Are Pro-Lifers Hypocrites When it Comes to Down Syndrome?

Are pro-lifers hypocrites when it comes to babies with Down syndrome? The Atlantic implies that they are, but I’m not convinced… [Read more...]

What do Down Syndrome, Abortion, and Baby Girls Have to do with One Another?

Penny and William ride the subway on her 7th birthday

“Statistics also suggest that at least 50% of all fetuses with Down syndrome in the US are aborted. That rate becomes higher among women who have a prenatal diagnosis of DS (probably 70%) and higher still when talking about other Western nations (90%). So, while being born a girl in Asia is not exactly the same as being born with Down syndrome here, I wanted to suggest some parallels.” [Read more...]

The Love of Money: How Much is Enough?


In The Fortunate Ones (the Atlantic), Graeme Wood reports on a recent study that demonstrates how excessive amounts of wealth can’t buy happiness. They can’t even buy a sense of security. It’s hard to believe that the super-rich feel insecure in life and about money in general, but the comment that got me the most [Read More...]