WASHINGTON – Women who have more sexual partners are more likely to get an abortion, according to research presented at an event held at the Family Research Council (FRC) on Wednesday.
In a report published this month by the Marriage and Religion Research Institute (MARRI) and presented at the FRC, the authors argued that the sexual revolution fuels the abortion industry.
"The Mask You Live In," a new documentary that will be released this year, explores the many difficulties boys are having in American society today. One scholar, though, is concerned that its critique of masculinity will go too far.
"We've constructed an idea of masculinity in the United States that doesn't give young boys a way to feel secure in their masculinity, so we make them go prove it all the time," Dr. Michael Kimmel, a sociologist and educator, says in the trailer, which has nearly 1.5 million views at press time.
The film is made by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, who made "Miss Representation," which looked at how the media represents, or misrepresents, women. In a July interview with The Huffington Post, Newsom explains that it was during the making of that film, while she was pregnant with her son, that she began thinking about the difficulties that boys face. more >>
John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas, announced late Tuesday that Erick Munoz, the Texas husband whose pregnant wife is being kept on life support as their baby continues to grow and develop, is suing to remove life-sustaining measures.
In the lawsuit filed in the 17th District Court in Tarrant County, Munoz is asking for a judge to rule that JPS hospital must abide by Marlise Munoz's wishes by taking her off the ventilator and any other life-sustaining devices that are keeping her body going to support the life of their pre-born baby, which is now at 21 weeks gestation.
The lawsuit also asks that the hospital be stopped from performing any surgeries on Marlise's body, referring to the cesarean section that would be done to deliver her baby. The lawsuit claims that because JPS refuses to remove her from life-sustaining devices, medical staff is thus "mutilating, disturbing and damaging Marlise's deceased body." The suit also cites that JPS is violating Marlise's 14th Amendment rights to privacy and equal protection. more >>
Pro-abortion group NARAL Pro-Choice America is asking its supporters to sign a petition declaring their opposition to a Ft. Worth hospital's decision to keep a woman on life support as her baby continues to develop inside her body.
In the petition that will be sent to Republican Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, NARAL asserts, "Difficult personal decisions, like end-of-life care, belong to women and families—not politicians," which is in reference to the 1999 Texas Advance Directives Act that requires hospitals in that state to keep a mother alive until her baby can be delivered.
This complex medical nightmare began for Erick Munoz and his in-laws, Ernest and Lynne Machado, at 2 a.m. Nov. 26 when Erick found his wife, Marlise Munoz, 33, lying unconscious on the kitchen floor. At that time, Marlise was 14 weeks pregnant with their second child. more >>
One of the seminal moments of Darrin Patrick's life came when he was just three-years-old.
Years after removing himself from being an active presence in Patrick's life, one night his father opened up to his son on why he had checked out.
"When you were about three years old we were all at the dinner table and you were playing around with your food. So I told you to knock it off and eat your damn green beans," Patrick recounted his father's words. more >>
A North Carolina church will soon hold a men's conference featuring a retired general, a former NFL player, and a former professional wrestler among its honored guests.
The Men's Ministry at Shady Grove Wesleyan Church of Colfax will host the "Triad Area Wide Men's Summit" on Saturday from 12-6 pm.