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New Publications

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Why the Arguments about “Bodily Autonomy” and “Forced Birth” Fail to Justify Abortion

Ryan T. Anderson

Examining the bodily autonomy argument for abortion highlights a crucial pro-life point: abortion is wrong not only because strangers shouldn’t kill each other but also and especially because parents have special obligations to their children, and it isn’t governmental overreach to require parents to fulfill those obligations.


Public Discourse / June 23, 2022

Making Abortion Illegal and Unthinkable

Ryan T. Anderson

It will require much more than the courts.


National Review / June 23, 2022

Could This Be an Antebellum Age?

Lance Morrow

Political manners seem to be growing subservient to the threat of violence. It feels like the 1850s.


Wall Street Journal / June 23, 2022

Biden Issues Executive Order Promoting “LGBTQI+” Policies

Rachel N. Morrison

President Joe Biden issued yet another executive order promoting his administration’s “LGBTQI+” policies.


The Federalist / June 23, 2022

Schools’ New Misgendering Rules Will Create Compliant, Fearful Children Perfect For Totalitarianism

Noelle Mering

Anything short of total allegiance to LGBTQ+ dogmas has long been considered hateful regardless of whether one’s position is animated by malice or not.


The Federalist / June 23, 2022

Tom Hanks Gets Empathy Wrong

Carl R. Trueman

Yet in declaring that it is inappropriate for a straight actor to play a gay man on screen, Hanks negates the importance of the shared humanity that makes him empathetic in the first place.

First Things / June 23, 2022

EPPC Files Brief in Suit Challenging HHS Transgender Mandate

Rachel N. Morrison

EPPC has filed a friend-of-court brief in support of a lawsuit challenging a mandate by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services requiring healthcare providers under the guise of nondiscrimination to perform and provide insurance coverage for “gender-transition procedures.”

PDF / June 22, 2022

Scholar Appearances

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[Audio] Ryan T. Anderson on the Overturn of Roe v. Wade

Conservative Conversations / June 23, 2022

VIDEO: Ryan T. Anderson with Dr. Kevin Roberts on Building a Culture of Life

The Kevin Roberts Show / June 22, 2022

AUDIO: Patrick Brown on Compassionate Conservatism

Inside Sources / June 17, 2022