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Month: April 2013

Using Wurtzel’s Story to Promote an Anti Choice Agenda?

Using Wurtzel’s Story to Promote an Anti Choice Agenda?

A few readers have commented to me (via personal email) that Elizabeth Wurtzel’s abortion I wrote about in my previous post had no relationship to her addictions and depression.   The trauma and loss in her childhood are the real reasons for her drug use and promiscuous, childless lifestyle…and that given her history and age at the time, abortion was a wise decision.  The abortion would have only further complicated her already complicated life and any child born to her. As one…

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Elizabeth Wurtzel: Abortion Nation?

Elizabeth Wurtzel: Abortion Nation?

  Elizabeth Wurtzel is a graduate of Yale Law School, journalist and author of the best-selling Prozac Nation.  In a recent column in The Atlantic Wurtzel shares the joys of a successful modern woman who is free to choose career over children and enjoy the pleasure of multiple male sexual partners.  I originally came upon this piece on Rod Dreher’s excellent blog over at American Conservative.  Rod and others rightly point to the narcissistic spirit of her little personal manifesto. But is…

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Emotional Quicksand

Emotional Quicksand

Emotional Quicksand: The Hidden Pain of Men     Michael Addis, Ph.D., writing in the December 2012 online issue of Atlantic magazine reveals a life threatening problem for men. You are probably thinking… prostate cancer, high blood pressure, diabetes? These are all serious health concerns and while there is still much more to do, we have seen an increase in education and awareness. But Dr. Addis writes of a different kind of disease that can strike men. This sickness lies deep…

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Phillies Pitcher Roy Halladay Consoled by the Love of His Son

Phillies Pitcher Roy Halladay Consoled by the Love of His Son

For many years Philadelphia Phillies Pitcher Roy Halladay was at the top of his game. Fans and pundits alike agree that Halladay, a perennial Cy Young award contender has been one of the elite pitchers in baseball. Every athlete who has the talent to compete at a professional level at some point has the very painful experience of “hitting a wall.” Sometimes it’s just part of the ups and downs of any career…something you need to ride through and hopefully…

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