Marriage and the Family

“Big Eyes” Biographical Drama Sheds Light on Feminism

It can be hard to decipher the true aims of feminist movements these days. While some seem heroically focused on recognizing and valuing the beauty and assets that women impart onto the world, others seem like no more than schemes aimed against women. These movements manifest subtly in “women’s rights” movements that defend abortions, a […]

Kiersten Lynch | July 20, 2018



“I cannot believe that salvation is based on the thermometer [a necessary tool of the rhythm method], or that damnation is based on rubber.” said Dr.Andre Hellegers, a French member in the Papal Commission for the Study of Problems relating to Population, Family and Birth in commenting about Humane Vitae in 1968. Not even a […]

Carmel Nisha Pius Franco | July 16, 2018

Human Rights

Digital Misogyny: Gender abuse on Female Human Rights Defenders and Activists.

Gender abuse is a conversation that we have been having for the longest time possible and this often culminates into gender based violence. Gender violence, although the focus is mostly on violence directed towards women, can also be directed towards men, and it is expressed in three recognised ways. These are domestic, community and institutional. […]

Maria-Louisa Wang’ondu | July 13, 2018

Human Rights

World Population Day 2018 – Poor people do not have rights to a family

As I approached United Headquarters at NYC a woman approached me and handed over a brochure. She said “could you please sign a petition asking UN Secretary General to promote small family norm especially for the poor?” That was it. She picked the wrong person. While I was running late in my schedule for the […]

Carmel Nisha Pius Franco | July 13, 2018


When did valuing family become a ridiculous joke?

In a High-Level Political Forum event in the UN this week on renewable energy, there was an alarming comment made. It occurred when the topic of clean cooking fuels for women came up. One of the forum discussants, Joan Carling of TEBTEBBA (Indigenous Peoples Major Group), was commenting on this issue. Carling said that we […]

Abigail Hoisington | July 12, 2018


Finding Purpose In Life With A Disability

For my Christian Belief and Thought class last semester, we had to read a few books and then write essays about any point in the book. Our first book was Introduction to Christianity by Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI). The part of the book that I focused on was a story about St. Terese […]

Gregory Lobo | July 12, 2018


Save the Child by Loving the Mother: Practical Ways to Help

What do the pro-life and pro-choice movements have in common? Both claim to protect human rights. Yet the pro-choice movement neglects to recognize the humanity and right to life of unborn children in favor of the mother’s autonomy to make a choice. The beauty of the pro-life perspective is that in its truest form, it […]

Abigail Long | July 9, 2018


We Hold These Truths To Be Self-Evident

    As I watched the fireworks last night, I was reminded of something. As the flashes went off, everyone sat and watched with awe at the dazzling display of colors in the air. People weren’t fighting, bickering or quarreling over different political views or preferences. Not a single person was complaining about who was […]

Jordan Mabe | July 5, 2018


World Cup 2018: French Star Donating To Promote Inclusion For People with Disabilities

The World Cup is in full swing and with the United States not in the tournament, many Americans are left searching for a team to root for. I was rooting for Colombia because I have family there. When Colombia fell in the penalty shootout to England, I was left without a team. Then I came […]

Gregory Lobo | July 5, 2018


Violently Killed two people… barely charged for one murder: This is abortion.

Jamie Lee Morales was turned away by Planned Parenthood and another clinic in Queens before she went to Dr. Rho for a late term abortion [1]. Nobody would take her because she was past the legal 24-week limit to get an abortion in the state of New York [4]. However, Dr. Rho performed the late […]

Abigail Hoisington | July 5, 2018


Senator Shaheen’s Bill Permanently Repeals the Mexico City Policy

On January 24, 2017, Senator Jeanne Shaheen introduced S.210, The Global Health, Empowerment and Rights Act, or the Global HER Act for short. That introduction came the day following President Trump’s reinstatement of the Mexico City Policy (MCP). The Global Her Act will “prohibit the application of certain restrictive eligibility requirements to foreign nongovernmental organizations […]

IYc Contributor | July 5, 2018


Life, Liberty, And The Pursuit of Happiness

Today, we celebrate the birth of the greatest country in the history of the world. We thank God and the brave men and women who fought and died so that we may have the freedoms that we currently enjoy. To paraphrase Chris Pratt, our freedom from tyranny, like our freedom from death, was purchased with […]

Gregory Lobo | July 4, 2018


Two Planned Parenthood affiliates honored with Population Award at UN

The United Nations awarded two affiliates of Planned Parenthood with the Population Award last week at the ceremony at UN headquarters. Hosted by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), this award celebrates individuals and institutions for the ‘most outstanding work in increasing public awareness of population questions or to their solutions,’ including family planning and […]

Carmel Nisha Pius Franco | July 2, 2018