Farmer, Ann
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Ann Farmer lives in the UK. She is the author of By Their Fruits: Eugenics, Population Control, and the Abortion Campaign (CUAP, 2008); The Language of Life: Christians Facing the Abortion Challenge (St Pauls, 1995), and Prophets & Priests: the Hidden Face of the Birth Control Movement (St Austin Press, 2002).

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New! COP26 and population: the first shall be first, and the last shall be kept from breeding

The conference was a brilliant opportunity to recycle hoary cliches about overpopulation.

Date posted: 2021-12-01

Be careful what you wish for: after Christianity come wokery and witchcraft

Radio host James Whale needs to think again about his desire to sweep Britain clean of traditional religion.

Date posted: 2021-11-03

The Spy Who Loved Me: sexism, transphobia and the woke bandwagon

Women will always be treated badly as long as governments fail to promote traditional marriage.

Date posted: 2021-10-10

This wokespeak is for the birds

Women will still be allowed to get an abortion or be sterilised, or be at risk of sexual assault in prisons, toilets and changing rooms, but will not be allowed to call themselves women. If they want to be as free as the birds, they will give this wokespeak the bird.

Date posted: 2021-10-03

The tale of star-crossed lovers needs a trigger warning for woke audiences

The woke management of the Globe Theatre in London has added a trigger warning to Shakespeare's tragedy of love and loss, Romeo and Juliet, to protect sensitive people in the audience.

Date posted: 2021-09-04

The trans trends which are sending Scotland mad

Can four-year-olds really choose their own gender?

Date posted: 2021-08-18

'Birthing people' cancelled - along with yet-to-be-birthed people

A feminist maternity campaigner in the UK has been savagely attacked for questioning trans ideology.

Date posted: 2021-07-31

Facebook-funded radical trans ideology infiltrates UK schools

The tyranny of the transgender movement continues in its overt attempts to indoctrinate and sexualise our children - with endorsement from senior British government figures and social media giants.

Date posted: 2021-07-18

Would you ask for euthanasia just because you hated to mow your lawn?

If assisted dying were to be legalised, suicide might eventually be regarded as evidence of sanity.

Date posted: 2021-05-29

As we celebrate International Women's Day, I'm confused. Are transwomen welcome? Transmen?

With the March 8 now widely touted as International Women's Day, dedicated to the celebration of all women, one is tempted to ask, in the present climate of wokeness, whether this celebration includes men who consider themselves to be women - even those not recognised as such on an official certificate.

Date posted: 2021-03-23

Ireland's child death shame: blame the past, ignore the present?

In 2019, 6,666 children were aborted under Ireland's new. Is that called progress?

Date posted: 2021-02-20

Is Down syndrome 'tragic' when they die - or when they live?

The husband in the UK's first Down syndrome couple has died of Covid-19. Tommy Pilling died on New Year's Day at the age of 62 after catching the coronavirus. In 1995 he made headlines when, as a man with Down syndrome, he married Maryanne, who also has DS - the first such marriage in Britain.

Date posted: 2021-01-15

Ofcom on the offensive

Hostility towards gender reassignment has become grounds for denouncing hate speech for the UK's broadcasting regulator.

Date posted: 2021-01-15

Time to confront the tragedy of 'at risk' children

Britain's likely future queen consort to reveal the appalling results of family breakdown.

Date posted: 2021-01-15

Birth of the child-free non-parent movement

Prominent British women join forces to promote a 'childfree' lifestyle.

Date posted: 2020-12-28

Vulnerable British children being dumped in 'disgusting' care homes

The Children's Commissioner for England, Anne Longfield OBE, has issued a series of reports showing how the children's residential social care system is "broken" and is failing many of the most vulnerable children. She warns that children are being "dumped" in "rat-infested care homes", that thousands of young people are being failed by the State, and that the children who are most at risk of falling through gaps in the system are vulnerable to becoming victims of criminal or sexual exploitation.

Date posted: 2020-11-27

Egg freezing may not deliver the results some women expect

For some, fertility treatment may have unexpected results.

Date posted: 2020-11-27

Covid ushers in a boom in egg freezing, abortion and Mr Wrongs

Lockdown accelerates disillusionment for liberated women.

