Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys representing pro-life sidewalk counselors asked the U.S. Supreme Court Thursday to weigh in on a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, censorship-zone law that muzzles free speech on public sidewalks outside of abortion facilities. Pittsburgh enacted a law that bans speech and advocacy—even prayer—in painted zones outside medical facility entrances. The city then chose to paint such zones outside only two facilities, Pittsburgh’s two abortion clinics, in the entire metropolitan area and enforced the ban against pro-life sidewalk counselors only.Read More
“Psychologists believe that emotional connection is the key to long-term marital success, not physical attraction,” says Nick Lachey, introducing Netflix’s hit series Love is Blind, the newest reality TV show to move into the dating-with-an-eye-towards-marriage space. The show’s conceit is that love is best forged blindly, with men and women meeting and talking through a wall that conceals the physical appearance of the contestants and allows them to discern with whom they have the best emotional connection before deciding to propose marriage. Real-world experiences and concerns—with money, work, family and friends, not to mention the “the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune”—don’t figure into the contestants’ marriage decisions.