Thinking About Parental Consent

Parental consent laws, which require a pregnant minor’s parents to give her permission to have an abortion, are fairly popular, even among moderates and liberals. Putting aside the fact that parental consent/notification laws have been shown to increase later-term abortions…

Pregnancy and Accutane

The FDA regulations for preventing pregnacy while treating acne miss the mark. Accutane is a powerful acne medication — arguably the best on the market. It’s not meant to treat people who have a few pimples or minor break-outs. It…

Trafficking Victims and Financial Aid

It’s not easy for survivors of human trafficking to finance their college educations in the United States. Ngoc Bich Nguyen’s mother was lured far from Vietnam by the promise of a high-paying factory job that she hoped would allow both…

Chinese Muslim Activist Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

China counted on Rebiya Kadeer, a Muslim businesswoman-turned-activist, fading into political irrelevance like most exiled Chinese dissidents when she left for the United States last year. But it may have miscalculated. Kadeer, 58, an ethnic Uighur jailed for more than…

The “Intense Job” Gender Wage Gap

A professor at University of Indiana Law School compares female law school grads with male law school grads — and comes up with some interesting results: Here are the consistent statistical differences: 1. Female IU graduates are more likely to…

Unapologies

How not to apologize: “I am deeply sorry for the reactions in some countries to a few passages of my address,” the pope told pilgrims at the summer papal palace of Castel Gandolfo, “which were considered offensive.’’ “These were in…