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The Party of Life or the Party of Death


Only weeks into the new Biden-Harris Administration, Democrats defeated a bill that would have protected babies that survived an abortion. Called the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, it protected a baby by giving him or her medical care and nourishment coming into the world. In other words, there are actually babies that survive and are left to die, once born! This is coming from the party that supposedly champions “human” rights.

It failed because nearly every Senate Democrat voted against the measure, which requires doctors to provide medical care for newborns who survive abortion attempts. The act received 52 votes, falling 8 short of the 60-vote threshold necessary to break the filibuster. Democratic senators Joe Manchin (W. Va.) and Bob Casey (Pa.) crossed the aisle to vote for the legislation.

Sen. Ben Sasse (R., Neb.), who introduced the legislation, decried the partisan vote. “This legislation isn’t red vs. blue, it is simply about giving every baby a fighting chance. Every baby deserves care. This isn’t about abortion, it’s about human rights,” he said.

Child Abuse Cannot Be Tolerated in Public Schools


At a school in Illinois, employees locked children in what they called “the office.”

Last year, the state’s Department of Children and Family Services opened investigations into 21 allegations of child abuse at Gages Lake School, which enrolls children with behavioral and emotional special needs. Its subsequent report, based on a review of video recordings as well as interviews, describes employee conduct that included “grabbing children by the wrists, shoving them into walls and throwing them to the ground.”

One teacher told the agency, “None of the children at the school are safe.”

Transgenderism, the Supreme Court, and Child Abuse


This past week The Federalist published an article that once again highlighted the damage that transgenderism has inflicted on our society. The article described an amicus brief that has been filed in the Supreme Court for the case R.G. and G.R. Harris Funeral Homes Inc. v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission; the case will be heard October 2019. It described the powerful statements in an amicus brief from several individuals who acknowledged the devastation they had experienced in deciding to change their gender identity. In this post, I’m going to provide a summary of the original case, include some of their statements from the amicus brief, and also the impact of these types of beliefs on our children.

Here is a summary of the original brief:

Aimee Stephens (formerly known as Anthony Stephens) was born biologically male. While presenting as a man, Stephens worked as a funeral director at R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes, Inc. The funeral home owner and operator, Thomas Rost, terminated Stephens’ employment after Stephens informed him she would transition from male to female and dress as a woman at work. Stephens filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

The Transgender ‘Ministry’ Is on a Roll


The propaganda on transgenderism is ubiquitous and alarming. And it keeps getting worse. The latest story I discovered took place in Canada:

Last month, Justice Gregory Bowden of the Supreme Court of British Columbia, Canada ruled that a 14-year-old girl may begin receiving testosterone injections without parental consent. Bowden’s ruling, hailed as a ‘massive legal win’ by the American LGBTQNation, ensured treatment would proceed without parental influence by declaring that if either of the girl’s parents refer to their daughter as a girl, they will be considered guilty of family violence under the Canadian Family Law Act.

You read that correctly. If you try to influence your child, never mind forbid him or her to pursue transgender therapy, you will be guilty of child abuse.

“Blurred Lines”: Scandals in Bohemia and Ecclesia


“And that’s why I’m gon’ take a good girl / I know you want it… / I hate these blurred lines / I know you want it… / But you’re a good girl…” Unlike in Thicke’s hit, the “it” youth seeking mentorship want is hopefully not sex. Nonetheless, decent people have long suspected that among more bohemian sorts — actors, musicians, academics, etc — the blurring of lines between mentorship and sexual grooming, coupled with the impulse to save face, risks fostering a climate of sexual abuse. I’ve even heard decent people argue that those who go into bohemian fields ought to know what they’re getting into, and if they’re abused, it’s really their fault.

Decent people don’t want bohemian clergy. Nonetheless, religious callings have more in common with the bohemian than decent people might like to think. It’s appropriate for spiritual mentorship to be intense (possibly even more intense than intellectual or artistic mentorship). It’s normal for charismatic spiritual leaders to attract groupies (also known as disciples). Great good can come from both these dynamics. But also great evil. Decent people are properly sensitive to the great harm false accusations can do, and it feels awful to suspect those called to holiness of perverting these dynamics. Nonetheless, perversion has obviously happened — especially, it seems, in Catholic seminaries.

On this week’s episode of Banter, new AEI visiting fellow Naomi Schaefer Riley discusses how big data might contribute to efforts to reform foster care bureaucracies. Naomi published a piece in the February 2018 edition of “Reason” magazine on the issue. The article describes how predictive analytics might be used to assess whether children are at a heightened risk of abuse or neglect based on available data. You can access the full article at the link below.

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There’s a new memoir out. It’s The Last Closet: The Dark Side of Avalon from Moira Greyland, who is Marion Zimmer Bradley’s daughter. MZB not only wrote an influential and successful feminist neopagan take on the Arthur cycle, (Mists of Avalon) and built Darkover, a fictional world that people are still writing stories in, she neglected […]

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Is Rotherham A Dysfunctional Family?


Until last week, I’d never heard of Rotherham, either. Sorry to say, it wasn’t a good first impression. A recent report in from the English city, however, has exposed the sexual abuse of more than 1,400 children over the last two decades by sex-abuse gangs.

For years, I’ve volunteered with a charity organization in a developing country in Southeast Asia that cares for girls who have been rescued from sex-trafficking — or as it’s called these days, commercial sexual exploitation. I’m often asked why this systematic abuse persists to such a scale in some corners of the world. Police officers bribed to look the other way, corrupt politicians who don’t want to upset the powerful gangs, local authorities who like money the sex-tourists from abroad bring in, and child welfare services in poor countries with too little resources to deal with such an enormous problem? Those reasons I’m familiar with. But what happened in Rotherham has thrown me for a loop.