Spring 2023

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supreme-court
  • Gregory J. Roden, J.D.
The Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act of 1994 is no longer a valid exercise of federal jurisdiction under the Fourteenth Amendment, in light of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, nor ever was under the Commerce Clause, properly understood, per United States v. Morrison.
Edition: Spring 2023
Volume: 38
Issue: 1
Article: 3
Brain-Development
  • American College of Pediatricians
Can sexual activity, alcohol and drug use, violent video games, pornography and other activities, including use of social media, damage adolescent minds? Early high-risk behaviors appear to have significant harmful effects on the brain’s development.
Edition: Spring 2023
Volume: 38
Issue: 1
Article: 6
take-pill
  • Christina A. Cirucci M.D.
  • National Catholic Partnership on Disability
  • American College of Pediatricians
Chemical abortions, otherwise known as “medication-induced” abortions, were approved by the FDA in September 2000, and now account for over 50% of abortions in the United States. Women are being encouraged to order and carry out their own abortion, without in-person supervision by health care professionals, contributing to increased risks of complications.
Edition: Spring 2023
Volume: 38
Issue: 1
Article: 5
school
  • Stan E. Weed, Ph.D.
  • Irene H. Ericksen, M.S.
This article is a critique of the research review, “Three Decades of Research: The Case for Comprehensive Sex Education,” by Goldfarb and Lieberman (2021). That paper purports to show “strong support” for the effectiveness of school-based comprehensive sex education (CSE) at producing many benefits beyond its original goals of preventing teen pregnancy and STDs.
Edition: Spring 2023
Volume: 38
Issue: 1
Article: 2
trafficking
  • McKamie J. Chandler
  • Theresa Flores, LSW, MS
  • Laura J. Lederer, JD
Crucial to the fight against sex trafficking is understanding the experiences of victims and survivors. Survivor surveys have illuminated key areas to address, but a clear gap in the research is in the reproductive, gynecological, and procreative health issues of victims and survivors.
Edition: Spring 2023
Volume: 38
Issue: 1
Article: 4
telemedicine
  • Calum Miller, MD
Self-managed abortion has been particularly prominent in recent discussions of abortion, with the rise of telemedicine abortion during the COVID-19 pandemic and the reality of self-managed illegal abortion in pro-life states following the overturning of Roe v. Wade.
Edition: Spring 2023
Volume: 38
Issue: 1
Article: 1