesus Castaldi’s article “Double Standards on Abortion and Animal Rights” she examines this duplicitous worldview, concluding that “abortion rights dogma can obscure human reason and harden the human heart to the point that the same person who feels empathy and sensitivity for animal suffering can utterly lack compassion for the lethal violence and excruciating pain that unborn children experience when their lives are ended in the womb.” Read it here.
In yet another account of our convoluted culture, Gavin Ashenden chronicles the experience of two Canadian professors—one biological man who identifies as a non-binary individual and wants to be referred to by the pronoun “they,” and the other professor who doesn’t want to be forced by the government to speak something untrue, possibly ending up in jail for committing a hate crime if he refuses to call a “he” a “they.” The article, “When Refusing to Call a Man ‘They’ Becomes a ‘Hate Crime,’” accurately describes the conundrum. Read it here.
Glenn T. Stanton has compiled a fantastic list of “made-up theories” of gender theorists. In “5 Damning Inconsistencies In Transgender Dogma” he shows how these “inevitable contradictions come to light in embarrassing ways.” All five inconsistencies are very enlightening, but be sure to read number two. It’s especially damning. Read it here.
There are just too many excellent points that are made by Adam MacLeod in “The Double Mommy Trap: Two Mothers and No Rights for Junior” to do any justice to a summary. The article centers on the decision by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court that ruled that a woman with no legal or biological connection to a child could be considered the “mother.” MacLeod observes that whatever the ultimate goal of the sexual rights movement, it is clear that “reaching it requires courts or legislatures to weaken or abrogate legal securities for the fundamental right of children to be connected to mother and father.” Read it here.
It’s inevitable. What has happened in the U.S. and the UK is bound to also happen in Australia. Business owners with sincerely held religious beliefs about traditional marriage between a man and a woman who are in the wedding industry are being forced under threat of prosecution to act in a way that violates their faith. “We Must Not Surrender to ‘Gross Conforming Stupidity’”by Campbell Markham outlines why it is critical for Australians to ensure that the violation of religious freedom that is happening elsewhere in the world doesn’t happen there. Read it here.
The morning following the U.S. election, Alysse ElHage authored a post on the blog of the Institute for Family Studies that echoed the sentiments of millions of voters. “Mr. President: A Healthy Marriage Culture is Vital to America’s Success” captures the reality that we heard “far too little discussion from both sides about the central role that family structure—and in particular marriage—plays in boosting the social and economic well-being of Americans.” Read it here.
Just over one year ago China announced the end of its one-child policy and the institution of a new two-child policy. According to John Sudworth in “China’s Forbidden Babies Still an Issue,” the Communist Party “finally woke up to the economic consequences of the falling birth rate.” But for Chinese couples who are expecting or already have a third child, the consequences may be dire. Read it here.
A study by Sam Perry and Cyrus Schleifer is analyzed by Nicholas H. Wolfinger in “Real Insights About Pornography and Marriage.” As it turns out, it is much more complex than once thought. The researchers found that porn is bad for marriage, but with regard to porn, women are different than men, happy marriages are different than unhappy ones, and religion factors in also. Read it here.
The latest cultural battleground regarding the use of transgender pronouns presents a mine-filled dilemma. Philosopher Daniel Moody identifies some of the issues in his article “Why You Shouldn’t Use Transgender Pronouns.” In some places, using the wrong pronoun is considered an act of aggression. But if gender is fluid, then pronouns must also be fluid, and what once was a well-established and entirely uncontroversial system to refer to individuals may destroy our ability to communicate. Read it here.
The term “marriage equality” is often deceptively used in policy debates to intentionally affect emotional responses and intuitions. Professor Margaret Somerville explains how this is done in her column“’Marriage Equality’ or ‘Same-Sex Marriage’? Why Words Matter.” She says in doing so, we “do an end-run around the necessary debate through the use of obfuscating language or concepts … at our ethical peril.” Read it here.
Denise Shick grew up with a transgender father, so her commentary, “Having Transgender Parents Will Hurt Kids Like It Hurt Me,” is especially poignant. Shick observes that in today’s culture, there are children who have to struggle with the knowledge that their mother is also their father and that “affirming adults’ choices is increasingly taking precedence over requiring or even encouraging adults to make sacrifices to benefit children.” Read it here.