Date posted: 2020-11-06

Young woman who transitioned prosecutes UK health system

Keira Bell, now 23, started "transitioning to male" at just 17. She now regrets the whole process and last week brought a landmark legal challenge at the UK's Royal Courts of Justice against the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust.

Date posted: 2020-11-06

Children's 'mental health' problems may be spiritual

Lockdown malaise might have been prevented with spiritual care.

Date posted: 2020-09-26

After tens of thousands of Covid care home deaths, have we learned to care about the elderly?

High death tolls have been one of the great scandals of the Covid 19 pandemic. By May, a third (46,400) of all coronavirus deaths in the United States were among nursing/care home residents and workers. In New York state the toll was increased by thousands of recovering Covid cases being released from hospitals to nursing homes.

Date posted: 2020-07-25

What the Dickens! Renowned Victorian author deemed racist

With the defacing of the Dickens museum in Kent comes questions about the celebrated author's worldviews.

Date posted: 2020-07-25

British abortions top 200,000 in one year, but 'it's all good' says a provider

The burden of 'choice' falls on women.

Date posted: 2020-07-05

Father in law? The strange case of the male mother

A person who gives birth cannot be registered as the child's father in the UK - yet

Date posted: 2020-05-23

Abortion: no right to choose for nurses, no choice for mothers

In politics, in government, in the media and in the health sector, and most especially in feminist circles, abortion has become the idea that is too big to fail, even when women themselves reject it.

Date posted: 2020-03-21

Court victory for UK 'transphobia' delinquent

Tweeting rhymes against transgenderism is allowed in a non-Orwellian state, says a judge.

Date posted: 2020-02-29

UK nursing body bans 'ladies' and other 'offensive words'

In Britain, the Royal College of Nursing has issued new guidelines advising nurses not to address women as "ladies" or old people as "pensioners" in order to "avoid causing unwitting offence." Members are also advised to avoid using the term "alcoholic" and instead say "alcohol misusers".

Date posted: 2020-02-13

What accounts for Western indifference to Christian persecution?

After years of Islamic State persecution, Father Nadheer Dako, of St Joseph's Chaldean Catholic Church, in Baghdad, warns that Christians are being driven out of Iraq to live in places like Britain, Sweden or America, where life is less dangerous and the quality of life is better.

Date posted: 2020-02-06

Equality? Tell that to the Marines

After more than £100,000 was reportedly spent on renovations to make the Royal Marines Commando Training Centre "more female-friendly," only one woman signed up to their intensive commando course at Lympstone, East Devon, to win the coveted green beret.

Date posted: 2019-12-21

Have we reached peak trans madness? Sorry, but no

How about identifying as another race?

Date posted: 2019-12-07

Gender-neutral dolls: toying with kids' sexuality

Let's see how the children choose.

Date posted: 2019-10-10

Female genital mutilation: horrid for Muslims but healthy if you're trans?

The NHS is setting up support centres across England for victims of female genital mutilation – eight walk-in centres where women aged over 18 "will be offered expert care."

Date posted: 2019-09-22

The fairy tale that became a nightmare: 'gender advice books' for children

Would you read this book with your 7-year-old?

Date posted: 2019-09-09

Pink or blue? Why are gender reveal parties so popular?

It is good to celebrate the existence of a new life – to welcome babies as good news rather than as bad news. But if they could be celebrated for their own sake rather than as a projection of our own prejudices and desires, that really would be something to celebrate.

Date posted: 2019-08-23

Would a marriage proposal ruin your graduation day?

While feminists approve of abortion it seems they disapprove of marriage – heterosexual marriage at any rate – and one wonders whether criticism of forced marriage is motivated more by the marriage than by the force.

Date posted: 2019-07-30

Discarding the disabled

Stories of appalling treatment told by the parents of mentally disabled children locked up in secure mental health units where they are powerless to free them reinforce the findings of appalling abuse reported recently on BBC's Panorama.

Date posted: 2019-06-14

Little green men and awfully green humans

Far from fresh, green philosophy reeks of stale old Malthusianism.

Date posted: 2019-05-11

Misgendering, or miscarriage of justice?

