Monthly Archives: May 2023

Women and girls deserve safe spaces right now

John Carpay: The more that people possess virtues like humility, wisdom, courage, and self-control, the less that people need regulations and laws to govern their conduct. In a society where most citizens possess a high degree of virtue, people have the capacity to cooperate with each other to achieve social, economic, financial, and community goals. Virtuous people don’t need thousands of laws [...]

2023-05-30T12:10:21-04:00May 30, 2023|John Carpay, Society & Culture|

Transgender follies

Rory Leishman: In a startling headline on Jan. 24, Scotland’s largest newspaper, the Daily Record, exclaimed: “Transgender Scot found guilty of raping two women when she was a man.” When she was a man? Really? Robert “Robbie” Burns, revered by Scots as the world’s greatest poet, insisted, “A man’s a man for a that and a that.” Of course, that is no [...]

2023-05-30T12:03:02-04:00May 30, 2023|Rory Leishman, Society & Culture|

And then there was this, May 2023

Poland’s family centered values The European Union constantly pushes EU countries into passing laws which devalue the family, increase abortions, and remove parental guidance by parents. Poland, like Hungary, is repeatedly attacked for its family affirming policies. Recently, Poland launched Education for Family Life, a required course in the standard curriculum of primary education. The objectives of the course are to teach [...]

2023-05-29T12:36:26-04:00May 29, 2023|Marriage and Family, Society & Culture|

Euthanizing motherhood

Mother’s Day always comes in May, a celebration which seems as permanent as the cycle of the seasons. Yet, as our culture continues to fissure its very bedrock of self-understanding, it increasingly seems like the calendar will outlast the category of motherhood itself. May will always come—but when it does, will we still have mothers? The question admits no easy, automatic answer. [...]

2023-05-09T08:19:20-04:00May 11, 2023|Abortion, Marriage and Family|

Freedom of choice and the problem with potential

Donald DeMarco: The word “potential” is mesmerizing. It conjures up a dreamland in which one can become anything he wants to be. It has not yet crossed into the realm of the actual where it loses its unsullied attractiveness. A young woman yearns for the perfect mate. She can maintain this yearning as long as it remains in dreamland. When she marries, [...]

2023-05-09T08:17:34-04:00May 10, 2023|Abortion, Society & Culture|

Against preferred pronouns

On April 3, Reformation 21, a Reformed Church website, ran an important essay by Rosaria Butterfield, “Why I no longer use Transgender Pronouns — and Why You shouldn’t, either.” Butterfield, an erstwhile lesbian who found faith, wrote: “Trans identity and Jesus are not coterminous. It’s one or the other. Christians need to learn how to love their enemies, not pretend their enemies [...]

2023-05-09T08:14:13-04:00May 9, 2023|Society & Culture|

Behind the flag

Josie Luetke: Interim writer, Josie Luetke, Talk Turkey My anonymous Twitter troll has seemingly finally moved onto bigger and better things (knock on wood), but in the past, (presumably) he would repeatedly demand I educate myself on the history of the pride flag – originally the gay pride flag. I recently declined to attend an alumni event at my alma [...]

2023-05-20T14:54:50-04:00May 9, 2023|Josie Luetke, Society & Culture|

Overturning Roe led to fewer abortions

Oswald Clark: In the six months following the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Clinic decision in June 2022, which overturned the infamous 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling, there were 32,260 fewer abortions than expected according to a study released by the pro-abortion Society of Family Planning (SFP). According to the #WeCount Report, States that banned or restricted abortion saw a net decline [...]

2023-05-08T14:56:31-04:00May 8, 2023|Abortion|

At least 87,485 preborn victims of abortion in Canada in 2021

Paul Tuns: According to the latest Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) figures, more than 87,000 preborn children were killed by abortion in 2021. The official figures collected by CIHI are incomplete because not all abortions committed outside a hospital setting or are captured by physician billing data are recorded. This incomplete data persists despite “CIHI’s ongoing improvement efforts … to address [...]

2023-05-08T14:53:00-04:00May 8, 2023|Abortion|

The poison pill

The very idea of murder by mail sounds like something out of Agatha Christie. But it was, in fact, the American Food and Drug Administration which allowed, under the auspices of COVID, abortifacient pills to be dispensed, not even by a doctor (in violation of the Hippocratic Oath), but via post. A federal district court ruling, issued early in April, has overruled [...]

2023-05-03T13:06:44-04:00May 3, 2023|Abortion|

U.S. judge suspends 23-year-old abortion pill approval

Higher courts suspend the decision pending hearing appeals Paul Tuns: On April 7, U.S. Federal Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk of the Amarillo Division of the Eastern District, ruled in favour of a challenge to the Food and Drug Administration’s approval of the abortion drug mifepristone during the closing months of the Clinton administration. Within two weeks, the decision was partly set aside by [...]

2023-05-03T12:44:55-04:00May 3, 2023|Abortion|

Federal budget sets aside $36 million to increase abortions in Canada

Interim Staff: Justin Trudeau’s federal government tabled its budget on March 28 and among the items announced by Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland is $36 million in new funding to promote abortion in Canada, in addition to the hundreds of millions of dollars already spent by provincial healthcare systems to commit at least 87,000 abortions annually and $700 million annually to commit and [...]

2023-05-02T13:43:41-04:00May 2, 2023|Abortion, Politics|

Health Canada releases new standards for euthanasia

Critics say government’s directives will promote Medical Assistance in Dying Paul Tuns: On March 27, Health Canada released its new “Model Practice Standard for Medical Assistance in Dying,” direction for physicians that critics say will continue the federal government’s promotion of euthanasia, which has killed more than 31,000 Canadians since it became legal in 2016 under the euphemism Medical Assistance in Dying [...]

2023-05-02T13:44:40-04:00May 2, 2023|Euthanasia|
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