When There’s a Mix-up in the Store and You Buy the Wrong Baby

In Vitro Fertilization (Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons)

What if you go to buy a baby and there's a some kind of parentage mix-up, or the seller lies to you about whose child this really is?That's just one of the avoidable crises that are spawned by a culture in which human life is a commodity, to be bought and sold, brought into existence or extinguished at will.Wesley Smith, special consultant to the Center for Bioethics and Culture,  has a truly disheartening article over on LifeNews.com about a lesbian couple in Canada who bought sperm for … [Read more...]

Planet Fitness Protects Transgenders, But Tough Luck for Ordinary Women

A gym locker room can be a dangerous place for a woman.In New Hampton, Iowa, a 17-year-old girl was raped in May 2014 in the boys' locker room at her local high school. In the Cleveland suburb of Shaker Heights, a male student was convicted of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl in his high school locker room.  In October 2014, the student, who was 16 years old at the time of the incident, was convicted of one count of rape and two counts of kidnapping in connection with the … [Read more...]

“Make Lunch Meaningful”: One Father’s Timeless Gift to His Daughter

Napkin Notes

Dads with daughters:  Get ready to be inspired.  This is for you.Garth Callaghan began writing "Napkin Notes" for his daughter Emma when she was five years old.  Little one-liners, they offered encouragement, made her smile, made her think, made her know how much she was loved.  The daily notes, tucked into her school lunchbox, included quotes from Mark Twain and Maya Angelou and Erma Bombeck and more.It became a happy tradition:  Garth turned out a personal note every day.  Emma loved th … [Read more...]