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About This Issue

AT ISSUE: A Life or Death Game of Chance

When I was about 4 months gestation inside my mother, my parents got an Alpha-Fetoprotein (AFP) test. This test lets parents know if the baby has a chance of being born with certain genetic disorders, such as spina bifida and Down Syndrome. READ MORE

Feature Story

Death by Uncertainty: False Positives in Prenatal Testing

Many were appalled when the New York Times published a jaw-dropping report exposing the unacceptably high rate of false positives from noninvasive prenatal screens. These false positives far too often mislead anxious parents to abort a perfectly healthy child, yet science shows the results are more often wrong than right, especially when screening for rare […] READ MORE

Spotlight Story

Fighting for Fundamental Rights

“The child is not the mere creature of the State; those who nurture him and direct his destiny have the right, coupled with the high duty, to recognize and prepare him for additional obligations.” So said the U.S. Supreme Court in the 1925 case of Pierce v. Society of Sisters. The State of Oregon had […] READ MORE

Spotlight Story

Mama Bear 101: How to Protect Your Kids

Parents are becoming increasingly aware of the myriad of overt and subtle ways individuals and organizations today attempt to sever the parent-child connection. From the library to the pediatrician’s office, the soccer team to the classroom, the odds seem to be stacked against parents who wish to be present, informed, involved, and in control of […] READ MORE

Spotlight Story

The Medical Marijuana Myth

The North Carolina General Assembly is currently considering a bill entitled NC Compassionate Care Act, which would legalize marijuana for “medical” use in certain situations, including cancer, PTSD, AIDS, and more. But the term “medical marijuana” is intentionally misleading. READ MORE

Commentary from the president

PERSPECTIVE: A Prayer For Life

This summer, the U.S. Supreme Court is expected to issue its opinion in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which challenges a Mississippi state law banning abortion after 15 weeks gestation. READ MORE

About This Issue

AT ISSUE: Second-Class Citizens?

The First Amendment of our Constitution grants every American the right to live out his or her faith without fear of governmental interference. Yet, lately this has not been the case. READ MORE

Feature Story

Religious Liberty: First or Fading Freedom?

Over the past ten years, many government officials and activists have vigorously attacked religious liberty. Our first freedom has been treated as a second-class right, and some officials have tried to limit Americans’ freedom to live out their faith in public. READ MORE