Family & Society

Bad science on spanking

Family | Critics argue the nation’s largest pediatrics group based a new policy statement on biased studies
by Kiley Crossland
Posted 11/16/18, 04:50 pm

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) issued an updated policy statement on spanking last week, calling it a harmful and ineffective disciplinary tool.

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Baby as product

Family | A new IVF method promises ‘miraculous’ results for lesbian women but leaves the child out of the equation
by Kiley Crossland
Posted 11/09/18, 03:09 pm

Two doctors in Texas who used a new method of in vitro fertilization with a lesbian couple are claiming it allowed both women to carry the baby at different points during its gestation. But a closer look reveals a risky process with consumeristic roots.

Ashleigh and Bliss Coulter announced last week that they were the first same-sex couple to use the method, called reciprocal effortless IVF, to artificially conceive and deliver a baby, now a 5-month-old boy named Stetson.

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Associated Press/Photo by Carolyn Kaster

A questionable veneration

Sexuality | Ashes of gay student murdered in 1998 interred at the Washington National Cathedral last week
by Kiley Crossland
Posted 11/02/18, 05:30 pm

The ashes of brutally murdered gay college student Matthew Shepard were interred in a ceremony at the Washington National Cathedral in the nation’s capital last week.

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