Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Ann Farmer

Ann Farmer
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Ann Farmer is the author of By Their Fruits: Eugenics, Population Control, and the Abortion Movement (Catholic University of America, 2008).

Ann Farmer’s thought for today: Tragedy of the child-free generation

According to ONS figures, the proportion of women who never have children has doubled in a generation, and they are increasingly likely to postpone...

Ann Farmer’s thought for today: Domestic abusers can be women, too

After a decade-long downward trend, domestic abuse figures could spike next year following the introduction in 2015 of a new offence, ‘coercive and controlling...

Ann Farmer’s thought for today: School, the perfect safe space for debate

Simon Langton Boys’ Grammar School in Canterbury has reportedly sparked outrage on the internet by creating a deliberately ‘unsafe space’ for pupils to argue...

Ann Farmer’s thought for today: Parents staying together, not psychiatry, stops child suicides

Children’s Commissioner Anne Longfield warns that understaffed and fragmented services mean that even suicidal minors are being turned away; a recent report showed that...

Ann Farmer’s thought for today: Marriage – worth its weight in platinum

As the Queen and Prince Philip celebrate their platinum wedding anniversary, Rosa Silverman asks whether a modern marriage could last 70 years. As she points...

Ann Farmer’s thought for today: Surrogacy’s wrong even when it goes right

A surrogate mother has lost custody of an 18-month-old child she agreed to bear for a gay couple after a judge ruled that ‘his...

Ann Farmer’s thought for today: Hypocrite Harman dictates the debate

Academics have warned the Joint Human Rights Committee that universities and student unions are banning ‘offensive’ speech, citing sexual discrimination, homophobia or transphobia. They...

Ann Farmer’s thought for today: Girl guides go to war on parent power

A new national recruitment campaign from ‘Girlguiding’ will focus on empowering women and girls and use the hashtag #KnowYourPlace, in order to ‘turn the...

Ann Farmer’s thought for today: There’s no need to be bad, girls

Lucy Elphinstone, headmistress of the leading private girls’ school Francis Holland School in London, says that ‘sensitive’ girls should be taught ‘banter’ at school...

A thought for today: The rooms they are a-changing

The clothing retail chain Topshop has announced it now has gender-neutral changing rooms ‘following growing pressure from customers’ – mainly performance artist Travis Alabanza,...

A thought for today: Suffer little transsexuals

The President of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, Dr Richard Paulson, says that society should prepare itself for the arrival of the first...

Ann Farmer: Halloween’s sinister shadow

The BBC Radio 4 Today team greeted the 60th anniversary of Thought for the Day with the kind of weary surprise commonly reserved for...

A thought for today: Guilty until proved innocent

The focus on sexual pestering in showbusiness, beginning with the Harvey Weinstein scandal, has shifted to the world of Westminster. Heads are already beginning...

A thought for today: O come all ye faithless

Radio 4’s Today team, far from celebrating the 60th anniversary of Thought for the Day, have greeted it with criticism, seeing it as ‘deeply...

A thought for today: Abortion is still communism’s deadliest weapon

On the centenary of the Russian revolution, Daniel Hannan remarks that in ‘the crude mathematics of murder’, communism must be the most lethal ideology...

A thought for today: Tell the unpleasant truth about abortion

A total of 113 MPs from five political parties have demanded that Home Secretary Amber Rudd introduce ‘buffer zones’ outside abortion clinics to stop...

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