Why some liberals are starting to get serious about family breakdown

Mar 26, 2015 by

By Peter Franklin, Conservative Home: Family values have long divided conservatives from liberals. While the former are dismayed by the decline of the traditional family, the latter are relaxed – and, at times, more than relaxed. Back in the 1990s, Anthony Giddens – the original New Labour guru – argued that “high rates of separation and divorce are probably here to stay, but one can see many ways in which these could enrich, rather than destroy, social solidarity.” These days, the rose-tinted...

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Surrogacy, making babies, ‘synthetic humans’, and the rising cost

Mar 25, 2015 by

by Sheila Liaugminas, MercatorNet: “Motherhood itself is now on trial.” A leading constitutional lawyer, and one of the leading attorneys (if not the leading one) involved in high profile surrogate parenting cases in the US, made that claim, and not lightly nor without deep knowledge of the issues involved. Harold Cassidy was chief counsel in the first contested surrogacy case in the United States that struck down surrogate mother contracts as unenforceable, the ‘Baby M’ case. Decades later,...

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Donor Conceived Women speak out on Gay Adoptions and Third-Party Reproduction

Mar 23, 2015 by

by Samuel Smith, Christian Post: As gay designers Dolce & Gabbana have been showered in criticism for stating their opposition to gay adoption and the use of third-party reproductive technologies, one woman who was born via donor conception is voicing her agreement with the designers’ stance. In an op-ed published by The Federalist last Thursday, contributors Alana Newman and Hattie Hart asserted that although they were both born via donor conception, Domenico Dolce and Stefano...

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A society working for a rich elite?

Mar 23, 2015 by

By Shannon Roberts, MercatorNet: Debate stirred by International Women’s Day has been thought-provoking.  The media aboundswith encouragement for women in CEO positions and strategies for how more could and should get there.  However, how many women are truly hankering after a CEO position to complete the greatest desires of their souls?  For the majority of us, our satisfaction with relationships, family life and the emotional well-being of our children is what most contributes to our...

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Charles Moore commits heresy. He believes in mothers and fathers

Mar 23, 2015 by

By Laura Perrins, The Conservative Woman: Over at The Daily Telegraph, Charles Moore pointed out why our fabulous blogsite exists. Commenting on the spat between Elton John and Dolce and Gabbana, Moore pointed out that not one person in the mainstream media defended the belief universally held throughout history until very, very recently that a child needs a mother and a father, preferably their biological ones. Moore is indeed correct. The mainstream media does not publish this kind of view...

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In the headlong rush for ‘rights’, children are an afterthought

Mar 21, 2015 by

By Charles Moore, Telegraph: Traditional views of parenthood are being drowned out by a form of gay rights sharia. It is a cunning feature of general elections, designed by the parties who compete in them, that most issues which matter cannot be discussed. The two main parties narrow down the subjects they are prepared to debate and then make a tremendous show of disagreement about what little remains. We saw it in the Budget debate on Wednesday. So this column is more interested in whatever...

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