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Exposing the Schlock Social Science on Gay Parenting

Edward Whelan

Two new articles in the academic journal Social Science Research expose and challenge the schlock social science on gay parenting that has been uncritically embraced and propagated by so many people eager to advance the cause of gay marriage.

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National Review Online / June 11, 2012

The President Comes Out

Edward Whelan

On marriage as on so many other matters, President Obama has failed to recognize what is needed to sustain the American experiment.

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National Review Online / May 10, 2012

Inept NYT Op-Ed Defending HHS Mandate

Edward Whelan

Sunday's New York Times featured an incompetent op-ed by a member of its editorial board contending that the "legal case against the [HHS contraception mandate] is remarkably weak." But what is "remarkably weak" is the editorialist's grasp of the relevant principles of religious freedom that she undertakes to present.

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National Review Online / February 27, 2012

Birth-Control Mandate: Unconstitutional and Illegal

Edward Whelan

The HHS contraception mandate violates the Religious Freedom Restoration Act and the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment.

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The Wall Street Journal / February 15, 2012

The HHS Contraception Mandate vs. the Religious Freedom Restoration Act

Edward Whelan

The Obama administration's mandate that employer-provided health-insurance plans cover contraceptives and abortifacients is a clearcut violation of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

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The Face-Off Over Partial-Birth Abortion

Edward Whelan

In last week’s Supreme Court ruling in Gonzales v. Carhart, the five justices in the majority who upheld the constitutionality…

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National Review Online / April 23, 2007