Wednesday

The Briefing 03-15-17

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  • Fact checking Sen. Schumer at the Washington Post: No, Planned Parenthood does not provide mammograms
  • Sore choice for liberal states under AHCA: Lose abortion coverage mandate or deny residents tax credit
  • Changing the story? The background to Disney's new 'Beauty and the Beast'
  • "Age compression": Why our children are getting older younger
Monday

The Briefing 03-13-17

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  • Freedom of conscience vs. abortion "rights": New Mexico legislature debates radical new abortion bills
  • Catholicism and the priesthood: Pope breaks with tradition, says he's open to allowing married priests
  • When homework makes history: Danish boy finds German warplane wreckage during WWII assignment
Monday

The Briefing 02-27-17

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  • Are we alone in the universe? Discovery of seven earth-size planets prompts perennial speculation
  • In recently discovered essay, Winston Churchill ponders life on other planets and the "Goldilocks" zone
  • Why does a NY Times article about babies learning language in the womb not use the word "fetus"?
Friday

The Briefing 02-24-17

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  • Should parents be involved when a minor considers abortion? Current IN law says no; new bill says yes.
  • Vermont edges out New Hampshire in new Gallup survey as the least religious state in America
  • Secularization and Secularism in New England: The shape of our future?
Thursday

The Briefing 02-09-17

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  • The chilling logic of abortionist Willie Parker: "A fetus is not a person; it’s a human entity."
  • Should tax payer money go to churches that counsel women to get abortions?
  • Spokesman claims Planned Parenthood is "the lynchpin" for growing a healthy future for families
  • Study: Millennials think having sex is less intimate than going on first date or meeting the family
Friday

The Briefing 02-03-2017

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  • Should we live with contradiction? Peter Singer's immoral, incoherent worldview
  • "The writing is on the wall for people like me": Disabled British lawmaker decries selective abortion
  • "Life unworthy of life": Germany solemnly remembers the victims of Nazi eugenics
  • Crime and culpability: Secretary of Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels dies at 106
Thursday

The Briefing 02-02-2017

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  • Politics & worldview: Is party identification a better indicator of who you will marry than religion?
  • States rush to preserve abortion on demand in face of possible federal restrictions
  • "Pregnant people," not "expectant mothers": British Med. Assoc. codifies doublespeak in new guidelines
  • In response to progressive policy changes, Christians leaving Boy Scouts for conservative alternatives
Tuesday

The Briefing 01-31-17

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  • SCOTUS and the future of America: Trump to announce Supreme Court nominee tonight
  • Reflecting on the 2017 March for Life, there is much to be thankful for and more work to be done
  • From chimeras to chaos: Scientists create embryo that is part-human, part-pig
  • Terror strikes Quebec City: Six dead in anti-immigrant hate crime at Canadian Mosque
Friday

The Briefing 01-27-17

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  • Abortion and the American conscience: 60 million dead, sacrificed at the altar of sexual freedom
  • ISIS's theological claim: Terrorist group destroys ancient sites in the name of Allah
  • Where are all the children? Absence of future generation in San Francisco spells doom for the future
  • Should teenagers have their own rooms? New book challenges the conventional wisdom
Wednesday

The Briefing 01-25-17

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  • Ultrasound as "stealth warfare"? Pro-abortion article defies science, rationality, and morality
  • Solving the world's problems or part of the problem? World Economic Forum meets in Davos, Switzerland
Tuesday

The Briefing 01-24-17

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  • Trump reinstates Mexico City Policy, a pro-life measure that prevents US aid from promoting abortion
  • NY Gov. Cuomo promises to expand access to free abortions that are "medically necessary"
  • Is it good stewardship for a billionaire to fly a private jet to Puerto Rico to rescue 30 stray dogs?
  • Ethics, resource allocation, and the call to stop searching for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370
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.