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The Cradle of Life & Love: A Mother & Father for the World’s Children | 2 of 6 of The Humanum Series

Part of a six-part series on marriage from the global Humanum conference in Rome. Visit for more.

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Motherhood and Career: A Thrilling Tug of War

The home and the office pull in opposite directions, but modern mothers can assemble a team on both ends of the rope to help them manage that tension—and they can learn to thrive in the process.

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Modern Families and the Messes We Make

Assistive reproductive technologies such as in vitro fertilization not only involve serious medical risks, they also disrupt family life and commodify human beings.

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What to Expect When No One’s Expecting: America’s Coming Demographic Disaster

Jonathan Last, Weekly Standard Everything you know about population growth and demographics is wrong. The world is not overcrowded. Growth is slowing rapidly. And within a few decades, most models suggest that global population is going to actually contract. Why? Because … Continue reading »

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The Emperor’s New Kids: A First Hand Account of Third Party Reproduction

Alana Newman, Anonymous Us What could be the problem in letting eager caretakers use technology to create the children they so desperately want? In this illuminating talk, Alana Newman uses her first person experience as the daughter of an anonymous … Continue reading »

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Partner + Children = Happiness? The Effects of Partnerships and Fertility on Well-Being

Catherine Pakaluk will rely on research from this report on the effects of partnership and fertility on happiness in her 2013 Sexuality, Integrity, and the University session.

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The Paradox of Declining Female Happiness

By many objective measures the lives of women in the United States have improved over the past 35 years, yet we show that measures of subjective well-being indicate that women’s happiness has declined both absolutely and relative to men.

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Marriage: What It Is, Why It Matters, and the Consequences of Redefining It

Marriage is based on the truth that men and women are complementary, the biological fact that reproduction depends on a man and a woman, and the reality that children need a mother and a father. Redefining marriage does not simply expand the existing understanding of marriage; it rejects these truths.

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The Social Costs of Abandoning the Meaning of Marriage

Marriage plays a fundamental role in civil society because it is characterized by sexual complementarity, monogamy, exclusivity, and permanence. These marriage norms encourage men and women to commit permanently and exclusively to each other and take responsibility for their children.

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What Are the Rights of Donor-Conceived People?

Third party reproduction corrupts the parent-child relationship and disrespects the humanity of donor-conceived people.

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