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Cheap sex and tumbling marriage rates

Marriage | Sociologist argues the sexual revolution has devalued sex and disadvantaged women in the marriage market
by Kiley Crossland
Posted 11/10/17, 03:18 pm

The price of sex has plummeted, throwing the “mating market” into a tizzy, according to Texas sociologist Mark Regnerus.

“It turns out that a world in which it is possible to satisfy our sexual desires much more immediately carries with it a number of unhappy and unintended consequences,” wrote Regnerus, an associate professor of sociology at the University of Texas at Austin, in a Wall Street Journal editorial.

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A small but violent protest rocked the Georgia Tech campus in midtown Atlanta Monday night when about 50 angry demonstrators marched to the campus police station and burned a patrol vehicle. Police arrested three people and charged them with inciting a riot and battery of an officer. The clashes started after a peaceful vigil held for a student shot by campus police over the weekend. Officers responded Saturday to a 911 call about a man with a knife and possibly a gun outside a dorm. Scott “Scout” Schultz, 21, refused to drop what appeared to be a knife when officers confronted him.

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Study: Abortion increases rate of mental health disorders

Abortion | Research contradicts narrative that abortion may be necessary to improve a woman’s mental condition
by Julie Borg
Posted 9/01/16, 10:35 am

It may be no surprise to pro-life advocates that a new study published in the July 2016 issue of the peer-reviewed journal Sage Open Medicine confirms women who have abortions run a significantly increased risk of mental health disorders and substance abuse. But the research offers an important boon to pro-life groups in the United States, where scientific evidence showing the harmful consequences of abortion for women has been scarce because available data is inconsistent and limited.

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