Family North Carolina

Summer 2012


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About This Issue

Liberty and Family

This issue of Family North Carolina is heading to the printer as we return to work after celebrating our great nation’s 236th birthday. The uniqueness of the success of the American experiment is really the story of the uniqueness of a people dedicated to the promotion and defense of “liberty and justice for all.” READ MORE

Feature Story

Designer Babies

Nic and Jules, [both females], are married and share a cozy suburban Southern California home with their teenage children, Joni and Laser. Nic and Jules gave birth to and raised their children, and built a family life for the four of them READ MORE

Spotlight Story

Legislative Review

The second half of the historic legislative session that followed an historic election in 2010, which saw Republicans gain control of both chambers for the first time since Reconstruction, came to a close this week. READ MORE

Spotlight Story

Cohabiting with Children

Husband and wife research team, David and Amber Lapp are co-investigators for the Love and Marriage in Middle America Project at the Institute for American Values. READ MORE

Spotlight Story

Hijacking Conscience Clauses

Baby Ryan Nguyen was born six weeks premature with barely a heartbeat. He was diagnosed with severe brain damage, an intestinal blockage and failing kidneys. After several weeks, doctors decided that continuing dialysis was not only “inappropriate” but “immoral” since, in the doctors’ view, it would prolong agony with “no likelihood of a good outcome.” READ MORE

Commentary from the president

We Told You So

What are the four words in public policy that we never want to say? You guessed it, the words, “We told you so.” The state lottery is a good example. READ MORE