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 >>
A Texas judge has dropped a misdemeanor charge against pro-life activist David Daleiden, the man behind last year's series of undercover Planned Parenthood baby body parts videos, after he was indicted earlier this year by a Harris County grand jury.
In January, a grand jury responsible for investigating the purported illegal compensation practices of a Planned Parenthood clinic in Houston instead indicted Daleiden, the founder of the Center for Medical Progress, claiming that he tried to illegally purchase fetal tissue from the abortion clinic during the undercover investigation.
In addition to the misdemeanor charge, Daleiden and his associate, Sandra Merritt, were indicted on felony charges of tampering with governmental records because they used fake drivers licenses to access the abortion facility. more >>
WASHINGTON — Just as God punished Israel for sacrificing their sons and daughters to the demons in Psalm 106, Jason and David Benham argued Saturday that America is already being punished by God for allowing the rise of abortion to kill nearly 60 million innocent babies in the last 40-plus years.
The Benham Brothers, former minor league baseball players who gained conservative prominence after their HGTV reality show "Flip it Forward" was nixed in 2014 due to liberal outrage over their conservative beliefs on gay marriage, spoke at the Faith & Freedom Coalition's "Road to Majority Conference" and urged Christians to wake up and lead a social reformation in America.
Speaking primarily about the transgender bathroom issue that has swept the nation following North Carolina passing a law earlier this year that struck down a transgender bathroom ordinance in Charlotte, the North Carolina natives said that the reason why the Left has been able to push transgender bathroom laws is because the Church had fallen asleep. more >>