Sugar and Spice and … Sex-Selective Abortions?
Daniel Kuebler, Public Discourse

Advances in prenatal testing and in vitro fertilization are making it easier and easier for Americans to act on their preference for male children when birth rates are low. If the US is to avoid a destabilizing gender imbalance, we must ban sex-selective abortions.

Christian Courage in Syria
Andrew Doran, National Review Online

The pattern in Iraq is now being replicated in Syria’s shadow war against Christians.

Bill would protect state marriage policy
Matthew Hawkins and Andrew T. Walker, Baptist Press

Federal legislation to protect state authority in crafting state marriage policy has been introduced in Congress by Rep. Randy Weber, R.-Texas. The proposed legislation would mandate that the federal government recognize marriages based on where a couple resides, not where their wedding was performed or celebrated.

5.3 billion people face harsh religious freedom restrictions
Brian Pellot , Religion News Service

Global religious hostilities reached a six-year high in 2012 and affected more people than government curbs on religious freedom, according to the Pew Research Center’s latest report on religious restrictions around the world.