Imagine a crisis pregnancy center, whose very purpose is to counsel pregnant women to preserve their unborn babies’ lives, representing itself as an abortion clinic. Hard to imagine, isn’t it?
Once upon a time, in a country half a century away, obscenity laws were enforced, parents forbade their kids (especially girls) to date until they were 16, sex was an intimate and private matter, schools emphasized academics and good manners, modesty and humility were virtues, and children were protected from disturbing and violent materials.
Without a doubt, pornography is one of the biggest businesses on the Internet, with an estimated $3,000 spent on Internet porn every second. And with some 370 million websites devoted to sexually explicit materials, online porn peddlers are raking in over $12 billion every year in sales of videos, photos, books, magazines, and other pornographic merchandise.
An advisory panel for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given its preliminary approval to a drug that the abortion industry is calling an “emergency contraceptive,” but which pro-life leaders charge is nothing less that an abortion-inducing agent similar to the already legalized RU-486 abortion drug.
“Increasingly, some educators and other professionals who work with children are asking a question that might surprise their parents: Should a child really have a best friend?” Such is the latest worry according to a recent story by Hilary Stout in the New York Times.