Author Archives: Ann Henry

The Latest Pro-Abortion Argument: Lack Of Paid Maternity Leave

In a new low, pro-choice groups are pushing America’s lack of mandated paid maternity leave as a reason to keep abortions legal and easily accessible. The Guardian recently published an article written by Charlotte Sullivan, a professional educator who chose to end her first pregnancy at age 34. She was married and both she and her husband were employed, but ...

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Single Income Families Need To Make A Comeback

Americans became convinced that every household needed two incomes in order to survive after women entered the workforce in droves. That erroneous ideology permeates family culture nearly a quarter of the way through the 21st century. Married couples became used to maintaining a higher level of disposable income, and they don’t want to relinquish that. Even as more studies show ...

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Work Ethic Starts With Mom

Stay-at-home-moms (SAHMs) teach their kids a work ethic from a tender age. The moms don’t have to be engaged in paid work on a daily basis – in fact, staying at home with the kids is more conducive to this goal. Cooking meals, cleaning the bathrooms, washing and folding laundry, making beds, sweeping the front porch, and raking leaves are ...

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Abortion Is Not Basic Healthcare

While at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland on January 22, Planned Parenthood acting president Alexis McGill Johnson spoke with CBS News about the state of abortion access in the United States. The number of abortion clinics in the US has decreased in recent years, and she is concerned about the rise of “abortion deserts.” Increasing restrictions have resulted in ...

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Childcare Should Be Expensive

Childcare should be expensive because taking care of children is an important job. Keeping pace with children’s continually changing needs and life stages is hard, and those who put in the hours to nurture and guide our youngest people deserve every dollar they earn. Working parents don’t want cheap childcare and overcrowded, understaffed daycare centers, because they want only the ...

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I Let My 7-Year-Old Daughter Wear Makeup

I hemmed and hawed on the subject of letting my daughter wear real makeup for a couple of years. She loved to watch me apply makeup and enjoyed playing with her plastic lipstick, but I didn’t want to let her apply actual eye shadow and blush too soon. In the absence of a better line of reasoning, I subscribed to ...

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Gender Is For Life

James Shupe became the first transgender person to legally attain “non-binary” status in 2016. In a major blow to the LGBT community, he recently retracted his previous assertions about gender fluidity and said it was all a lie. Born a man in 1963, Shupe spent 18 years in the Army. He was married to a woman for thirty years, with ...

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The Royal Prince Who Acted Like An American

Like the rest of the world, I am still reeling from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s shocking announcement on January 8 that they are distancing themselves from Britain’s royal family. Well, like the rest of the world except for those in Australia, Puerto Rico, and places plagued with actual problems. I’m definitely reveling in the deliciousness of watching a real-life ...

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Wrongful Birth Lawsuits Are Morally Wrong

Becoming a parent changes our lives in ways we never could have previously imagined. Caring for a helpless newborn and watching him or her successfully grow into a toddler, then a child, and eventually an adult is one of the greatest joys a mom or dad experiences. Procreating is a reminder that there is a greater force out there beyond ...

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California Lawmakers Erode Private Property Rights

Everyone wants a safe place to live, but moving into an empty house without the owner’s permission is illegal. It’s theft of private property, but this is exactly what a group of homeless people have done in Oakland, California, and some California legislators are vocally supporting them. Democratic Senator Nancy Skinner is advocating for the coalition Moms 4 Housing, a ...

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