Jon A. Shields Articles

When Is a Ban on Abortions ‘Extreme’?

House bill would leave in place among the most liberal abortion laws in Western world.
10:36 AM, Jul 10, 2013

The American left loves Western European democracies for their cultural sensibilities and for their policies on everything from crime to health care. One policy area where you won’t hear American liberals cite the European example, though, is abortion.

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Barbarism in Philadelphia

The crimes of Kermit Gosnell
Apr 29, 2013

The Gosnell Scandal

12:01 PM, Apr 10, 2013

Abortionist Kermit Gosnell is on trial in Philadelphia for killing a female patient and using scissors to cut the spines of fetuses that were aborted alive. According to the grand jury report, he killed “hundreds” of living fetuses. It was his “standard business practice.” Mysteriously, Gosnell kept fetal feet in jars, perhaps as mementos.

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The Divided Academy

6:09 AM, Aug 16, 2012

Social Science Research editor Jim Wright is fighting to save his professional reputation. Wright is under fire from fellow sociologists and left-wing bloggers for publishing an article in June by sociologist Mark Regnerus, which concluded that children of parents who had engaged in same-sex relationships fared worse than children from intact, heterosexual families. (Andrew Ferguson reported on the controversy in a July cover story for THE WEEKLY STANDARD.)

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