Of Babies and Believers

Phillip Longman of the New America Foundation was interviewed by W. Bradford Wilcox of the University of Virginia in the current issue of Books &…

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Can Christians Use Birth Control?

The effective separation of sex from procreation may be one of the most important defining marks of our age–and one of the most ominous. This awareness is spreading among American evangelicals, and it threatens to set loose a firestorm. One indication of that firestorm is the cover story in the current issue of The New York Times Magazine. That article cites Dr. Mohler’s arguments concerning the issue of contraception. In that light, in this article, published on March 30, 2004, Dr. Mohler considers the question, “Can Christians Use Birth Control.”

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Chosen Childlessness Revisited

Vincent J. Schodolski, national correspondent for The Chicago Tribune, deals with the intentional childlessness issue in “Pitter-patter of Little Feet Isn’t for Them: Not Having…

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The End of Monogamy?

Just recently, I discussed the article by Professor Peter Singer in the “Here Today, Gone Tomorrow” series published in the September/October issue of Foreign Policy.…

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The Real Face of Abortion–Choosing Death Rather Than Life

At the national level, the abortion debate is often discussed only in terms of laws, court decisions, and public controversies. In reality, every one of the million-plus abortions performed in America each year comes as a result of a private decision, often made without concern for public analysis. This point is made abundantly clear in a major article published in the September 18, 2005 edition of The New York Times. In a story titled “Under Din of Abortion Debate, an Experience Shared Quietly,” reporter John Leland recounted conversations he experienced during a visit to Little Rock Family Planning Services, an abortion clinic located in the Arkansas capital.

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The New Fertility Divide–What’s Happening in Canada?

The nation of Canada is something of a mystery to most Americans. The U.S. and Canada share many dimensions of culture, language, heritage, and history. Nevertheless, the two cultures are also significantly different–as any visitor across the border will quickly notice. In addition to the obvious cultural and political differences, demographers now point to another significant distinction–a divide in fertility rates.

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Deliberate Childlessness Revisited

Clearly, I hit a nerve. Almost two years ago, I published an article entitled “Deliberate Childlessness: Moral Rebellion With a New Face.” In that article I addressed the growing phenomenon of married couples who simply choose not to have children. After reviewing various responses–some extreme in intensity–I have taken time to rethink the issue and to revisit the question. At this point, I am even more convinced that deliberate childlessness represents a serious moral issue and that many Christians are deeply confused about the topic.

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