Jonathon Van Maren

Welcome to The Bridgehead!

A bridgehead is defined as “a strong position secured by an army inside enemy territory from which to advance or attack.” In today’s culture wars, a bridgehead of truth and common sense is exactly what we need. As Ronald Reagan once said, “When you’re outnumbered and surrounded and someone yells ‘charge,’ any way you’re facing…

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Trudeau is using taxpayer dollars to fund abortions overseas as part of efforts to “fight COVID-19 pandemic”

By Jonathon Van Maren Last week, I noted that every province and territory in Canada has labeled abortion an “essential service” and is keeping abortion facilities open during the COVID-19 pandemic—and that abortion activists were even concerned that Canada might face a “shortage” of RU-486 (the abortion pill.) I also noted that pro-life work is…

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Big Porn is trying to use the COVID-19 crisis to get people hooked–and activists are trying to shut them down

As panic and pandemic sweep the globe, one industry in particular is positioning itself to take advantage of the lockdown: Big Porn. Over at The Federalist, Terry Schilling lays out how the industry is attempting to profit from the crisis: The virus has provided an unprecedented opportunity for Big Porn to capitalize on our social…

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California Governor Gavin Newsom–and other politicians–want to use the coronavirus pandemic to “reimagine a progressive era”

By Jonathon Van Maren As government measures to contain the coronavirus become increasingly draconian—in Canada, people are now getting fined $1,000 apiece if there are more than two people from different addresses in the same vehicle—some are beginning to wonder where this all ends. British columnist Peter Hitchens, predictably, is swimming upstream of accepted opinion,…

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LGBT activists condemn New York field COVID-19 hospital because it’s run by Christians

By Jonathon Van Maren As New York City becomes the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic in the United States, the city is going into lockdown. Frontline healthcare workers are preparing for shortages of beds and equipment, and the USNS Comfort, a massive hospital ship, has arrived to help deal with the influx of patients. Samaritan’s Purse,…

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Disability activists are worried that people with Down syndrome will be victims of “rationing” coronavirus treatments

By Jonathon Van Maren With a shortage of ventilators and other medical necessities, strained global supply chains, and a worldwide pandemic placing our healthcare systems under enormous strain, many healthcare workers are bracing themselves to face impossible decisions. Triage, a word that sounds jarring outside a wartime context, is increasingly on our lips. Stories of…

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Texas abortion clinics reporting hundreds of cancellations as coronavirus abortion ban upheld in court

By Jonathon Van Maren As the battle over the pandemic abortion bans ping-pong from the governors’ desks to the circuit courts, it appears that a federal appeals court has ruled that Texas can—at least temporarily—enforce a ban on abortion as part of its response to the coronavirus pandemic. If I am not mistaken, this is…

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