by Jennifer Roback Morse

This article was first published at familyinamerica.org on January 10, 2012.

Unnatural Selection: Choosing Boys over Girls, and the Consequences of a World Full of Men by Mara Hvistendahl
Public Affairs, 2011; 314 pages, $26.99

This brave and timely book has many strengths and one glaring, but understandable, weakness. The strength of this book is the reporting. Mara Hvistendahl, a liberal, pro-choice feminist, painstakingly documents the catastrophic consequences of the worldwide “choice” for male babies: gender imbalance leading to prostitution, sex slavery, and male frustration and aggression. The weakness of this book is the political analysis. She doesn’t understand how deeply Roe v. Wade changed American political culture, particularly within the conservative movement broadly conceived. But both these strengths and weaknesses work together to yield an honest and courageous book that should be read by anyone who considers himself (or herself) well informed. (more…)

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by Helen Alvaré, Gerard V. Bradley and O. Carter Snead

September 26, 2011 at thepublicdiscourse.com.
A recent rule issued by the Obama administration threatens our nation’s healthcare by attacking the consciences of our nation’s healthcare providers. (more…)

by Leland Pike

If you go to PersonhoodUSA.com and click on the map of the United States, you’ll see there are now thirty-one states where they are working on putting a Personhood Amendment on the ballot. (Thank you, Kristi Burton!) You can also look at the top of the page and see links to sites where you can find the language of a few of the states’ Personhood Amendments, including the California Human Rights Amendment. (more…)

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by Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D

Hollywood shows that Pro-life sensibilities are very much alive.

Teenage sex is in the news, between teen celebrity baby stories, movies depicting teen pregnancy and yet another statistical report showing an increase in teen pregnancy. What should Christian parents and pastors make of all this? Should we give up on teaching abstinence and just stay in bed with the covers pulled over our heads? If we can conquer our embarrassment, we can view these developments as invaluable “teaching moments.” (more…)

by Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D

Plan B, or the morning-after pill, may seem like the best thing since sliced bread, or, more accurately, condoms and the Pill. But women who use this method of “protection” regularly, especially exclusively, as their preferred form of birth control, may be headed for an unpleasant surprise. (more…)

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