UK police investigate a possible pronoun crime. Against the lowering storm clouds of Brexit, a squall involving the "misgendering" of a trans girl, now trans woman, could be dismissed as a storm in a British teacup. But it remains to be seen whether a police investigation into the matter is a sign of things to come.

Date posted: 2019-03-27

What happens when there are no children on the Blue Planet?

As part of Sir David Attenborough's Blue Planet Live series to be screened this March, the BBC 'will question whether people really need to have children in a hard-hitting new film looking at the impact of over-population'. It will ask viewers 'whether it is right to bring new life into a world facing a bleak future because of climate change and mass migration'.

Date posted: 2019-03-11

Sexual revolution: honeymoon over?

But they're trying everything, including 'ethical porn', to keep it going.

Date posted: 2019-02-02

Call the abortionist: the BBC rewrites history

Ironically, campaigners who insist that restricting abortion will lead to backstreet abortion, are themselves are helping to resurrect the backstreet abortionist. Far from calling the midwife, women will be calling for abortion pills online -- and if it all goes wrong, someone will have to call for the undertaker.

Date posted: 2019-01-19

Children: the trans money-maker

A British doctor is convicted of illegally offering services to children as young as 12

Date posted: 2018-12-09

Love died; but who killed sex?

In yesterday’s Sunday Telegraph (London) feminist journalist Marisa Bate discusses an alleged “sex recession” among young people. In her article, “No sex, please – we’re far too anxious”, she advances “hook up” outfits like Tinder and the prevalence of pornography as explanations.

Date posted: 2018-11-21

Who had the bright idea of trans-ferring men to women's prisons?

In a case reported in the British media last week, a convicted rapist sexually assaulted four women in the jail between September and November last year. Why was he in a women's jail? Because "he" was really a "she", or so he/she said, and so authoritatively that prison authorities believed him/her.

Date posted: 2018-09-17

Why is the BBC promoting adultery?

A new six-episode show about sexual boredom and infidelity, Wanderlust, has been described as the BBC's "filthiest drama to date". The producers, of course, say that it is a serious look ";at how we build and maintain happy relationships and asks if lifelong monogamy is possible - or even desirable".

Date posted: 2018-09-09

Designer babies are 'morally permissible' says British bioethics group

A British advisory group this week gave the green light to designer babies, saying that it could be "morally permissible" to genetically engineer human embryos.

Date posted: 2018-08-02

British Government lectures the Vatican on contraception

Yet Humanae Vitae's predictions about the pill have materialised.

Date posted: 2018-07-25

Work and social media drive pregnancy blues

According to research from Bristol University, "[d]epression during pregnancy is on the rise due to an increase in women in work, combined with pressure from social media," reports The Telegraph. A new study reveals "an 'alarming' 50 percent rise in levels of prenatal depression in a single generation."

Date posted: 2018-07-25

'Platonic co-parenting': latest must-have?

Socialite and model Lady Victoria Hervey recently revealed that she had has frozen her eggs so that she could later have an IVF baby. Lady Victoria is 41 and because that special someone had not materialised, "it was time to take matters into her own hands".

Date posted: 2018-05-19

'What a piece of work is... ' How humans are yielding their dignity to animals

When the Planned Parenthood foetal body parts scandal first broke in the United States, it seemed so big that many in the pro-life movement thought those brazen admissions of trading in human flesh, caught on camera, were bound to hasten the end of the culture of death; but around the same time, a blizzard of references to "fake news" and "post truth" covered the internet, settling in a shroud until the scandal was lost almost without trace.

Date posted: 2018-05-17

Alfie Evans: the NHS, from the cradle to the grave?

It is unsurprising that public confidence is at a low ebb when the law, which regularly turns a blind eye to people going to commit suicide in Switzerland, stationed uniformed police officers outside little Alfie's hospital room, apparently to protect him from being saved.

Date posted: 2018-05-05

Saving elephants and squirrels, but not humans

British passion to conserve species runs out at the abortion clinic door.

Date posted: 2018-04-14

The myth of the coat hanger abortion

It's an potent symbol and a cynical myth.

Date posted: 2017-11-04