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Mom carrying baby without brain to term – to donate the organs

When Keri Young found out her unborn child didn’t have a brain, she made an unthinkably selfless decision. She decided to carry Eva to term to donate the organs to other babies in need. Young’s wrenching story broke hearts when her husband Royce Young, a writer for ESPN, posted an emotional letter praising her brave […]

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Meeting in secret: The outcast wives of India

Women from all over Punjab have travelled to the capital to seek help from Amanjot Kaur Ramoowalia – the head of a charity for women abandoned by their foreign-national husbands. Ms Ramoowalia estimates there are more than 15,000 women across the state, who are in this situation. She sees around 15 abandoned wives a month […]

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What Happens When Parents Are Rude in the Hospital

The neonatal intensive care unit is a place full of tiny, vulnerable and critically ill infants; fearful and anxious parents; and busy doctors and nurses working to save lives. But if a parent of a sick baby says something rude to the medical staff, the quality of care might suffer, a new Israeli study suggests. […]

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Why we don’t know how many abortions there are in America

With anti-abortion groups energized by the election of President Donald Trump, and abortion supporters worried about the president’s pick for the Supreme Court, abortion rights are again at the forefront of the national conversation. But people who talk about abortion, whether on national news shows or at the dining-room table, are missing a critical piece […]

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LGBTQ Advocates Fear ‘Religious Freedom’ Bills Moving Forward In States

There are renewed efforts at the state level to pass so-called religious freedom bills. LGBTQ rights advocates believe that’s because local lawmakers are anticipating support from the Trump administration. In Alabama, there’s a bill that allows adoption agencies that are religiously affiliated to hold true to their faith if they don’t think same-sex couples should […]

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What Impact Can the Family Really Have in these Troubling Times?

Even though there’s violence dotting the globe, the largest battle of our day isn’t physical. It’s a war of words. All these words are supposed to lead the listeners to truth. Often the talk feels cheap even though the claim of each new idea, paradigm and argument is that it’s the most valuable. Is this […]

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Barronelle Stutzman Shows Sexual Orientation Laws Treat Religious People Like Racists

Just as we determine people’s character by assessing their actions, the best way to evaluate the wisdom and purpose of a law is by considering its real-world effects. This month, laws adding sexual orientation to public-accommodation nondiscrimination statutes showed their true colors, and the picture wasn’t pretty. The Washington Supreme Court punished a 72-year-old grandmother named Barronelle […]

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Why does a Nigerian Muslim leader want to restrict polygamy?

Polygamy is widely accepted all over Nigeria but one of the country’s most prominent Muslim leaders is trying to ban the practice – in some cases. Why are multiple spouses under scrutiny? Men who cannot afford more than one wife are the catalyst for these reforms. The Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi, suggested that polygamy […]

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Should Quebec’s Alzheimer’s patients be eligible for euthanasia?

Quebec is about to embark upon a debate on the involuntary euthanasia of demented elderly after a  55-year-old man in Montreal allegedly smothered his Alzheimer’s stricken wife and posted what he had done on Facebook. Michel Cadotte was charged with second-degree murder after his 60-year-old wife died in an assisted care facility. He said on […]

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Transgender boy wins girls’ wrestling championship in Texas

High school wrestler Mack Beggs walked out of the Texas sports complex with a smile on his face and a gold medal dangling from his neck. He had just won the University Interscholastic League (UIL) state championship, making him the league’s first transgender boy to win a girls’ state wrestling title. “I wouldn’t be here […]

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Pediatricians warn against pot use: Not your dad’s marijuana

CHICAGO –  An influential doctors group is beefing up warnings about marijuana’s potential harms for teens amid increasingly lax laws and attitudes on pot use. Many parents use the drug and think it’s OK for their kids, but “we would rather not mess around with the developing brain,” said Dr. Seth Ammerman. The advice comes […]

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