By John Stonestreet with Maria Baer Recently, New York Times opinion writer Elizabeth Bruenig broke the internet for a bombshell confession that, wait for it, she likes being a mom. Her piece, “I Became a Mother at 25, and I’m Not Sorry I Didn’t Wait” was a beautifully written essay about how motherhood grew and changed her. …Continue reading "Children are ends in and of themselves, not means"
By Wesley J. Smith This is the world of bioethics, the “experts” whom we are supposed to trust to guide public policy on a range of issues, from medical policy to environmental law. We should not listen to a word the mainstreamers have to say — as this article telling us not to have children makes …Continue reading "Bioethicist: Having Children Is Bad"
By John Stonestreet with Maria Baer New York Times opinion writer Elizabeth Bruenig broke the internet for a bombshell confession that, wait for it, she likes being a mom. Her piece, “I Became a Mother at 25, and I’m Not Sorry I Didn’t Wait” was a beautifully written essay about how motherhood grew and changed …Continue reading "Children are always ends in and of themselves, never means"
By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. The commemoration of the 49th anniversary of Roe v, Wade is only 17 days away. In anticipation we are posting new stories as well as previously published stories. This first appeared in 2019. I’m sorry I didn’t write about this earlier, but I just found out today about “Not Forgotten.” …Continue reading "So long as they are “Not forgotten”"
By Dave Andrusko Usually earlier, but no later than December 1, I begin listening to Christmas music. So it was that on Tuesday, I pulled out a variety of CDs and began playing them to and from work. One of my contemporary favorites is Michael Bublé. Alas, it wasn’t until later in the day that …Continue reading "“Forever Now,” a song about fathers, children, and unconditional love"
By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. My family and I will be on our vacation through August 27. I will occasionally add new items but for the most part we will repost “the best of the best” — the stories our readers have told us they especially liked. It’s snowing in the Washington, DC, area and …Continue reading "Harnessing the disarming power of infants to help teach children how to be kind"
By Clarke Smith Editor’s note. Mr. Smith is a member of the board of South Carolina Citizens for Life. I recently began reading Factfulness by Hans Rosling, an intriguing book by the Swedish academic and TED speaker. The premise is that the world isn’t as bad as we all think it is, nor is it …Continue reading "The way a society treats its children is a true measurement of the real health of a society"
By Dave Andrusko Stay with me for three minutes as I introduce you to “’Lost’ first languages leave permanent mark on the brain, new study reveals,” which appeared in The Guardian newspaper. It’s an older story which I had put aside to comment on but forgot. However I believe it has a direct message for …Continue reading "Re-engaging our “First language” of love and respect for life: a problem of retrieval"
By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation I recently wrote an article about how there is so much “wrong” with the so-called “right” to abortion. A Twitter follower responded, “You are right but you have to start with the children.” I quite agree. When I was in seventh grade, my astute teacher took …Continue reading "It all starts with the children"
By Dave Andrusko Originally when I first wrote this story, my intention was that it would be a short post. But the more I thought about “My dad’s story: Dream for My Child,” which is also dubbed “My Dad’s A Liar! (A Child’s Future Is Worth Every Sacrifice),” the longer it became. I understand this …Continue reading "“A Child’s future is worth every sacrifice”"
By Maria Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation I have found that some of the most eloquent spokespeople for the pro-life movement are the youngest ones. That truth became abundantly clear as I was reading through dozens of “thank you” cards for state lawmakers that had been handmade by students, some as young as the …Continue reading "When we protect unborn babies it “helps make the earth a better place for everyone”"