Thursday

The Briefing 01-19-17

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  • Why the Left fears Sec. of Education nominee Betsy DeVos, champion of parental choice in education
  • Canadian judge rules pro-life ad depicting unborn fetus too emotionally distressing
  • What are Christians to make of the report that the abortion rate is falling in the US?
  • Trump advisor Kellyanne Conway will be first sitting White House official to address March for Life
Tuesday

The Briefing 01-17-17

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  • Feminism and abortion: Under pressure, Women's March releases statement excluding pro-life women
  • Theological confusion: Scottish Episcopal Church allows anti-Christian reading from the Koran
  • Vatican invites doomsday prophet who supports forced abortion and sterilization to speak
  • Theological horror and the fascination with evil: Author of 'The Exorcist' dies at 89
Monday

The Briefing 01-09-17

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  • Fort Lauderdale shooting raises questions of moral responsibility, sin, and the rationality of evil
  • Are we now at the point where abortion has become ordinary to the American conscience?
  • Lena Dunham and the rise of expressive abortion: "I wish I have had an abortion"
Thursday

The Briefing 12-15-16

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  • "Winks and nods" from Pope Francis sow confusion in the Roman Catholic church on divorce
  • "Legalized medical assistance in dying": Catholic bishops in Canada capitulate to the culture of death
  • In last-ditch effort, Obama issues new rule to block states from defunding Planned Parenthood
Monday

The Briefing 12-05-16

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  • Moral outrage over currency? Bank of England apologizes for including animal product in new £5 note
  • By our outrage we reveal ourselves: France bans commercial showing happy children with Down syndrome
  • You'll know them by their outrage: Fury over Texas requiring fetal remains be treated as human remains
Tuesday

The Briefing 11-22-16

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  • Who can forgive sin? Pope Francis extends dispensation of forgiveness for women who've had an abortion
  • China considers lifting sanctions against out-of-wedlock births to boost low birth rate
  • Tinder goes non-binary: Online dating site adds 37+ gender options for users
  • No moral responsibility? Surgeon General says addiction should be treated like disease.
Friday

The Briefing 10-28-16

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  • "Emma is a boy": Atlanta paper features mother's story of 12-yr-old daughter who wants to be a boy
  • Pansexual? Miley Cyrus and our cultural confusion
  • Media and young hearts: American Academy of Pediatrics updates screen time recommendation
  • 115 boys to 100 girls: Armenia outlaws sex-selective abortions to avoid looming demographic crisis
Tuesday

The Briefing 10-25-16

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  • Can a moral revolution rewrite history? Britain to posthumously pardon men convicted of gay crimes
  • Once a bastion of Calvinism and Catholicism, Scotland now has the "gayest Parliament in the world”
  • The end of capital punishment? Support for the death penalty falls to lowest point in decades
  • Advocates of partial-birth abortion insist it's rare. Why won't they say it's wrong?
Monday

The Briefing 10-24-16

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  • Hillary finds enthusiastic support in the media for her unblinking defense of late-term abortion
  • Are doublespeak and hypocrisy merely tools of the political trade? A defense of being two-faced in the New York Times
  • Study indicates secular people tend to invest greater trust in those who are religious
Wednesday

The Briefing 10-19-16

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  • "Back end eugenics": African Americans in D.C. suspicious of pending assisted suicide law
  • Federal court to pro-life centers: You must tell women where they can get abortions
  • Media bias by the numbers: 96% of campaign contributions from journalists went to Hillary Clinton
Thursday

The Briefing 10-06-16

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  • Hurricane Matthew prompts mass evacuations as it heads for Southeast US
  • Supranationalism vs. subsidiarity: How significant is the UN's election of its next Secretary General?
  • Bisexuality is on the rise in Britain, but not for the reason you might think
  • France vows to prosecute pro-life websites that "deliberately deceive" women on abortion
  • Liberal Protestantism's meltdown: Episcopal Church welcomes heretical sculpture of woman on a crucifix
Wednesday

The Briefing 09-07-16

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  • Collapse of human dignity: Zika crisis leads to arguments for abortion, euthanasia, infanticide.
  • Why is Ian McEwan's new book sparking cultural conversation? The protagonist is an unborn baby.
  • Phyllis Schlafly, a defining leader in the modern conservative movement, dies at age 92
Friday

The Briefing 09-02-16

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  • California considering bill that would outlaw the kind of videos that exposed Planned Parenthood evils
  • Is adoption meaningless now? NYT editorial board celebrates redefinition of parenthood
  • Amidst the collapse of Christianity in Britain, some are wondering what will fill the gap
  • Is this socialism? Bernie supporters balk at use of "dark money" and his $600k third home
Monday

The Briefing 08-08-16

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  • Will our brave new world include human-animal chimeras? NIH proposal erases ethical lines
  • The misplaced trust of Scientism and the dangers of Neil deGrasse Tyson's "Rationalia"
  • Inconvenient truth: If science proved life begins at conception, this abortion activist wouldn't care
  • Should we floss? The (not so) surprising scientific discord surrounding dental hygeine