In “Hijacking Science: How the ‘No Differences’ Consensus about Same-Sex Households and Children Works,” Professor Mark Regnerus explains that the studies of same-sex parenting that claim that there are no differences in outcomes for children living in same-sex households arise from “how scholars collect, analyze, and present data to support a politically expedient conclusion, not from what the data tend to reveal at face value.” Regnerus notes that he is unaware of any other domain of science where researchers with so little high-quality data are so quick to claim they have answers. Read it here.
If you’ve given much thought to the current Culture of Death that is becoming more and more prevalent, then you will agree wholeheartedly with Family Watch International Utah Chapter President Kim Ells and her observations in “Death is Good Business.” Kim hits the (coffin) nail on the head when she notes that “Abortion and euthanasia are ideal social causes and ideal business ventures for one very obvious reason: their clients can’t speak out against them, because they’re dead.” Read it here.
Clark University in Massachusetts has “crossed a new threshold in the progressive war on independent thought.” The university has told its students that “showing surprise” can constitute an act of aggression against another student. In “University Warns Students Against Throughtcrime,” Josh Gelernter observes that while surprise is a fundamental part of human nature, Clark University students now have a ridiculous little problem in that “They can’t promise not to be surprised by something, if that something provokes the natural response of being surprised.” Read it here.
In “What Follows the Bathroom Boycott?” by Brent Bozell, he posits that very question and wonders how one of the highest of today’s cultural goals—that of “inclusion”—will play out. Now that everything has become politicized, including the world of sports, the passage of a bill in the state of North Carolina “stating that the state’s public schools would abide by boy-girl divisions dating back to the advent of man,” has been met with boycotts of every conceivable variety—including one by the National Basketball Association that pulled its All-Star game out of the state. Read it here.
“Is There Really no Difference Between Straight and Gay Parenting?” by Michael Cook is an excellent report on a recent paper by Walter Schumm of Kansas State University, who shows that the “no differences” issue is far from settled. An analysis of the research on same-sex parenting reveals that many of these studies show a lack of academic rigor that includes small sample sizes, self-reporting, and even an inability to agree on the definition of certain basic terms. Read it here.
The annual statistics on the poverty rate in the U.S. are in, and once again, it is clear that there is a connection between marriage and upward mobility. Rachel DiCarlo Currie writes in “Our Annual Reminder about Marriage and Poverty” that according to the U.S. Census Bureau, “the overall poverty rate among families was 10.4 percent. But among families with a female householder and no husband present, it was 28.2 percent. And among married-couple families, it was only 5.4 percent.” Read it here.
Another excellent commentary has been written on the Mayer and McHugh report printed in The New Atlantis. “A Victory for Science over Scientific Propaganda: A New Report on Sexuality and Gender” by Richard N. Williams clearly states why this major report cannot be ignored. “If … science has been co-opted by politics, and where scientists, and laymen, have overreached in making conclusions and invoking the authority of science, then these are precisely the areas where sound, careful, rigorous scientific response is necessary.” Read it here.
A new report by Brad Wilcox and Nicholas Zill reveals that one of the strongest predictors of Florida high-school graduation rates in counties across the state is the share of public-school families headed by married parents. In “As the Family Goes, So Go the Public Schools” Wilcox shows how “family structure is a better predictor of graduation rates than is family income, race, or ethnicity.” Family structure is the most powerful predictor of student-suspension rates in Florida as well, outweighing parental education, family income, race, and ethnicity. Successful outcomes for students aren’t just about better schools, but also about better families. Read it here.
“Sex Negative” by Professor Carl R. Trueman is a scathing review of an interview of a woman who considers herself a member of the “ethical non-monogamy community.” It’s really more of a rebuke of what she calls her “sex positive” lifestyle. Professor Trueman notes that while there was a time when sexual intimacy marked an exclusive relationship between a man and woman committed to a lifelong partnership, “Her view of sex seems so truncated and so emptied of any real meaning, so centered on herself, so reducible to physical pleasure, that it becomes little more than an act of mutual masturbation…just a form of recreation.” Read it here.
If you read the recent article in Time magazine on the “man” who had a baby, you will want to read “Dear Media: It is Not News When ‘Transgender Men’ Get Pregnant” by G. Shane Morris. He points out the utter ridiculousness of the media frenzy that occurs when an individual who is genetically and physiologically a female, but who dresses and lives as a male, does what women have been doing since the dawn of time—have a baby. As Mr. Morris points out, “’He’ is a she, and having babies, last time I checked, is something shes do.” Read it here.
