In the past 14 years, according to state health records, already-expansive abortion laws dictated that almost $24 million in state funds were spent on more than 52,000 abortions. The bill is also uniquely expansive in that, while some states allow for cost-free abortions that are deemed medically necessary, the Oregon bill allows for coverage of abortions for virtually any reason, including sex-selective and late-term abortions. … Continue reading Oregon Bill Legalizes Free Abortions For Nearly Any Reason
The future of the First Amendment rests on the freedom to teach the centrality of chaste family life. We will not win I if we are ambivalent or shy. Read the rest here. Continue reading Mercatornet: Chastity, Family Life and the Future of Religious Freedon
A new Harvard study about the dating habits of young adults, ages 18-25, reveals that most Millennials are looking for guidance on how to form loving relationships. The survey, which included over 2,000 young adults, found that about 70% of Millennials described wishing they had received more information from their parents about finding and keeping love. Read the rest here Continue reading MercatorNet: Millennials are looking for parental guidance on love
Domitila Ayot is a humble heroine of the slums. All Anne* wanted when she left her poor home in rural Kenya after finishing high school in 2014 was to make some money in Nairobi so she could go back, clear her fees, and redeem her certificate so she could apply for college. But in late 2016, she hadn’t made enough money yet. She was still … Continue reading Mercatornet: How one Nairobi woman saves young mothers from the pressure to abort
You may have heard the recent news about IVF experts speaking out against the common practice of transferring multiple embryos to the uterus, published in the New York Times. The multiple-birth method has been normalized by clinics—hoping to enhance pregnancy rates to attract patients—but now experts are voicing concerns about a link between this practice and high health risks to the mother and child, often not … Continue reading Susan Caldwell: I have children thanks to IVF, but here’s why I would never, ever recommend it.
We know the name of every pet in our neighborhood. (The bunnies down the street are practically celebrities around here.) The local grocery clerks notice when our kids get haircuts. The UPS guy, whom my kids revere on a Santa Claus level, talks to them by name every time we see him. Our best afternoons involve lightsabers, Tinkerbelle dresses, Netflix, and our front lawn. And our very best afternoons … Continue reading Erica Layne: In Defense of the Small Life
Early in the modern era (only in the nineteenth century in the United States), men abandoned the family and its responsibilities to their wives, and religion was similarly relegated to women as their concern. Men chose irresponsibility, and the double standard became a way of life. Of course, men insisted on all the Biblical authority given to a man while denying its responsibilities, forgetting that … Continue reading Rushdoony: The Failure of Men
Trevaris Tutt writing for American Vision has an answer for us on how to turn the tide of Feminism’s government-funded social programs. There’s much we can do. Well, said, Trevaris. Thank you. So what would happen if brothers and sisters would open their hands in such a way not just to meet emergency needs, but with the goal to pull people out of the cycle … Continue reading How can you turn the tide of Feminism’s social programs?
There are times in life when things get tough. We wonder if we will ever make it through. These are the times that define who we are. -Joel Ryals, Jonathan’s father, owner of Dunetos K9
The Ryals family is dear to us here at BW/LAF and we thank all who joined us in prayer when their son fell into a prolonged, 14 hour seizure approximately 10 months ago. The story of Jonathan Ryals has been a miraculous one. Trouble-shooting any life threatening situation is harrowing but from the time his health journey began even until now, the Ryals have been blessed to mark out God’s specific providential care of their son.
For those of you who don’t know the story behind Jonathan’s Journey, here is a ‘year’ in review, highlighting some of the blessing the Ryals have been praising God for.
The day that Jonathan’s Journey began, his father Joel happen to be in for lunch from training the K9’s. Jonathan hadn’t been feeling quite right but nothing overly remarkable foretold what was about to happen. One of the K9’s seemed to indicate something was wrong as they’re known to do.
Editor’s Note: We take exception to the author’s suggestion that governments can in part alleviate poverty through job creation and subsidies. Such actions require the impoverishment of others through unlawful taxation. Charity belongs to the church and private individuals not the state. According to the World Bank, in the year 2015 the extreme poverty rate (less than $2/day) around the world allegedly dropped below 10% … Continue reading Mercatornet: Fatherhood Affects Poverty