The Kermit Gosnell Trial: Exposing the Reality of Abortion

The trial of Dr. Kermit Gosnell ended on Monday, with the infamous abortion doctor convicted of three counts of first-degree murder and one count of involuntary manslaughter. The doctor’s abortion clinic, described by a Philadelphia prosecutor as a “house of horrors,” is no more, but the truth revealed in his trial remains. The doctor is […]

Sex is laced with love in Ellen Hopkins’s latest novel

Good and bad, love comes with consequences. Ellen Hopkins’s latest young adult novel, Tilt, hit bookstores across the country earlier this week. As can be expected, the novel is written from the perspective of three teenagers: Mikayla, Shane and Harley. Mikayla can handle anything as long her boyfriend, Dylan, is by her side. Reckless and […]

When She Woke

Hillary Jordan takes an old idea and flips it to give it a modern yet controversial flair in When She Woke. When She Woke, which is based loosely on Nathaniel Hawthorn novel, The Scarlet Letter, takes place in a dystopian society based on an ultra-conservative and religious America. The protagonist, Hannah Payne, who serves as […]

Prenatal Screening: is too much knowledge unethical?

Over the past decade a wave of prenatal medical research has given people a plethora of tests that will teach them more about their unborn child.  Until recently these tests have been constrained to only testing for life-threatening diseases.  Now, however, the gates are beginning to open for prenatal screening, and many non-invasive procedures that […]