“The pornography industry defends its trade as a harmless personal choice, but increasingly it is seen as an addiction with consequences for public health and safety.” In this excellent interview with Cordelia Anderson, an educator who has worked extensively in the field of child sexual abuse and exploitation, she proposes, “Let’s Treat Porn as the Public Health Hazard it is.” She suggests that among other problematic consequences of pornography, the studies showing the negative impact of pornography on the brain can no longer be denied. Read it here.
In “A Celebration of Death,” a commentary by Alexandra Desanctis, she observes how in some circles in the U.S., abortion has become a celebration. Whether it is a series of pro-abortion concerts in support of “expanded access to abortion,” or celebrities touting their positive abortion experiences, or individuals glorifying abortion by turning the subject into a stand-up comedy routine, abortion proponents are attempting to “mainstream abortion as a social good in itself,” rather than the tragic reality that it is. Read it here.
In more and more places, it seems that parents no longer have the right to educate their children as they see fit. “Transgender Madness is Sweeping Our Schools. Parents, Protect Your Children,” a blog post by Jonathon Van Maren, details the current attempts by the state to “stand between parents and children, utilizing the public school system not simply to teach, but to pass on a new set of values, values rooted…in the Sexual Revolution.” Read it here.
Ryan Anderson, a noted scholar on the subject of marriage, provides analysis on the recent landmark report by Dr. Paul R. McHugh and Dr. Lawrence S. Mayer. In “Almost Everything the Media Tell You About Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Is Wrong,” he notes that the important findings in the report “—that scientific research does not support the claim that sexual orientation is innate and immutable—directly contradict claims made by Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy in last year’s Obergefell ruling.” That decision legalized same-sex marriage nationwide in the U.S. Read it here.
In his excellent commentary, “The Cult of Transgender,” Rod Dreher expresses well what countless individuals have realized about transgenderism. He writes, “Today we live in a cultural climate in which to have ordinary questions about one’s sexuality is to be drawn into a powerful cultural movement that is celebrated by the media, and that demonizes anyone who challenges its radical claims.” Read it here.
“Planned Parenthood Should Stay Off Twitter” by Alexandra DeSanctis is a collection of ridiculous tweets authored by Planned Parenthood. Somehow the abortion giant has managed to tie every public controversy to “reproductive freedom” or “reproductive justice.” Whether it’s mass incarceration, toxic water, voting rights, racial tension or even mass murder, “restricted access to abortion and contraception is the real underlying problem, or so Cecile Richards [president of Planned Parenthood] would have you believe.” Read it here.
“Nobody says smoking cigarettes or drinking huge amounts of sugary drinks is healthy and normal—or distributes pills in schools to offset the effects of tobacco and sugar. Instead, we urge young people to avoid cigarettes altogether, and cut down on the soft drinks. But heaven forbid we tell them to avoid sex.” This and other observations about those who deny the reality of risky sexual behavior can be found in “The Sexual Revolution and Cultural Marxism” by Eric Mataxas. Read it here.
Joseph Chamie is the former director of the United Nations Population Division—an agency of the UN that has done everything possible to limit population growth worldwide. Now, in an article titled “The Historic Reversal of Populations,” he ironically bemoans the statistics showing the opposite of a population explosion—a population implosion—where there are not enough children being born to become workers who contribute economically to the care of elderly members of the population. He admits that “the effects of population aging on a nation are pervasive and considerable, impacting all major spheres of human activity, including consumption, employment, voting, defense, foreign policy, recreation, health care, entertainment, family, immigration and taxation.” Read it here.
In this disturbing commentary, Denny Burk expertly analyzes philosophical arguments in support of pedophilia that some consider a “natural function.” His article, “If Pedophilia is a Sexual Orientation, Now What?” addresses the inherent problem with supporting, protecting and providing rights to individuals based on their “sexual orientation.” Read it here.
Whether normalizing abortion for young women, or falsely claiming that there is scientific proof that sexual orientation is immutable and calling for an end to therapy for youth with unwanted same-sex attraction, or mandating to the nation’s schools that teens be affirmed in their gender confusion, the promise of the Obama administration to rely on scientific “facts” and not “ideology” has been a disappointingly empty and deceptive one. “President Obama’s Sex-Driven War on Science” by Notre Dame Law School Professor, Gerard V. Bradley, contains some excellent examples of how “President Obama has sacrificed the well-being of our nation’s youth on the altar of ideology”—including this observation—that “the president’s position is evidently that a boy who wishes to become attracted to girls should not be allowed professional help to do so, but that a boy who wishes to actually become a girl should have access to all the professional help he desires.” Read it here.
