Charles C. Camosy, Professor of Christian Ethics at Fordham, decided to weigh in on the “After-Birth Abortion” article that caused such a stir a few months ago. He makes the case that ideas, no matter how abhorrant they seem on face, deserve debate and rational discussion.
Several philosophers I talked to could not understand […]
Ah yes, another law drafted by the “the government is evil and should be small except for when legislating about sex, drugs, and procreation” GOP has failed.
And did they really want it to pass? No – it’s a wedge issue designed to give them something to point to during the election cycle. “See, […]
I laughed loud and hard when I saw this picture for the first time. What a traumatic and bizarre image.
That it needs to exist is sad. That someone thought they could stop the behavior with a sign is absurd. That someone was commissioned to create the sign is oddly funny. I […]
Bryan Caplan calls out parents who attempt to perfect their children:
My challenge for perfectionist parents: Instead of trying to perfect your child, why not focus on perfecting your parenting – to show your children by constant example how reasonable, just, and loving one human being can be to another?
Colton Wooten is the child of a single mother who used a sperm donor to become pregnant. At 18 years of age, Colton has his essay, “A Father’s Day Plea to Sperm Donors,” in the New York Times. He is clearly well read, well informed, and was well raised. Yet, in a trend that […]
Did you know that often another person helps a gestating female through the process of pregnancy and birth? Sometimes that person also gets stressed or sick and that can affect the mom-to-be. Dr. ManSoo Yu at U of Missouri explains what should have been obvious to everyone, yet was pretty much ignored:
“Too often, […]
A small legal case might determine if every father gets a genetic test for parenthood at birth.
Nina Montepagani always felt the entry under “father” was not literally true. “I felt like I didn’t belong anywhere,” she said recently. There had been clues: oddly similar names, family stories and a piece of paper with […]
A British couple was prevented from adopting on the grounds that the couple could not tell a child that homosexuality was an acceptable lifestyle:
They rejected suggestions that the case involved “a threat to religious liberty”, adding: “No one is asserting that Christians – or, for that matter, Jews or Muslims – are […]
Peter Singer rebuts the tiger mothers out there:
I agree with Chua to this extent: a reluctance to tell a child what to do can go too far. One of my daughters, who now has children of her own, tells me amazing stories about her friends’ parenting styles. One of them let her daughter […]
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