Reported Christian ‘martyr’ deaths double in 2013: report
Tom Heneghan, Reuters

Reported cases of Christians killed for their faith around the world doubled in 2013 from the year before, with Syria accounting for more than the whole global total in 2012, according to an annual survey.

The Disability Double Standard
Joni Eareckson Tada, Wall Street Journal

Instead of helping the disabled live full lives, new laws seek to help them die.

We Need a Real Women’s Agenda, Not Government-Funded Abortion
Helen Alvaré, Public Discourse

By passing HR 7, the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act, Congress could settle the matter of federal funding for abortion once and for all, and start addressing the real needs of American women. Adapted from testimony delivered before the House Judiciary Committee on January 9, 2014.

Little Sisters in the Political Madhouse
Pete Spiliakos, First Things

That the case has gone this far illustrates the sickness of the left, the complacence of our popular media culture, and the weakness (partly self-inflicted) of President Obama’s political opponents.