“The Wounds Public Policy Can’t Heal” by David French provides insight into the worldwide problem of the breakdown of the nuclear family. Regardless of government intervention, and though “traditional values” are scorned and mocked, nothing can compensate for a broken family. And according to Mr. French, “Broken families don’t just lower the margin for error; they erase it entirely.” Read it here.
The statistics on the “porn storm” in the U.S. are sobering. As Pamela Atkinson, U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch, and Utah State Senator Todd Weiler, author of the state’s landmark anti-pornography resolution document in their article, “We Must Work Together to Combat the Threat of Pornography,”pornography has become ubiquitous and increasingly hardcore, violent, sexist and even racist. Internet porn sites are visited by more people than Netflix, Amazon and Twitter combined. They conclude that fighting the porn epidemic will require education, prevention, research and policy change. Read it here.
Shane Vander Hart takes on a Planned Parenthood official who addressed the passage of a bill in Alaska that requires parents to be notified prior to human reproduction or sex education content provided to students. The Planned Parenthood spokesman called the parental notification requirement “a dangerous restriction” and a “crushing blow for comprehensive and medically accurate sexual health education in Alaska.” The response can be read in his commentary, “Parental Notification & Review of Sex Ed Material Is Dangerous?” Read it here.
“No, the Planned Parenthood Videos Are Not a Lie” speaks to a disturbing trend—that when subjects are caught in a scandal, they simply deny the truth and often get away with it. The scandal involving Planned Parenthood officials caught in compromising situations related to the sale of fetal body parts is yet another example of this. Alexandra DeSanctis outlines the top three lies used by Planned Parenthood and its defenders to discredit the Center for Medical Progress, the organization that provided the undercover videotapes. Read it here.
This entertaining, two-minute video shows German politician, Steffen Königer, responding to a bill that would promote “acceptance of gender and sexual diversity, self-determination, and against homo- and trans-phobia.” Posted by Michael Cook, it will answer the burning question, “How Do You Speak Politely to 60 Different Genders?” See it here.
A recent study by the University of Notre Dame analyzing data from nearly 400 U.S. counties in 12 states over 19 years found that access to condoms in schools increased teen pregnancies by about 10 percent.“In The Condom Conundrum: More Prophylactics, More Teen Pregnancies” John Stonestreet observes that no one should really be surprised by the data because “If adults tell teens that the decision to engage in sex is theirs and give them condoms, what message do they receive?” Read it here.
Doug Mainwaring shares the experiences of several same-sex attracted individuals who are happily married to a heterosexual spouse and explains that while the attraction may not be a choice, there is always a choice when it comes to relationships and behavior. In his article, “It’s Possible: Gays and Lesbians Can Have Happy Marriages,” he says, “The man-woman definition of marriage is not an insult; it is an ensign, beckoning to anyone—regardless of sexual orientation…” Read it here.
In his blog post, “Trouble in Bakersfield,” Professor Carl R. Trueman observes that “it is time to face [the] fact and abandon the myth that the world is run by people who respect difference and diversity.” He shares the experience of a good friend who had to resign as a respected 12-year member of the local school board because California mandated a transgender policy throughout the state, and it was a violation of the law for him to follow his conscience and vote against adopting the policy. Read it here.
“Increasing Cohabitation and Family Instability for Children” by Laurie DeRose, a post on the Blog of the Institute for Family Studies, contains an analysis of new research by Susan Brown, J. Bart Stykes, and Wendy Manning. The study found that children born to cohabiting couples experience almost as much union instability as children born to single mothers. Read it here.
The United Nations is considered one of the “radical secular left globalist bodies that do far more harm than good” according to Bill Muehlenberg. In his article, “Time to Exit the UN,” he shares elements of the review of the policies of the UK by the UN’s Committee on the Rights of the Child. The recommendations by the UN to the UK include mandatory sexuality education with information for LGBT children on their sexuality, decriminalizing abortion in Northern Ireland in all circumstances, and ensuring girls’ access to safe abortion. Read it here.
