Category: Politics

A defense of the natural family

In the same article I responded to earlier today, Chris Kenny made the further claim, To argue children do best within a marriage with a mother and a father is not fair or accurate. It insults widows and widowers, divorced…

Marriage and therapeutic politics

Chris Kenny, Same-sex marriage: Yes, but spare the virtue-signalling, The Australian (19 Sept 2017): It seems to be about more than marriage. Clearly the marriage reform has become a proxy cause for acceptance. As a society we are being asked…

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…