Stanford accepts $58 million in Chinese cash while pushing global human rights

At a San Francisco gala in March 2014, Stanford University President John Hennessy accepted an award for the school’s “Advancement in U.S.-China Relations.” The award was granted by the Committee of 100, a group of Chinese Americans in business, government, academia and the arts, and the school boasted about it on its website. Stanford began … Read more Stanford accepts $58 million in Chinese cash while pushing global human rights

Stop turning a blind eye to China’s forced birth control, sterilization, and abortion

China is a serial abuser of human rights, but governments and corporations have often looked the other way out of fear that the authoritarian central government will cut off access to the country’s 1.4 billion potential customers. In one particular area of human rights abuses, though, China has gotten extraordinarily gentle treatment: reproduction. Forced abortion, … Read more Stop turning a blind eye to China’s forced birth control, sterilization, and abortion

Undue deference: Roe and Casey were both indefensible and deserve no respect

At the heart of the Left’s culture war is the right to invent one’s own Constitution, of standing, of the universe, and of the value of innocent human lives. Five Supreme Court justices on Monday struck down a Louisiana regulation of abortion businesses as unconstitutional, without really citing the Constitution at all. Instead, the ruling … Read more Undue deference: Roe and Casey were both indefensible and deserve no respect

Everything Beautiful, Abortion Destroys: Mother Teresa in 1985, 35 Years Ago

Will we do everything in our power not to destroy life? Will we love? Will we be loved? Mother Teresa put these kinds of questions 35 years ago this weekend to the National Right to Life convention. Help mothers, whomever they may be, wherever they may be. And if they don’t want their children, “Mother … Read more Everything Beautiful, Abortion Destroys: Mother Teresa in 1985, 35 Years Ago

America is awash in overmothered men

Growing up fatherless, or with a father a son rarely sees due to divorce or workaholism (yes, that’s a thing), almost invariably stunts a boy’s growth. The end result is almost always too much mother, which means boys will absorb all so much femininity and none of the masculinity they need. Ergo, he will spend … Read more America is awash in overmothered men

The Bioethicist Pandemic

The increasing outsourcing of health-care policy to medical bureaucrats during the COVID-19 crisis illustrates the dangerous temptation to remove control over policy from democratic deliberation in favor of a technocracy, i.e., rule by “experts.” In health care, such a system would be particularly perilous since the experts placed in charge of policy would be “bioethicists” … Read more The Bioethicist Pandemic

Boomsday Virus? In defense of grandparents

It’s sobering to learn that you’re a member of a high-risk group. As I approach 70, I realize that Covid-19, along with fate, could defeat lifelong healthy habits. Exercise and dietary measures become a cruel illusion. The virus is like a neutron bomb—killing humans, but sparing property—aimed at the baby boomer generation. It could even … Read more Boomsday Virus? In defense of grandparents

Fewer Abortions? Here Come ‘The Dark Ages’

In Kansas, the opponents of abortion have gone through the democratic process to pursue their goals and continue to rely on that process; their opponents, in contrast, have consulted the esoteric scrolls and from them decocted a mandate, previously invisible to all readers of the 19th-century document, that just happens to align with their preferences. … Read more Fewer Abortions? Here Come ‘The Dark Ages’

“Sister Calling My Name” May Just Restore Your Hope for Humanity

“Sister Calling My Name,” written by Buzz McLaughlin, is currently being performed by Storm Theatre Company and the Blackfriars Repertory Theatre at the Sheen Center for Thought & Culture in Manhattan. I’m a friend and fan of all the aforementioned, but I had no idea what I was in for when I walked into the … Read more “Sister Calling My Name” May Just Restore Your Hope for Humanity

The Chinese Population Crisis

China’s seemingly inexorable rise has hit a roadblock: demographics. And despite desperate efforts to reverse the effects of the Communist Party’s one-child policy, experts warn it may be too late to prevent lasting damage. Government researchers have predicted that the world’s largest population will peak at 1.4 billion people in 2029. However, it will then … Read more The Chinese Population Crisis

Nick Sandmann returns to March for Life a year after Covington scandal

Nick Sandmann, who was the subject of a defamatory media firestorm during last year’s March for Life, returned to D.C. one year later. “I will never pass on an opportunity to March for Life,” Sandmann wrote on Twitter. Sandmann, along with other students from Covington Catholic High School in Kentucky, was approached by an activist … Read more Nick Sandmann returns to March for Life a year after Covington scandal

