A roundup of news and commentary from around the interwebs.
Josh Barro has a good piece explaining the way monkeypox is being treated differently than Covid—and the nonsense jargon of our elites.
Indiana has enacted a near-total abortion ban after addressing the concerns pro-lifers had about the scope of exceptions in the original bill.
Big Education is teaming up with Big Government to make sure that feticide remains front and centre—Vice President Kamala Harris, who has never met an abortion she doesn’t like, met with 8 college presidents to discuss how to ensure that students can still procure abortions.
There’s a lot of talk about the rise of the “nones”—those who identify with no religious faith—in America. But the shifting religious affiliations of Latinos often goes unnoticed, but will be particularly significant in the years ahead. From Axios:
The Latino exodus from Catholicism and toward more politically conservative evangelical faiths is one important reason for the rightward shift that could shape the future of the electorate. The big picture: The percentage of Latinos who identify as Protestant — meaning evangelical and other Christian faiths — is expected to grow from about 25% now to 50% by 2030, researchers say.
The future of the GOP—if it has a future—will be socially conservative and fiscally liberal.
Those of us who oppose Canada’s assisted suicide regime have been saying for years that we are about to see another wave of tragedies as family members stand by helplessly while their relatives commit suicide with government blessing and doctor assistance. Here, from AP News, is one of many:
Alan Nichols had a history of depression and other medical issues, but none were life-threatening. When the 61-year-old Canadian was hospitalized in June 2019 over fears he might be suicidal, he asked his brother to “bust him out” as soon as possible.
Within a month, Nichols submitted a request to be euthanized and he was killed, despite concerns raised by his family and a nurse practitioner.
His application for euthanasia listed only one health condition as the reason for his request to die: hearing loss.
Nichols’ family reported the case to police and health authorities, arguing that he lacked the capacity to understand the process and was not suffering unbearably — among the requirements for euthanasia. They say he was not taking needed medication, wasn’t using the cochlear implant that helped him hear, and that hospital staffers improperly helped him request euthanasia.
“Alan was basically put to death,” his brother Gary Nichols said.
Read the whole story. It will be a familiar one in the years ahead.