Attorney Mary Rice Hasson suggests that even though the gender dominoes have tumbled at blinding speed, no one should be surprised at the “transgender moment.“ In her article “Reality Check: Gender Diversity is Driven by a Top-Down Ideological Movement,” Hasson observes that “it’s not bigotry to insist on the truth—that a woman can’t ‘be’ a man or a father, ever, and that even the strongest feelings and the best surgeons can only mask that reality, not change it.” Read it here.
A new study authored by Professor Paul Sullins is analyzed by Mark Regnerus, associate professor of sociology at the University of Texas at Austin. In his article, “The Data on Children in Same-Sex Households Get More Depressing,” Professor Regnerus explains that the social science data with regard to children of same-sex households is anything but settled. The study examines the risk of depression and other negative outcomes among adolescents and young adults raised by same-sex couples. While the study isn’t perfect, the findings are significant. Read it here.
This week, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a Texas law that required abortion clinics to adhere to the same health codes as outpatient facilities and that all physicians performing abortions must have hospital admitting privileges. Bre Payton has compiled the best of Justice Clarence Thomas’s dissenting opinion in “8 Best Quotes From Thomas’s Texas Abortion Dissent.” Read it here.
In an excellent article by W. Justin Dyer, PhD, titled “Federal Policies on Transgender Students: Serving Neither the Community, the Family, nor the Transgender Student” he dismantles the recent “Dear Colleague” letter from the Departments of Justice and Education that instructs public schools to allow students to use locker rooms, showers, bathrooms, and sleeping accommodations not based on biological sex, but on “gender identity” and clarifies how the policy “eliminates one of the most basic and universally accepted forms of privacy.” He writes, “With very few caveats, societies worldwide and through recorded history have sought to regulate whose naked body could be displayed where, and to whom.” Read it here.
Thirty years ago, students predictably listed their heroes as athletes, movie stars, and public figures. Today, the single most common hero for students is “my dad” and “my mom.” In “Why Dads are the New Heroes,” Michael Kimmel explains that these new Dad Heroes are more “there” for their children than in previous years. And it’s making a difference. Read it here.
Philosopher Daniel Moody states, “With transgenderism, all reason and logic disappears” when examining the intersection of “three distinct models of gender—the social, medical and legal.” In his article “Transgenderism is a Fake Legal Construct,” Mr. Moody observes that transgenderism is an extreme case of there being more questions than answers, but he suggests one. Read it here.
When it comes to gender transitioning, Walt Heyer, a former transgender, knows as much as anyone. In his article “Regret Isn’t Rare: The Dangerous Lie of Sex Change Surgery’s Success,” he says it is a delusion that transition for gender-confused individuals is the only answer. Mr. Heyer says transgender advocates have created a false narrative and recommends that we “Look at the evidence and facts and encourage treatment options that address dangerous psychiatric conditions first.” Read it here.
The Scottish government’s Named Person Scheme is a highly controversial plan with potentially devastating consequences. In “A Named Person Speaks Out,” Simon Knight iterates the numerous problems with the scheme that assigns every single newborn child a “single point-of-contact” state guardian until his or her 18th birthday. The plan will intrude into family life and may possibly violate parental rights. Read it here.
While pollsters are scrambling to figure out what Americans really think about policies regarding transgender bathrooms, Elizabeth Fender issues an important warning on interpreting poll results. She points out that the language used by those asking the questions can make a huge difference in the responses. A poll by CNN claimed that “6-in-10 oppose bills like the North Carolina transgender bathroom law,” but other polls found very different results, likely because of the way the question was structured. In “The Problems With CNN Poll Showing Opposition to North Carolina’s Bathroom Law” Fender urges caution and says these polls don’t always paint the full picture. Read it here.
In “A Sad Tale of Dodgy Statistics,” Michael Cook details how estimates of the number of children living in same-sex households in the U.S. have been grossly inflated. The correct figure, which is believed to be 200,000, has been incorrectly exaggerated in serious legal and social science journals as being in the millions—one journal even stating that the number could be as high as 28 million, which would have been nearly 40 percent of all American children. The devastating reality is that these incorrect and wildly inflated numbers were one of the most powerful motives in the push to legalize same-sex marriage. Read it here.
Taking to task a pro-abortion writer who claims that legislation passed in six U.S. states that bans the dismemberment of unborn babies during abortion relies on “colorful names” and “lurid details,” for the purpose of “grossing people out,” Dave Andrusko challenges her language, logic, and her fuzzy facts. The title of his article, “Dismemberment Abortions Are Vicious, Cruel, Barbaric, and not Worthy of Culture That Calls Itself Civilized,” boldly states the situation accurately. Read it here.