Time-lapse video shows massive turnout for 2020 March for Life

  Time-lapse video shows massive turnout for 2020 March for Life   Time-lapse video shows massive turnout for 2020 March for Life Related PostsThe exceptional Catholic novelist behind the popular Downton Abbey A Question from Marriage Prep That Belongs in the Dating Sphere What is acedia, how do you pronounce it, and why does this … Read more Time-lapse video shows massive turnout for 2020 March for Life

The March for Life Is a March for Truth

Our abortion regime depends on lie after lie: the lie that an unborn child is something other than a living member of the human species; the lie that the Constitution excludes them from the possibility of protection; the lie that abortion is necessary for women to flourish. The March for Life is also a March … Read more The March for Life Is a March for Truth

Trump to become first president in history to speak at March for Life

President Trump will deliver an in-person speech on Friday at the March for Life, an annual rally held in Washington protesting the legalization of abortion. Trump will be the first president in history to appear at the march, one of the highest-profile events of the anti-abortion movement. March for Life is in its 47th year, … Read more Trump to become first president in history to speak at March for Life

Virginia Second Amendment rally proves the media hate gun owners

Reporters and editors at the largest news outlets overwhelmingly dislike and distrust the people demonstrating against Virginia’s proposed gun restrictions. This is clear as day, and every journalist, center-left media critic, and media defender would do well to admit as much. The media elite hate guns, favor gun control, and bear disdain or at least … Read more Virginia Second Amendment rally proves the media hate gun owners

The Little Sisters of the Poor Head Back to the Supreme Court

The Little Sisters of the Poor will have their case heard before the Supreme Court yet again in their years-long fight against the federal contraceptive mandate. The Supreme Court announced on Friday that it would hear oral arguments in the case of the sisters against the State of Pennsylvania, which challenged the order’s exemption from … Read more The Little Sisters of the Poor Head Back to the Supreme Court

9 Reasons You Should Have A Baby This Year If You’re Young And Married

Considering how many children I would like to have when I am 50 has brought me to the conclusion that I want as many as my husband and I can responsibly care for. So far we have five. When I was a teen and in my early 20s, nobody told me how fulfilling and meaningful … Read more 9 Reasons You Should Have A Baby This Year If You’re Young And Married

Women Deserve Better Than What Michelle Williams Has Had to Live

When New York State a year ago expanded legal abortion, in a place that had already long been dubbed the abortion capital of the world, some women who had suffered abortions and come to a place of healing through the work of the Sisters of Life or others were astonished that the governor would celebrate … Read more Women Deserve Better Than What Michelle Williams Has Had to Live

Where Have All the Grown-Ups Gone?

A society that turns its back on holy matrimony and refuses the blessing of children is doomed to fail. . . . Those of my generation might recall the song, Where Have All the Flowers Gone?, a hit record by the Kingston Trio, among others, composed by Pete Seeger. Part of the folk music revival … Read more Where Have All the Grown-Ups Gone?

Supreme Court leaves in place Kentucky abortion law mandating ultrasounds

Doctors must perform ultrasounds and have women listen to fetal heartbeats before performing abortions. . . . The Supreme Court on Monday [Dec. 9, 2019] left in place a Kentucky law, mandating doctors perform ultrasounds and show fetal images to patients before they can perform abortions. The high court declined, without comment, to hear an … Read more Supreme Court leaves in place Kentucky abortion law mandating ultrasounds

US Fertility Data

The US total fertility rate continues to fall, according to 2018 final birth data from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The total fertility rate (TFR) is “the expected number of lifetime births per woman women given current birth rates by age.” Generally, the TFR needs to be at least 2.1 for a society to … Read more US Fertility Data

Love God and Your Neighbor

“He said to him, ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the greatest and first commandment. And a second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ On these two commandments hang all the law and the … Read more Love God and Your Neighbor

Planned Parenthood is a Death Cult

  Peter Breen Talks about the Jury Trial in the Planned Parenthood vs CMP Civil Verdict   David Daleiden was a young undercover investigator with a plan to expose Planned Parenthood’s alleged role in the illegal trafficking of fetal body parts. He secretly recorded conversations with its physicians and infiltrated abortion industry conferences, and the … Read more Planned Parenthood is a Death Cult

The Culture of Death Proceeds Apace

The administrative state at work. Planned Parenthood and its political allies are challenging the rules and regulations that govern laws that protect health-care workers’ conscience rights, not the laws themselves. HHS Conscience-Protection Rulings Reveal New Tactics of Opponents Related PostsWhere Am I Falling Short In Love? — An Examination of Conscience