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October 25, 2016

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How Should We Teach Our Kids To Use Digital Media?
Here's the official message from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

New Emails Show Clinton Camp Worried Journalists Would Notice ‘huge’ Gender Pay Gap At Clinton Foundation
Hillary Clinton has branded herself as the equal pay candidate, but the Clinton Foundation doesn’t have such a stellar record on the issu

Five Places Where You Can Get A 9th Month Abortion NOW!
Since this week’s Presidential Debate, which sparked a national conversation on the matter of late-term abortions, we have been inundated with requests for information about late-term abortion facilities and practices.

New York Times Wants Nursing Homes To Starve Patients To Death “Without Asking Permission”
If there is any aspect of the culture of death not supported and promoted by the New York Times, I haven’t seen it.

Is Social Media Turning People Into Narcissists?
Social media is a tool for relationships but also for intense focus on the self.

Abortion Before Roe
Less than two years after the citizens of Washington voted by referendum to uphold the state’s prohibition of physician-assisted suicide, a federal judge invalidated the statute as unconstitutional. In Roe v. Washington, decided on May 3, 1994, Judge Barbara Rothstein cited the Supreme Court’s definition of “liberty” in Planned Parenthood v. Casey (1992): “At the heart of liberty is the right to define one’s own concept of existence, of meaning, of the universe, and of the mystery of human life.”

Tips For Talking With Your Children About A Past Abortion (Part III)
Talking to your child about a past abortion can be very hard. If you are thinking about whether or not to do this, you should read our previous posts in this series.

FALSE: Hillary Clinton Claimed China “Used” To Force Women To Have Abortions. It Still Does
At last night’s presidential debate, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton made clear where they stand on abortion. Clinton reiterated her support for legalized abortion through all nine months, including partial-birth abortions, while Trump promised to appoint pro-life judges to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Ethical Perspectives

New! A Victory for Science over Scientific Propaganda: A New Report on Sexuality and Gender

Richard N. Williams
A rigorous new report finds that very little of contemporary "knowledge" in the area of human sexuality and gender is actually supported by strong scientific evidence.

New! Eugenics: could screening for Down Syndrome bring us full-circle?

Peter Saunders
Is it wrong to kill disabled people if caring for them costs more than identifying and destroying them? About 90 percent of all babies with Down Syndrome detected before birth are terminated. There is no doubt that providing life-time support for people with Down Syndrome can be costly in emotional and economic terms - but many families will testify that there are great rewards too and that they have much to teach us. So what does this tell us about our attitudes to people with Down Syndrome? Why are we not up in arms against these doctors who seem to value these people's lives so cheaply?

New! Can we trust 'breakthrough' science?

Michael Cook
Ethical reasoning which relies on empirical studies will often be flawed.

Teenage birth control and its unfortunate consequences

Carolyn Moynihan
A decade ago public health experts and frontline health professionals convinced the UK government that easy (free, over the counter) access to the morning after pill would bring down the country's record rates of teenage pregnancy. It hasn't, but it has helped to increase sexually transmitted infections among teens.

7th Sunday in Ordinary Time (B)

Antonio P. Pueyo
Don't we all wish we have friends like these? These are people who take the cudgels for us when we are down and out. They do not give up on us.

Gene of the week: paedophilia

Michael Cook
Add paedophilia to the growing list of genetically-determined attractions, preferences and predispositions. In a New York Times op-ed, a law professor from Rutgers University contends that paedophilia is not a matter of choice.

To Whom Do Children Belong? How Same-Sex Marriage Threatens Parental Rights

Melissa Moschella
Same-sex marriage further encourages the state to encroach on the domain of that indispensable pre-political community, the family. The first in a two-part series.

Relying Upon our Own Strength

Jeremiah R. Grosse
While we might not have the strength of Samson, we all have gifts and talents which were given to us by God for His greater glory. Samson could have chosen to become a judge like Gideon, a great warrior; however, it appears that God's plan for Samson was that he would offer glory to God by giving his own life for his people. How will we use the strengths God has given us to be of service to others?