In a heartbreaking account of living as the child of a transgender parent, Denise Shick shares what it’s like to live in the “topsy-turvy world” of a transgender. Her article, “My Dad Was Transgender. Why I Still Think Gender Can’t Be Changed,” Shick says, “My father was the one who had entered another dimension, a make-believe dimension. And rather than returning to the real world, he wanted the real world to accommodate his make-believe world.” Read it here.
The definition of the word “gender” has become corrupted. Stella Morabito examines how language can be a tool of political manipulation. In “Why You Should Stop Using The Word ‘Gender’” Ms. Morabito observes that many “have fallen into the silly habit of substituting the weaponized word ‘gender’ for the precise word ‘sex.’” Read it here.
In “The Transgender Agenda: Forcing Us to Lie” by Dale O’Leary, she acknowledges that while the psychological suffering of transgendered individuals is real, the fundamental fact that cannot be denied is that it is not normal for a male to want to be accepted as female.” And no matter how painful it may be for a gender-confused young man who is required to use the bathroom that corresponds with his biological sex, we should not be forced to “accept the lie that gender trumps sex, just to avoid hurting a troubled boy’s feelings.” Read it here.
Arina Grossu and Thomas Jacobson have taken the pro-abortion Guttmacher Institute and their latest study to task in their article “New Report Wildly Inflates Global Abortion Numbers.” The problem with the study is that it is “ideology driven” rather than “data driven.” The data presented aren’t verifiable. Just one example is that Guttmacher presents data from 60 countries where abortion is illegal with no explanation as to where the data came from. The report “even admits on all of its charts that is has a “90% uncertainty interval.” Read it here.
In “ESPN Has a Right to Fire Curt Schilling. What Rights Do People of Faith Have?” Ryan Anderson concedes that ESPN has the right to determine who works for them, even if the reason Schilling was fired was for stating his opinion that biological males should use the men’s bathroom. But Anderson argues that “freedom should be a two-way street” and rightly asks where are the rights of the bakers, florists and photographers who should also be able to determine for whom they work. Read it here.
“Incredibly misguided,” “reckless,” and “dangerous.” That’s what two courageous medical professors at Canada’s University of Alberta have called the government’s new guidelines promoting transgenderism in the province’s schools. Steve Weatherbe summarizes the analysis of the medical experts in his article“Medical Experts Rip Alberta’s ‘Reckless’ And ‘Dangerous’ Transgender Mandate.” Read it here.
Anyone who has ever wondered how legalizing same-sex marriage could change heterosexual marriage need only read Michael Cook’s article, “How Elton John has Changed Marriage.” Rock star, Elton John and the man he is legally married to claim to be in a loving, committed relationship. However, fidelity and sexual exclusivity, hallmarks of traditional marriage, apparently have nothing to do with this “marriage.” Read it here.
As the bathroom debate rages across America, Tim Wildmon, president of the American Family Association, brings up some excellent points in his editorial, “Why You Should Boycott Target: Opposing View.” One in particular that Target management may find themselves responding to—“If we are going to allow individuals to define reality according to their feelings, then Target should allow a 20-year-old to get a senior discount if he self-identifies as a 65-year-old.” Read it here.
According to author and attorney David Limbaugh, President Obama knows full well he doesn’t have the legal authority to order schools to make bathrooms, showers and other facilities available to transgender students in schools. In his article, “Resisting Obama’s Transgender Directive: A Hill to Die On,” Limbaugh says if there was ever a time to stand up to tyranny and fight back, it is now. Read it here.
Former transgender Walt Heyer weighs in on the bathroom issue in his insightful commentary, “A Former Transgender Person’s Take on Obama’s Bathroom Directive.” Mr. Heyer explains how the North Carolina law is not discriminatory against transgendered individuals and that the problem is with the “gender nonconformists, who constitute a miniscule fraction of society, [and] want to be allowed to designate gender on a fluid basis, based on their feelings at the moment.” Read it here.
A new book, “The Snapping of the American Mind” by journalist David Kupelian, contains a chapter titled “Gender Madness.” This chapter has been posted online and contains an excellent analysis of many elements of the current transgender war. In the must-read “What’s REALLY Behind America’s Transgender Mania?” Kupelian accurately assesses the movement to “de-pathologize” and reclassify gender identity disorder and the amputation of healthy organs that often accompanies it as “normal.” Read it here.
