In this two-partarticle, Ross Douthat does a great job of answering nine common objections to the pro-life position (as posed by Katha Pollitt last year after the midterm elections). His answers are thoughtful, substantive, and very thorough.READ FULL ARTICLE »
I didn't see Russell Brand's YouTube video about porn when it came out, but my attention was caught by a statement from it that was quoted in this article: “If I had total dominion over myself, I would never look at pornography again.”
If I had total dominion over myself.
Isn't that precisely what the Sexual Revolution promised us? Sounds like it hasn't worked out too well.READ FULL ARTICLE »
"One fact that becomes apparent when studying the demographics of religion is that it is almost always the women who are more devout. Across all faiths, women are less likely than men to leave organized religion. According to the Pew Research Center, 67 percent of self-described atheists are men. Statistically speaking, an atheist meeting may be one of the best places for single women to meet available men."
For those interested in declining rates of religious belief, declining rates of marriage, or both, I would call this essential reading.READ FULL ARTICLE »
A medical doctor who chooses to live, practice, and minister in the Sandtown-Winchester neighborhood of Baltimore with his young family has written “How to Defund Planned Parenthood” over at Christ and Pop Culture. Spoiler: His solution is to finish expanding Medicaid.
Dr. Matthew Loftus knows “that for many conservative pro-lifers, the idea of fully expanding Medicaid is icky.” He acknowledges concerns that Medicaid is imperfect, expensive, and provides morally troubling birth control. Then he challenges readers with this: READ FULL ARTICLE »
StemExpress CEO Cate Dyer describes in the new Center for Medical Progress video the squeamishness of lab techs who don't want to be reminded of what they're dealing with. Happily for her, Dyer has no such troubling feelings.
Note: There are multiple videos on the page at the link, and earlier this morning I accidentally watched and posted about the wrong one. I apologize. The latest video is the one at the top of the page.
I had the privilege once again of helping to pick WORLD's Children's Novel of the Year for middle-school-age kids. (This year they also picked a Picture Book of the Year). Go here to see which book we chose, and why we chose it. Then you can go here to buy a copy!
(I think you should be able to see the article with no trouble, but if you can't, getting the free trial membership should make it accessible, and you can always cancel it before the 30 days are up!)READ FULL ARTICLE »