A roundup of news and commentary from around the interwebs.
Rod Dreher is plugging a new porn-blocking software called Canopy. I haven’t used it myself—I’ve had Covenant Eyes for years—but it is certainly worth a second look. Check it out.
America’s worst governor is hard at work trying to up California’s abortion rate. From Live Action News:
At the end of 2021, California Governor Gavin Newsom announced plans to make the state into an “abortion sanctuary.” Now, not even two months later, he’s already moving forward with a new budget proposal that would offer massive financial incentives for abortionists.
Newsom’s 2021-2022 state budget is offering an incentive program for medical students who decide to become abortionists. The $20 million program will either pay off existing student loans for practicing abortionists or be offered as scholarship money for medical students who pledge to become abortionists.
Read the whole thing.
More good news on the Texas Heartbeat Act this week:
Texas’ ban on most abortions is likely to stay in effect for the foreseeable future, opponents fighting the law said Monday night, after a federal appeals court ruled against sending the case back to only judge who has ever blocked the restrictions.
The decision by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans means that legal challenges to stop the nation’s most restrictive abortion law next move to the Texas Supreme Court, which is entirely controlled by Republican justices and does not have to act immediately.
Abortion clinics fear the case will now languish for weeks if not months, and maybe not until after the U.S. Supreme Court makes a ruling in a Mississippi case that could roll back abortion rights across the country.
Every day that this law stays in effect, babies are saved.
Germany is moving to remove their longstanding ban on advertising abortions after a new left-wing government was elected. This law is one of the few barriers to abortion in Germany.
Over the past couple of years, David French has made a point of writing columns almost exclusively targeted at the various sins of “white evangelicals.” In his most recent offering, he made the ludicrous claim that America as a nation has become more Christian as it has secularized. Ross Douthat penned a devastating response to this historical revisionism that is well worth the read.
This is not to say that David French doesn’t do a lot of great work. Consider, for example, his recent column on why only men can be fathers—and why masculine men are essential.