A roundup of news and commentary from around the interwebs.
Dr. Robert P. George makes a compelling point about the transgender industry—that it is, in fact, an industry.
I used to think it was ideology driving this train. Perhaps it was, in the beginning. And undoubtedly ideology plays a role. It is increasingly clear, however, that it's not just ideology. Follow the money. https://t.co/bXeLk87n0X
— Robert P. George🇻🇦🇺🇸🪕 (@McCormickProf) August 14, 2022
As the abortion debate rages across America, most people ignore a particularly sinister fact—that ableism fuels the feticides of most babies identified as disabled in the womb. Dr. Charles Camosy examines this ugly state of affairs in a Public Discourse piece titled “The Right to a Dead Baby? Abortion, Ableism, and the Question of Autonomy.”
Also at Public Discourse, Elizabeth Kirk has an analysis of the loss in Kansas. The short version: It’s complicated. Worth reading if you’ve been following this story.
Nearly one in five people who contracted a case of Monkeypox reported 10 or more sexual partners within the previous 21 days.
— Dr. David Samadi (@drdavidsamadi) August 14, 2022
The Islamists finally got to Salman Rushdie—although the author thankfully appears to be recovering. Over at Unherd, Will Lloyd has a great piece on how the West gave up on freedom of speech.
I don’t wonder at all.
I wonder which books this teacher doesn't want parents knowing she has in her classroom pic.twitter.com/sRgRGz7bsG
— Libs of TikTok (@libsoftiktok) August 15, 2022
How do you define “family-friendly”?
Babies and young children were tipping Drag Queen strippers yesterday at the 2nd Annual Bloomington "Family Friendly" Pride event.
— Rebecca Brannon (@RebsBrannon) August 14, 2022
From The Euthanasia Prevention Coalition: “Shopping for a death doctor in Canada.”