13 Reasons Why Netflix Debut Linked To Dramatic Increase In Teen Suicides
When Netflix first released the series 13 Reasons Why in May of 2017, school systems and public health officials all over the country warned that it could cause an increase in teenage suicide. Apparently, that is exactly what happened.According to a study in the April 2019 Journal of American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry: “After accounting for seasonal effects and an underlying increasing trend in monthly suicide rates, the overall suicide rate among 10-17 year-olds increased significantly in the month immediately following the release.”
Letter Exposes Bigoted, Anti-Liberty and Anti-Life Attitudes of Leftists
By Laurie Higgins   |   05.21.19
How does opposition to human slaughter—including the slaughter of about 440,000 female humans annually—constitute "contempt and misogynistic views toward women"? And are the 36% of women who oppose abortion in "all or most cases" as revealed in a Pew Forum poll guilty of contempt for women and misogyny? Frank asked why "so many white Republican male legislators willfully rule that women carry a fetus to full term in cases of rape or incest." That's an easy-peasy question to answer...
Some Leftist Thoughts for Leftists About Roe v. Wade
By Laurie Higgins   |   05.20.19
Staci Fox, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood Southeast headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia said this about the Alabama ban on human slaughter: “[T]hese laws are unconstitutional and they [pro-life advocates] don’t care.” It’s remarkable that the Founding Fathers managed to...
AOC’s Stupid Abortion Comments
By Laurie Higgins   |   05.17.19
Following the vote in Alabama to ban all abortions except in pregnancies that threaten the life of the mother, U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) used her Twitter account to complain that abortion bans are about “owning women” and religious Americans’ efforts to “outlaw sex” they don’t approve of...
Unhinged Anti-Life State Rep. Harasses Elderly Pro-life Woman Outside Planned Parenthood
By Laurie Higgins   |   05.07.19
Before you watch the video below, get yourself a bucket into which you can spit those nails.This video was taken by unhinged, self-righteous, virtue-signaling, illogical, morally vacuous, anti-Catholic, homosexual activist Pennsylvania State Representative Brian Sims (D-Philadelphia) while for over eight minutes, he harasses an elderly woman who is praying the rosary in front of a Planned Parenthood abattoir, repeatedly calling her actions shameful, disgusting, and grotesque.
Did President Trump Make False Claims About Infanticide?
By Dr. Michael L. Brown   |   05.03.19
As expected, pundits on the left are in an uproar at the president’s claims that a doctor conspires with parents as to whether to execute their newborn baby. In Trump’s words, “The baby is born, the mother meets with the doctor, they take care of the baby, they wrap the baby beautifully. Then the doctor and mother determine whether or not they will execute the baby.”
Bad Laws Lie About Right and Wrong
The love of a parent for a child is the most natural love there is. Most people find it easier to love their children than any other people on the planet and would sacrifice their very lives for their children if necessary. I don’t think it’s overstating it to say that our love for our children is probably the purest and least self-serving love of which we are capable as fallen human beings in a broken world.
May Day Meltdown!
By David E. Smith   |   04.16.19
Illinois state lawmakers are on spring break for the next two weeks. Many of them have announced "in-district" work hours. This is a great time to get an appointment with your state representative and senator to talk to them about your concerns, especially your concerns about these extreme anti-life bills which would expand abortion's reach in our state...
Praying for Our Enemies
By David E. Smith   |   04.09.19
We at IFI and IFA have been humbled and blessed by the words of encouragement, prayers, and support we have received over the past two weeks from subscribers. We can’t adequately express how thankful we are for such support or describe how is has bolstered our spirits and strengthened our resolve to act and speak boldly in defense of the least among us.
Undesirable Humans
I spent several days visiting the death camps at Auschwitz-Birkenau in Poland back in 1989, when Poland was still occupied by the Soviets and run by their Communist Party lackeys. Abortion was a common yet seldom- mentioned procedure in the arsenal of National Socialism's energetic desire to murder millions of "undesirable" persons.
Is the American Nurses Association Ready to Drop Opposition to Assisted Suicide?
By Nancy Valko   |   03.30.19
In 2013, the American Nurses Association (ANA) stated this : “The American Nurses Association (ANA) prohibits nurses’ participation in assisted suicide and euthanasiabecause these acts are in direct violation of Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements (ANA, 2001).”
Powerful Must-See Movie: The Pro-Life Story ‘Unplanned’
By Tami Jackson   |   03.28.19
In 2019 America the culture war rages on. At the heart of the culture war, life and death clash daily. And at the heart of the life and death battle stands one egregious business — Planned Parenthood. As I wrote...
Illinois Pro-Lifers Answer the Call
By Jenna Smith   |   03.23.19
As the oldest teenage daughter of Illinois Family Institute’s executive director, I have had the privilege of visiting Springfield for a great number of events. But this past Wednesday was perhaps the most important event I’ve volunteered for as I witnessed over four thousand pro-life Illinoisans converge on our state capitol to oppose two extreme abortion bills currently pending in the General Assembly.
The Anti-Natalist Fallacy
Back in college, I participated in one of those summer-long, Koch-funded libertarian internship programs. During the final week of the program, clusters of us interns, fresh off working in the "real world" for two total months, were tasked with arguing an esoteric philosophical point of our choosing.
Church Bulletin Insert for Pro-Life Lobby Day
By David E. Smith   |   03.08.19
We need your help to encourage our state lawmakers to reject two extreme abortion bills. No American should be forced by its government to violate their deeply held convictions. That is why pro-life organizations from across the state are calling for a Rally & Lobby Day on March 20th at our state Capitol in Springfield.
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