A roundup of news and commentary from around the interwebs.
The European Conservative has re-upped my interview with Marion Maréchal, the darling of the French Right (and a rumored opponent to Emmanuel Macron. She had a lot of very interesting things to say.
According to C-Fam, the World Health Organization is escalating its attacks on countries with legal protections for pre-born children:
The WHO is working to remove legal as well as medical safeguards around abortion. In 2017, it launched a legal and policy database on abortion intended to “eliminate the barriers that women encounter in accessing safe abortion services.” The BMJ Global Health paper seeks to build on that database to draw causal links between pro-life laws and adverse health outcomes from “unsafe” abortions.
For data on health outcomes, the WHO often looks to the work of pro-abortion research groups like the Guttmacher Institute and others who explicitly advocate for liberalized abortion laws.
Specifically, the paper focuses on laws mandating waiting periods, parental or spousal involvement, gestational limits, criminalization, provider restrictions and conscientious objection by health care providers. According to the authors, “[c]urrently, WHO guidelines make no recommendations related to these legal interventions, but describe them as regulatory and policy barriers that may influence access to timely, safe abortion care.”
These international organizations always—and I mean always—become shills for Big Abortion.
Roughly fifteen minutes after my column on the latest transgender celebrity was published, there was another one. This time, it is actress Jamie Lee Curtis falling all over herself to assure everyone that she could not possibly be more happy about the fact that her boy now identifies as a girl. In fact, she says she and her husband Christopher Guest “watched in wonder and pride as our son became our daughter Ruby.”
But nobody is supposed to ask why, after decades of gender dysphoria being an extraordinarily rare disorder, it is now common—and celebrated.
In Newsweek, Mary Eberstadt has a fascinating column on one possibly overlooked aspect of the transgender craze titled “Might Trauma Affect Gender Identity?” An excerpt:
Physical abuse, sexual abuse, absent and/or divorced parents—these details riddle stories now emerging from beyond the binary. Consider a recent piece in USA Today: “Stars like Demi Lovato, Elliot Page, Sam Smith identify as nonbinary. What does that mean?” Every celebrity named in it shares two biographical commonalities: absent parents (almost always because of divorce) and a self-reported history of childhood and/or adolescent abuse (in almost all cases, sexual).
Demi Lovato is a child of divorce. Lovato has also reported having been raped as a minor, as one of Disney‘s kiddie stars; and again years later, by a drug dealer from whom the singer bought opioids.
Elliott Page—born female, and known before transition as Ellen Page—first identified as a lesbian, and was married to a woman (they have since divorced). Page now identifies as both transgender and non-binary, using pronouns “he/him” and “they/them.” Page, too, is a child of divorce, and reported having been serially abused and harassed as a minor in Hollywood, including sexually.
Read the whole thing.
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