Reaction to the Obama administration’s guidance on transgender students has resulted in a firestorm of debate. Frederick M. Hess, Director of Education Policy Studies at the American Enterprise Institute, insightfully observes that with the directive, “The presumption is that conventional, biologically informed male–female distinctions are such a blatant violation of civil rights that sweeping change is the only viable course.” In “New Transgender Rules for Schools are about Obama’s Culture War,” Mr. Hess makes some very astute observations about this latest battlefield of the culture war. Read it here.
In the latest version of the American Psychiatric Association’s (APA) Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, the term “gender identity disorder,” that had been used to label this mental disorder was changed to “gender dysphoria.” In this article, “APA Still Considers Transgenderism a Mental Disorder, Just Changed the Name,” by Kirsten Andersen, Dr. Kenneth Zucker, chairman of the APA task force that was reviewing the section of this manual dealing with trangenderism, makes it very clear that contrary to claims by transgender activists, the name change does not mean that mental health professionals do not still consider this to be a mental disorder. And in fact, many gender-confused individuals want the condition to remain classified as a disorder so they can justify insurance coverage for their gender transition. Read it here.
With wisdom and clarity, Dr. Everett Piper, president of Oklahoma Wesleyan University, addresses a blatant example of the politically correct antics of University of Utah officials in his editorial “Hating Lynette Gay’s Love.” After it was announced that Mrs. Gay, a prominent and generous philanthropist, would be awarded an honorary degree by the university, her biography on the university’s website was edited to remove references to her affiliation with a so-called “hate group” that has been deemed as such by activists because it promotes the family as the fundamental unit of society, marriage between a man and a woman, and protection for unborn babies. Read it here.
“Mother’s Day Is Not The Time To Justify Your Abortion” by Nicole Russell explains that just because women who abort their babies may not feel like “mothers,” the reality is that according to many scientists, “conception equals life.” Russell also comments on the feminist notion of abortion rights activists that women “can have an abortion and not think about it on Mother’s Day.” Read it here.
While most individuals appreciate the women who gave them life, society as a whole seems to largely devalue the vocation of mothers, viewing motherhood as an “exile or banishment from the important things in life” and a burden to be borne. S. Adam Seagrave has some suggestions that may help to rectify the situation that he shares in his article “Valuing Full-Time Motherhood.” Read it here.
Roger Severino says he is very disappointed in his former colleagues at the Civil Rights Division at the Department of Justice who know very well that when Congress banned discrimination “on the basis of sex” in 1964 and 1972, it did not mean “gender identity” in his article “DOJ’s Lawsuit Against North Carolina Is Abuse of Power.” Nevertheless, the Department of Justice is joining in the attacks on the state of North Carolina from big business, the entertainment industry, and the American Civil Liberties Union over its commonsense bathroom policies. Read it here.
“Federal Court: Schools May Not Provide Separate Bathrooms Based on Biology” by Ryan Anderson analyzes the ruling by the Fourth Circuit Court against a Virginia school district that created a policy to accommodate a transgender student while also protecting the privacy rights of other students. Even though the school created bathrooms specifically to accommodate transgender students, the majority opinion stated that the student is still at risk of “irreparable harm” if forced to use the single-occupancy bathrooms. Read it here.
In spite of the ever increasing legalization of same-sex marriage in countries throughout the world, the debate about same-sex marriage rages on. In an article by Ben R. Crenshaw titled, “Shut Up, Bigot!”: Civil Rights and Same-Sex Marriage,” he calls out supporters of same-sex marriage who use false analogies and who claim opponents are bigots stating that “in fact, marriage traditionalists are not bigoted but rather are realistic and honest about what marriage actually is.” Read it here.
In his article, “Media Gush over New Study, Only to Find Same-Sex Parents More Irritated with Their Children,” researcher Mark Regnerus clearly explains the weaknesses of the newest study claiming no differences in outcomes for children reared in same-sex households. They include using a smaller number of indicators than available in the database, small sample size, and self-reporting of child indicators by the parents. Read it here.
In “America’s Real Porn Problem” by columnist David French, he analyzes an article on the “unprecedented saturation of pornography in American culture” that appeared in Time magazine. While according to French, the article in Time concluded that the biggest problem with pornography is that “it ruins America’s chance at great sex,” he explains that the loss of intimacy is only one piece of the puzzle and why the biggest problems with a porn-saturated culture are vastly deeper. Read it here.
