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NEW LAW:  Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act of 2014

This legislation became law last week with the President’s signature.  It was passed on a bipartisan basis
and is aimed at reducing child sex trafficking, increasing adoptions and improving child support collections.
Human Family Research Center Factsheet on Law

Comments of the Pro-Life Legal Action Coalition to HHS Proposed Rules to Provide Coverage
for Contraceptives and Abortifacients Under the Affordable Care Act

These are official comments making a religious freedom argument in response to the federal Department of
Health and Human Services proposed regulations regarding the implementation of coverage for
contraceptives and abortifacients under the Affordable Care Act, subsequent to the Supreme Court
decision in the case of Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, 523 U.S.____, 2014.  It includes a discussion
the ethical, medical, and historical aspects of our nation’s long-held commitments to religious freedom and
freedom of conscience


Improving Joyful Lives: Society’s Response to Difference and Disability
Mark Bradford, President of the Jérôme Lejeune Foundation USA,
published by the Charlotte Lozier Institute on July 2, 2014 in
Public Policy, Science & Medicine. 

Down’s Syndrome is the most common genetic cause of intellectual disability. This article discusses Down’s
Syndrome as a complex sociological phenomenon and examines it in the context of quality of life issues,
selective abortion, and the extent and legitimacy of research into medical treatment to enhance cognition
in the intellectually disabled.  

Do Fathers Matter?: What Science Is Telling Us About the Parent We've Overlooked
Paul Raeburn
NewsBusters June 13

This blogpost reviews a new book that discusses the current role of fathers in today’s families, the challenges faced by
families due to the declining presence of fathers in the lives of their children and the impact of this on teenage pregnancy,
teenage delinquency and drug us




The War Against Population: The Economics and Ideology of World Population Control
(Revised Edition) San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 1999, 309 pp.)
Reviewed by Raymond J. Adamek, Ph.D. Emeritus Professor of Sociology


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