Taliban is Making Afghan Women and Girls Sex Slaves. And Feminists are Silent?

Twenty years ago, on Sept. 11, 2001, al-Qaeda, with the aid and blessing of Afghan Taliban leaders, planned and carried out the horrifying murder of almost 3,000 Americans. This was not the first attack planned and carried out against Americans by its leader Osama bin Laden—since-killed, courtesy of SEAL Team 6.

When our nation required …

Source: Taliban is Making Afghan Women and Girls Sex Slaves. And Feminists are Silent – LifeNews.com

The Importance of Changing Your Pro-Choice Friend’s Heart

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When we die, each of us will give an account of how we lived our lives. We will face the question, “What did you do for the least of these?” Certainly, unborn children — the most vulnerable among us who truly have no voice — will be included in “the least of these.”…

SOURCE: The Importance of Changing Your Pro-Choice Friend’s Heart

Supreme Court asked to review men-only draft registration law

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is being asked to decide whether it’s sex discrimination for the government to require only men to register for the draft when they turn 18…

SOURCE: https://www.militarytimes.com/news/pentagon-congress/2021/06/06/supreme-court-asked-to-review-men-only-draft-registration-law/

Women’s Suffrage

IMAGINE THAT? The Republican Party pioneered the right of women to vote. In 1870, the Massachusetts Republican State Convention seated two women delegates.

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Women’s Suffrage: Susan B. Anthony, Lucretia Mott, Frances Willard, Emma Willard, Elizabeth Cady Stanton

In the U.S. Capitol Rotunda is a sculpture of women suffrage leaders Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Lucretia Mott…

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Women of the Revolution

Most of us have heard of and remember Paul Revere, Joh Paul Jones and of course George Washington. All hero’s of the American Revolution, but how many women of that same conflict can you name? 

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Women of the Revolution

 Courageous women have always played a vital role in American history.

Addressing the Daughters of the American Revolution, April 19, 1926, President Calvin Coolidge stated:

"The importance of women in the working out the destiny of mankind ... As there were fathers in our Republic so there were mothers ...

By their abiding faith they inspired and encouraged the men; by their sacrifice they performed their part in the struggle out of which came our country …

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New Science a Game Changer on Trans Sports

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New Science a Game Changer on Trans Sports

by Tony Perkins

One of the very first things Joe Biden has promised to do as president is abolish girls’ sports. It’s a ludicrous thing to make a priority, but the former Obama VP insists — like most liberals — that “transgender equality is the civil rights issue of our time.” It’s the fair thing to do, Biden argues. But is it? New research in the British Journal of Sports Medicine says no…

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The Collapse of the Traditional American Family

The Collapse of the Traditional American Family

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In 1970, 85% of children lived with two parents. By 2019, this was down to 70%. (Photo: Stanislaw Pytel/Getty Images)

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The Joint Economic Committee of Congress has just produced an important new study titled “The Demise of the Happy Two-Parent Home.”

The report exhaustively presents data showing the shocking collapse of marriage and traditional family in America and then explores possible explanations for why it has happened.

In 1962, 71% of women ages 15-44 were married. By 2019, this was down to 42%.

In 1962, 5% of women ages 30-34 had never been married. By 2019, this was up to 35%.

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Mental Health Support for Women Veterans

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Mental Health Support for Women Veterans

Mental Health Support for Women Veterans

Whether they’re supporting a familyfinding a new career, or adjusting to life away from their unit, women Veterans can face a range of challenges.

For You,” a new public service announcement from Make the Connection, highlights these challenges and the support to help women Veterans cope.


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Remember this site has resources for all active military, veterans and their families. The obvious goal is to eliminate military and veteran suicides 
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but they offer so much more!

 

Adoption Is Beautiful, Surrogacy Isn’t

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Adoption Is Beautiful, Surrogacy Isn’t

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Responding to Concerns and Questions

JOHN STONESTREET  WITH MARIA BAER

Recently, prompted by the news that CNN anchor Anderson Cooper and his homosexual partner paid a woman to carry a child for them, my colleague Maria Baer and I released a BreakPoint commentary on the serious ethical problems of surrogacy. Surrogacy intentionally breaks the mother/father/child connection, commodifies both babies and women’s bodies, and puts both women and children at risk of exploitation. That this immoral practice is now normal is, as we said, another chapter in the bad ideas of the sexual revolution and its victims.

A few readers and listeners wrote in to ask whether our concern that surrogacy intentionally severs the bond between mothers, fathers, and children also extends to adoption.

In short, the answer is no. Adoption repairs a fracture. Surrogacy creates one.

God’s design for the family is that a man and wife become one flesh and raise children together. The Fall frustrates this design in different ways. Families can break. Couples may find that their sexual union is infertile. Biological parents find themselves unable to care for their children for various reasons. A sexual act, disordered toward illegitimate pleasure or even selfish violence, produces a life unintended and unexpected.

Whatever the brokenness, adoption offers a means of restoration. Implicitly, the act of adoption recognizes that something is not as it should be, whether or not someone is morally culpable. A family break of some kind, typically at the beginning of the procreative act, is addressed and, many times, even restored by a new family. As open adoptions become more common, there is even, to some degree, a merging of families or of biological parents into the new family.

In all of these ways, adoption portrays God’s relationship with us. Adoption is among the many marriage-and-family metaphors used in Scripture to describe how God relates to His people. Paul, in Ephesians, calls Christians “adopted” sons and daughters of God, though Jesus Christ. The fracture created in the Garden and extended by our own brokenness is repaired by Jesus. As a result, we are adopted children of God, with all of the rights and benefits and status involved.

In the comments we received about the previous commentary on surrogacy, some questioned whether a woman’s relationship to the children she bears is really all that important. This was asked by adoptive moms who are just as emotionally and spiritually connected to their children as any biological mother could be. In our view, that’s obviously and beautifully true, and not something we questioned in our commentary.

What we did say is that women who bear children do have an inherent connection to the children they bear. This is true whether or not she enters into a surrogacy situation or an adoption contract. When a mom relinquishes her right to raise a child, which in some adoption cases is a wise and selfless thing to do, she is still a mom. Adoption recognizes that reality and attempts to, at some level, redeem the brokenness. Surrogacy intentionally creates the brokenness. A mother-child relationship is created only to be knowingly and intentionally severed.

Adoption is proof that physically bearing children is not the only way a woman becomes a mother. Among the darkest evils of surrogacy is that it treats a mother as less than a whole person, wanted for her procreational parts that are increasingly treated as consumer products, especially as commercial surrogacy becomes more common (driven as it is today as part of the LGBTQ remaking of marriage and sexuality). Surrogacy also treats children as consumer products, instead of as gifts.

We received other feedback on the surrogacy commentary, too. Unfortunately, it confirmed the concern that led us to take on this issue in the first place. Surrogacy has been so normalized, even in the Christian world, that speaking against it is quite controversial.

It shouldn’t be. In our fallen world families break, but we should never break them on purpose.


Resources:

Anderson Cooper and the New Normal

John Stonestreet & Maria Baer | BreakPoint | May 8, 2020

New York Legalizes Commercial Surrogacy

John Stonestreet & Roberto Rivera | BreakPoint | April 15, 2020