Marriage Is Not a Magical Social Cure

I recently came upon an article titled "We Can't Let the Family Die," via Ladies Against Feminism. After talking about the decline of marriage rates in the UK, the author, Kathy Gyngell, writes the following: The fact remains that children who grow up with parents who aren't married are more likely to experience the double whammy of fatherlessness and disruption. One in two cohabiting couples splits up before their child's first birthday. Exposed to disinterested boyfriends and multiple carers, … [Read more...]


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Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards Is Not Overpaid. Here’s Why.

There's one more thing I want to touch on from last week's Planned Parenthood hearings, and from Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards' testimony:In a long congressional hearing on Tuesday, Cecile Richards, the president of Planned Parenthood, fielded questions about her pay. Jason Chaffetz, a Republican representative from Utah, said, “Planned Parenthood is an organization with massive salaries.” It was part of his broader critique of the organization, whose clinics primarily offer r … [Read more...]


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No, Medicaid and Title X Do Not Subsidize Abortions

Earlier today one of my readers left this comment: As one of my anti-abortion friends put it, "Money is fungible. If the government gives PP money for non-abortion services, then PP has EXTRA money to provide abortions." She had a neat little cartoon to illustrate it, along with one of those examples: If Penny gives Jim $20 but tells him he can't spend it on cigarettes then he is not going to buy cigarettes because he only has $20. But if Jim gets $20 from the government, then he has $40 and … [Read more...]


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Planned Parenthood’s “Government Funding”: The Same Kind Your Doctor Receives

Last week I noted that Planned Parenthood does not make 80% of its revenue from abortions. Based on a rough estimate, the actual percentage of its revenue that comes from abortions is 15% tops. But in the midst of talk about defunding Planned Parenthood by cutting off its access to government funds---which make up 41% of its revenue, and do not pay for any abortions---I think it's important to ask what is meant by "government funding."According to NPR: Those public funds come from two … [Read more...]


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Admitting Privileges, Abortion, and the Trojan Horse of Protecting Women’s Health

While spending time on google, I came upon this headline from an anti-abortion website last year: Court Records Indicate Nearly 1,000 Abortion Patients Likely Hospitalized Annually in Texas. The article explained that during the year 2011, a full 940 women were hospitalized in Texas due to complications from abortions. These numbers came out during court proceedings over new abortion restrictions. Of course, the article made this number out to be apocalyptic.  “Information in this decision has f … [Read more...]


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Let’s Talk about Common Core Math

I recently told my daughter Sally that if we didn't arrive at an event we were going to in time for a specific activity, we'd have to wait for two hours before it was scheduled again. She decided to figure out how many minutes that would be, and quickly realized that she needed to add 60 and 60. Now Sally is only six, and we were in the car without access to pencil and paper, but you know what? She worked out a shortcut and was able to find the answer. She took the zeros off and added 6 and … [Read more...]


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My Evangelical Homeschool Mother Taught Me the Five Pillars of Islam

In the past few weeks, I've been following this story: BRISTOL, Tenn. — A Bristol group is staging a silent protest in front of Vance Middle School Friday morning for what they believe to be the teaching of Islam to seventh-grade students.“The protest will be a silent Christian protest with signs and a banner, we hope to have at least 100 people show up,” Emily Kausch, who’s planning to attend, wrote in an email to the Bristol Herald Courier.The organizer is parent Patty Kinkead, who s … [Read more...]


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