Kids once learned lessons about life through books. That's still the case for many children, but for the rest of them, movies have helped fill the gap.
That can be scary thought when you consider what Hollywood is putting in theaters, but for families who watched Finding Dory — which set an opening-weekend box office record for an animated movie — it's a good thing.
The Disney/Pixar flick is full of positive life lessons for both children and adults, as I discovered when I took my 8-year-old son to it on opening night. As we drove home, he and I discussed what we could take away from a film that, yes, was both entertaining and hilarious but that also had a great message. more >>
Progressive-minded Americans were "totally sure," according to a 2010 poll, that their viewpoints would not be considered bigoted "five years from now."
The recently declassified survey found that 87 percent of liberal respondents answered that they were "totally sure" that their views will remain equality-friendly five to ten years into the future.
The remaining 13 percent responded with either "absolutely sure", "completely sure", "surer than sure", "very sure", "Pauly sure", "Jersey sure", or "are you serious, bro?" more >>
A new study by a pair of Notre Dame economists received some media attention this week. It found that school districts that instituted condom distribution programs in the early 1990s saw significant increases in the teen-fertility rate. This study fills an important gap in the existing research on contraceptive programs.
There has been a considerable amount of academic research on Long Acting Reversible Contraceptives (LARCs) and oral contraceptives. However, there has been almost no academic research on high-school condom-distribution programs.
The study is very rigorous. The authors identified 22 school districts in twelve states that launched condom-distribution programs during the 1990s. Some of these school districts are among the largest in the country including New York City, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. Overall, the study analyzes teen-fertility data from 396 high-population counties over a span of 19 years. A range of demographic and economic factors are held constant. more >>
This continued vetting process underlines how, for pro-life voters, this presidential election may be the most difficult in decades. Try as many do to put a good spin on it, there are currently no good options for those of us who cannot compromise on the issue of the sanctity of life.
We are not alone in our feeling of dissatisfaction. According to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll, 64 percent of registered voters answered "no" when asked if the presumptive nominees of both parties are "honest and trustworthy." In addition, a recent Washington Post/ABC News poll shows a whopping 44 percent of Americans want a viable third option. more >>
A pro-Hillary Clinton super PAC is trying to sway Christian conservative and pro-life voters by airing a new anti-Trump television commercial in a number of states.
NPR reports that Priorities USA Action, a single-candidate super PAC supporting Clinton, is running a new television ad in several key battleground states that attacks presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump for mocking a reporter with a disability last November.
The commercial looks to be aimed at conservatives and others who believe in the dignity and sanctity of life by highlighting a Columbus, Ohio, couple who chose to give life to their daughter after learning she had a disability. more >>
Pro-abortion activist groups are planning to fly a drone carrying abortion pills into Northern Ireland next week as part of campaign targeting pro-life countries.
Women on Waves, the Netherlands-based abortion group heading the "abortion drone" pill drop, said the drone will fly into the country from Ireland at 10 a.m. on Tuesday. Women on Waves is calling it: "an all-island act of solidarity between women in the north and the south to highlight the violation of human rights caused by the existing laws that criminalize abortion in both the north and south of Ireland except in very limited circumstances."
Northern Ireland bans abortion except in cases where the mother's life is at risk. more >>