Category: Politics

Rabbi Sacks on the vulnerability of children post-Sexual Revolution

This is a clear and sobering summary following the publication of the report by Children’s Commissioner for England, The Children’s Commissioner’s Report on measuring the number of vulnerable children’, of the situation facing children in the aftermath of the Sexual Revolution. Rabbi Sacks points out previous studies that show that increased vulnerability to poor economic and social outcomes is largely the result of the decline in marriage as the principal social order in which children are generated, cared for, and educated.

 

What public good?

In a recent address, Senator Penny Wong asked, “Why should the gay and lesbian community be merely ‘tolerated’ when the heterosexual community takes for granted ‘acceptance’ and recognition of their sexual preference as ‘the norm’?” This is an instructive statement…

Grievous Bodily Harm

In 2015, Anna Yocca, of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, approx. 24 weeks pregnant, decided to run a warm bath and kill her child in utero with a coat hanger. However, troubled by the amount of blood now shed in the bath and “concerned…

Disposable children

A couple of days ago I pointed out that consequences have ideas; that is, that any controversial but persistent practice, here legal abortion, will develop a set of ideas that attempt to give it rational coherence and justification. One of those…

Consequences have ideas

“I sort of jumped. ‘I haven’t had an abortion!’ I told her. I wanted to make it really clear to her that as much as I was going out and fighting for other women’s options, I myself had never had…

The marks of the Sexual Revolution

In a recent essay, Catherine Deveny wondered whether men should also be granted the ‘right’ of an abortion, though here only a ‘financial’ abortion; women are still to be granted not only the right of abandoning their child, but of destroying…

Denying Reality

The denial of reality continues apace. In the South Australia State Parliament yesterday, Premier Weatherill offered an apology (h/t: CL) for his state’s historical treatment of the LGBTQ community. One of the instances of purported discrimination involved the following: “People like…