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Disability, Prenatal Testing and the Case for a Moral, Compassionate Abortion

Having an abortion to prevent a child from being born with Down syndrome or another disability can be a positive moral choice. Okay, now let’s go on (assuming you’re not already plotting my demise).

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Get Real: How Do I Tell My Mom I Might Be Pregnant?

How can a young person tell a parent about a possible pregnancy, and why might the possibility of that conversation be a good indicator a talk with a parent is needed anyway?

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Because I Am a Man, I feel My Sexuality is Dirty, and Worry I’ll Hurt Someone With It

Do you have to worry that simply by virtue of being a male person with a sexuality, you’ll abuse someone?  No. Being a certain sex, having a certain gender or having a sexuality does not mean a person has any kind of innate predilection to abuse.

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If You Use the Pill, Do You Still Have to Use Condoms?

Is one reliable method of contraception okay, or do you need two? There's no rule for everyone, just what level and kind of protection you want and what you feel best about.

Is one reliable method of contraception okay, or do you need two?  There’s no rule for everyone, just what level and kind of protection you want and what you feel best about.

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(VIDEO) The Arizona Shootings: Deflection or Responsibility?

A lone gunman killed six and injured 14 in Arizona, but tacit encouragement and responsibility for such violence rests with others. Will they accept–or deflect–their share of blame?

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Get Real! How Do I Know If I Am in Love?

bell hooks said, “Love is a combination of six ingredients: care, commitment, knowledge, responsibility, respect and trust.” To her list, I would add “connectivity.”

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Get Real! I’m Becoming a Christian: How Can I Reconcile My Faith With My Sex Life?

Form-based ethics teach the Christian to ask the question “Am I allowed to do this?” Content-based ethics teach the Christian to ask “Am I truly loving the person or persons with whom I am doing this, including myself?”

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