A roundup of news and commentary from around the interwebs.
According to The Christian Post, Brits are beginning to accept porn as a part of life that is not just pervasive, but acceptable:
A recent Savanta ComRes poll of 2,087 adults in the U.K. finds 34% of respondents believe porn is an acceptable part of modern society. Additionally, 19% of respondents would be willing to work in the pornography industry if they were paid enough or guaranteed a safe working environment.
The first stat I agree with—the second I don’t. I’ve interviewed too many former porn performers to buy that line.
I’m encouraged by the extent to which parents are getting involved at the local level to push back at what their children are being taught in public schools. A video of an angry mom protesting a lewd book discussing anal sex has gone viral—and the book is now being reconsidered. Local action is essential, and it works.
Sad news out of the United Kingdom:
The British Medical Association, the lead group for doctors in the United Kingdom, no longer opposes euthanasia and assisted suicide. After a vote at its annual representative meeting on Tuesday, the BMA altered its official stance from opposition to one of “neutrality”.
Doctors should never participate in killing patients—period.
This is an awful setback in the fight to keep trans activists from “transitioning” children. Many of you will remember that a de-transitioner, Keira Bell, took her case to the UK’s High Court, which ruled that children cannot consent to sex change treatments. Now, an appeals court has overturned that ruling. From The Guardian:
The court of appeal has overturned a controversial judgment that children under the age of 16 considering gender reassignment are unlikely to be mature enough to give informed consent to be prescribed puberty-blocking drugs.
Tavistock and Portman NHS foundation trust, which runs NHS England’s only gender identity development service (GIDS) for children, challenged a high court ruling last year in a case brought against the service by Keira Bell, a 24-year-old woman who began taking puberty blockers when she was 16 before detransitioning. The other applicant was the unnamed mother of a teenage autistic girl on the waiting list for treatment.
The three high court judges had also said the doctors of teenagers under 18 may need to consult the courts for authorisation for medical intervention. As a result of the decision, the Tavistock suspended new referrals for puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones for the under-16s.
However, in a judgment handed down on Friday, the lord chief justice, Lord Burnett, Sir Geoffrey Vos and Lady Justice King said it had been “inappropriate” for the high court to issue the guidance.
They said: “The effect of the guidance was to require applications to the court in circumstances where the divisional court (a branch of the high court) itself had recognised that there was no legal obligation to do so. It placed patients, parents and clinicians in a very difficult position.
Keira Bell is seeking leave to take the case all the way to the Supreme Court, stating:
“A global conversation has begun and has been shaped by this case. There is more to be done. It is a fantasy and deeply concerning that any doctor could believe a 10-year-old could consent to the loss of their fertility.”
I hope she prevails. The wellbeing of thousands of children depends on it.
At Live Action News, Carole Novielli reports that—surprise surprise!—many of the “experts” who advocate for the abortion pill in the media are actually on the payroll of abortion pill manufacturers.