“’LGBT rights’ are being elevated above conscience rights when the two come into conflict—but this trend is to the detriment of human rights, which can stand the test of time only when they are grounded in transcendent, fixed authority.” So begins an excellent essay, “Freedom of Conscience and New ‘LGBT Rights’ in International Human Rights Law” by Travis Weber and L. Lin. Weber and Lin expertly explain why “much more is at stake than the rights of religious people.” Read it here.
Speaking from experience as a former male-to-female transgender, Walt Heyer knows something about Sexual Orientation Change Effort Therapy (SOCE), sometimes called “reparative therapy,” “reorientation therapy” or “conversion therapy.” In “Freedom to Change Your Life: Why the Government Shouldn’t Ban ‘Reparative Therapy,’” Heyer provides details about organizations like the Southern Poverty Law Center that are seeking to deny the civil rights of individuals who desire therapy to overcome unwanted same-sex attraction. Despite clinical and scientific evidence that people can and do change their sexual orientation, Heyer is accurate when he says, “This stubborn blocking of free choice seems to indicate another agenda at work.” Read it here.
An open letter to the Alberta, Canada Minister of Education, David Eggen, posted on Facebook by Theresa Ng is worth reading. In “RE: Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Policies in Alberta Schools” she expresses the concern of many Canadian parents who are opposed to the Alberta Education’s “Guidelines for Best Practices: Creating Learning Environments that Respect Diverse Sexual Orientations, Gender Identities and Gender Expressions.” While making it very clear that she is not “anti-LGBTQ,” she states “It is simply ineffective for policies to increase ‘protection’ of some, while simultaneously risking a compromise to the safety, respect of diversity and parental involvement of ALL.” Read it here.
U.S. Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn asks a simple question when it comes to abortion: “Who is being harmed?” In her article, “What Happened to ‘Safe, Legal, and Rare’? Abortion Today Is about Profit, Profit, Profit,” she wisely observes that today’s culture has “set mothers against their own children as though they are enemies. Instead of providing genuine counseling and support for women during a difficult time and a hard decision, staff members add up tallies on white boards…” Read it here.
Canada’s new Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau has just dealt Canadian families an unfortunate blow by taking away “income splitting” for married couples with children. The policy allowed families with children under the age of 18 to transfer up to $50,000 of income from the higher-earning spouse to the lower-earning one. Income splitting allowed parents more time at home with their children and provided an opportunity for them to keep a little more of their money. According to Ada Slivinski, author of “Income Splitting: Trudeau Dumps Canada’s New Policy,” “This holistic approach, ‘family taxation’ helps encourage and support the fundamental building block of society.” Read it here.
In an excellent column on the recent veto of a religious liberty bill by Georgia Governor Nathan Deal, Ryan Anderson explains in a clear and concise way how big business and special interest groups have become “intent on doing everything to make sure people are coerced by the government into violating their beliefs.” In “Georgia Governor Caves to Big Business, Vetoes Religious Freedom Bill,”Anderson asserts that “to these groups, even mild religious liberty protections are unacceptable.” Read it here.
While it is true that marriage is not a “panacea for poverty,” a leading researcher points out that it is indisputably one of most important tools, among others, in the fight against this scourge. In “The Power of Marriage,” W. Bradford Wilcox analyzes research findings that illustrate how important marriage is in the fight against poverty. Or as Wilcox puts it, “the math. . . tends to favor parents who manage to get and stay married. Read it here.
In most areas of life, having experience and practicing a skill are beneficial. However, researchers have found that when it comes to relationships, having more sexual and cohabiting partners before marriage is associated with lower relationship quality once married. Scott Stanley and Galena Rhoades explain why this is so in “Practice May Not Make Perfect: Relationship Experience and Marital Success,” the blog of the Institute for Family Studies. Read it here.
The slippery slope of the legalization of same-sex marriage is addressed in “Why Can’t Three get Married?” by Michael Cook. If same-sex couples can marry simply for love and commitment, why shouldn’t three people, like identical twins Anna, Lucy, and their boyfriend, Ben, who love each other and are committed to each other, enjoy all the benefits of marriage? Once you deviate from man/woman marriage, anything is possible. As Cook observes, if all love is equal, “it seems outrageously unfair.” Read it here.
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