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New Report Wildly Inflates Global Abortion Numbers

The assertion that 56.3 million abortions occur worldwide annually is highly improbable and unprovable, besides four and a half times the actual documented data available. There’s an old saying that that if you torture the numbers long enough, they will confess to anything. Recently, the Guttmacher...

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Politics of Passion

If we want a just society, we must begin by recovering the right understanding of prudence. We must not commit the idealist’s error of making the best the enemy of the good. In 2014, the Republican Party seemed perfectly positioned to reverse the disastrous economic, social,...

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A De-Sexed Society is a DeHumanized Society

As usual, tyranny comes disguised as “civil rights.” President Obama’s transgender directive isn’t about civil rights or bathroom use. It’s about state control over personal relationships. The latest exhibit of this general rule is President Obama’s directive that seeks to force a transgender bathroom, locker room and...

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Will robots ever have moral authority?

Robots build cars, clean carpets, and answer phones, but would you trust one to decide how you should be treated in a rest home or a hospital?...

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Apostolic Exhortation “Amoris Laetitia”

A summary of the document released today on married love and the family, which was signed by Pope Francis on March 19. Below is the Vatican-provided summary of Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia. A link to the full document is found at the end. Summary of Amoris Laetitia: On Love...

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The Forgiveness Boost

A man’s journey to forgiving the person who murdered his mother. This man, Everett Worthington, happened to be a university professor who had been researching the psychology of forgiveness for some years. While his brother never managed to deal with their mother’s murder and eventually...

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Knot Yet: The Benefits and Costs of Delayed Marriage In America

What does the rising marriage age mean for twentysomething women, men, and families? One of the most important social developments of our time is the recent rise in age at first marriage, which now stands at 27 for women and 29 for men–a historic high. Delayed...