by Alana S. Newman
This article was first published at thepublicdiscourse.com on December 3, 2013.
“Eggsploitation” reveals the predatory practices of the fertility industry, which lures young women in need of money to undergo medical procedures that carry the risk of severe long-term health problems. Read more…
By Jennifer Thieme, Director of Fincance and Advancement, Ruth Institute
This article was first published at clashdaily.com on March 14, 2013.
Some Republican leaders recently announced their support of gay marriage, and some others claim they are following Abraham Lincoln’s legacy by supporting it. Lincoln is one of the most famous Republicans and is most well known for freeing the slaves. I was disappointed by these modern-day Republicans, because certain features that look like slavery are beginning to emerge in gay custody disputes. Read more…
Don’t blame the gay lobby for the decline of marriage.
By Stephen Baskerville, a Ruth Institute Circle of Experts member
This article was originally published November 22nd, 2010, at theamericanconservative.com.
Defenders of marriage must face some hard facts or they are going to lose their fight—and with it, quite possibly, their religious freedom as well. Federal judge Vaughn Walker’s ruling nullifying Proposition 8 in California illustrates that, unless we can demonstrate very specific reasons why same-sex marriage is socially destructive, it will soon be the law of the land. Read more…
by Michael Bradley, a Ruth Institute “It Takes a Family” 2013 conference alumnus
This article was originally published August 2nd, 2013, at ethika politika.
If there’s one lesson that conjugal marriage advocates should have learned by now, it’s this: While the best arguments win public opinion debates, rational arguments are almost never the “best arguments” to make. Read more…
by Jennifer Roback Morse
November 7th, 2013 http://www.thepublicdiscourse.com/2013/11/11113/
The case of a Belgian woman who committed physician-assisted suicide after a sex-change operation reveals that we must not only look more closely at the causes of gender dysphoria, we must also offer all people the love that they so deeply need. Read more…
from The Christian Institute. An interview, including of Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse
This article was originally published October 15th, 2013, at charismanews.com.
Children in California will be able to legally have three parents under a new law that critics have branded a “Trojan horse for the same-sex marriage agenda.”
The new legislation is designed to cover situations in which same-sex couples have a child with an opposite-sex biological parent. Read more…
by Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse
This article was originally published August16th, 2013, at ethikapolitika.org.
Have you ever seen a dog race up to the boundary of a yard, and abruptly stop? It looks very odd, until you realize that the dog is wearing a fancy collar. There is an invisible electric “fence” embedded in the yard. The dog has been shocked so often that it stops before actually touching the invisible fence line. Read more…
By Anne Morse, Ruth Institute “It Takes a Family” 2010 conference alumna
This article was first published October 18, 2013, at the Population Research Institute (pop.org).
For most of the world, today is Friday, a happy day that leads into the weekend. For Paul Ehrlich and Dr. Doug Stein, however, today is World Vasectomy Day! Read more…
by Hayley Lindly
This article was originally published February 18, 2013, at iowastatedaily.com.
Jennifer Roback Morse, founder and president of the Ruth Institute, discussed the importance of traditional marriage and parenting on Feb. 18 in the Sun Room of the Memorial Union.
Morse started her support of traditional marriage and parenthood when she and her husband experienced trouble conceiving a child. Read more…