Americans are appallingly ignorant on abortion statistics. One poll showed that California college students believed that abortion was illegal after the first trimester, and that there are less than 100,000 abortions done in the United States every year.1 The actual number is more than ten times as many surgical and chemical abortions ― and, of course,…

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mom and baby

There are two ways to define the time period that marks various milestones in fetal development: gestational and fertilization age. These terms can be somewhat confusing since they are based upon different starting points. Fertilization age is a framework of time based upon the point of view of the unborn child. The gestational (or menstrual) age…

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What exactly is “abortifacient” birth control? Contraceptives are methods of birth control that place a physical barrier between sperm and egg, such as condoms and diaphragms. By contrast, abortifacients are hormonal-based methods of birth control that often cause early abortions. In 2015, about 7.4 million American women were using such methods.1 The principal method of abortifacient birth…

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planned parenthood abortion statistics

The Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) has been in the news a lot lately because of its many leadership problems, a large number of employees exposing its “toxic and racist work environment,” and its continuing struggle to keep a tight lid on its preborn baby parts harvesting business.1 Of course, the organization’s highly-paid public…

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demographics, people pie chart

According to the Centers for Disease Control, about one million people in the U.S. identify as transgender. That’s about 0.6% of the adult population. U.S. Census data does not ask whether a person identifies as transgender. However, according to the World Population Review, each of the 50 states has acquired data for its transgender population.…

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womens cosmetics makeup bag

From time to time we hear stories alleging that American abortion mills are selling aborted babies to major cosmetic companies so that they may be “rendered” for their collagen, the main protein component of connective tissue. This rumor is persistent and seems to have a life of its own, but there is no proof that…

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Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of the Unborn

Pregnancy is a joyous time of preparation, wonder, and abundant changes. But for a new mother it can also be a scary time. There’s so much to worry about as that tiny, vulnerable baby grows each and every day. That is why we invoke the help of Our Lady of Guadalupe and saints like St.…

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You say your “I dos,” you excitedly build a life together, you have children, you buy a house, you go to work, and then the unimaginable happens. You find out that your spouse has cheated on you. The life you built comes crashing down. You feel shattered, broken, and betrayed. Sometimes it even feels like…

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depressed middle aged man

The 2015 U.S. Transgender Survey claims that 11% of female respondents regret surgery enough to change back to their original sex. Transgender men had a reversion rate of 4%. But considering that transgender surgery can range from $7,000 to well over $50,000, depending on the sex and extent, is that a surprise? There are those who…

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st joseph with child Jesus

We can’t help but see the importance of families, as they are the foundation of society. Aside from Christ Himself, nothing is more important than our spouse and children. That is why we celebrate fathers and all that they do for their families, on Father’s Day and throughout the year. But what if you’re longing…

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