This Week‘s Featured Article


Why the Arguments about “Bodily Autonomy” and “Forced Birth” Fail to Justify Abortion.

Examining the bodily autonomy argument for abortion highlights a crucial pro-life point: abortion is wrong not only because strangers shouldn’t kill each other but also and especially because parents have special obligations to their children, and it isn’t governmental overreach to require parents to fulfill those obligations.

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Pro-Life, Pro-Family: The Challenge of a Just and Sustainable Post-Roe Future.

If a post-Roe future is defined by even deeper divisions and bare-knuckle election politics, and not by a cultural shift in our thinking about how to not only protect innocent life but to support the parents who give and nurture that life, then we will have failed—again. Read more

Women Don’t Need To Make A Lot Of Money To Start A Family.

While childcare expenses can be a real strain on some families in situations in which it would be difficult to have one parent stay home with the kids, the prescription from the left is, as usual, more of the problem. Instead of encouraging families to move closer to relatives or kin-like friends who can pitch in with childcare and to cut back unnecessary household expenses, or providing guidance for one parent to off-ramp or pull back in their careers so the kids can be nurtured, it’s more of the same careerist, dollar-chasing attitudes that have made children seem out of reach to so many American men and women. Read more

Stronger Families, Safer Neighborhoods.

Even as violence reaches the doorsteps of more families, many commentators and decision-makers seem to have forgotten the old bipartisan truth that the best way to prevent crime is to ensure more children are raised in supportive families.

Brookings Institution senior fellow Shadi Hammid recently criticized many progressives for ignoring the rise of violent crime around the country, calling for a renewed focus on addressing the determinants of crime. Yet, even according to Hammid, “the good liberal knows that poverty, substance abuse, and untreated mental illness fuel criminal activity. These are root causes.” Conveniently excluded from this list is family environment. Read more

Parenting/Parental Rights

Courts to Determine If Schools Can Hide Information From Parents About Their Kids.

If you sent your 9-year-old daughter to school and she broke her arm playing on the playground, but the school didn’t tell you, that would be grounds for a harsh conversation with administrators, if not a lawsuit, right?

There are school policies and state and federal laws that outline parameters for transparency between parents, students, and schools. They are meant to protect everyone, but particularly the child, and they are rooted in the idea that parental authority is paramount, even in schools. Yet this fundamental concept seems to be corroding under the guise that woke schools and teachers know best. Read more

The Child I Almost Had.

I never dreamed how the whining of “do as you will” types online would elicit such a reaction from me. And now, I’m crying as I write this. I might’ve had a child, or even a grandchild, by now. But I don’t, because I chose selfishness over love.

My ex, Mary, has regrets, too. Though we stayed together for years after, she repeatedly said, “If I’d just had that baby, we would still be together.” We both regret a decision so many people think is a simple “choice” every woman (who’s already born, that is) has a “right” to make. Read more

‘Life Without Father’: less college, less work, and more prison.

“American fathers are today more removed from family life than ever before in our history,” wrote sociologist David Popenoe in his path-breaking book, Life Without Father. “And according to a growing body of evidence, this massive erosion of fatherhood contributes mightily to many of the major social problems of our time.” Read more

Sanctity of Life

How To Win The Debate On Abortion In 12 Clear Counterpoints.

The Supreme Court has overturned its 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling and now the issue of abortion will be part of our national debate as much as ever. Here are some of the many reasons the usual arguments in favor of abortion are wrong. Read more

Biden’s HHS Unveils Website Directing Underage Women to Resources to Obtain an Abortion.

Following the Supreme Court’s historic ruling overturning Roe v. Wade, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services launched a website to direct Americans to abortion and contraceptive services, including for minors. Read more

Trudeau gov’t commits to ‘taking action’ against pro-life pregnancy centers in Canada.

Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government is ignoring the pleas of some fifteen thousand Canadians who are demanding that the government not strip pro-life pregnancy centers of their charitable tax status. The Prime Minister’s finance minister recently responded to the petitioners, telling them that despite their concerns, the “Government of Canada is committed to taking action” against pro-life organizations. Read more


The Supreme Court prayer ruling sets precedent for tolerance.

On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the school district was wrong to let him go. As Justice Neil Gorsuch wrote for the majority, “… the Constitution neither mandates nor permits the government to suppress such religious expression.”

It is, in other words, neutral, which implies a high level of tolerance.

That’s something a lot of Americans seem incapable of exhibiting on their own these days. The high court “wants a theocracy,” the hosts of ABC’s “The View” said. A Vanity Fair headline said the ruling, “Smashes what’s left of separation between church and state.” Read more

‘Imperialism of woke culture’ is greatest threat to religious freedom worldwide.

Farris told CP that “in some sectors of the world,” the greatest threat to religious freedom is “the same as the United States,” specifically, “the imperialism of woke culture.” He maintained that the “totalitarian mood” behind woke culture extends to the dominant orthodoxies in other countries as well: “In India, for example, Hindu nationalism operates on a very, very egregious basis and tries to close down people that are differing.” Read more

21 state attorneys general push back on Biden’s LGBT guidance, warn religious liberty is in peril.

“The Court in Bostock narrowly addressed employment termination and explicitly refrained from addressing ‘sex-segregated bathrooms, locker rooms, and dress codes,’” reads the letter.“Similarly, Bostock did not provide any basis for a claim that using biologically accurate pronouns could violate the law. To the contrary, the First Amendment protects the right to ascribe pronouns to others based on their sex.”The letter asserts that the EEOC guidance “comes across as an effort to leverage the authority of the federal government to chill protected speech disfavored by your administration.” Read more


50 years later, Title IX is under attack.

Title IX went into effect on June 23, 1972. Fifty years later, it’s under attack thanks to woke gender ideology.

Title IX strives to prevent sex-based discrimination at schools that receive federal funding. Among other things, the law expanded access to school sports for girls. Yet, in 2022, a small yet growing threat exists to those rights: boys who say they’re girls playing on girls’ teams. Read more

Study: Transgender-Identifying Youth Nearly Doubled in U.S.

While young teenagers represent about 7.6 percent of the total U.S. population, they also made up about 18 percent of transgender-identifying youth. Similarly, the 18- to 24-year-old age cohort makes up about 11 percent of the total U.S. population but represents 24 percent of the total population identifying as transgender.

That sits in stark contrast to the previous iteration of the study, published in 2017, which found only 0.7 percent of both young-adult age groups identifying as transgender — showing transgenderism nearly doubling in commonality. Read more

The Misplaced Outrage at The New York Times’ Gender-Affirming Care Article.

Those who were outraged noted that the author doesn’t show any child being misdiagnosed or rushed to transition, which gave the impression of a moral panic over nothing. I agree. This issue of false positives—kids and young people approved for transition who shouldn’t have been—was largely left out of the piece, but is the whole reason clinicians are battling. The piece mostly makes the case for the medical transitioning of kids without concentrating on what happens when that’s the wrong decision. Read more