The challenge for Western countries in the short to medium term is that the number of workers that they have to support their economies (and social support networks) is declining or set to decline. We’ve banged on about this challenge here at Demography is Destiny for a while now. According to a report in the Economist, not only will an aging population eventually result in fewer workers, but as those workers age they will also be less productive. Read more…
The children of same-sex couples normally love the people who raised them. But many of them still have reservations about same-sex marriage.
During the oral arguments about Proposition 8, Justice Anthony Kennedy referred to children being raised by same-sex couples. Since I was one of those children—from ages 2-19, I was raised by a lesbian mother with the help of her partner—I was curious to see what he would say. Read more…
We have cold cereal for breakfast almost every morning. The names of the different brands of cereal have gotten lost in toddler translation. One of our three-year-old’s favorites is “Honey Bunches of Oats”, but when we ask her what she’d like to eat she says… Keep reading.
Jennifer Roback Morse of The Ruth Institute defends traditional marriage to young people
by Les Sillars
This article was originally published April 18, 2013, at worldmag.com.
Jennifer Roback Morse, an economist, rejects the notion that increasing support for homosexual marriage among young people means that its legalization is somehow inevitable. She is founder and president of The Ruth Institute, a project of the National Organization for Marriage Education Fund that promotes traditional marriage to college students and other young adults. The arguments for marriage can work with that group, she said, because they’ve never heard them before. Presented well, the case is “extremely powerful.” Read more…
by Anne Ponton
A Texas mother remembers how doctors struggled to save her premature twin daughters.
With the media full of the horror of Kermit Gosnell’s Philadelphia abortion mill, we might forget how hard parents fight to make sure that their children survive. This is one mother’s story.
One popular news site today posted these two headline links in consecutive order:
1. FDA Approves Morning-After Pill For Over-the-Counter sales Age 15 and Up
2. Doctor: Gonorrhea super bug worse than Aids
On the one hand the FDA has just approved a drug that will encourage sexual activity among teenagers. On the other hand national health organizations are sounding the alarm about an antibiotic-resistant strain of gonorrhea. Read more…
from Kristina Arriaga of The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty
If you are a New Yorker, you will be happy to know that your tax dollars are hard at work persecuting seven small, family-owned shops in Brooklyn.
Because they posted this at their stores:
No low-cut necklines.
Thank you. Read more…
And undercover videos show Gosnell is no ‘aberration.’ Some honest advocates of ‘choice’ are seriously reconsidering their whole premise and belief system in light of recent news. While some ‘abortion rights’ activists are coming unglued over these revelations. Read more…
by Michael Cook
The euthanasia of Nobel laureate Christian de Duve in Belgium is a worrying precedent for the world’s baby boomers.
Euthanasia claimed its most famous victim last Saturday. At the age of 95, Belgian Nobel laureate Christian de Duve was killed with a lethal injection. He died in his home, surrounded by his four children. Read more…